Every month, our intrepid leader over at Autoblog crunches every automaker's U.S. sales figures and dutifully reports
how well each brand is doing. This month continues the trend of fuel efficient
vehicles recording record sales and closely mimics the trend of gas-guzzlers going down the toilet. The two brands which best seem to mark the turning of the tides, so to speak, are Mini and Hummer
. Mini's brand of small, sporty and fun to drive coupe's 5,211 sales represented an increase of 40.5-percent over June of last year. Hummer's downward spiral also continues, as its 2,072 sales represent a 54.2-percent decrease from one year ago.
managed to set a monthly record in June by selling a total of 142,539 vehicles -- an impressive 17.9-percent gain -- while its arch rival Toyota
sunk 10.3-percent for the month. Part of this contrast in sales can be attributed to the fact that Honda does not offer any full-size trucks or SUVs while Toyota's sales figures are burdened by the huge Tundra
pickup and Sequioa SUV. The Prius hybrid
sedan, down 25-percent, continues to be plagued by supply issues, though demand for the fuel efficient vehicle remains very high.