The Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Golf, and discontinued Buick Verano were the only other compacts to post year-over-year sales gains.
Detroit’s trio of entrants – Cruze, Dart, Focus – combined for a 52% decline to 3255 total sales, shy of the totals achieved by three of their individual rivals: Civic, Corolla, Elantra.
medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’717379412′; Among subcompacts, every entrant aside from the Chevrolet Sonic posted notable declines. For the Sonic, perhaps overachieving because of limited availability of Chevrolet’s new Cruze, sales rose to a 13-month high.
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May 2016’s auto sales figures were skewed somewhat by a quirk in the calendar. The auto sales calendar in May didn’t begin until May 3, shortening the month by two days.
As a result, the daily selling rate for a car like, for instance, the Hyundai Elantra, rose 3%, though “May 2016” volume fell 5%.
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