Midsize Car sales were down for the month of March in America when compared to this month last year. There were many more models that saw sales decreases than sales increases. The segment leader, the Toyota Camry, was one of them, with a drop in sales of about five percent.
Many models experienced double-digit drops in sales, including the Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Prius Family, Subaru Legacy, VW Passat, and several others.
It wasn’t all bad news, though. The Kia Optima, Honda Clarity FCV, Buick Regal, and Toyota Mirai all saw sales increases.
From this information it would seem that more people are turning to SUVs and away from cars, as has been the ongoing narrative in the last couple of years.
Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until April 2019.