Adios, October! The 10th month of the year was a good one to Mazda, which saw sales of its popular Miata skyrocket 276.7% compared to October 2014, with total sales up 72.7% thanks to its redesigned sports car. MINI's Cooper Convertible had a big bump in sales up 95.2%, although the 443 models sold don't exactly account to big numbers. Honda's CR-Z hybrid, which is neither that sporty or efficient, had a 54.1% bump in sales, but is still in the red in terms of overall sales for 2015.
The biggest loser of the month goes to MINI's oddball Paceman, which is down 87.4% moving just 23 units. More strangely, Honda's Fit is down a whopping 80.1%, moving just 1,363 units for some reason. What's up with that? Overall sales are down slightly at 2.1%. Fiat also did not have a great month with both its 500 and 500L models selling at a -58% and -54% drops vs. last year with overall sales in the red, too.
Of the newer cars, the Jeep Renegade continues to be a sales success, as is the Chevy Trax. Scion's iA sold a modest 1,977 units, and we also added Mazda's CX-3 to the chart.
For what it's worth, we've removed the MINI Roadster, Coupe, and Clubman, as those models are now obsolete.
|Make/Model||% Oct. '15 vs Oct. '14||Units Oct. '15||% YTD Oct. '15 vs Oct. '14||Units YTD|
|Mazda MX-5 Miata||276.7||1085||72.7||7153|
|MINI Cooper /S Convertible||95.2||443||-6.9||2889|
|Toyota Prius c||1.9||3373||-5.4||33022|
|MINI Cooper /S Hardtop 2 Dr||-49.8||1378||9.9||17362|
|MINI Cooper /S Hardtop 4 Dr||-||1018||-||12617|