Mazda 5 Sales Have Fallen In
Each Of The Last Four Months
For the second consecutive month, minivan sales in America were stronger than they were in the equivalent period in 2012. July 2013 minivan sales grew 0.3% in the United States but remain down 4.1% through the first seven months of 2013.
The category’s growth in July came only from two vans, the class-leading Honda Odyssey and the second-ranked Toyota Sienna. Combined, the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan twins owned 38% of the market, down from 40% a year ago, down from 42% a month ago.
North of the border – where the Chrysler twins are assembled – the T&C and Grand Caravan owned 62% of the category in the first half of 2013, and that’s taking into account the presence of the Kia Rondo and Chevrolet Orlando.
Honda’s surging Odyssey sales may slow after a clear-out of MY2013 models ends.
On the other hand, Odyssey volume may continue to grow now that the 2014 model includes a few key improvements.
With five months remaining, the Odyssey is 6566 sales ahead of the Toyota Sienna… and 55,761 sales back of Chrysler’s combined figure.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank minivans any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.