Small cars accounted for half of all Chevrolet passenger car sales in July 2013, up from 42% a year ago. This was driven in large part by the Cruze, which reported a 70% year-over-year increase, but Chevrolet also recorded its best Spark sales month in the model’s 13-month history.
The Spark is America’s 60th-best-selling car through the first seven months of 2013, ahead of the Volkswagen Golf and 90 other nameplates.
Honda, meanwhile, generated 53% of its passenger car volume with the Civic, CR-Z, and Fit last month. Toyota relied on the Prius C, Corolla, Matrix, and Yaris for slightly less than one-third of its car sales. Hyundai-Kia emphasizes small cars, not just in terms of sales but as a percentage of their offerings: Accent, Elantra, Veloster, Forte, Rio, and Soul were responsible for 58% of the Korean manufacturer’s July 2013 passenger car volume.
The best-selling Mini variant in July was the Countryman, which posted its second-highest-volume month in the model’s history. Mini’s five-pronged Cooper range – Hardtop, Clubman, Convertible, Coupe, Roadster – has outsold the Fiat 500 by 700 units through seven months. Fiat added 962 500L sales in July; a good thing, as Fiat 500 sales tumbled 24%. July marked the second consecutive decline and just the model’s second drop since Fiat returned to North America.
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. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.