July 2011 Electric, Hybrid and high FE non-hybrid sales – They're ba-ack

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  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    [​IMG]New and old fuel efficient manufacturers alike taking over segment leads in the ever important monthly sales race.

    [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2012_Hyundai_Accent.jpg[/fimg]Colin Wright - CleanMPG - August 13th, 2011

    The 2012 Hyundai Accent - The new subcompact king is in town.

    This month there were signs of the recovered production from Japanese companies as the Camry once again took top spot in sales of mid-size cars and sales of the Prius and other hybrids began to rise. Toyota are now back to full production and Honda are back to full production of everything except the Civic. However, the backlog and delivery lag means that we'll not see normal levels at least until September's sales figures.

    In July, Nissan sold 931 LEAFs, a big drop from June's 1,708. Was this a sign of production problems, waning interest or just one less ship to the USA? Meanwhile, GM sold 125 Volts. The assembly was stopped to retool for the 2012 model but has now restarted. GM are still saying that the problem is one of supply, not demand and the latest news is that they are resurrecting the Converj.

    In the compact segment sales of both the Focus and the Elantra fell away from last month's numbers, leaving the Cruze to continue its incredible run as the top seller.

    In the premium small subcompact niche, the Fiat 500 saw its biggest sales yet, with a jump to 3,038 sales. The rising Fiat sales may account for Mini's consecutive monthly sales drops but that can't account for all the sales, so they've certainly drawn more Americans buyers who see the value in a nimble city car.

    The new car for the month wasn't the biggest seller, but is an important addition to the US fleet. Hyundai released their (large) subcompact, the Accent, which becomes yet another segment fuel economy leader for Hyundai and with 6,938 sales was also the top selling efficient subcompact. Unfortunately for Hyundai production constraints mean that they can't meet demand in all segments, so while the Accent and Sonata sold well, the Elantra was significantly down in sales.

    The Accent's success appears to be the Fiesta's loss as the Fiesta's sales dropped back below the aging Versa, although still at a respectable 5,296.

    2012 Hyundai Accent - Starts at $12,445, AT+AC+CC from $15,795

    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2012_Hyundai_Accent2.jpg[/fimg]Much anticipated, at least by those interested in fuel economy, the new Hyundai Accent has arrived. Boasting EPA mileage of 30 mpg* city and 40 mpg* highway, it's now the most efficient conventional gasoline car sold in the USA.

    The base GLS Sedan costs $12,445 and comes with, um, a 1.6 liter engine and 6-speed manual transmission. To get comforts, the 10%-er has to add the $1750, appropriatedly-named Comfort Package, which adds air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors and a 6-speaker stereo with XM radio and USB inputs. The 90%-ers who want the 6-speed automatic transmission have to pay $1,000 on top of the Comfort Package and to get cruise control have to add the Premium Package, which costs another $1,300, bringing the price up to $16,445. As well as the cruise control, the Premium Package includes alloy wheels, an improved trim, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth support and fog lights.

    The hatchback GS, from $14,595, includes the comforts of the Comfort Package and adding the automatic transmission, for $1,200, includes cruise control. So the common AT+AC+CC can be had for $15,795 in the hatchback.

    Showing just how the subcompact market has changed, the Accent is loaded with modern safety features including traction control, ABS, VSC and 6 airbags (front side airbags but no rear side airbags).

    * No asterisk.

    Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrids

    The Chevrolet Cruze posted sales of 24,648 in July 2011; the Chevrolet Cruze was not sold until September 2010.

    The Toyota Corolla posted sales of 17,577 in July 2011; down 33.2% compared to 27,345 in July 2010.

    The Hyundai Elantra posted sales of 15,181 in July 2011; down 13.5% compared to 18,215 in July 2010.

    The Ford Focus posted sales of 14,889 in July 2011; up 0.3% compared to 15,417 in July 2010.

    The Honda Civic posted sales of 14,006 in July 2011; down 37.4% compared to 23,231 in July 2010.

    The Hyundai Accent posted sales of 6,938 in July 2011; up 81.9% compared to 3,960 in July 2010.

    The Nissan Versa posted sales of 5,359 in July 2011; down 28.0% compared to 7,725 in July 2010.

    The Ford Fiesta posted sales of 5,296 in July 2011; up 64.2% compared to 3,349 in July 2010.

    The Honda Fit posted sales of 4,857 in July 2011; down 22.1% compared to 6,471 in July 2010.

    The Mini Cooper posted sales of 3,428 in July 2011; down 17.7% compared to 4,326 in July 2010.

    The Chevrolet Aveo posted sales of 3,349 in July 2011; down 17.9% compared to 4,238 in July 2010.

    The Fiat 500 posted sales of 3,038 in July 2011; the Fiat 500 was not sold until September 2010.

    The Toyota Yaris posted sales of 1,391 in July 2011; down 52.9% compared to 3,069 in July 2010.

    The Kia Rio posted sales of 1,011 in July 2011; down 69.4% compared to 3,432 in July 2010.

    July 2011 Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Sales Summary

    Column1Column2Column3Column4Column5Column6Column7
    MonthYear to Date
    Make and ModelJuly 2011July 2010DSR* % ChangeJuly 2011July 2010DSR* % Change
    Chevrolet Cruze
    24,648​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    147,620​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    Toyota Corolla
    17,577​
    27,345​
    -33.2%​
    154,324​
    167,846​
    -8.1%​
    Hyundai Elantra
    15,181​
    18,215​
    -13.5%​
    118,482​
    75,779​
    +56.4%​
    Ford Focus
    14,889​
    15,417​
    +0.3%​
    112,913​
    105,200​
    +7.3%​
    Honda Civic
    14,006​
    23,231​
    -37.4%​
    141,577​
    156,832​
    -9.7%​
    Hyundai Accent
    6,938​
    3,960​
    +81.9%​
    30,956​
    31,038​
    -0.3%​
    Nissan Versa
    5,359​
    7,725​
    -28.0%​
    51,245​
    62,262​
    -17.7%​
    Ford Fiesta
    5,296​
    3,349​
    +64.2%​
    47,425​
    4,377​
    +983.5%​
    Honda Fit
    4,857​
    6,471​
    -22.1%​
    39,275​
    29,781​
    +31.9%​
    Mini Cooper
    3,428​
    4,326​
    -17.7%​
    25,098​
    25,279​
    -0.7%​
    Chevrolet Aveo
    3,349​
    4,238​
    -17.9%​
    24,615​
    24,715​
    -0.4%​
    Fiat 500
    3,038​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    7,482​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    Toyota Yaris
    1,391​
    3,069​
    -52.9%​
    13,080​
    26,058​
    -49.8%​
    Kia Rio
    1,011​
    3,432​
    -69.4%​
    12,944​
    17,167​
    -24.6%​

    DSR* There were 26 selling days in July 2011 compared to 27 in July 2010. There were 178 selling days in the year to July in both 2011 and 2010.

    Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Vehicles

    The Toyota Prius posted sales of 7,907 in July 2011; down 41.8% compared to 14,102 in July 2010.

    The Lexus CT 200h posted sales of 1,553 in July 2011; the Lexus CT 200h was not sold until September 2010.

    The Honda Insight posted sales of 987 in July 2011; down 44.8% compared to 1,858 in July 2010.

    The Ford Fusion/Lincoln MKZ posted sales of 936 in July 2011; down 42.0% compared to 1,676 in July 2010.

    The Nissan LEAF posted sales of 931 in July 2011; the Nissan LEAF was not sold until September 2010.

    The Honda CR-Z posted sales of 878 in July 2011; the Honda CR-Z was not sold until September 2010.

    The Ford Escape posted sales of 652 in July 2011; down 44.5% compared to 1,220 in July 2010.

    The Toyota Camry posted sales of 393 in July 2011; down 68.0% compared to 1,276 in July 2010.

    The Honda Civic posted sales of 311 in July 2011; down 47.7% compared to 617 in July 2010.

    The Lexus HS 250h posted sales of 306 in July 2011; up 92.6% compared to 165 in July 2010.

    July 2011 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Summary

    Column1Column2Column3Column4Column5Column6Column7
    MonthYear to Date
    Make and ModelJuly 2011July 2010DSR* % ChangeJuly 2011July 2010DSR* % Change
    Toyota Prius
    7,907​
    14,102​
    -41.8%​
    74,445​
    80,141​
    -7.1%​
    Lexus CT 200h
    1,553​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    5,321​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    Honda Insight
    987​
    1,858​
    -44.8%​
    12,145​
    12,115​
    +0.2%​
    Ford Fusion/Lincoln MKZ
    936​
    1,676​
    -42.0%​
    11,187​
    11,759​
    -4.9%​
    Nissan LEAF
    931​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    4,949​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    Honda CR-Z
    878​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    8,890​
    n/a​
    n/a​
    Ford Escape
    652​
    1,220​
    -44.5%​
    6,276​
    7,845​
    -20.0%​
    Toyota Camry
    393​
    1,276​
    -68.0%​
    5,834​
    8,910​
    -34.5%​
    Honda Civic
    311​
    617​
    -47.7%​
    2,744​
    3,728​
    -26.4%​
    Lexus HS 250h
    306​
    165​
    +92.6%​
    1,663​
    6,657​
    -75.0%​

    DSR* There were 26 selling days in July 2011 compared to 27 in July 2010. There were 178 selling days in the year to July in both 2011 and 2010.​

    Automobile Manufacturer's US Sales Rank - July 2011 vs. July 2010 Comparison and Total Sales

    1. GM July Sales up 7.2% with 214,915 vehicles sold
    2. Ford June Sales up 8.9% with 180,865 vehicles sold
    3. Toyota Sales down 22.7% with 130,082 vehicle sold
    4. Chrysler Sales up 20% with 112,026 vehicles sold
    5. Honda July Sales down 28.4% with 80,502 vehicles sold
    6. Nissan July Sales up 2.7% with 77,191 vehicles sold
    7. Hyundai July Sales up 10.1% with 59,561 vehicles sold
    8. Kia July Sales up 28.5% with 45,504 vehicles sold
    9. VW July Sales up 21.7% with 29,066 vehicles sold
    10. BMW July Sales up 11.7% with 26,120 vehicles sold
    11. Subaru July sales down 9.4% with 21,730 vehicles sold
    12. Mercedes-Benz July Sales up 16.7% with 21,065 vehicles sold
    13. Mazda July Sales up 0.2% with 20,783 vehicles sold
    14. Audi July Sales up 17.0% with 9,146 vehicles sold
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  2. mnarwold

    mnarwold Newb

    Just curious, why do you post all the sales figures? I find it interesting, but I didn't know if there was some specific reason. I plan on eventually giving my current gas guzzler (26mpg) to my wife and getting myself an inexpensive car and like the idea of a 6-speed manual (mostly since all the reviews on here of manuals say the gearing is too low and they need a 6th gear), so I was intrigued by the new accent. Unfortunately I don't really have the money to throw down on a brand new car.
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Matt:

    I post the individual manufacturers monthly sales figures to keep track of the industry as a whole and Colin helps out tremendously by disseminating the individual models monthly sales within the manufacturer reports so you have an idea as to what's "hot" and what's "not" via a trend. When and or if it comes time to purchase a new fuel miser sometime down the road, you may find this level of detail helpful.

    I hope that helps?

    Wayne
     
  4. mnarwold

    mnarwold Newb

    Yep, thanks
     

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