December 2001

Car production in the United States, ranking of makes:

Brand/marque/Marke Production
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Passenger cars, excl. SUV/pickups:
1 General Motors 2,466,290 2,542,455 2,719,764 2,515,136 2,210,012 2,269,624 1,962,248 2,142,900 1,988,851
of which: Chevrolet 647,227 692,116 651,647 665,955 537,711 650,820 561,218 609,100 547,294
of which: Pontiac 561,940 552,947 597,137 574,455 541,844 600,506 473,804 589,574 573,805
of which: Saturn 212,122 281,479 280,363 301,540 313,937 271,612 243,814 295,584 260,904
of which: Oldsmobile 395,974 398,717 481,452 391,216 300,032 277,086 291,064 277,782 237,399
of which: Buick 427,915 402,389 483,029 393,879 342,538 287,655 212,780 216,652 209,328
of which: Cadillac 221,112 214,807 226,136 186,113 162,249 169,912 175,089 144,599 158,944
of which: Toyota Cavalier - - - 1,978 11,701 12,033 4,479 9,289 1,177
of which: GM EV1 - - - - - - - 320 -
 
2 Ford 1,333,578 1,489,699 1,661,350 1,395,710 1,425,759 1,289,788 1,210,808 1,225,117 1,247,321
of which: Ford 922,488 1,026,338 1,220,512 1,012,818 1,036,048 913,440 878,405 918,040 965,029
of which: Lincoln/Mercury 411,090 463,361 440,838 382,892 389,711 376,348 332,403 307,077 282,292
 
3 Honda 458,254 403,775 498,710 552,995 634,348 648,268 694,703 685,900 677,090
4 Toyota 345,752 356,069 399,341 516,878 545,351 554,110 538,200 516,984 567,734
5 Chrysler 522,660 494,573 551,308 576,846 518,192 440,717 433,603 431,833 432,933
of which: Dodge 263,539 254,446 303,678 331,253 280,416 241,058 241,619 267,064 298,042
of which: Chrysler 123,400 84,819 77,993 121,022 52,071 44,096 48,739 47,124 80,348
of which: Plymouth 135,721 155,308 169,637 124,571 185,705 155,563 143,245 117,645 54,543
6 Nissan 171,404 292,182 312,675 333,234 277,869 279,510 222,733 167,742 150,129
7 Autoalliance/Mazda 168,859 219,076 246,991 148,932 129,442 100,116 167,268 165,102 108,118
8 Mitsubishi 139,783 136,035 169,829 218,161 192,961 184,675 158,522 159,702 221,932
9 Subaru 57,623 47,117 54,002 80,669 98,747 102,180 104,229 93,070 107,846
10 BMW - - - 11,872 50,546 58,293 54,802 48,394 38,220
Light Commercial Vehicles, incl. SUV/pickups:
1 Ford                
of which: Ford                
of which: Lincoln/Mercury - - - - - 140,671 131,444 139,914
 
2 General Motors                
of which: Chevrolet                
of which: GMC                
of which: Pontiac         40,788 80,552 82,715 95,693
of which: Oldsmobile         34,499 59,592 71,430 79,786
of which: Opel         3,123 30,187 13,439 7,932
of which: Cadillac - - - - - - 5,521 28,846
 
3 DaimlerChrysler         1,184,114 1,264,763 1,375,711 1,605,979
of which: Dodge         466,249 552,525 715,578 773,918
of which: Jeep         563,770 570,394 522,975 630,598
of which: Chrysler         154,095 81,965 77,892 83,664
of which: Mercedes-Benz  -  -  -  - - -   77,696
of which: Plymouth         - 59,879 59,266 40,103
 
4 Toyota         141,047 174,725 253,745 333,257
5 Nissan         136,162 118,798 86,104 205,964
6 Isuzu         96,124 84,711 111,966 88,963
7 Mazda               49,587
8 Honda               23,112
9 BMW - - - - - -  -  2,412
Trucks/Véhicules utilitaires/Nutzfahrzeuge:
1 Freightliner     52,699 64,125 56,478 69,316  99,571  127,838
2 Navistar     62,624 72,572 54,500 67,776  77,044  69,919
3 Mack (RVI)     25,911 27,720 22,931 27,940 32,886  39,028
4 VolvoGM     27,257 27,872 17,024 22,110  30,195  35,429
5 Chevrolet     16,516 16,808 12,541 17,274  13,635  32,627
6 Peterbilt (Paccar)     20,285 22,511 21,189 21,352  23,064  30,697
7 Kenworth (Paccar)     21,071 25,650 19,362 21,791  27,751  30,174
8 GMC Trucks     21,957 23,831 14,334 22,160  24,529  25,876
9 Ford     75,405 77,887 59,614 60,542  36,480  17,847
Buses/autobus/Busse:
1 Freightliner         9,896 1,600  4,793  21,021
2 Navistar     15,990 16,034 19,739 19,462  20,117  16,445
3 GMC Trucks     2,318 2,516 2,209 2,861  3,538*  2,324*
4 Ford     3,256 4,149 4,216 1,726    
5 Chevrolet     846 1,074 625 992    

*Total bus production GM (GMC + Chevrolet)

Compiled from various sources, such as:
Auto Katalog No. 44 (2000/2001), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000.
Auto Katalog No. 43 (1999/2000), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1999.
Auto Katalog No. 42 (1998/99), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998.
Auto Katalog No. 41 (1997/98), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1997.
Auto Katalog No. 38 (1994/95), Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1994.
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog 2001, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 2000.
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '99, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1998.
Lastauto Omnibus Katalog '97, Vereinigte Motor-Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1996.


USA car links:

GM:
Cadillac
Chevrolet Europe
Chevrolet
Buick
GM EV1
Saturn
Ford Motor Company:
Ford (corporate site)
Ford
Lincoln
Mercury
European Lincoln site
DaimlerChrysler:
International Chrysler site
Small manufacturers:
Corbin Motors
Everett-Morrison
AM General (Hummer)
LaForza
Panoz
Saleen
Shelby


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