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USA July 2011: Ford Escape and Kia Sorento break records

Ford Escape

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Another eventful month in the States! On top, the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado continue to dominate, albeit both declining slightly at -3% and -4% year-on-year respectively. The Toyota Camry is back to its traditional 3rd place with sales still down 23%, just above the Chevrolet Cruze reaching an excellent 4th position at 24,648 units.

This month’s best performer is the Ford Escape: ranking 5th for the second month in a row, it delivers 24,411 units, up 66% on July 2010 and simply its best-ever monthly volume since the launch of the Escape nameplate in 2001! The Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata follow both at a very healthy +17% year-on-year. The Altima confirms its outstanding 5th place year-to-date at 153,182 units, while the Sonata’s success is emblematic of Hyundai’s resurrection: July marks the 7th consecutive month that Hyundai has set an all-time monthly sales record.

Kia Sorento

The other model to break a record this month is the Kia Sorento: at 13,262 units it lodges its best-ever monthly volume in the nameplate 9-year long career. Kia is going from strength to strength in the US thanks to a very successful new design language and has achieved new monthly sales records for 11 consecutive months. Note the Ford Fusion, #10 at 19,318 sales, has now set a monthly sales record in each of the last 11 months!

Other great performers this month include the Chevrolet Equinox up 73% at #12, the Chevrolet Traverse up 43% and 31 spots at #18 and the newly launched Fiat 500, missing the Top 100 by one spot at #101 with 3,038 sales, up 21 spots and an impressive 69% on June. Set back for the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, down 45% and 78% respectively on June at 931 and 125 sales.

Previous month: see the June 2011 US post here.

Full July 2011 Top 120 Ranking Table below.

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