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by Tim Beissmann

The Chevrolet Cruze has become the most popular car in the US in June, taking advantage of supply issues from Japan to overtake the traditional best seller, the Toyota Camry.

The Chevrolet Cruze, similar to the Holden Cruze that is manufactured and sold in Australia, is part of a new generation of vehicles that is gradually getting US buyers out of big gas guzzlers and into smaller, more fuel efficient cars.

The compact car segment has expanded 19 percent so far in 2011, thanks in part to the recent launches of the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta.

Model June 2011 2011 year-to-date
1 Ford F-Series 49,618 264,079
2 Chevrolet Silverado 32,579 182,785
3 Chevrolet Cruze 24,896 122,972
4 Chevrolet Malibu 23,737 122,783
5 Ford Escape 22,274 122,607
6 Ford Focus 21,385 98,024
7 Toyota Camry 21,375 147,469
8 Dodge Ram 21,362 111,898
9 Ford Fusion 20,808 131,686
10 Hyundai Elantra 19,992 103,301
11 Nissan Altima 19,534 131,842
12 Toyota Corolla 18,872 136,747
13 Hyundai Sonata 18,644 115,014
14 Chevrolet Equinox 17,954 95,838
15 Honda Civic 17,485 127,571
16 Volkswagen Jetta 17,105 91,751
17 Chevrolet Impala 16,325 103,644
18 Honda Accord 15,712 127,105
19 Honda CR-V 15,493 110,916
20 GMC Sierra 12,377 67,598

The Cruze led the Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford Focus in June from a passenger car perspective, with the Camry slotting in just behind. Toyota expected supply and deliveries to normalise towards the end of 2011.

The Ford Fusion, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Altima were other strong performers in June, and all have enjoyed increased sales this year compared with 2010. Cars clearly outnumbered trucks and SUVs in the top 20 in June: 13 to seven.

Traditional pick-up trucks still continue to dominate, however, with the Ford F-Series and the Chevrolet Silverado dominating at the top of the charts.




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