The Subaru Crosstrek took the August subcompact crossover sales lead as five manufacturers saw double digit decreases in sales over July.
American manufacturers Jeep, Chevy and Buick and Japanese manufacturers Nissan and Mitsubishi had the steepest decline in sales.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Nissan Juke had 27.4 percent and 27.1 percent decreases respectively in sales. The Outlander sold 2,572 in August compared to 3,545 in July, while the Nissan sold 1,143 in August compared to 1,568 in July, sales reports showed.
Looking at figures from August 2016 compared to August 2015, the news for Nissan wasn’t much better. The Juke saw a 51.6 percent decrease when comparing the two months. The Outlander saw a 21.7 percent decrease comparing the two months.
When comparing year to date figures from 2016 to 2015, Juke had about a 21.1 percent decrease in sales, while the Outlander had a 6 percent decrease.
For the American manufacturers, the Chevy Trax saw a 26.1 percent decrease selling 6,997 for August, the Jeep Renegade saw a 18.7 percent decrease selling 8,181 and the Buick Encore saw a 15.6 percent decrease selling 5,843.
When comparing statistics from August 2016 and August 2015, the Trax had almost a 17 percent increase in sales when comparing the two months. Jeep also saw an increase when comparing the two months with 3 percent. The Encore saw a drop by 7 percent when comparing the two months.
Looking at year to date figures from 2015 to 2016, the Renegade had a 156 percent increase, while the Trax had a 23.5 percent increase and the Encore had a 12.7 percent increase.
As for increases from July to August of 2016, only two cars saw a boost in sales. The Subaru Crosstrek had a 3.6 percent increase, selling 8,787 in August compared to 8,480 in July. The Honda HR-V had a 2.5 percent increase, selling 7,580 in August compared to 7,394 in July.
Subcompact Crossover Sales – August 2016
|Aug 2016 #||July 2016 #||Aug ’16/July ’16 %||Aug 2016/2015||YTD 2016 #||YTD 2016/2015 %|
|Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||2,572||3,545||-27.4%||-21.7%||22,948||-6.0%|
Let’s go into the wayback machine for today’s related video of the 2013 Subaru Crosstrek: