June 2012 Small Car Sales, Midsize Car Sales, Large Car Sales In America


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U.S. June 2012 small car sales chart
June 2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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Say what you will about the new Honda Civic not being as much of a Honda as the eighth-gen car, North American consumers don’t seem to care. It’s Canada’s best-selling car, the Civic is, and it’s the best-selling Honda and best-selling small car in the United States. By some margin.

Honda’s own Accord is 7404 sales back of the Civic through June 2012. Toyota’s Corolla (and its Matrix sibling) are now nearly 11,000 sales behind the Honda Civic. The two American challengers best equipped to challenge the Civic in 2012, the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus, are respectively down 7% to 113,884 sales and up 34% to 131,423 sales, 49K and 31K sales behind the Honda.

U.S. June 2012 midsize car sales chart
June 2012 Midsize Car Sales Chart

Beyond the fact that it may be losing sales to the larger and newly inexpensive Americanized Passat, what’s lost in the discussion about Volkswagen’s sliding Jetta sales are rising Golf sales. With help from the GTI and R, the overall Golf family is up by 3115 sales so far this year. That doesn’t make up for all of the 8549 lost Jetta sales which Volkswagen had collected in the first half of 2011, but it says something about the Golf’s future. 52.4% of the Golf’s U.S. sales total between January and June was GTI and R-derived. Which is wonderful.

There are detailed sales figures for all small cars in the table after the jump. You can also click any of the accompanying charts for a larger view. And as always, use the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or at the top right of this page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently on sale in North America. Before you examine other sales figures, check out the U.S. performances of the midsize and large car segments in the tables below

U.S. June 2012 large car sales chart
June 2012 Large Car Sales Chart

With 15,503 sales between them, the surging Chrysler 300 and improving Dodge Charger couldn’t catch the value-driven Chevrolet Impala. Sales of the Toyota Avalon were down in June 2012, but the Buick LaCrosse, Impala, 300, Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, and Nissan Maxima all reported gains.

Strong as the Accord was in June, the Toyota Camry was able to fend off its Japanese challengers – and its American rivals – last month. One year ago the Chevrolet Cruze was America’s best-selling car. A month before the leader was Chevy’s Malibu. Now the new Malibu is taking over while deals on the old car helped drive sales upward in June. The Camry, Accord, Malibu are just a sampling of how strong the midsize segment was in June; how strong it’s been all year. Of the 17 cars which have posted improved sales, the average year-over-year YTD gain now stands at 1512%. Not that that’s skewed by the Volkswagen Passat or anything.

Midsize Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
2326
– 34.2% 14,828 – 32.6%
Chevrolet Malibu
31,402
+ 32.3% 141,437 + 15.2%
Chevrolet Volt
1760
+ 214% 8817 + 221%
Chrysler 200
10,871
+ 50.6% 69,102 + 98.3%
Dodge Avenger
9404
+ 67.8% 52,862 + 73.5%
Ford Fusion
24,433
+ 17.4% 136,849 + 3.9%
Honda Accord
28,924
+ 84.1% 155,178 + 22.1%
Honda Crosstour
1826
+ 30.9% 8963 – 10.7%
Honda Insight
494
– 51.6% 4041 – 63.8%
Hyundai Sonata
20,931
+ 12.3% 117,412 + 2.1%
Kia Optima
13,393
+ 88.7% 73,158 + 99.8%
Mazda 6
1410
– 28.4% 25,369 + 62.9%
Mitsubishi Galant
1534
+ 116% 10,626 + 3.1%
Nissan Altima
21,812
+ 11.7% 157,101 + 19.2%
Nissan LEAF
535
– 68.7% 3148 – 18.8%
Subaru Legacy
3894
+ 12.2% 24,272 + 14.0%
Subaru Outback
9254
+ 16.9% 54,054 + 5.5%
Suzuki Kizashi
524
– 5.1% 3018 – 19.4%
Toyota Camry
32,107
+ 50.2% 213,903 + 45.0%
Toyota Prius
19,150
+ 341% 126,654 + 90.4%
* Prius C
3657
—– 16,231 —–
* Prius V
3284
—– n/a —–
* Prius Plug-In
695
—– 4333 —–
Toyota Venza
4210
+ 24.4% 19,503 + 8.7%
Volkswagen Passat
10,252
+ 512,500% 55,065 + 24,930%
Volkswagen CC
1859
– 41.1% 8757 – 46.4%

Small Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
4091
—– 15,669 —–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
6788
+ 75.4% 42,296 + 98.9%
Chevrolet Cruze
18,983
– 23.8% 113,884 – 7.4%
Chevrolet HHR
11
– 98.7% 20 – 99.9%
Dodge Caliber
995
– 74.7% 8982 – 58.2%
Dodge Dart
202
—– 202 —–
Fiat 500
4004
+ 122% 20,706 + 319%
Ford Fiesta
4589
– 17.1% 31,326 – 25.6%
Ford Focus
21,186
– 0.9% 131,423 + 34.1%
Honda Civic
27,500
+ 57.3% 162,582 + 27.4%
Honda Fit
4584
– 6.7% 24,290 – 29.4%
Hyundai Accent
5660
+ 56.7% 36,470 + 51.8%
Hyundai Elantra
17,655
– 11.7% 97,769 – 5.4%
Kia Forte
7461
– 8.9% 40,800 – 5.2%
Kia Rio
3668
+ 87.7% 22,396 + 87.7%
Kia Soul
10,199
– 9.9% 63,635 + 15.7%
Mazda 2
938
– 13.2% 10,151 + 36.4%
Mazda 3
8835
+ 2.6% 59,527 + 15.5%
Mini Cooper
4176
+ 9.8% 22,799 + 5.2%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
33
—– 333 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
1529
– 21.0% 8495 – 18.4%
Nissan Cube
711
– 45.8% 4085 – 64.5%
Nissan Sentra
9211
+ 14.0% 55,984 – 14.0%
Nissan Versa
8746
+ 101% 60,919 + 32.8%
Scion iQ
702
—– 5084 —–
Scion xB
1869
+ 126% 10,206 + 19.0%
Scion xD
1017
+ 76.9% 5502 + 6.7%
smart fortwo
1017
+ 208% 4748 + 85.8%
Subaru Impreza
6319
+ 129% 46,702 + 121%
Suzuki SX4
1161
+ 5.1% 6457 + 6.7%
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
26,647
+ 41.2% 151,726 + 11.0%
Toyota Prius C
3657
—– 16,231 —–
Toyota Yaris
2007
+ 43.2% 19,971 + 70.9%
Volkswagen Beetle
2914
+ 145,600% 12,654 + 1116%
Volkswagen Golf
4092
+ 23.6% 20,882 + 17.5%
Volkswagen Jetta
13,604
– 20.5% 83,203 – 9.3%


Large Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
7206
+ 20.8% 30,892 + 5.3%
Buick Lucerne
21
– 98.5% 943 – 93.4%
Chevrolet Impala
17,274
+ 5.8% 98,495 – 5.0%
Chrysler 300
6971
+ 179% 40,701 + 198%
Dodge Charger
8532
+ 18.3% 45,763 + 20.9%
Ford Taurus
8328
+ 24.8% 38,221 + 13.5%
Hyundai Azera
1001
+ 351% 3166 + 189%
Nissan Maxima
4605
+ 1.5% 30,104 + 13.5%
Toyota Avalon
1768
– 18.6% 16,651 + 23.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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