Thanks to big gains from many mid-level players (Dart, 3, Impreza, for example), meaningful improvements from higher-volume sedans (Corolla, Elantra, Sentra), and increasingly useful increases from low-volume compacts (Forte, Lancer, Golf), the category has overcome declines from the Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze, and Honda Civic.
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Their smaller siblings, however, aren’t moving forward at nearly the same pace. Category-wide subcompact volume is down 9% as the massive declines from the Chevrolet Sonic, Fird Fiesta, Kia Rio, and Mazda 2 haven’t been matched by consequent increases on the part of the steadily more popular cars.
Mini is now reporting an even greater breakdown of Cooper sales, visible in this month’s year-to-date rankings of every vehicle and brand. Besides the 540 Clubmans, Convertibles, Coupes, and Roadsters sold, BMW USA also declared 2126 Cooper Hardtop 2-door sales and 1509 sales of the 4-door Cooper Hardtop. GCBC officially appreciates the transparency.
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 small cars of all kinds any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.