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Guess how many Bolts will were sold in May?

1747 Views 17 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  jupitermoon
I'll start. I'll guess... uh... 1,566
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What is interesting is the Volt+Bolt number which is approaching ~4000 sales pm.

So this tells one that what people want is a large variety of vehicles which become steady sellers. If someone wants a certain vehicle type they are resistant to buying the Bolt even if it is electric which they want.
A subcompact hatchback has always been a weak selling segment despite being one of the cheapest...Depending on the maker, the mid/compact SUV segment (Equinox, CRV, Rav4) outsells a subcompact hatches (Spark/Sonic hatch, Fit, Yaris) by 5-10 times...Heck the top 3 selling models are Full size pickups...

Make no mistake, if the Bolt looked like FNR-X concept, even if was downsized for the subcompact segment it would probably have double the sales...88% of all Bolts were sold in IMAGE CONSCIENCE California where if the buyer can afford the Bolt, high odds they're already driving a BMW/MB/Lexus/Audi and most wouldn't give up their ICE luxury car for a Bolt even if it was $19,995 with 1000 miles of range...
True. More so since gas prices were cut in half.

I'm sorry but you are mistaken. I would be much more inclined to buy it, yes. The general public doesn't like to stand out like that.

Best selling passenger cars according to Business Insider (based on total sales) in order:

Toyota Camry
Honda Civic
Toyota Corolla
Honda Accord
Nissan Altima
Ford Fusion
Chevrolet Malibu
Nissan Sentra
Hyundai Elantra

With the possible exception of the Sentra, the numbers are higher for the less stylish models.

Best selling CUVs:

Honda CR-V
Toyota RAV4
Nissan Rogue
Ford Escape
Ford Explorer
Chevrolet Equinox
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Same deal here - the numbers are higher for the less stylish models. Price may be a factor that I didn't take any time to compare.
My claim (which is impossible to prove/disprove) was "DOUBLE THE SALES", so the Bolt sold 1566 last month, my claim was that they would have 3132 sales...

Next, your Bus Insider article is CARS as in sedans/coupes which excludes TRUCKS...Ford typically reports sales later than most, I cannot find May data yet, so I'll go with April...

The F150 sold 70,657 units in April 2017...
The top of your list Camry sold 31,428 in April 2017...

Apology accepted...
A claim that started with "Make no mistake".

No, I excluded the trucks, but I did include CUVs. Here's the article:

HAH!!! You wish! :rolleyes:

Bottom line is that MEH sells to the average buyer.

Bolt looks okay for what it is. It's the overall shape that doesn't grab me, not what they did with it. For the average buyer I'm sure it's just fine, or perhaps a bit too stylish even.

Heck, if my wife really really really likes it I might let her trade our Volt in. Probably not though.
Current Camry has a pretty aggressive front end, new gen Camry looks even less bland...In SUV land, while somewhat boring they are all highly stylized...Lexus is the mainstream brand that I would say is one of the least bland but it's also up there at about $35K for base models...But overall people just love the feeling of riding high in a SUV with AWD...
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