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#109 of 119 November sales up
Dec 06, 2007 (9:38 am)
Hybrids Post Strong US Sales in November; Up 82% Year-on-Year
6 December 2007
Reported sales of hybrids in the US in November rose 82% year-on-year to reach 33,233 total units, representing 2.8% of all light-duty vehicles sold during the month. GM does not break out its hybrid sales separately, and so is not reflected in the hybrid number—thus, the actual hybrid total and new market share will slightly higher.
Total light-duty vehicle sales in the US dropped 1.6% year-on-year in November to 1,179,848 units, according to Autodata, with sales of light trucks dropping 7.4% and sales of passenger cars increasing 5.5%.
Toyota posted a strong month, with Prius sales hitting 16,737 units, up 109% from the year before. Camry Hybrid turned in 5,118 units, up 65% from the year before and representing 14.5% of all Camry models sold. Sales of the Highlander Hybrid were back up after a slump for several months to 2,577 units—an increase of 55% from November 2006 and representing 20.9% of all Highlander models sold.
On the Lexus side of the house, sales of the Rx 400h climbed 26% to 1,674 units compared to November 2006, representing 20.8% of Rx 350/400h models sold. The high-end Lexus 600h posted 170 units, for 6.4% of the 2,668 units sold of the LS 460/600h models. The GS 450h posted 100 units, down 43% from November 2006, and representing 46.3% of the combined GS 460/450h sales and 4.5% of all GS models.
Ford turned in strong results for its Escape and Mariner hybrids, with combined sales up 50% from the year before to 2,224 units, representing 15.2% of combined model sales.
Honda’s Civic Hybrid posted 3,238 units, up 47% from November 2006 and representing 12.9% of all Civic sales in the month. The Accord Hybrid posted 204 units (0.9% of all Accord sales), down 34% from the year before.
Nissan had its best month yet for the Altima Hybrid, with 1,191 units representing 6% of all Altima sales. The Altima Hybrid is sold in only eight states.
See the charts here:
Hybrid Sales not going down
#110 of 119 Toyota Hybrids for the year 2007 up 44 percent from 2006
Jan 03, 2008 (1:49 pm)
Toyota sold 277,750 hybrid vehicles in 2007, up 44 percent from 2006.
#111 of 119 Schwarzenegger greatest advocate for hybrid autos in 2007?
Jan 07, 2008 (8:14 am)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger drafted legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel efficiency at nearly double the rate the federal government and EPA set a goal for. 16 other states followed this legislation, basing theirs on the groundbraking work in California.
Now Governor Schwarzenegger plans to sue the federal government over its decision not to allow a California plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Is there any greater advocate from 2007?
P.Fezziwig, administrator for CarRepairRatings.com
#112 of 119 Re: Schwarzenegger greatest advocate for hybrid autos in 2007? [landrigan]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jan 07, 2008 (8:30 am)
Hey... that's a step towards one of the predictions I found for 2008!
2008 automotive predictions
#113 of 119 Sales Mar-2008
Apr 01, 2008 (12:04 pm)
Hybrid sales in Mar-2008 have set records again.
Prius - 20,635
Camry - 6,930
Highlander - 2,239
Rx400h - 1,570
LS600 - 113
GS450h - 65
Toyota Total 31,552
Honda Civic & Accord sold total of 3,782 and total of Toyota & Honda is 35,334.
SUV's & PU's have gone down while CUV's and many small cars have gone up.
The Top-4 companies (GM, Ford, Toyota & Chrysler) have suffered sales declines of 10 % +.
Timing for them to push into Hybrids.
#114 of 119 J.D. Powers predicts future clean diesel and hybrid sales
Apr 08, 2008 (8:34 am)
With $4-a-gallon gasoline seemingly just around the corner, sales of high-mileage diesels and hybrid-electric vehicles are expected to triple by the middle of the next decade, according to a new study by J.D. Power & Associates.
Power predicts the two technologies will achieve a combined 17 percent of the U.S. new car and light truck market by 2015, in part driven by the auto industry’s need to meet the recently-enacted 35 mile per gallon federal fuel economy mandate.
Diesels and hybrids won’t be the only way to deliver 35 mpg by 2020. The new J.D. Power study foresees a big surge in the use of 4-cylinder engines. Manufacturers also are expected to turn to lighter weight materials, since lower mass means higher mileage.
Automakers are already seeing a shift in product mix, with a steady increase in the sale of small cars, even as big pickups and SUV lose market share. New technologies, such as Ford’s direct-injection EcoBoost engines. Are designed to permit the use of smaller, more fuel-efficient powertrains with a minimal sacrifice in performance.
#115 of 119 There are still UN-Tapped Hybrid markets out there
Apr 16, 2008 (12:00 pm)
As gas prices stay high or continue to climb we will see Hybrids seem attractive to more and more customers. Here are some I see:
Toyota and Honda need to make a Hybrid mini-van. Some families just need the minivan space...so a hybrid in this market with even 20% fuel improvement would sell like hotcakes.
Small Luxury market:
Many of the Lexus and Acura owners are not swimming in money they just want to buy a high quality car. So there is certainly a opportunity for a Luxury Hybrid that gets mileage closer to Prius than LS600.
A convertible Hybrid would clean up!! Imagine a Toyota Solara convertible hybrid. Or a Mazda Miata hybrid! There are none in the market yet...but just one would gobble up all the FUN GREEN people out there.
#116 of 119 Where are the hybrids?
Apr 20, 2008 (6:11 pm)
None at the Mazda dealer. Tribute Hybrid not sold nationwide.
None at the VW dealer.
None at the Chrysler dealer.
None at BMW dealer.
None at Nissan dealer. Altima Hybrid not sold nationwide.
None at Hyundai dealer.
None Mercedes dealer.
None at Kia dealer.
If you had to predict when hybrids will be available from all the major manufacturer's in the US, what year would you predict?
And yes, I realize that Toyota is doing a fantastic job selling hybrids, I'm just surprised there are not more choices.
#117 of 119 Re: Where are the hybrids? [moparbad]
Apr 20, 2008 (6:33 pm)
There are currently 5 Honda Civic Hybrids at Lujack Motors in Davenport Ia. as of right now. Two weeks ago they had 11.
#118 of 119 Re: Where are the hybrids? [moparbad]
Apr 21, 2008 (2:53 pm)
All those manufacturers have hybrids in the upcoming pipeline. You can Google and get approximate dates for all of them.
Just goes to show how far Toyota (and Honda to a lesser degree) REALLY got ahead of everyone by foreseeing the market feasibility of the hybrids.