US consumers boost Asia's 'Little 3' car makers
Wednesday 04 November 2009
While October car sales in the US were dominated, as usual, by General Motors, Toyota and Ford, consumers were also increasingly drawn to the wares of the smaller East Asian automakers of Hyundai, Kia and Subaru.
The list of top-selling brands in the US is almost bereft of European car manufacturers, with Mercedes-Benz not appearing until number 11 and auto giant Volkswagen not even cracking the top dozen for sales.
Among the largest US and Japanese manufacturers, only GM and Ford saw their overall US sales grow from last October, with Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan all registering declines.
US Auto Sales in October 2009
Rank Car Brand: Oct. Sales % Change from Oct. 2008
1. Toyota 132,663 -2.3
2. Chevrolet 116,436 +8.5
3. Ford 119,072 +3.6
4. Honda 75,751 0.0
5. Nissan 53,664 +7.7
6. Hyundai 31,005 +48.9
7. Dodge 26,265 -22.1
8. GMC 25,423 +20.4
9. Kia 22,490 +45.3
10. Lexus 19,502 +19.8
11. Mercedes-Benz 18,193 +21.3
12. Subaru 18,169 +40.7
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