The Kia Soul remained as the best selling subcompact car in October, increasing sales by 9.7 percent.
In October, Kia sold 13,036 cars compared to September’s 11,885. But when looking at sales from October 2015 and October 2016, the Soul only had a 6.5 percent increase.
The Nissan Versa also remained in second place with 8,911 cars sold in October. However, the Versa sold about 22.9 percent less in October compared to September’s sales of 11,553. The numbers drop even further when looking at figures from October 2015 and October 2016. The Versa saw a 35.7 percent decrease when looking at those months.
The Hyundai Accent also remained in the third spot for sales with 6,498 vehicles old. Hyundai also saw a decrease in sales in October of about 13.3 percent. In September the company sold 7,495 vehicles, sales figures showed. However, when looking at figures from October 2015 and October 2016, the Accent actually fared well with a 27.4 percent increase in sales.
The Chevrolet Sonic moved to the fourth spot in October, selling 21.8 percent more with 4,689 sales. In September Chevrolet sold 3,851 vehicles. When looking at October 2015 and October 2016 figures, the news for Chevy actually gets better with the Sonic selling 42.3 percent more.
Although far down the list, the Toyota Yaris saw a 172.6 percent increase in sales from September to October. In October the company sold 924 of the Yaris compared to 339 in September. When looking at the Yaris for October 2015 and October 2016, Toyota actually saw a 78 percent increase.
At the bottom of the list was the Fiat 500L with 119 sold in October. However, that came to about a 15.5 percent increase in sales compared to September’s numbers of 103, sales figures showed. But when looking at October 2015 and October 2016 figures, the Fiat 500L saw a 59 percent decrease in sales.
The MINI Clubman was the only other competitor that saw double-digit increases in October. MINI saw a 12 percent increase in the Clubman. With the Clubman being a new vehicle, there are no figures to compared sales in October 2015 and October 2016.
The Honda Fit saw a 240.5 percent increase in sales when looking at October 2015 and October 2016. But sales dropped from September to October of this year with October sales coming in at 4,641 or an 8.4 percent decrease from September’s 5,068.
Other vehicles that have seen a double-digit decrease in sales from October 2015 to October 2016 include the MINI Cooper 2-door with a decrease of 44.1 percent, the Scion iA/Toyota Yaris iA with a decrease of 41.3 percent and the MINI Cooper 4-door with a decrease of 33.6 percent.
For a complete look at how the subcompact cars did, see the chart below.
Subcompact Car Sales – October 2016
|Oct 2016 #||Sept 2016 #||Oct ’16/Sept ’16 %||Oct 2016/2015||YTD 2016 #||YTD 2016/2015 %|
|Scion iA/Toyota Yaris iA||1,160||1,192||-2.7%||-41.3%||24,301||NEW|
|MINI Cooper 2-door||772||694||11.2%||-44.1%||9,288||-46.6%|
|MINI Cooper 4-door||676||842||-19.7%||-33.6%||9,601||-23.9%|
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