The U.S. auto market has been in decline in recent years, with vehicle sales dropping from 17.4 million in 2015 to just over 17 million in 2019. Not all vehicles have been affected though. In fact, some types of transportation have boomed in popularity, their sales increasing by well over 50% or even 100% during that time.
To determine the fastest growing car brands, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed information from auto sales data company GoodCarBadCar on the vehicles that experienced the largest percentage sales increase from 2015 to 2019.
The fastest growing car brands in America represent the shift in consumer preferences towards larger vehicles — 18 of the 25 on this list are SUVs, and several others are pickup trucks. Analysts have asserted that Americans enjoy more cargo area and leg room and, with gas prices remaining relatively low, a lack of fuel efficiency has not deterred drivers from ditching sedans in favor of larger SUVs or crossovers. In fact, many Americans drive large vehicles weighing well over 2 tons. These are the largest vehicles people actually drive.