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History, it’s said, is doomed to repeat itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in June's new car sales, particularly the monthly list of best (and worst) selling vehicles in the U.S. market. As with May’s numbers, the big winners seemed to be trucks and fuel-efficient sedans, while the big losers were leftovers, the automotive equivalent of a diner’s blue-plate special.
Just like last month, no one pushed more metal than Ford did with its F-Series pickups, selling 55,025 copies in June and beating May’s sales by a few hundred units. Proving that pickup sales are back in a big way, Chevrolet grabbed the number 2 spot with sales of 33,566 Silverado pickups.
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Rounding out the top 10 was the outgoing Ford Fusion, which sold 24,433 units in June, followed by the full-size Ram pickups, which found 23,951 buyers last month.
As for the month’s least popular vehicles (exotics excluded), there was a three-way tie for the worst selling vehicle, with each example only selling one copy during the month. There are no real surprises here, since the Volvo S40, the Mazda Tribute and the Mazda RX-8 have all been discontinued.
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