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Each quarter we post new numbers and insight on the sales of light-duty diesel cars, trucks, vans and SUVs in the U.S. for the preceding quarter, with occasional insight and perspective on annual and other trends in the marketplace. Data and analysis supplied by Baum & Associates, and is subject to change, pending new updates and select data availability for some models and markets.

Q1 2019 U.S. DIESEL VEHICLE SALES COMMENTARY AND INSIGHT BY BAUM & ASSOCIATES


In the diesel category, the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter (now produced in the U.S.), and the Ford F-150 lead the category. The Chevrolet Silverado and Sierra 1500s will soon be available with a diesel, with the Ram 1500 likely to appear shortly thereafter. Each of the three category leaders had a strong March. However, as compared to last year for the entire quarter, diesel sales were down from last year, specifically with respect to the Ford Transit. We remind you that Ford diesel product volumes are estimated.

Commercial diesel products are of course focused on Detroit 3 Class 2 and 3 diesels with March and year-to-date sales down from year-ago. Ford is the market leader with almost half of these products, with GM and FCA equally sharing the rest of the market.

Q1 2019 ALTERNATIVE POWER VEHICLE SALES







Vehicles sold in the U.S.
(Q1 2019):
3,976,937

Alternative fuel vehicles sold in the U.S. (Q1 2019):
244,884 (6.2% of Total Vehicles Sold)

Diesels sold in the U.S.
(Q1 2019):
107,321 = (2.7% of Total Vehicles Sold)

Q1 2019 U.S. DIESEL CAR SALES BY BRAND AND MODEL

OEM BRAND MODEL TYPE CLASS 2018 Q4 2019 Q1
Ford Ford Super-Duty Diesel Commercial Diesel pickup 41,454 38,630
FCA RAM Ram Pickup Diesel Commercial Diesel pickup 29,051 21,605
GM Chevrolet Silverado Diesel Commercial Diesel pickup 20,164 15,820
Ford Ford Transit Diesel Commercial Diesel van 7,833 7,961
GM GMC Sierra Diesel Commercial Diesel pickup 13,120 6,768
Ford Ford F-150 Diesel Diesel pickup 7,161 6,671
Daimler Mercedes Sprinter Diesel Commercial Diesel van 7,855 5,783
GM Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Diesel pickup 1,830 1,427
GM GMC Terrain Diesel Diesel pickup 695 384
GM GMC Canyon Diesel Diesel pickup 624 377
BMW BMW 3-Series Diesel Diesel sedan 307 326
Tata Land Rover Range Rover Sport Diesel SUV 620 290
Tata Land Rover Discovery Diesel Diesel SUV 386 263
Tata Land Rover Range Rover Diesel SUV 342 193
GM Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Diesel sedan 262 173
FCA RAM Promaster Van Diesel Commercial Diesel van 150 133
Tata Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel SUV 215 107
Tata Jaguar F-Pace Diesel SUV 162 99
Tata Jaguar XE Diesel sedan 151 64
BMW BMW X5 Diesel Diesel SUV 453 59
VW Volkswagen Touareg Diesel Diesel SUV 181 43
BMW BMW 5-Series Diesel Diesel sedan 49 31
VW Audi Q7 Diesel Diesel SUV 28 29
VW Audi Q5 Diesel Diesel SUV 44 29
Tata Jaguar XF Diesel sedan 41 24
VW Audi A6 Diesel Diesel sedan 150 14
VW Volkswagen Passat Diesel Diesel sedan 24 5
VW Audi A7 Diesel Diesel sedan 36 4
VW Volkswagen Jetta Diesel Diesel sedan 4 4
VW Volkswagen Beetle Diesel Diesel sedan 5 2
VW Volkswagen Golf Diesel Diesel sedan 1 2
VW Audi A8 Diesel Diesel sedan 4 1
VW Audi A3 Diesel Diesel sedan 1 0
VW Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon Diesel Diesel sedan 11 0
VW Volkswagen Cayenne Diesel Diesel SUV 3 0

NOTE: Data and analysis supplied by Alan Baum, Baum & Associates, and is subject to change, pending new updates and select data availability for some models and markets. Data includes passenger vehicles in Class 1-3 including heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans. Media outlets interested in the full data contact dtf@dieselforum.org

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