US – Small Car Sales Figures

The GCBC Analysis

Small car sales in the U.S. surged in August of this year over this month last year. The segment saw a notable rise in sales of about 41,000 units.

When you look YTD, you’ll notice that this boost in sales for the month of August helped the segment YTD considerably.

Leading the pack in terms of volume was the Honda Civic with a sales rise of about 26 percent. It was closely followed by the Toyota Corolla with a sales rise of 15 percent.

Despite the rise in sales for the segment for the month, there were still more models that saw sales decline than ones that saw sales increase.

Small car sales have suffered considerably for most of this year, so it will be interesting to see if next month is good too or if this was a fluke.

Below you will find sales figures for all small cars sold in the United States broken down by month and by quarter.

We will report August 2019 Automotive Sales beginning on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, beginning around 10 AM ET.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.

Previous Month Comparison

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Mazda 3 4,825 5,597 -13.79 36,999 46,659 -20.70
Hyundai Accent 1,577 2,586 -39.02 18,313 19,284 -5.04
Volkswagen Beetle 1,916 1,399 36.95 13,538 11,151 21.41
Toyota Celica 31,986 0 0.00 31,986 0 0.00
Honda Civic 34,808 27,677 25.77 233,147 230,230 1.27
Mini Cooper 1,967 2,252 -12.66 15,007 18,001 -16.63
Toyota Corolla 30,121 26,155 15.16 213,624 214,371 -0.35
Hyundai Elantra 14,305 15,475 -7.56 110,855 128,956 -14.04
Honda Fit 4,027 2,545 58.23 24,561 31,157 -21.17
Kia Forte 9,420 6,472 45.55 67,005 68,418 -2.07
Smart ForTwo 74 108 -31.48 605 861 -29.73
Volkswagen Golf 3,808 3,593 5.98 26,096 31,020 -15.87
Subaru Impreza 7,519 8,154 -7.79 43,432 53,354 -18.60
Volkswagen Jetta 9,592 10,597 -9.48 66,651 50,547 31.86
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,824 2,048 37.89 18,981 17,607 7.80
Kia Rio 2,752 2,367 16.27 17,464 15,282 14.28
Nissan Sentra 11,393 13,314 -14.43 137,657 148,352 -7.21
Kia Soul 8,701 9,113 -4.52 71,642 67,348 6.38
Hyundai Veloster 1,125 788 42.77 9,658 7,190 34.33
Nissan Versa 2,817 3,145 -10.43 54,219 54,301 -0.15
Toyota Yaris 831 2,290 -63.71 18,858 21,374 -11.77

∑ = 186,388

∑ = 145,675

∑ = 1,230,298

∑ = 1,235,463

Previous Quarter Comparison

Monthly Sales Table




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