Two Chevys and a Kia skyrocketed to near the top of the list for subcompact car sales in June.
The Chevrolet Sonic and Spark went from the middle of the pack to being the third and fourth highest selling subcompact cars, respectively, while the Kia Rio, which also was in the middle of the pack, jumped to the fifth best selling car for June.
The Chevrolet Sonic and Spark had 7,853 and 6,559 sales respectively for June. The Sonic saw a jump of 154.5 percent from May to June while the Spark had an 87.7 percent jump in sales, making Chevy a popular choice among subcompact car buyers in June.
Looking at the past year from June 2015 to June 2016, the Sonic didn’t fare well and saw a 3.9 percent decrease over the past 12 months, sales statistics indicated. However, the Spark seemed to hold its own among buyers with a 70.1 percent increase in sales from June 2015 to 2016. The Spark is all-new for 2016.
The Rio saw a significant increase of 133.7 percent in sales from May to June with 5,238 sales in June, statistics indicated. The Rio held its own by having an increase of 116.4 percent over over June of 2015.
Other movement among the subcompact car market saw the Nissan Versa move to the number one position for June with 14,683 sales. In May, the Versa was at number two with 12,114 sales, about 1,592 less than the number one best selling compact car, the Kia Soul, which had 13,706 sales in June.
The Versa and the Soul flip-flopped in June, with the Soul coming in as the second highest selling car at 12,229 sales, which was 2,454 less than the Versa. The Soul had a 10.8 percent decrease over last year.
Some of the other compact cars also saw decreases in sales from May to June. The Ford Fiesta saw a 33.9 percent decrease in sales from May to June, with 4,064 total sales. The Hyundai Accent saw a 42.2 percent decrease, with 3,139 sales in June. And, the Fiat 500 took a 28.3 percent hit in sales with 1,113 sold in June, statistics indicated.
Buyers seemed to favor the Mini Cooper four-door version over the two-door version. June sales showed that there was an increase of 8.3 percent for the four-door version, or 983 sold, which was an increase from 908 in May. The two-door version saw a 12.2 percent decrease in sales, or 850, which was down from the 968 in sales from May. Both cars are down more than 40 percent over June 2015.
Subcompact Car Sales – June 2016
|June 2016 #||May 2016 #||June ’16/May ’16 %||June 2016/2015||YTD 2016 #||YTD 2016/2015 %|
|MINI Cooper 4-door||983||908||8.3%||-47.9%||6,319||-23.5%|
|MINI Cooper 2-door||850||968||-12.2%||-40.4%||6,240||-39.0%|
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