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Foreign Models Account For 50%-Plus Of Vehicle Sales In 2/3 Of States

Foreign Models Account For 50%-Plus Of Vehicle Sales In 2/3 Of States. BY JON MCKENNA

In which states have dealerships selling foreign cars grabbed the greatest share of the marketplace? In Hawaii, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida, international automakers enjoy 70 percent or more of total retail unit sales. This comes as no shock, but foreign manufacturers have had precious little luck appealing to buyers in Michigan.

Meanwhile, buyers are turning to foreign makes of green vehicles (hybrid, electric, fuel cell and natural gas) most often in Georgia, Hawaii, Utah and Maine. In fact, international manufacturers get at least three out of every four sales of green vehicles in every state but Michigan.

The recently released “The Redefined American Auto Industry” report for 2015, co-sponsored by the American International Automobile Dealers Association and Association of Global Automakers, offers interesting per-state data about penetration rates of foreign vehicles.

 

State Total Retail Vehicle Sales International Manufacturer Retail Sales International Share State Total Green Vehicle Sales International Manufacturer Green Vehicle Sales International Share
Hawaii 54,107 43,481 80% Georgia 19,224 17,145 89%
California 1,635,172 1,246,637 76% Hawaii 3,643 3,170 87%
Connecticut 166,340 120,743 73% Utah 3,839 3,323 87%
Massachusetts 322,670 232,428 72% Maine 2,025 1,738 86%
New Jersey 502,561 356,217 71% Arkansas 2,207 1,881 85%
Florida 1,021,484 713,888 70% Mississippi 1,445 1,234 85%
Rhode Island 45,672 31,715 69% Montana 916 778 85%
Washington 233,543 160,674 69% South Carolina 5,018 4,283 85%
Maryland 260,517 177,188 68% Alabama 3,195 2,690 84%
Nevada 116,966 77,787 67% Louisiana 2,145 1,804 84%
Oregon 129,124 86,747 67% Massachusetts 11,589 9,750 84%
Virginia 328,528 221,196 67% New Hampshire 2,450 2,061 84%
New York 902,911 591,428 66% New York 23,813 19,979 84%
Utah 90,150 56,961 63% Kentucky 3,578 2,979 83%
Colorado 202,017 125,709 62% North Carolina 12,575 10,444 83%
North Carolina 373,032 231,587 62% Rhode Island 1,213 1,008 83%
Georgia 366,174 223,909 61% South Dakota 637 527 83%
South Carolina 181,185 110,399 61% Tennessee 5,587 4,656 83%
Arizona 265,441 159,441 60% Connecticut 4,821 3,941 82%
Vermont 40,700 24,376 60% Idaho 1,541 1,257 82%
Delaware 45,259 26,681 59% New Mexico 2,356 1,931 82%
Maine 60,115 35,206 59% Oregon 9,217 7,594 82%
Pennsylvania 589,983 345,549 59% Washington 17,186 14,041 82%
Tennessee 204,324 117,586 58% Kansas 2,836 2,310 81%
Alabama 172,746 97,562 56% Maryland 10,134 8,209 81%
Illinois 526,522 292,291 56% Nevada 3,940 3,204 81%
New Hampshire 84,108 54,206 54% Virginia 13,298 10,713 81%
Mississippi 90,120 47,736 53% West Virginia 1,241 1,010 81%
Kentucky 129,916 67,010 52% Wisconsin 6,474 5,214 81%
Texas 1,326,417 693,541 52% Alaska 461 370 80%
Idaho 50,179 25,337 50% Colorado 7,781 6,248 80%
Ohio 528,234 263,402 50% Minnesota 5,616 4,477 80%
Louisiana 201,164 99,143 49% North Dakota 429 343 80%
New Mexico 81,111 39,861 49% Texas 26,627 21,278 80%
Kansas 95,098 45,796 48% Vermont 1,388 1,115 80%
Minnesota 214,161 101,145 47% Arizona 10,848 8,558 79%
West Virginia 82,235 38,810 47% California 165,782 131,015 79%
Alaska 24,006 11,050 46% Florida 30,061 23,620 79%
Wisconsin 226,190 103,006 46% Illinois 17,850 14,175 79%
Missouri 207,783 92,826 45% New Jersey 10,879 8,593 79%
Arkansas 120,772 52,967 44% Oklahoma 2,928 2,307 79%
Indiana 217,301 95,340 44% Pennsylvania 13,723 10,850 79%
Oklahoma 156,194 65,532 42% Iowa 2,985 2,343 78%
Nebraska 74,546 29,699 40% Nebraska 1,727 1,344 78%
Montana 41,892 16,293 39% Delaware 1,414 1,092 77%
Iowa 121,266 45,109 37% Indiana 6,381 4,918 77%
South Dakota 36,710 12,873 35% Missouri 5,891 4,543 77%
Wyoming 25,611 9,043 35% Wyoming 394 304 77%
North Dakota 39,651 12,468 31% Ohio 11,879 9,044 76%
Michigan 532,193 96,748 18% Michigan 10,448 4,640 44%
Source: “The Redefined American Auto Industry” report from the AIADA and Association of Global Automakers

 

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