Toyota’s RAV4 led compact crossover sales again in April, but a surprising amount of negative numbers might mean the segment is cooling off.
The RAV4 had nearly a 32 percent increase in sales for the month and an 18 percent increase for the year to extend its lead over 2015’s leader, the Honda CR-V.
The Honda’s sales were down 1.8 percent for the month and 2.4 percent for the year, but it wasn’t the only competitor to take a loss. Four out of the top six selling compact crossovers had sales drops over April 2015, including strong sellers like the Chevrolet Equinox and the Jeep Cherokee.
The fourth-place Nissan Rogue was the only other top contender to see a sales increase, netting a 6.5-percent gain for the month and a 6.9-percent increase for the year.
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Further down the list, there are some surprises, the top one being the aging Jeep Compass. While it wasn’t able to overtake its sister car, the Patriot, it was as close as it’s ever been and was up 128 percent over April 2015. For the year, the Compass’ sales are up 62 percent while the Patriot’s sales are flat.
The all-new Hyundai Tucson continues to obliterate the sales numbers of its frumpy predecessor, gaining 92 percent for the month and a class-leading 83 percent for the year.
Check out the full list below.
Compact Crossover Sales – April 2016
|Apr 2016 #||Mar 2016 #||Apr ’16/Mar ’16 %||Apr 2016/2015||YTD 2016 #||YTD 2016/2015 %|
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