Chevrolet topped the list of compact cars sold in the U.S. for the month of May, a position the company hasn’t held for five years. The Chevy Cruze boasted 22,711 sales beating out the number two contender, Ford Focus, by 408 cars.
The other relatively fuel-efficient compact cars on the list of the top five for May sales include the Hyundai Elantra (20,006), the Honda Civic (18,341), and the Toyota Carolla (16,895).
May numbers show that cars in this class accounted for just over half of all Chevy sales which is a dramatic increase over last year when they only accounted for 36% and around 25% from five years ago.
In a list that is generally topped by Japanese vehicles, do you think these numbers are reflection of an effect created by the Japanese tsunami or is it simply a matter of the American cars outperforming in the marketplace?