American midsize car sales plunged 16% in January 2014 as gains were made only by two low-volume cars, one moderately successful nameplate, and one leader.
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Sales of the overpriced Buick Regal jumped 43%, although it remains rare. The Mazda 6 generated a 48% improvement. Chrysler’s soon-to-be-replaced 200 posted a 23% gain that was more than cancelled out by the chopping in half of Dodge Avenger volume.
The Nissan Altima’s 5% year-over-year improvement translates to 1051 extra sales for Nissan, a brand which enjoyed a 10% jump despite the overall new vehicle market’s 3% decline in the first month of 2014.
The Altima was the second-ranked midsize car in January, just 817 sales back of the class-leading Toyota Camry, America’s favourite car. Camry volume dropped 27%, the same kind of decline produced by the Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, and Volkswagen Passat.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank midsize cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.