There’s a lot to be said about the U.S. automotive sales of several models and brands for the month of November. The lead of the Minivan king, the Toyota Sienna, is shrinking. From the start of the year through November, 99,865 Siennas were sold. Meanwhile, the Dodge Caravan’s sales were lower by just 882 units.
At the end of October, Sienna had a 975-unit lead over the Caravan. As of the end of November, Honda had sold 95,579 Odysseys while 84,701 units of the Chrysler Town & Country were sold. Apparently, no car model could pose as a major threat to Camaro. From January to November, 81,495 Camaros were sold.
In comparison, 65,381 Ford Mustangs and 36,250 Dodge Challengers were sold. It’s likely that Camaro had stayed superior in its turf as it added a convertible this year. It’s difficult to gauge Saab’s future but even so, it was still able to sell 356 vehicles in November 2011. This is not a huge drop at all from sales of 397 vehicles in November 2010.
Last month, its top seller was the 9-5, with 166 units sold. This year, Saab has sold 5,340 vehicles. Saab said that it has 2,443 vehicles in its inventory. It was last spring that production stopped.
The Chevrolet Caprice, which is offered in the U.S. as a police car, has slowed down significantly since it was launched in the past year with much fanfare. Only 167 units were sold last month and so far this year, it sold just 781 units. General Motors had anticipated that the market would consider the Caprice as a rear-drive alternative to the Dodge Charger and Ford Crown Victoria.