US Sales of Hybrids in November Up 13.8% Year-on-Year
6 December 2006
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Sales of hybrids in the US in November rose to 18,283 units, up 13.8% from the 16,065 sold in November 2005. The October 2006 tally does not yet include sales of GM’s VUE Green Line Hybrid.
Total light duty vehicle sales in November in the US increased 2.9% from the year prior, with sales of light trucks up 6.3% and sales of passenger cars down 1.1% year-on-year. In November, hybrids represented 1.52% of the new car market—an increase from the 1.38% share in November 2005, but a slight decrease from the 1.54% share in November 2006.
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Toyota sold 8,008 Priuses in November, a 1.5% increase from November 2005. Sales of the Camry Hybrid hit 3,100 units in November. The Camry Hybrid represented 9.1% of total Camry brand sales in November, up from 8.3% in October but down from 10.6% in September.
The Highlander Hybrid posted 1,667 units, a decrease of 29.2% from November 2005. The Highlander Hybrid represented 15% of total Highlander sales, down from 16.0% in October and 20.1% in September.
The Rx 400h posted 1,327 units, a drop of 22.9% from November 2005. The Rx 400h represented 16.5% of combined Rx 400h/Rx 350 sales, down from 17.2% in October and 19.4% in September.
The luxury GS 450h sedan posted 176 units, representing 89.8% of combined GS 450h/GS 430 sales, up from 86.8% in September. The October results represented 9.5% of all GS model sales, up from 8.9% in September.
The Ford Escape and Mariner hybrid posted 1,484 units, up 32.4% from November 2005. The Ford hybrids represented 11.9% of total Escape and Mariner sales, down from 13.6% in October 2006.
Honda sold 2,208 units of the Civic Hybrid, up 6% from November 2005. The hybrid sales in October 2006 represented 11.0% of all Civic models sold, a slight increase from the 10.7% in October.
Accord Hybrid sales rebounded slightly from October 2006 with 311 sold, but still down 62.8% from November 2005. Hybrids represented 1.4% of all Accord models sold in October, an increase from the 1.2% in October but still short of the 1.7% in September. The Insight, phasing out, posted 2 units.
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