The Honda Civic earned first place again in the June 2012 compact sales race, narrowly surpassing the Toyota Corolla for the top spot.
Honda sold 27,500 Civics in June, a 57.3-percent increase versus June of last year. The second-place finisher was again the Toyota Corolla, this time with 26,647 sales, a 41.2-percent increase over June of last year. Honda still leads the yearly sales race, with 162,582 Civics sold so far in 2012, to Toyota’s 151,726 Corollas sold.
Third and fourth place went to two American compact contenders: the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. The Focus came in third with 21,186 vehicles sold, an 0.9 percent drop versus last year. Chevy sold 18,983 Cruzes last month (a 23.8-percent drop), putting it in fourth place. Ford has sold 131,423 Focuses in the first six months of 2012, while Chevrolet has sold 113,884 Cruzes.
Rounding out our list for June 2012 compact sales were the Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta, Nissan Sentra, and Mazda3. Both the Elantra and Jetta retained their fifth and sixth place positions (with 17,655 and 11,598 sold, respectively), while the Sentra and Mazda3 swapped spots, putting the Mazda3 in eighth place.
|June ’12 Sales||June ’11 Sales||Year-to-Date|
|Volkswagen Jetta sedan||11,598||14,513||72,519|
Source: Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen