Crossovers and Light Trucks Dominate Auto Sales for January 2015

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Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

 

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, Automotive Editor - February 4, 2015

Here are the vehicles and incentives which helped boost sales 14% overall.

The first month of the new year for auto sales was huge and easily exceeded analyst expectations, helped mainly by a combination of low fuel prices, solid incentives and pent-up demand from value shoppers. The big sellers for the the top six manufacturers were crossovers and light trucks from six key manufacturers, including Chevrolet and Subaru, which enjoyed the biggest gain (24%) of all with their extremely popular and well-engineered 2015 Outback and 2015 Forester.

Here's a full list of all the top sellers, along with current pricing for each model.

Current Model Base MSRP CarsDirect
Target Price
Savings Segment
2015 Subaru Outback $25,745 $24,857 $888 Crossover
2015 Subaru Forester $23,045 $21,945 $1,100 Crossover
2015 Chevrolet Silverado $26,670 $24,813 $1,857 Truck
2015 GMC Sierra $27,170 $25,768 $1,402 Truck
2015 Ford Escape $24,345 $20,903 $3,442 Crossover
2015 Ford Explorer $31,595 $28,340 $3,255 Crossover
2015 Ford F-150 $26,615 $26,115 $500 Truck
2015 Toyota RAV4 $24,565 $22,708 $1,857 Crossover
2015 Toyota Highlander $30,550 $28,756 $1,794 SUV
2015 Nissan Murano $30,445 $30,445 $0 SUV
2015 Honda Pilot $30,750 $26,023 $4,727 SUV
2015 Honda CR-V $24,325 $24,222 $103 Crossover

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

 

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