Monday, June 18, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2008

The year 2008 was the start of a downfall: 13.2 million cars were sold with a decline of 18 percent, high gas prices, and the collapse of the US economy later that year. In the top 10, only one car experienced a positive trend with most declined. Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2008. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2007. We have included the increase/decrease from 2007.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2009

2009 was a troubled year for the US car market, sales fell down 21% to 10.4 million cars, the bankruptcy of two American brands, and the usage of tax payer money to subsidize cars. In the top 10, only one car experienced a positive trend with most declined (and one car had an increase of 800 percent overall). Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2009. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2008. We have included the increase/decrease from 2008.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2010

Fresh from the financial crisis, a full 11.5 million vehicles were sold in the USA especially that a number of brands were eliminated and Toyota faced a debacle over floor mats, which caused some models to fall down in sales. Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2010. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2009. We have included the increase/decrease from 2009.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2011

For the year 2011, there were 12.5 million cars driven off showrooms accross the 51 states of America. Pickup trucks are still best sellers, and sedans were dominating the top 10 while the sole SUV is the Ford Escape.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2011. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2010. We have included the increase/decrease from 2010.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2012

For 2012, there were 14.1 million cars sold in the USA, good times despite a hurricane wrecking havoc the northeast and Obama winning a second term.Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2012. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2011. We have included the increase/decrease from 2011.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2013

For 2013, there were 15.5 million units of cars sold and driven off dealer showrooms. Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2016. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2012. We have included the increase/decrease from 2012.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2014

For 2014, 16.5 million vehicles were driven off showrooms across the USA. Still, pickup trucks are kings and passenger cars still dominate. Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2014. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2013. We have included the increase/decrease from 2013.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2015

For 2015, there are 17.4 million cars sold in the 50 plus one states in the USA, up from 16 million ones. This could be the last year where passenger cars clinged the top ten with two compact SUVs on tow while we all know, pickup trucks are still best sellers. Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2015. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2015. We have included the increase/decrease from 2014.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Car Features - Top 30 Best Selling Vehicles of the USA for 2016

17.5 million cars, that was the number for all new cars sold in the USA for all 366 days (because it's leap year) of 2016, despite the elections held in November which placed Donald Trump into power. Pickup trucks are still best sellers, the SUV craze is going up while passenger cars are falling down. Yes, we all know that the Americans have different tastes compared to the ASEAN market but there are some cars that are sold similarly to us.

Out of the 12 months, let's look back on America's best sellers for 2016. Look out for our best sellers for USA from 2002 up to 2015. We have included the increase/decrease from 2015.

Disclaimer: Some photos used are Philippine/ASEAN spec, which may differ from what USA has to offer.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Car Features - Same Car, Different Names: The Korean Brands

At the very last day of April, our badge engineering saga deals with Korean manufacturers which includes Hyundai, Kia, and Ssangyong. GM Daewoo vehicles are listed on our General Motors article while Renault Samsung cars goes to our Renault list. Sure, we are dealing with three brands but rebadging could happen.

In order for a car to be counted on this list, the vehicle must have a different name using the same shell (exterior modifications are usually done) but sold under a different brand. And to avoid a super long list, we would limit vehicles which were launched from 1990s and above. Do take note the year range represents the entire vehicle line (including those of its twins) even if the original model was killed. In order to be listed, the base vehicle must be from Hyundai, Kia, or Ssangyong.

Would the list be as spicy as Kimchi? Let us find out.