Well what a difference the C.A.R.S. (Cash for Clunkers) program made, well at least for most subcompacts. There were some truly remarkable sales increases from this time last year, led by the Honda Fit, which increased sales 194.1% (no, that is not a typo). But it wasn't just Honda that did well.
The Fit, Chevrolet Aveo, and Nissan Versa all had gains of over 100% compared to last year. Additionally, the title for Best Selling Subcompact in the U.S. has changed hands, yet again. Pulling ahead this month is the Nissan Versa, followed by the Honda Fit, and slipping two places, the Hyundai Accent. Also of note: Kia Soul sales, which are now at 21,778.
This month's loser, surprisingly, was the Toyota Yaris, which lost 47.4% from this time last year. Apparently not a favorite among Cash for Clunkers participants. To the big board!
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