Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November 2009 subcompact sales

November Subcompact Car Sales - Subcompact Culture
November was a lot of the same with regards to subcompact car sales. The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio are still selling very well, the Nissan Versa is still the top-seller among the segment, and Kia's Soul continues to have a great first year.

The Suzuki SX4 did pretty well, down only 14% in November 2009 vs. 2008, and continues to lead Suzuki's overall lineup in sales. The Toyota Yaris was also only down 14.9% in November. The Smart ForTwo was again the low point compared to last year; the lowly Pontiac G3 has only sold 5,590 models all year (I still have yet to see one on the street).

Nov. '09 vs Nov. '08Year to date Cars sold in '09 to date
Hyundai Accent+93.2%
Kia Rio
Nissan Versa
Suzuki SX4
Toyota Yaris
Honda Fit-21.0%-15.5%62,745
Chevrolet Aveo-27.6%-33.8%35,157
Scion xD-35.5%-48.9%13,531
MINI Cooper-43.6%-17.441,736
Smart ForTwo-65.6%-38.4%12,709
Kia Soul--
Nissan Cube
Pontiac G3


Anonymous said...

Interesting. The Accent is the only car with numbers in the black. A lot of people assumed the Accent's impressive sales figures were just a Cash for Clunkers phenomenon...but that's apparently not so.

Andy Lilienthal said...

It's really interesting to me, actually. Hyundai is very much on the up-and-up, and it's good to see the Accent is selling well. It's also good to see the Rio is also on the way up.

It's also interesting to me that the Versa sells so well, since the Fit is typically the most critically acclaimed. Then again, the Fit only comes in a hatchback, and not everyone wants a hatch.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, who in the HELL is buying all of these Versas???

I know that they dominate rental fleets, that might have something to do with that outrageously high number.

I personally think they are a terrible vehicle, and offer NOTHING exciting or appealing over an Accent or a Honda Fit.