‘Stang loses its sting, while 3 takes a dip

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It seems the iconic pony car’s light has dimmed, with the Blue

Oval halo slump­ing 38.4% to 3948 sales in 2019 – its low­est fig­ure since it of­fi­cially landed down un­der in 2015. Higher pric­ing also saw the once chart-top­ping Mazda 3 drop 19.7% year-on-year to 24,939 sales, fall­ing be­hind the Hyundai i30’s 28,378 units (up 0.7%). The Corolla took a hit, fall­ing 13.7% in 2019 to 30,468.

As a whole, the sub-$40K small-car class shrank by 18.6%.

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