May Compact Sales: Honda Civic Still on Top, Corolla Takes Second
Since its emergency refresh, sales of the Honda Civic have surged, with the compact taking first place in its segment in April where it has remained as of the end of May. The Hyundai Elantra slipped to fourth place behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus, which both moved up a spot.
Honda sold 30,268 Civics last month, beating all of its competitors by a wide margin. Although those sales represent a 9.6-percent year-over-year decrease, year-to-date sales are down 4.5 percent. With 27,997 units sold, whe Toyota Corolla/Matrix climbed to second place, with the Focus right behind at 27,186 units sold. Although the Elantra is down two spots from April, with 25,090 units sold last month, the Korean compact is in a solid fourth place.
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While the gap between the Focus and Chevrolet Cruze widened in May, the compact bow-tie remained in fifth place with 23,055 units sold. The Volkswagen Jetta/Sportwagen (15,910) and Nissan Sentra (12,504) held onto their distant sixth- and seventh-place spots, respectively. Although the Mazda3 (8935) is among the oldest of the bunch, it moved up one spot outselling the all-new Dodge Dart (7448).
The redesigned Kia Forte (7177) and outgoing Subaru Impreza/WRX (7048) swapped spots last month, with the Volkswagen Golf lineup rounding out the segment with 3052 units sold.
Check out the full sales breakdown in the chart below.
|May 2013||May 2012||Year-to-Date|
|Dodge Dart||7448||1/1341 (Dodge Caliber)||38,512|
Source: The Automakers