In outselling the second-ranked Honda Accord by nearly 5400 units in November 2015, the Toyota Camry further secured its status as America’s top-selling midsize car and top-selling car overall in calendar year 2015.
Camry volume rose 7% in November 2015, with its daily selling rate shooting up 17% in an abbreviated November sales month. The Camry and Accord combined for 35% market share in November 2015, up four percentage points compared with November 2014. The category was full of sharply declining vehicles in November, from the Chrysler 200’s 28% drop to the Mazda 6’s 21% drop to the Volkswagen Passat’s 60% plunge.
This enabled the dominant Camry and Accord to be even more dominant in November than usual.
Volkswagen’s issue was three-fold. Not only is the Passat unable to generate any TDI sales, but Volkswagen gas-engine inventory was low across America because of huge incentivized sell-offs in October. Added to that was the Passat’s transition phase into the rejigged 2016 model year.
Meanwhile at Chrysler, where total FCA midsize car volume had fallen in October, the 200 on its own couldn’t match 200 volume from November 2014, let alone total 200/Avenger sales. Year-to-date, total FCA midsize car sales are up 12%.
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