October 2006 US Sales

Our information is based on hybrid sales as reported by the manufacturers. For each model, this month’s sales are shown compared to sales in the previous month and at the same time last year. We also examine hybrid market share by model and manufacturer. The historical sales graph for top-selling hybrid models shows estimated 2006 volumes based on sales-to-date.

This month, the Honda Civic Hybrid shows an extremely high annual growth rate (890%). This is due to the unusually low number of Civic Hybrids that were sold last October during Honda’s model changeover. Based on sales so far this year, we estimate that Civic Hybrid sales will show a modest annual growth rate of about 20% this year.

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (January – October 2006): 211,728

U.S. hybrid sales for October 2006

Model Units vs. 9/06 vs. 10/05
Insight 9
52.6%
75.7%
Prius 8,733
16.8%
12.1%
Civic Hybrid 2,288
8.8%
890.5%
Accord Hybrid 287
26.2%
77.3%
Camry Hybrid 2,806
30.6%
n/a
Highlander Hybrid 1,643
30.0%
29.5%
RX400h 1,239
26.6%
34.9%
GS450h 177
7.9%
n/a
Escape 1,343
1.9%
9.5%
Mariner 259
8.2%
201.2%
All hybrids 18,784
19.4%
10.4%

U.S. hybrid sales for October 2006 by manufacturer and model

United States Sales by Make

U.S. hybrid market yearly sales (1999 – 2006)

United States Yearly Sales