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    Full-Year 2021 Auto Sales Report With Most Brands Reporting

    Editor's note:  Post updated on January 7, 2022, to add Mercedes-Benz.

    2021 ended on a bit of a high note, with sales up 3% from 2020, which was heavily affected by Covid-19.  As a whole, the industry ended up with a total of 14,050,513 sales.

    The Detroit three all ended the year down with General Motors down 13%, Ford was off 7%, and Stellantis finished down 2%.  All three automakers said they steeply curtailed fleet purchases in order to build more retail vehicles.

    Dealer inventories remain low.  Hyundai reports at the end of December there were 21,420 in all dealer’s inventories combined.  That compares with 143,741 that were in inventory at the end of 2020.

    It was a historic year for Toyota.  For the first time in 90 years, General Motors was outsold in the United States by Toyota.  It wasn’t even close, either.  When the smoke cleared, Toyota bested the General by 130,000 vehicles.

    As you look through the sales, there were a lot of the automakers that actually ended up way ahead of last year.  Most notable was Genesis, up a whopping 202%.

    Ford F-Series trucks ended the year as the #1 seller of trucks for the 45th straight year, and was the #1 vehicle sold in America.  Ford also ended up #2 in electric vehicle sales, second only to Tesla.

    At deadline, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen had not reported sales for 2021, and Jaguar Land Rover says they will report later in the month.

    Here are the sales by brand for the full year of 2021:

     
    1. Toyota 1,933,099        5%
    2. Ford 1,804,824     6%
    3. Chevrolet 1,422,031     17%
    4. Honda 1,308,476     9%
    5. Nissan 919,090     10%
    6. Jeep 768,713    3%
    7. Hyundai 726,715       17%
    8. Kia 677,494   16%
    9. Ram  647,329     4%
    10.       Subaru       598,480         2%
    11. GMC 500,700    3%
    12. BMW 336,694    20%
    13. Mazda 328,237     18%
    14. Lexus 326,928     19%
    15.      Mercedes-Benz       276,102          1%
    16 Dodge 215,726     20%
    17. Audi 196,038    5%
    18. Buick 179,755     10%
    19. Acura 157,408     15%
    20. Volvo 123,424    12%
    21. Cadillac 117,994    9%
    22. Chrysler 115,002    4%
    23. Mitsubishi 102,035     17%
    24. Porsche 69,175      21%
    25. INFINITI 58,555    26%
    26. Genesis 49,630    202%
    27.      MINI      35,168         25%
    28. Lincoln 20,967     17%
    29. Alfa Romeo 18,252    2%
    30. Maserati 7,615     32%
    31. Bentley 3,535     21%
    32. Lamborghini 2,775  25%
    33.      Fiat

           2,374 

          45%
    34.      Rolls-Royce       1,490        27%
    35.      McLaren       1,295        4%

     

    Photo Credit:  The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra went on sale in late 2021. Toyota