For June 2010, the majority of subcompact sales were in the red vs this time in 2009. The biggest exception, however, was the Chevrolet Aveo, with sales up 158.4% over June of '09. Amazingly, year-to-date sales are up 72.3%, and that's without any major refreshes from the previous year. Could this can be attributed to the recent "buy American" attitude? Speaking of which, the first Ford Fiestas have been delivered. Don't let the low number fool you; these are just the first to trickle out. Expect to see those numbers go way up in the coming months.
The Kia Soul was also way up there for June, and the Nissan Versa continues to dominate by a wide margin in total sales. The Nissan Cube's huge total '09 vs. '10 number still reflects the car's slow start in '09; it will likely be headed back to earth next month.
The big loser for a second straight month: The Toyota Yaris, with sales down more than half compared to June '09, as the company tries to improve its image after the recent recall fiasco. Another big name from last year, the Hyundai Accent, also seems to be struggling. And, unsurprisingly, the slowest seller of the first six months of 2010 is the Smart ForTwo, selling just 3,349 units.
Also a change: It's been requested that I post up the number of cars sold in each month, too. Ask and ye shall receive.
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