While automakers have been making impressive gains throughout the first half of 2013 (so far), some models have performed more admirably than others. Trucks have been a significant common denominator throughout, as the housing market regains its health and construction as a whole increases.
New-car sales added a healthy 8 percent in May, to end the month above 15 million annualized sales as an industry. This picks the pace back up after April, when a slight slump put the numbers off a bit. The gains were helped by consumer confidence that reached a five-year high in May, while new-car prices roughly stayed put for the first time since Cars.com started tracking them back in November of 2011. New cars ran an average of $32,426 in May, according to CNW Marketing Research — at up just 0.4 percent over May of last year, consumers might be looking at a possible plateau after a string of year-over-year price increases.
Here are 10 models that led auto sales last month:
10. Toyota Corolla
Though in the last year of its product cycle before the 2014 refresh, the Toyota (NYSE:TM) Corolla still proves to be a best seller in the compact car category. With a sleeker look and more space though, the new, redesigned Corolla will certainly bolster the model’s status and could very well find itself crawling up the sales list upon its release.