USA March 2019

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Tesla Model 3 leads softening market

Some 27,600 plug-in units were registered last month in the USA, up just 5% YoY, with the PEV Share reaching 1.8%, above the 1.6% of 12 months ago

This growth softening has to do with Tesla focusing the Model 3 deliveries in overseas markets, with the numbers of the leading nameplate influencing the general behavior of this Tesla-addicted PEV market.

Speaking of Tesla, while the Model 3 keeps on growing, its older siblings, the Model S (2.275 deliveries, down 33% YoY) and Model X (2.175, down 23%) are suffering, although it's not as bad as in overseas markets, where sales are down to less than half. The refresh is a real necessity now.

Looking elsewhere, the Chevrolet Bolt returned to the 2nd Place, thanks to 2.166 units,  while the Toyota Prius Prime recovered from the Honda Clarity PHEV the status of Best Selling PHEV.

In a numb stable market, there are a couple of performances that deserve a mention, the VW e-Golf had its best result since 2015, with 581 registrations, allowing it to jump six positions, to #14, while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV climbed three spots, to #15. Why the Japanese SUV is not in a Top 10 position is beyond me, maybe Mitsu finds it more profitable to sell in in Europe? 

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Tesla is now responsible for 49% of the market (+2%), while Chevrolet (11%, +1%) hangs on to Second Place, with Toyota (7%) in the last place of the podium, ahead of Honda (6%, down 1%) and BMW (5%).



Tesla Model 3 & Others

Pl
Model
2019 Sales  
1
Toyota Camry
81,684
2
Honda Accord  
64,411
3
Nissan Altima
51,480
4
Ford Fusion
41,683
5
...
7
Chevrolet Malibu

Tesla Model 3
34,197

22,425

With the Tesla Model 3 selling at a slower pace, the category best sellers gained a significant advantage, leaving the Tesla midsizer only in #7, but despite this, the Californian still has the Premium midsize segment Best Seller title in the bag, as its closest competitor, the Mercedes C-Class is well behind it, with 15,002 sales.

So the Model 3 will need the new, cheaper, SR versions to reach the Camry & Co sales pace. 



Tesla Model S & Others

Pl
Model
2019
Sales  
1
 Mercedes E/CLS-Class 
10,394
2
BMW 5-Series    
10,345
3
Audi A6
5,358
4
Tesla Model S
3,625
5
Mercedes S-Class
3,151

Looking at the large premium car category, the Tesla Model S is suffering from the cannibalization effect of the Model 3, having seen its sales drop 33% YoY, falling from the usual 3rd spot to 4th.

Sales may only return to normal levels, once the anticipated refresh finally lands.

Regarding the Model X, it's even worse, as the Tesla nameplate is not even on the Top 10 of the Large Premium SUV category…


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