July 2015 marked the first month since September 2014 that the Toyota Corolla wasn’t America’s best-selling small car; the first month since September 2014 that the Honda Civic was America’s best-selling small car.
Civic volume rose 4% to 31,139 units, a 1101-unit increase. That alone would have been enough had Corolla volume remained level compared with July 2014, but Corolla sales dropped 2% to 30,249 units, a modest 584-unit decrease.
Overall, compact car volume is on the rise, both in July and through the first seven months of 2015.
Subcompacts? Not so much.
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Not only did the class-leading Nissan Versa plunge 36%, but the category it leads plunged 25% as every rival save for the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris posted decreased July volume, as well. In total, subcompact sales slid by 12,420 units in July; by nearly 21,000 units year-to-date.
Moreover, city cars like the Chevrolet Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage, Smart Fortwo, Scion iQ, and Fiat 500 tumbled, too. So did the Volkswagen Beetle and Hyundai Veloster.
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