3.1 million; up 5%
Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon small pickups
70.2% of sales growth
Returning to small trucks provided GM with massive gains, up 10x from 2014.Add in an 11.2% gain in big pickups, and trucks offset declines in GM cars.
2.5 million; up 5.3%
Small, mid-sized crossovers
64.2% of sales growth
Toyota posted only marginal declines for cars and small gains for bigger vehicles in 2015. Best performers were the Rav4 (17.8%), Highlander (8.8%), and 4Runner (26.2%).
2.6 million; up 5.3%
40.6% of sales growth
With inventories for the redesigned F-150 down for most of the year, the Transit commercial van picked up the slack, growing nearly 5x during the year.
2.2 million; up 7.3%
39.8% of sales growth
“All hail the new kids.” Buoyed by the song “Renegades” by the X Ambassadors, the small vehicle pushed Jeep sales up 25%, helping FCA grow despite poor car sales.
551,642; up 0.5%
Volkswagen Golf93.9% sales growth
VW sales fell nearly 5%, but gains at Audi from the Q3 small crossover and A3 small sedan offset the losses. The Golf was the VW brand’s bright spot.
1.6 million; up 3%
91.9% of sales growth
With the Accord sedan down 8.4%, a bright spot was the small crossover that went on sale in May. Overall sales broke Honda’s 2007 all-time record.
1.4 million; up 6.2%
24.1% of sales growth
Growth came from crossovers, but the Elantra gained while other compacts fell, passing Ford’s Focus and Chevy’s Cruze to come in third in its class.
1.5 million; up 7.1%
89.8% of sales growth
Nissan’s No. 2 vehicle, Rogue sales boomed by nearly 88,000 units, making it the poster child for growth in the small crossover market.
Best-selling car of 2015
Toyota Camry; 429,355; up 0.2%
Best-selling Truck of 2015
Ford F-Series; 780,354; up 3.5%