The Chrysler 300 continued to buck the downward trend of its segment with greater U.S. sales success in May 2016.
Sales of the 300 jumped 39% to 5598 units in May as GM rivals tumbled by more than half, as Ford lost more than one-third of its May Taurus sales; as Toyota lost nearly one-third of its Avalon sales.
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - May 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2016 YTD
The 300's Dodge Charger partner likewise posted an improvement in May, albeit a more modest 5% uptick. May 2016 was an abbreviated sales month for the U.S. auto industry with only 24 selling days, down from 26 in May 2015. This skews the figures somewhat. On a daily selling rate basis, sales of the Hyundai Genesis (coupe included) actually increased.
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The Maxima came within 566 sales of catching the 300 and 220 sales of catching the Chevrolet Impala.
Nevertheless, even the 300 and Maxima aren't selling at the levels we used to expect.
Chrysler is on pace to sell, perhaps, 70,000 300s in 2016. Chrysler sold more than 120,000 300s in 2007.
Maxima volume is on track to rise to above 60,000 units for the first time since 2010, but that's down from nearly 100,000 Maximas sold in America in 2002.
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* Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the "brand status" issue.
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Large Car Sales In America - June 2016
Large Car Sales In America - April 2016
Large Car Sales In America - May 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - May 2016
Midsize Car Sales In America - May 2016