By on July 2, 2010

Because we are halfway through the year, we’re mixing things up a little by comparing June sales to six-month totals instead of to June 2009 sales.

Toyota takes the C-Segment crown with the one-two punch of its mixed Corolla/Matrix sales. A breakout here would be nice, but since Toyota’s not offering, we’ve included the HHR with Cobalt and the Jetta with Golf to even things up a little. Credit the Focus for selling with the best of them without a hatchback platform-mate, and note that the Elantra’s monthly number has improved considerably relative to its six-month average.

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10 Comments on “June and Mid-Year Sales Analysis: Compact (C-Segment)...”


  • avatar
    Stingray

    Cobalt/HHR is 3rd… WOW

    And I didn’t expect the VWs to be that strong.

  • avatar
    ohiomax

    If you are combining cobalt/HHR and Golf/Jetta, why not combine Hyundai Elantra/Kia Forte?

    The other statistic, which probably is not available, but which would be very interesting to see plotted is to the compare models by usage of manufacturing capacity for that model. If max production capacity is 12,000/month, than sales of 12k is great, on the other hand if factory capacity is 35,000/month then 12k in sales sucks.

  • avatar
    Wagen

    I fail to see why the Corolla sells so well. I would think it would be selling on name alone, but with Toyota’s recent recalls, I would think even its name would be tarnished.

    • 0 avatar
      Dimwit

      You would think so, wouldn’t you? Toyota has been vilified in the media but it’s obvious that the customers don’t feel the same way.

      Like with the movie critics, the media is discounted and ends up ignored. Word of mouth is king. There’s too many good cars in hand with everyone’s neighbour ready and willing to offer up a good opinion of their vehicle to make a dent in all that bad press. The media is not reality.

      Now, if Toyota keeps screwing up for years, then you might start to see a difference but I don’t expect that, do you?

  • avatar
    Ryan

    While looking at these numbers I have to say…

    I thought the Mazda 3 would sell better…

    Not saying their numbers are bad, I just happen to think it is one of the stronger options in it’s class…

  • avatar
    Geo. Levecque

    What’s the problem with any Mazda like the No.3 is the Price, that has been there downfall for many years, as for the Corolla, people like it and also it gets good Gas scores over the years. One of these days Gasoline in the USA will be a lot higher than it is now, it time that we here in Canada get more money for our Petrol exports!

  • avatar
    educatordan

    I wonder how much higer Lancer sales would be if there were more dealers. The Caliber outsells it for christsakes!

  • avatar
    mtymsi

    It will be very interesting to see what the Focus sales are after the new one is on the market. I’m guessing they will be close to Civic/Corolla levels because Ford will conquest some of those buyers. IMO the new Focus is the first vehicle in its segment produced by a domestic manufacturer that will actually attract traditional import buyers both to purchase and consider/look at/testdrive. I am somewhat amazed the current model sells as well as it does as I don’t view it as a competitive offering.

    • 0 avatar
      BDB

      It sells because of value, and SYNC. The Focus might be outdated under the skin but you get a lot of stuff for your dollars after all the rebates and dealing.

    • 0 avatar
      mtymsi

      I’m glad it sells as well as it does because the assembly plant is in metro Detroit where I live. Any success for the many manufacturer/supplier companies in our area is a success for the region and of course we can use all the help we can get.


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