Here you will find the small car sales leaders in the United States for April 2018. Each month we compile the small car model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.
Rapidly-selling new additions combined by the popularity of some established names have helped the tall hatchback market leap forward again after the conclusion of April’s sales.
Year-on-year, tall hatch sales were up almost 30% for the month, and compared with the first four months of 2017 sales of such vehicles have increased 42.2%.
Their likeness to SUVs but without the price tag of full-fat sports utility vehicles is likely part of their popularity at the moment. With fuel prices on the rise, we may see sales in this part of the market increasing in the coming months, as those already factoring price into their purchasing decision seek to move away from larger, more gas-guzzling SUVs but still want some of that rugged appeal.
One of the most popular tall hatches is the Subaru Crosstrek, which has sold 66% more units this year than last already, enough for it to overtake the volume of the Impreza hatchback with which it shares a lot.
With Ford looking to eliminate most of its passenger car offering from the North American market by 2020, one nameplate that may not quite see the chopping block is the Focus. However, it’s expected to live on only as an SUV-leaning Focus ‘cross’-type model, seeking to emulate the Crosstrek’s successful transition from hatch to almost SUV territory.
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Top Small Cars Sales Figures – This Month
This sales table of shows the top small car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.
For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.