Toyota overtook GM in the 3rd Quarter as the top automaker in the USA for 2021.
Stellantis beat Ford this quarter and may win the #3 spot by year end.
However, the current winners are defined more by their abilities to navigate starved production lines than by their vehicle specs.
Supply chain issues derailed the post-pandemic recovery of the US Auto Industry in Quarter 3, 2021. Demand remained strong, but semiconductor shortages and logistical roadblocks from parts producers to shipping containers left all brands with incomplete assembly lines and depleted inventories.
The auto industry is set to rebound when supply catches up with demand, but the timeline is paced into the new year.
USA Vehicle Sales by Quarter 2021 Major Automotive Brands
LIGHT-DUTY CAR SALES DATA Quarter 1 (Jan - Mar) Quarter 2 (Apr - Jun) Quarter 3 (Jul - Sep) Quarter 4 (Oct - Dec) Data listed by manufacturer. Reflects quantity of new car sales.