Chart Of The Day: Midsized Sedans In October And Year To Date

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

The import empire struck back last month, as Honda and Hyundai jumped in segment sales and Chevy’s Malibu got battered down towards the bottom of our monthly chart. Four of the top five midsized sellers in October were import nameplates, although the two biggest year-over-year growers were Chrysler’s 200 and Kia’s Optima. Meanwhile, VW’s Chattanooga-built Passat is still rolling out, but still managed to post 5,000 units in its first month. Year-to-date rankings remain unchanged from last month, although Accord could easily squeeze past Fusion to snag third place by year’s end.

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  • Morbo Morbo on Nov 03, 2011

    The most amazing thing about this graph is that over 10,000 Mitsubishi Galants have been sold. Remember them? Whenever I get nostalgic for the turn of the century I go rent one from Budget; Avis appears to have exorcised them to their low-rent cousin.

  • SherbornSean SherbornSean on Nov 03, 2011

    Finally, Honda got some inventory to sell. 200 beat Malibu? That is sad on so many counts.

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    • Trucky McTruckface Trucky McTruckface on Nov 03, 2011

      @Volt 230 Well, when the average transaction price is $2500 higher than a Civic or Corolla, I certainly doubt that those sales are import conquests...

  • Canandovq Canandovq on Nov 03, 2011

    New Camry numbers are punished by inventory shortage? or it isn´t selling as it should? It´s a full model change vehicle, at competitive price, against aged models.

    • Tekdemon Tekdemon on Nov 03, 2011

      They're selling as soon as they're available with a turnaround time under a week. They're leaving the factory and leaving the dealership within days of each other. It's purely production constrained right now and Toyota is boosting production go 35,000 units for November so we'll get to see in the November numbers whether demand is enough to support that.

  • Canandovq Canandovq on Nov 04, 2011

    Thanks tekdemon, instead corollas are doing well, and still have a 2007 generation with a MMC.