The handover from the old to the new model means that sales of Toyota Corolla sedan fell by 27%, pushing YTD sales well into the red
The new Nissan Altima finally arrived in full force in April, pushing the model’s sales up almost 60%, and giving the model its highest placement in over two years; unfortunately for Nissan this clearly came at the expense of the Sentra, whose sales fell by 23%
Remarkably, the long-suffering Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu both saw their sales rise by around 15%, bringing the models back to black for YTD sales
Sales of the outgoing Ford Explorer fell by 40% as the new model is about to hit the market
Volkswagen Tiguan L saw its sales once again top 10,000, giving the model its highest-ever ranking
Unexpectedly, Hyundai Tucson had a torrid month, with sales down almost a third on April’18
Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep Renegade continue to have a bad year, with sales down by over a quarter so far in 2019
One model further down the rankings that has been having a great 2019 so far is the new Porsche Cayenne, with sales up by over 70% on this time last year, although it has come at the expense of sales of its baby brother, the Macan, whose sales are down by half so far this year
Ford Ranger sales have topped 5,000 for the first time, although that’s still only a fourth of the sales figures of the segment-topping Toyota Tacoma
Kia Telluride and BMW X7 once again saw sales over 5,000 and 2,000, respectively, suggesting the new models’ great March performance was no fluke
Sales of Jeep Gladiator are finally stirring, suggesting they may finally take off in May
In its second month on sale BMW Z4 still hasn’t cracked 300 sales per month, and while this is barely a fifth of what the first-gen Z3 and Z4 were selling in their prime, even this figure is already half of what the combined Porsche 718 lineup (ex-Boxster and Cayman) achieved
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