Apart from the Chevrolet HHR’s departure and the Ford Fiesta’s inclusion, the list of America’s best-selling cars is full of the same models in March as it was in February. Ah, but the order has changed, evidenced by the status arrows in the third column.
20% of America’s 20 most popular cars posted lower sales in March 2011 than in March 2010, the 2011 Toyota Camry being the most famous of the bunch. Ford Focus sales are falling, true, but expect a big boost in coming months as the now-in-production 2012 Ford Focus arrives at dealerships. Worse than the Chevrolet Malibu’s 12.4% year-over-year drop is the Malibu’s 18.5% decline from February in a market which grew by more than 26%.
80% of America’s 10 best-selling carsweren’t American cars, though their status as American-built cars is often secure. The Ford Fusion was America’s best-selling American in March… but the Fusion is manufactured in Mexico. The Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry are made in America, y’all.
All the numbers on America’s 20 favourite cars are below.