Here is the list of the August Car Sale data. We have included only the top selling cars and excluded the trucks from this list. A separate list is being compiled for the trucks. Take a close look at the figures presented in the Table.
Table : August 2011 Passenger Car Sale Data
|Rank||Make and Model|| August 2011 Sale
|| August 2010 Sale
|| % Change
|1|| Totoya Camry
|4|| Hyundai Sonata
|6|| Honda Accord
|7|| Ford Fusion
|14|| Ford Focus
The Toyoya Camry continues to lead the sale chart and can undoubtedly be crowned as the “Most Popular Car” in US. This is even after the recall issues that Toyota is facing.
We found that the 2011 Toyota Camry has been placed on position 14 by US News and Ranking. They have placed 2012 Ford Fusion and the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid at number one and number 2 spots respectively. If we go by the sales figure the Ford Fusion, which is ranked similar to Toyota Camry in terms of pricing and options – is nowhere in the list of 16 best selling cars.
USA News and ranking has been notorious for favoring Ford. They are NOT impartial. It is unclear if they have a marketing propaganda for the Ford. However, their ranking of the cars is clearly skewed in favor of Ford and is probably one of the worst cases of misuse of journalism.
It is possible that the editorial team is composed of the patriotic American with natural bias towards the US cars, which is too bad but, to rank the cars based upon what your heart says is clearly a mis use of the journalism power that they are automatically entitled to.
Toyota Prius does not figure in the list of the top 16. Its Sales figure of 9,491 units in August 2011 is not so impressive.It is down by 20% compared to the same month last year. But it still leads in the category of the Hybrid Cars. The Hybrid Camry on the other hand has been a great disappointment with with just 318 Sales in August 2011.