The August auto sales figures have been reported, and there were many reasons for Japanese automakers to celebrate. Though Ford’s (NYSE:F) F-Series pickups still paced the industry with an impressive 71,115 units sold, cars by Japanese automakers took 6 out of the 10 top spots in U.S. auto sales last month. Like Ford, GM (NYSE:GM) has committed to making smaller cars a priority in company strategy. Here are the top six cars now keeping U.S. automakers at bay.
6. Toyota Corolla
The Toyota (NYSE:TM) Corolla has been threatened in overseas markets by the Ford Focus, but U.S. buyers made the Corolla the 10th best selling vehicle in the U.S. in August, at 26,861 cars sold nationwide. That figure amounts to over 6,000 more units than Ford sold of its Focus, which is scoring higher on style points but not in domestic sales.