U.S. SALES OF SUBCOMPACT CARS – APRIL 2010


The car buying public in America doesn’t seem to care that The Good Car Guy is wholeheartedly against the purchase of a Nissan Versa sedan. As the most popular subcompact car in America last month, surely some of the Versa’s 6,599 sales were of the ugly sedan sort. Shed a tear for those poor souls.

Granted, the alternatives aren’t drop-dead gorgeous. At least the first-gen Honda Fit was cute; the new car sure ain’t. The Chevrolet Aveo’s massive grille doesn’t suit the current car (but does suit the future Aveo). But the continued allegiance Americans hold toward the Nissan Versa is shameful. It’s cheap and quite unloveable. So why do they buy it? Few cars create so much space with such a small footprint – Versas are cavernous inside. 
Hmm… then again, so are Honda Fits. Whatever. Subcompact Car Sales from April are in the Graph below.