U.S. sales of minivans jumped 16% despite the fact that May 2016 was a shorter-than-normal sales month that saw the industry as a whole decline.
Year-over-year, the first five months of 2016 revealed increasing minivan strength. Sales are up 27% so far this year, a gain of 52,000 sales thanks largely to improvements at Dodge and Chrysler, where sales were in the toilet because of a plant shutdown at this time last year.
But the Honda Odyssey, the vehicle we call our own here at GCBC, topped the U.S. minivan sales leaderboard in May 2016.
Mind you, it wasn’t because of growth. The Toyota Sienna, the leader of the pack at this time last year, simply lost a greater percentage of its May volume.
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. This table is 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.