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---------April 2009 SALES NUMBERS LISTED BELOW--------------------


Subaru of America, Inc. Announces April Sales Results

- Subaru Forester and Legacy Sales Continue to Break Records -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that sales for the month of April were down 7-percent with 15,649 units sold in April 2009 versus 16,771 units sold in April 2008. For YTD sales, the company saw a 1-percent sales decrease as April 2009 YTD units sales were 57,181 versus 57,652 units sold in April 2008.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO )

The 2009 Subaru Forester and Legacy continue to break sales records as the Forester was up 12-percent over last year's April sales, while the Subaru Legacy had a 36-percent increase in sales over April 2008 -- each representing an April record.

"Forester is continuing to grow even when compared to its strong launch of last year, and Legacy Sedan business continues to be brisk," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. In April, our 100-percent All-Wheel Drive product line, continued to outpace the industry with the right combination of safety, performance, utility and value."

           Apr-09  Apr-08  % chg    April-09 YTD  April-08 YTD   % chg
 Legacy    2,561   1,890     36%        6,621         7,015      -6%
 Outback*  3,293   4,137    -20%       11,806        15,736     -25%
 Impreza   3,273   4,010    -18%       12,875        15,189     -15%
 Forester  5,955   5,339     12%       23,897        15,327      56%
 Tribeca     567   1,395    -59%        1,982         4,384     -55%
 Total**  15,649  16,771     -7%       57,181        57,652      -1%

 * Includes Legacy Wagon
 **2008 total does not include 1 Baja sale


"Subaru continues to outperform the industry," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "Customers are looking for products they can trust and with our record of safety, durability and reliability, they are turning to Subaru vehicles during this time of economic uncertainty."

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Audi Expects April U.S. Imported Luxury Market Share to Hit 9.2%

-- Audi A5 increases 40% in sales over April 2008

-- Audi Q5 tops 1,200 sales in second full month, despite market

-- Audi predicts increase in share of import luxury segment

HERNDON, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi today announced sales for the month of April totaling 7,010 units sold. Audi predicts the April numbers will represent the brand's largest market share of 2009 within the U.S. luxury vehicle market when monthly industry sales are compared to year-earlier results.

Bolstered by continuing strong sales of the Audi A5 and Q5, the U.S. imported luxury vehicle market share for Audi models reached a record of 9.2 percent in April. That compares to 6.6 percent in April 2008. This continues a consistent gain in the Audi U.S. market presence in recent months. Through the first four months of 2009, the Audi imported luxury market share stood at 7.8 percent compared to 6.4 percent over the first four months a year ago.

One of the bright sports for Audi sales in April was strong demand for the new Audi Q5 luxury crossover vehicle. In just its second full month of sales, the Audi Q5 again surpassed 1,000 sales with a reported 1,212 units sold in April.

The Audi A5 maintained its solid sales regardless of the challenging market, surpassing April sales from last year by 40.5 percent, due to 680 units sold this April. The A5 has recorded 2,434 total units sold in 2009, an increase of 45.4 percent over the same time last year.

"Audi has been building momentum as clearly demonstrated in the increase of our market share so far this year," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "We have invested in our dealerships and we have invested in innovative new vehicles. Those investments are building the Audi brand both in our market and in the minds of consumers."

The pioneering Audi TDI clean diesel technology made its way into U.S. markets in a limited release this past month. For the month of April, 253 of the 672 Audi Q7 units sold featured advanced TDI technology.

Audi recorded 2,604 Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) units sold in April, and has now reached 10,519 CPO sales in 2009.

ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America Inc. and its 270 dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi lineup is one of the freshest in the industry with 23 models, including 12 models launched during model years 2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. In selling one million vehicles worldwide in 2008, AUDI AG recorded its 13th consecutive record year for sales growth. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

 AUDI US SNAPSHOT
                                            ---------YEAR TO DATE--------
 Model Line       April-09 April-08  Yr/Yr% April-09   April-08   Yr/Yr %
                    Actual   Actual  change      YTD        YTD    change
                                              actual     actual
 A3                    243      398  -38.9%      936      1,514    -38.2%
 A4                  3,494    3,682   -5.1%   11,009     13,431    -18.0%
 A5                    680      484   40.5%    2,434      1,674     45.4%
 A6                    388    1,201  -67.7%     2012      3,929    -48.8%
 A8                    126      284  -55.6%      398      1,036    -61.6%
 TT                    160      435  -63.2%      601      1,560    -61.5%
 R8                     35       43  -18.6%      233        210     11.0%
 Q5                  1,212      n/a    n/a     2,964        n/a      n/a
 Q7                    672    1,203  -44.1%    2,231      4,932    -54.8%
 Total Audi Sales    7,010    7,730   -9.3%   22,818     28,286    -19.3%

 NOTES:
 --  A4 includes Audi A4 sedan, Avant, and RS models.
 --  A5 includes Audi A5 coupe' and S5 coupe' models.
 --  A6 includes Audi A6 sedan, S6 sedan and A6 Avant models.
 --  A8 includes Audi A8 sedan, A8L sedan, and S8 sedan models.
 --  TT includes Audi TT coupe' and TT roadster models.

Source: Audi of America Inc.  

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Mitsubishi Motors Reports April Sales

CYPRESS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today announced April 2009 sales of 3,919. This represents a decline of 55.9 percent from April 2008 sales of 8,878.

MMNA President & CEO Shin Kurihara commented that even though the entire auto industry saw dramatic declines in April, MMNA is looking for things to improve. "There are signs the market is beginning to stabilize," said Kurihara. "Our hard work during the global downturn provides us with a platform for success as the economy improves."

"With the addition of the versatile Lancer Sportback this summer, an attention-getting new advertising campaign, and tremendous interest in our technologically-advanced all-electric i MiEV, Mitsubishi is positioned for success," Kurihara added.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, convertibles, sedans, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks through a network of approximately 430 dealers. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

Source: Mitsubishi Motors North America  

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Mazda Reports April 2009 Sales

IRVINE, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported April 2009 sales of 16,139 in the U.S., down 32.1 percent versus last year, and year-to-date sales of 69,934, down 31.1 percent.

The MX-5 Miata had the best selling month since May 2008, selling 1,307 vehicles.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported April 2009 sales of 1,296 vehicles, down 20 percent versus last year. On a year-to-date basis, MMdM reported 6,631 total sales, even with last year.

Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) reported April sales of 8,195 units, down 10.1 percent compared to April 2008. The MAZDA6 was up 211.9 percent versus April 2008 with 763 vehicles sold.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City; and in Puerto Rico by Mazda de Puerto Rico in San Juan.

                        Mazda North American Operations - April
                                         2009
                     Month-To-Date                    Year-To-Date
                     -------------                    ------------
            April  April        %   % MTD    April   April      %   % YTD
             2009   2008   Change     DSR     2009    2008 Change     DSR
             ----   ----   ------     ---     ----    ---- ------     ---

 Mazda3     7,303  9,234    (20.9)% (20.9)% 31,083  36,341  (14.5)% (13.6)%
 Mazda5     1,758  2,011    (12.6)% (12.6)%  7,997   8,489   (5.8)%  (4.9)%
 Mazda6     2,615  4,856    (46.1)% (46.1)% 13,120  24,457  (46.4)% (45.8)%
 MX-5
  Miata     1,307  1,441     (9.3)%  (9.3)%  3,224   4,689  (31.2)% (30.6)%
 RX-8         152    327    (53.5)% (53.5)%    650   1,239  (47.5)% (47.0)%
 CX-7       1,248  2,334    (46.5)% (46.5)%  5,575  11,470  (51.4)% (50.9)%
 CX-9       1,179  2,216    (46.8)% (46.8)%  6,358   8,945  (28.9)% (28.2)%
 Tribute      505  1,192    (57.6)% (57.6)%  1,683   5,304  (68.3)% (68.0)%
 B-Series
  Truck        72    149    (51.7)% (51.7)%    244     515  (52.6)% (52.2)%

 Total
  Vehicles
 ---------

 CARS      13,135 17,869    (26.5)% (26.5)% 56,074  75,215  (25.4)% (24.7)%
 TRUCKS     3,004  5,891    (49.0)% (49.0)% 13,860  26,234  (47.2)% (46.6)%
            -----  -----    -----           ------  ------  -----

 TOTAL     16,139 23,760    (32.1)% (32.1)% 69,934 101,449  (31.1)% (30.4)%
           ====== ======    =====   =====   ====== =======  =====   =====


 -----
 MEMO:
 -----

 IMPORT
  CAR      10,520 13,013    (19.2)%         42,954  50,758  (15.4)%
 IMPORT
  TRUCK     2,427  4,550    (46.7)%         11,933  20,415  (41.5)%
            -----  -----    -----           ------  ------  -----
 IMPORT
  TOTAL    12,947 17,563    (26.3)%         54,887  71,173  (22.9)%

 DOMESTIC
  CAR       2,615  4,856    (46.1)%         13,120  24,457  (46.4)%
 DOMESTIC
  TRUCK       577  1,341    (57.0)%          1,927   5,819  (66.9)%
              ---  -----    -----            -----   -----  -----
 DOMESTIC
  TOTALS    3,192  6,197    (48.5)%         15,047  30,276  (50.3)%
 --------   -----  -----    -----           ------  ------  -----
 Selling
  Days         26     26                       101     102
 -------

Source: Mazda North American Operations  

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Chrysler LLC Reports April 2009 U.S. Sales

- Jeep(R) Wrangler sales increased seven percent year-over-year compared to April 2008

- Sales of the Dodge Challenger increased 11 percent compared to the previous month

- Chrysler Town & Country retail sales increased six percent compared to previous month

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC today reported April U.S. total sales of 76,682 units, representing a 48 percent decrease versus 2008. Total April sales include a fleet reduction of 66 percent year-over-year for the same period, as the Company continues to emphasize retail over fleet.

"The industry appears to have stabilized, as it's been fairly level for the past four months," said Jim Press, Vice Chairman and President, Chrysler LLC. "We know where the bottom is, and as the economy struggles to recover, vehicle sales should follow."

"Chrysler retail sales and share were well above expectations, which shows the real strength of our dealers and products in the marketplace in spite of a month filled with troubling headlines," said Press.

Press added, "This gives us reason for optimism as we begin working on our new alliance and restructuring plans."

 April Sales Highlights
 --  Jeep Wrangler continued its strong, upward sales trend, with April
     sales up seven percent (9,336 units) year-over-year compared to April
     2008
 --  Sales of the 2009 Dodge Challenger were up 11 percent (2,619 units) in
     April compared to March
 --  Retail sales of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country increased six percent
     in April compared to March

 --  The all-new 2009 Dodge Ram truck continues to capture the attention of
     consumers and increase its market share; sales of the all-new 2009
     Dodge Ram Quad Cab model increased 26 percent compared to March 2009



The Company finished the month with 336,913 units representing a 114 day supply. Inventory is down 20 percent compared with April 2008, when it totalled 422,353 units.

"By adding GMAC as our preferred lender for Chrysler dealer and consumer business, the foundation is being laid for a stronger, reborn car company," said Steven Landry, Executive Vice President, North American Sales and Marketing, Global Service and Parts - Chrysler LLC. "As a bank holding company with access to a variety of funding sources, GMAC offers the best long-term finance options for Chrysler dealers and customers."

May Incentives

Chrysler LLC will extend through May 4 the Employee Pricing Plus Plus program, which offers the employee price to all customers purchasing or leasing new 2009 Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicles. Customers may also qualify for 0 percent financing for up to 48 months through Chase bank. In addition to the employee price, customers are eligible for cash discounts of up to $3,500 on 2009 model year vehicles. Also, there are great deals on any 2008 models in stock.

                     Chrysler LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru April 2009
                     -----------------------------------------------
                   Month Sales     Vol %        Sales CYTD       Vol %
      Model     Curr Yr    Pr Yr  Change    Curr Yr    Pr Yr    Change
      -----     -------    -----  ------    -------    -----    ------
 Sebring         1,320     5,376    -75%     6,956     35,787    -81%
 300             2,946     5,771    -49%    12,703     30,723    -59%
 Crossfire          32       193    -83%       177        655    -73%
 PT Cruiser      1,414     5,807    -76%     6,212     21,411    -71%
 Aspen             550     2,135    -74%     3,806     10,252    -63%
 Pacifica          169       665    -75%     1,139      3,358    -66%
 Town & Country  7,443    10,723    -31%    28,587     45,104    -37%
   CHRYSLER
    BRAND       13,874    30,670    -55%    59,580    147,290    -60%
   --------     ------    ------    ---     ------    -------    ---
 Compass           712     2,804    -75%     3,859     13,204    -71%
 Patriot         1,983     6,348    -69%     8,386     23,596    -64%
 Wrangler        9,336     8,699      7%    34,786     30,513     14%
 Liberty         3,301     6,642    -50%    15,275     29,689    -49%
 Grand Cherokee  3,600     6,597    -45%    15,987     29,760    -46%
 Commander         738     2,643    -72%     3,923     12,291    -68%
   JEEP BRAND   19,670    33,733    -42%    82,216    139,053    -41%
   ----------   ------    ------    ---     ------    -------    ---
 Caliber         2,544     8,825    -71%    10,778     40,156    -73%
 Avenger         1,365     5,666    -76%     9,918     30,912    -68%
 Charger         4,703    13,021    -64%    21,890     40,039    -45%
 Challenger      2,619         0      0%    11,018          0      0%
 Viper              29       117    -75%       245        389    -37%
 Magnum              5       433    -99%        77      5,787    -99%
 Dakota            878     2,564    -66%     5,235     11,331    -54%
 Ram P/U        17,903    24,206    -26%    64,522     93,068    -31%
 Journey         4,436     6,667    -33%    18,130     10,049     80%
 Caravan         6,687    14,665    -54%    30,267     47,936    -37%
 Durango           331     2,568    -87%     1,862     11,826    -84%
 Nitro           1,351     3,299    -59%     6,569     18,654    -65%
 Sprinter          287     1,317    -78%     1,583      5,132    -69%
   DODGE BRAND  43,138    83,348    -48%   182,094    315,279    -42%
   -----------  ------    ------    ---    -------    -------    ---

   TOTAL
    CHRYSLER
    LLC         76,682   147,751    -48%   323,890    601,622    -46%

      TOTAL CAR 15,563    39,564    -61%    73,764    185,165    -60%
      TOTAL
       TRUCK    61,119   108,187    -44%   250,126    416,457    -40%
      ------    ------   -------    ---    -------    -------    ---
 Selling Days       26        26               101        102
 ------------   ------   -------    ---    -------    -------    ---

 Global Sales Reporting & Analysis
 May 1, 2009

Source: Chrysler LLC  

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Hyundai Motor America Reports April 2009 Sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 33,952 vehicles in April, a 14 percent decline versus April 2008, in an industry expected to be down more than 30 percent.

"We had strong sales of our Accent and Alabama-built Sonata, up 26 and 7 percent, respectively, and the best sales month yet for Genesis," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America vice president of national sales. "Most importantly, we've delivered a 20 percent increase in retail market share. Hyundai outperformed every brand in retail market share increase in the first quarter, and that strong retail performance continues into our traditionally strong spring/summer selling season."

All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by America's Best Warranty. In addition, the Hyundai Assurance Program is now offered on all new Hyundai's leased or purchased at a participating Hyundai dealership. Hyundai Assurance provides protection from certain income-changing life events, allowing consumers to return their vehicles in the first year of ownership without impacting their credit histories, while covering vehicle depreciation (negative equity) up to $7,500.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 780 dealerships nationwide.

 CARLINE       APR/2008     APR/2009     CY/2008      CY/2009
 -------       --------     --------      -------      ------
 ACCENT           4,115        5,189       14,329      18,912
 SONATA          11,001       11,815       35,432      37,472
 ELANTRA          9,981        4,684       33,851      26,479
 TIBURON            894        3,353        2,965       6,263
 SANTA FE         7,252        3,726       24,943      19,839
 AZERA            2,771          289        8,477       1,292
 TUCSON           1,721        1,428        7,734       5,106
 ENTOURAGE          500          186        2,042       3,171
 VERACRUZ         1,045        1,206        4,845       5,251
 GENESIS              0        2,076            0       6,021
 TOTAL           39,280       33,952      134,618     129,806



Source: Hyundai Motor America  

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Kia Motors America Announces April Sales

All-New Soul Records Strong Sales and Sparks Additional Consumer Interest in Bold New Designs

IRVINE, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced April sales of 25,606 units, and year-to-date sales of 94,499 total units. The critically acclaimed Soul, Kia's all-new and uniquely styled urban passenger vehicle, recorded robust sales of 3,228 units in April and 4,508 total units since its arrival in February.

With a series of new product introductions on the horizon, including the upcoming Forte compact sedan and its Koup sibling, KMA's vehicle lineup is undergoing an aggressive, design-led evolution aimed at attracting new customers to the brand and growing market share, despite the lackluster economy. The Forte sedan goes on sale at Kia retailers nationwide this summer, followed closely by the Koup, which was unveiled at last month's New York International Auto Show.

"Soul's strong early performance is a clear indication that its eye-catching design and wide array of personalization options is resonating with consumers and bringing new buyers into our showrooms," said Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing, KMA. "Style-driven vehicles such as the Soul and upcoming Forte sedan and Forte Koup mark a turning point for the Kia brand, allowing buyers to make an emotional connection with our vehicles."

Kia Motors Product Line

Kia Motors America offers a dynamic and diverse product line of 12 vehicles to meet the needs of all lifestyles. The vehicle line features the functional Rondo CUV and award-winning Sedona minivan along with a wide variety of popular passenger cars, including the refined Amanti full-size sedan, purposeful Optima midsize sedan, versatile and compact Spectra and Spectra5, and sporty yet fuel-efficient Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The vehicle line also features the affordably luxurious Borrego, rugged Sorento and value-packed Sportage SUVs. The 2010 Soul further complements the lineup as it arrives in dealerships, as will the 2010 Forte sedan and Forte Koup.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 625 dealers throughout the United States. For 2008, KMA recorded its 14th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share. Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of building high value, high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline "The Power to Surprise."

Kia Motors America is the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA." Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its Web site - www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.

                 MONTH OF APRIL                    YEAR-TO-DATE
                 --------------                    ------------
 Model          2009         2008                 2009       2008
 -----
 Rio           3,383         4,052               7,594     13,150
 Spectra       7,165         8,406              22,170     26,419
 Optima        2,141         4,550               8,736     13,746
 Amanti          671           235               2,978        791
 Sportage      2,084         3,960              11,458     13,746
 Sorento       2,410         2,991              12,846      7,612
 Sedona        2,488         3,289              15,695     10,580
 Rondo         1,538         2,583               6,841     12,236
 Borrego         498           n/a               1,673        n/a
 Soul          3,228           n/a               4,508        n/a
 Total        25,606        30,066              94,499     98,280

Source: Kia Motors America  

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Volkswagen Reports April 2009 Sales

Best Routan sales month ever

HERNDON, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced April 2009 sales of 16,289 units, a 16.1 percent decrease over April 2008 sale of 19,415 units.

Volkswagen's European tuned minivan, Routan, posted its best sales month ever with 2,606 unit sales. The New Beetle also performed well in April with its best sales month since August of 2008.

"Our new products continue to sell well and are helping us gain important market share," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Products like our Tiguan and stylish CC continue to perform well. We are extremely pleased that our seven passenger minivan, Routan, posted its best sales month ever. Volkswagen also has several key new models coming this year, like our all-new clean diesel Touareg TDI, which will be available in dealer showrooms across all 50-states this month. We're also anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all-new sixth generation Golf and GTI. Our Golf, which was recently named World Car of the Year, will be offered with the highly acclaimed clean diesel engine when it arrives this fall," added Barnes.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg 2 and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

 VW-US Snapshot                                      ----YEAR-TO-DATE----
                                April  April  Yr/Yr  April   April  Yr/Yr
                                 -09    -08     %   -09 YTD -08 YTD   %
                                Actual Actual change Actual  Actual change

 Rabbit                            610  1,809 -66.3%  2,797  6,860 -59.2%
 GTI                               475  1,173 -59.5%  1,957  3,943 -50.4%
 R32                                 6    399 -98.5%    132  1,603 -91.8%
         Total Rabbit/GTI/R32    1,091  3,381         4,886 12,406 -60.6%
 Jetta Sdn                       4,937  7,171 -31.2% 21,684 29,112 -25.5%
       SportWagen                1,084      -   0.0%  3,949      -   N/A
                 Total Jetta     6,021  7,171 -16.0% 25,633 29,112 -12.0%
 New Beetle - Coupe              1,467  1,585  -7.4%  3,456  4,700 -26.5%
            - Convertible          379  1,218 -68.9%  1,291  3,503 -63.1%
            Total  New Beetle    1,846  2,803 -34.1%  4,747  8,203 -42.1%
 Eos                               597  1,663 -64.1%  1,969  4,827 -59.2%
 Passat Sdn                        861  3,045 -71.7%  3,343 10,342 -67.7%
        Wgn                        182    628 -71.0%    790  2,245 -64.8%
                 Total Passat    1,043  3,673 -71.6%  4,133 12,587 -67.2%
 CC                              1,640      -   N/A   6,871          N/A
 Tiguan                          1,206      -   N/A   4,074      -   N/A
 Touareg                           239    724 -67.0%  1,299  2,835 -54.2%
 Routan                          2,606      -   N/A   4,801      -   N/A

                          TOTAL 16,289 19,415 -16.1% 58,413 69,970 -16.5%

Source: Volkswagen of America, Inc.  

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BMW Group U.S. Division Reports April 2009 Sales

Despite sales decline of 38.4 percent in April (BMW and MINI combined), both BMW and MINI continue to track better than their market segments year-to-date.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported April sales of 19,362 vehicles, a decrease of 38.4 percent from the 31,448 vehicles sold in the same month of 2008. The BMW Group also reported a year-to-date sales volume of 70,606 vehicles, down 29.4 percent, compared to 99,977 vehicles sold in the same period a year ago. Despite the negative development in April, both BMW and MINI continue to track better than their market segments year-to-date.

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 41.3 percent in April for a total of 15,705 vehicles compared to 26,735 vehicles reported in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW brand sales were down 31.3 percent, to 58,436 vehicles compared to 85,100 vehicles sold in the same period of 2008.

"Industry wide, April felt more like a dust bowl than a spring garden for new car sales but at least we are seeing improvements compared to the dark beginning of the year," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America LLC. "For us, strong BMW Certified Pre-Owned business continues to bring new and younger customers into the family while we manage the new vehicle sales as well as we can until this garden begins to grow again - hopefully by the end of the year."

BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)

Sales of BMW's Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are up 1.3 percent, to 9,354 CPO vehicles versus 9,237 vehicles reported last April 2008. Year-to-date, CPO sales are up 10.3 percent, to 38,000 over the 34,461 reported in the same period of 2008. For BMW, the healthy development of the used car business adds another source of revenue to dealer operations and helps offset the decline in new car sales.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 3,657 automobiles, down 22.4 percent from the 4,713 cars sold in April 2008. Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 12,170 automobiles, a decrease of 18.2 percent, compared to the 14,877 cars reported in April 2008.

"We've seen sales stabilizing month-to-month in our segment in April but this stability has come at the price of greater sales stimulation by everyone," said Jim McDowell, Vice President MINI USA. "MINI has largely managed to stay away from 'sweeteners to the deal' in the past. However, last month we introduced a modest incentive allowing us to track better than our segment year-to-date and continue to improve our sales month-to-month since January."

Click to see additional video commentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIAEXdy0tL0) by Stephen J. Saward, Sales Manager, MINI USA regarding MINI's sales performance in April.

 Table: Sales BMW of North America, LLC, April 2009

                            April    April           YTD      YTD
                            2009     2008     %      2009     2008     %

 BMW brand                 15,705   26,735  -41.3   58,436   85,100  -31.3
  BMW passenger cars       12,826   20,930  -38.7   47,066   67,083  -29.8
  BMW light trucks (SAVs)   2,879    5,805  -50.4   11,370   18,017  -36.9

 MINI brand                 3,657    4,713  -22.4   12,170   14,877  -18.2

 TOTAL Group               19,362   31,448  -38.4   70,606   99,977  -29.4

 Sales BMW of North America, LLC, April 2009

                                            YTD         YTD
             April 09  April 08    %     April 09     April 08    %

 1 Series      1,057    1,125    -6.0%     3,565        2,621   36.0%
 3 Series      6,013   11,401   -47.3%    25,904       38,414  -32.6%
 Z4 Roadster
  and Coupe       23    1,021   -97.7%       125        2,680  -95.3%
 5 Series      4,319    4,783    -9.7%    14,146       15,673   -9.7%
 6 Series        622    1,006   -38.2%     1,584        2,422  -34.6%
 7 Series        792    1,594   -50.3%     1,742        5,273  -67.0%
 BMW passenger
  cars        12,826   20,930   -38.7%    47,066       67,083  -29.8%
              ------   ------   ------    ------       ------  ------
 X3              392   1,777    -77.9%     1,506        5,967  -74.8%
 X5            2,065   3,373    -38.8%     8,627       11,395  -24.3%
 X6              422     655    -35.6%     1,237          655   88.9%
 BMW light
  trucks
  (SAVs)       2,879    5,805   -50.4%    11,370       18,017  -36.9%
              ------   ------   ------    ------       ------  ------
 BMW brand    15,705   26,735   -41.3%    58,436       85,100  -31.3%
              ------   ------   ------    ------       ------  ------
 Cooper /S
  Hardtop      2,235    3,083   -27.5%     8,186       10,250  -20.1%
 Cooper /S
  Convertible    633      651    -2.8%       976        1,880  -48.1%
 Cooper /S
  Clubman        789      979   -19.4%     3,008        2,747    9.5%
 MINI brand    3,657    4,713   -22.4%    12,170       14,877  -18.2%
              ------   ------   ------    ------       ------  ------
 TOTAL BMW of
  North America,
  LLC         19,362   31,448   -38.4%    70,606       99,977  -29.4%
              ------   ------   ------    ------       ------  ------

Source: BMW of North America, LLC  

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Acura Announces April Sales Results

TL Performance Luxury Sedan Monthly Sales Leader for Acura

TORRANCE, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Acura sales for April were 8,813, down 32.3 percent compared to April 2008, with Acura year-to-date* sales totaling 33,333 units, down 33.4 percent. The all-new TL performance luxury sedan remained as Acura's top selling model in April, a three month sales trend, with TL sales reaching 3,105 units, down 27.6 percent as compared to last year.

The TSX sports sedan continues to be a popular choice and was Acura's next best selling sedan in April with 2,429 units sold; TSX total sales for 2009 are 9,684, up 5.7 percent. Acura light truck sales were led by the MDX luxury SUV with 2,337 units sold, while RDX crossover SUV sales tallied 740.

For media information and high-resolution photos of Acura vehicles, please visit www.acuranews.com. For consumer information, please visit www.acura.com.

*Year-to-date sales based on 101 days for 2009 versus 102 days for 2008. The daily selling rate is calculated with 26 selling days for April 2009 and 26 selling days for April 2008.

                     American Honda Vehicle Sales For April 2009
                            Month-to-Date          Year-to-Date
                      April    April  DSR**    April   April    DSR**
                       2009    2008  % Chg.     2009    2008   % Chg.
                       ----    ----  ------     ----    ----   ------

 Acura
  Division
  Total                 8,813  13,025  -32.3%   33,333  50,565  -33.4%
 ---------              -----  ------  -----    ------  ------  -----
    RSX                     0       0                0       1
    TL *                3,105   4,291  -27.6%   11,143  15,933  -29.4%
    TSX                 2,429   2,602   -6.6%    9,684   9,250    5.7%
    RL                    202     561  -64.0%      757   1,900  -59.8%
 -----                    ---     ---  -----       ---   -----  -----
    MDX *               2,337   3,899  -40.1%    8,663  16,860  -48.1%
    RDX  *                740   1,672  -55.7%    3,086   6,621  -52.9%
 ---------                ---   -----  -----     -----   -----  -----
 Selling Days              26      26              101     102

    * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced
      parts.

  ** Daily Selling Rate

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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American Honda Reports April Sales of 101,029

Honda achieves best month this year

TORRANCE, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted April vehicle sales of 101,029, a decline of 25.3 percent* compared to April 2008, the company reported today. Honda Division posted April sales of 92,216, a decline of 24.5 percent compared to April 2008.

"Overall sales are, by far, the highest we have seen so far this year," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "The Honda lineup represents a unique combination of fun, versatile and efficient cars with great resale that deliver at a time when consumer purchases are more calculated than ever."

Honda Division total car sales decreased by 17.7 percent, to 61,778. Honda Division light-truck sales decreased 35.4 percent, to 30,438. Notably, the division posted four individual vehicle records in April 2008, as sales were up 1.4 percent in an industry down 7.2 percent.

The Acura Division posted sales of 8,813, a decline of 32.3 percent compared to April 2008. The TL performance luxury sedan led the division with sales of 3,105, and the redesigned TSX sports sedan year-to-date sales of 9,684 are up 5.7 percent**.

*The daily selling rate is calculated with 26 days for April 2009 and for April 2008. All percentages reflect the daily selling rate.

**Based on daily selling rate, calculated with 101 days for 2009 and 102 days for 2008.

For more information or downloadable high-resolution images of Honda and Acura vehicles, please visit www.hondanews.com or www.acuranews.com. Consumer information is available at www.honda.com and www.acura.com.

                     American Honda Vehicle Sales For April 2009
                            Month-to-Date          Year-to-Date
                      April    April  DSR**    April   April    DSR**
                       2009    2008  % Chg.     2009    2008   % Chg.
                       ----    ----  ------     ----    ----   ------
 American
  Honda Total         101,029 135,180  -25.3%  332,014 487,822  -31.3%
 ------------
    Total Car
     Sales             67,514  82,525  -18.2%  204,300 283,924  -27.3%
    Total
     Truck
     Sales             33,515  52,655  -36.3%  127,714 203,898  -36.7%
       Honda Total
        Car Sales      61,778  75,071  -17.7%  182,716 256,840  -28.2%
       Honda Total
        Truck Sales    30,438  47,084  -35.4%  115,965 180,417  -35.1%
       Acura Total
        Car Sales       5,736   7,454  -23.0%   21,584  27,084  -19.5%
       Acura Total
        Truck Sales     3,077   5,571  -44.8%   11,749  23,481  -49.5%
 Domestic Car
  Sales *              52,501  61,307  -14.4%  155,299 209,702  -25.2%
 ------------
    Honda Division     49,396  57,016  -13.4%  144,156 193,769  -24.9%
    Acura Division      3,105   4,291  -27.6%   11,143  15,933  -29.4%
 Domestic
  Truck Sales *        30,694  40,649  -24.5%  112,954 155,629  -26.7%
 --------------
    Honda Division     27,617  35,078  -21.3%  101,205 132,148  -22.7%
    Acura Division      3,077   5,571  -44.8%   11,749  23,481  -49.5%
 Import Car Sales      15,013  21,218  -29.2%   49,001  74,222  -33.3%
 ----------------
    Honda Division     12,382  18,055  -31.4%   38,560  63,071  -38.3%
    Acura Division      2,631   3,163  -16.8%   10,441  11,151   -5.4%
 Import
  Truck Sales           2,821  12,006  -76.5%   14,760  48,269  -69.1%
 ------------
    Honda Division      2,821  12,006  -76.5%   14,760  48,269  -69.1%
 -----------------      -----  ------  -----    ------  ------  -----
 MODEL BREAKOUTS
  BY DIVISION
 Honda
  Division
  Total                92,216 122,155  -24.5%  298,681 437,257  -31.0%
 ---------             ------ -------  -----   ------- -------  -----
     Fit                4,115   5,938  -30.7%   18,407  21,579  -13.9%
    Accord *           29,212  34,628  -15.6%   84,491 122,430  -30.3%
      Memo:
       Accord
        Hybrid              0      25                1     168  -99.4%
    Civic *            26,252  34,163  -23.2%   76,782 111,695  -30.6%
      Memo:
       Civic
        Hybrid          3,361   4,324  -22.3%    8,668  11,646  -24.8%
    S2000                 103     336  -69.3%      369   1,130  -67.0%
    Insight             2,096       0            2,665       0
    FCX                     0       6                0       6
    FCX Clarity             0       0                2       0
 --------------           ---     ---  -----       ---     ---  -----
    Odyssey  *          9,510  13,324  -28.6%   29,757  47,021  -36.1%
    Pilot *             6,569   8,321  -21.1%   26,715  39,745  -32.1%
    CR-V *             12,175  18,374  -33.7%   50,647  69,058  -25.9%
    Element *           1,000   2,907  -65.6%    4,143  10,937  -61.7%
    Ridgeline           1,184   4,158  -71.5%    4,703  13,656  -65.2%
 ------------           -----   -----  -----     -----  ------  -----
 Acura
  Division
  Total                 8,813  13,025  -32.3%   33,333  50,565  -33.4%
 ---------              -----  ------  -----    ------  ------  -----
    RSX                     0       0                0       1
    TL *                3,105   4,291  -27.6%   11,143  15,933  -29.4%
    TSX                 2,429   2,602   -6.6%    9,684   9,250    5.7%
    RL                    202     561  -64.0%      757   1,900  -59.8%
 -----                    ---     ---  -----       ---   -----  -----
    MDX *               2,337   3,899  -40.1%    8,663  16,860  -48.1%
    RDX  *                740   1,672  -55.7%    3,086   6,621  -52.9%
 ---------                ---   -----  -----     -----   -----  -----
 Selling Days              26      26              101     102

    * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced
      parts.

  ** Daily Selling Rate

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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Mercedes-Benz Reports April Sales of 14,565

MONTVALE, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported April sales of 14,565 vehicles, a decline of 28.1 percent over April 2008.

The volume leaders for the month were the C, GLK, and M-Class with sales of 4,274, 1,869, and 1,838 respectively.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 54,799 new vehicles, a decrease of 29.7 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,797 vehicles in April; a 6.4 percent decrease compared to April 2008 sales of 7,261 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 25,959, a 26.5 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (20,513 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than forty years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.

 Model       April '09  April '08 Monthly %  YTD 2009 YTD 2008  Yearly %
 -----       ---------  --------- ---------  -------- --------  --------

 -------         -----      -----     -----    ------   ------     -----
 C-CLASS         4,274      6,850     -37.6%   16,304   23,991     -32.0%
 -------         -----      -----     -----    ------   ------     -----

 -------         -----      -----     -----     -----   ------     -----
 E-CLASS         1,795      3,208     -44.0%    7,645   11,774     -35.1%
 -------         -----      -----     -----     -----   ------     -----

 -------         -----      -----     -----     -----    -----     -----
 S-CLASS         1,159      1,775     -34.7%    3,391    6,571     -48.4%
 -------         -----      -----     -----     -----    -----     -----

 --------          ---        ---     -----       ---    -----     -----
 CL-CLASS          122        275     -55.6%      522    1,073     -51.4%
 --------          ---        ---     -----       ---    -----     -----

 --------          ---        ---      ----     -----    -----     -----
 SL-CLASS          502        518      -3.1%    1,405    1,651     -14.9%
 --------          ---        ---      ----     -----    -----     -----

 ---------         ---      -----     -----     -----    -----     -----
 CLK-CLASS         999      1,110     -10.0%    3,801    4,534     -16.2%
 ---------         ---      -----     -----     -----    -----     -----

 ---------         ---        ---     -----     -----    -----     -----
 SLK-CLASS         305        504     -39.5%    1,082    2,049     -47.2%
 ---------         ---        ---     -----     -----    -----     -----

 ---------         ---        ---     -----     -----    -----     -----
 CLS-CLASS         255        706     -63.9%    1,245    2,678     -53.5%
 ---------         ---        ---     -----     -----    -----     -----

 -------           ---        ---     -----     -----    -----     -----
 R-CLASS           192        735     -73.9%    1,094    3,542     -69.1%
 -------           ---        ---     -----     -----    -----     -----

 -------         -----      -----     -----     -----   ------     -----
 M-CLASS         1,838      2,582     -28.8%    6,221   12,089     -48.5%
 -------         -----      -----     -----     -----   ------     -----

 --------           --         --     -----       ---      ---     -----
 G-CLASS            50         70     -28.6%      191      347     -45.0%
 --------           --         --     -----       ---      ---     -----

 --------        -----      -----     -----     -----    -----     -----
 GL-CLASS        1,205      1,938     -37.8%    4,213    7,619     -44.7%
 --------        -----      -----     -----     -----    -----     -----

 ---------       -----         --                ----       --
 GLK-CLASS       1,869          -                7685        -
 ---------       -----         --                ----       --

 -----------    ------     ------     -----    ------   ------     -----
 GRAND TOTAL    14,565     20,271     -28.1%   54,799   77,918     -29.7%
 -----------    ------     ------     -----    ------   ------     -----

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA  

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Toyota Reports April Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported month-end sales of 126,540 vehicles, a decrease of 41.9 percent from last April, on a daily selling rate basis.

The Toyota Division posted April sales of 112,345 units, a decrease of 42.2 percent from the same period last year. The Lexus Division reported April sales of 14,195 units, a decrease of 39.2 percent from the year-ago month.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded April sales of 70,662 units, down 41.6 percent from the same period last year. Camry and Camry Hybrid remained Toyota's volume leader in April, posting combined monthly sales of 25,324 units. Corolla recorded sales of 18,534 units. Yaris reported sales of 8,118 units for the month. The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted April sales of 8,385 units.

Toyota Division light trucks posted April sales of 41,683 units, down 43.1 percent from the year-ago month. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with sales of 11,126 units. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported sales of 9,027 units for the month. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded April sales of 6,156 units. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 5,595 units.

Scion posted April sales of 4,442 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with sales of 2,036 units. The tC sports coupe recorded sales of 1,526 units. The xD reported sales of 880 units for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported April sales of 7,189 units, a decrease of 47.8 percent from April 2008. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with April sales of 3,549 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan posted combined sales of 2,324 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan recorded combined sales of 765 units. The GS luxury sport sedan reported combined April sales of 468 units.

Lexus Division light trucks recorded April sales of 7,006 units, down 26.9 percent from the year-ago month. Lexus sales were led by the RX and RX Hybrid luxury utility vehicle, which posted combined April sales of 6,237 units. Thanks to strong sales of the new 2010 RX 350, the RX was the industry's best-selling luxury vehicle for the month of April.

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted April sales of 12,223 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division recorded sales of 11,516 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division reported April sales of 707 hybrids.

 There were 26 selling days this month and last April.





                            TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
                         (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
                                April, 2009

                            -- CURRENT MONTH -- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                            DSR %                    DSR %
                            2009     2008    CHG     2009     2008    CHG
                            ----     ----    ---     ----     ----    ---

 YARIS                     8,118   11,434   -29.0  23,225   41,811  -43.9
 COROLLA                  18,534   32,435   -42.9  78,132   99,482  -20.7
 CAMRY                    25,324   40,016   -36.7  92,523  147,018  -36.4
 VENZA                     3,793        0     N/A  11,197        0    N/A
 AVALON                    2,066    4,195   -50.8   8,460   17,004  -49.8
 PRIUS                     8,385   21,757   -61.5  32,662   64,664  -49.0
 SCION xA                      0        8  -100.0       1       31  -96.7
 SCION xB                  2,036    4,220   -51.8   7,481   15,890  -52.5
 SCION tC                  1,526    4,119   -63.0   5,515   14,409  -61.3
 SCION xD                    880    2,913   -69.8   3,730    8,816  -57.3
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PASS.
  CAR                     70,662  121,097   -41.6 262,927  409,126  -35.1
 -----------------------  ------  -------   ----- -------  -------  -----
 ES                        3,549    5,439   -34.7  12,320   20,599  -39.6
 LS                          765    1,992   -61.6   3,221    7,914  -58.9
 SC                           83      217   -61.8     310      860  -63.6
 GS                          468    1,568   -70.2   2,586    6,138  -57.5
 IS                        2,324    4,550   -48.9   9,303   16,516  -43.1
 TOTAL LEXUS PASS. CAR     7,189   13,766   -47.8  27,740   52,027  -46.2
 ---------------------     -----   ------   -----  ------   ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA PASS. CAR   77,851  134,863   -42.3 290,667  461,153  -36.3
 ----------------------   ------  -------   ----- -------  -------  -----
 SIENNA                    6,181   11,215   -44.9  25,848   45,514  -42.6
 RAV4                     11,126   12,773   -12.9  39,457   47,002  -15.2
 FJ CRUISER                  841    2,682   -68.6   6,136   12,557  -50.7
 4RUNNER                   1,380    4,490   -69.3   8,143   19,996  -58.9
 HIGHLANDER                5,595   10,008   -44.1  21,764   43,676  -49.7
 LAND CRUISER                177      473   -62.6     625    1,690  -62.7
 SEQUOIA                   1,200    2,675   -55.1   6,579   10,525  -36.9
 TOTAL SUV                20,319   33,101   -38.6  82,704  135,446  -38.3
 ---------                ------   ------   -----  ------  -------  -----
 4X2 TACOMA                4,499    8,648   -48.0  17,167   31,751  -45.4
 4X4 TACOMA                4,528    6,939   -34.7  16,797   23,612  -28.2
 TOTAL TACOMA              9,027   15,587   -42.1  33,964   55,363  -38.0
 TUNDRA                    6,156   13,350   -53.9  24,505   54,134  -54.3
 TOTAL PICKUP             15,183   28,937   -47.5  58,469  109,497  -46.1
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
  TRUCK                   41,683   73,253   -43.1 167,021  290,457  -41.9
 LX                          264      799   -67.0   1,162    2,720  -56.9
 GX                          505    1,625   -68.9   2,210    6,510  -65.7
 RX                        6,237    7,160   -12.9  25,152   28,608  -11.2
 TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT TRUCK   7,006    9,584   -26.9  28,524   37,838  -23.9
 -----------------------   -----    -----   -----  ------   ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
  TRUCK                   48,689   82,837   -41.2 195,545  328,295  -39.8
 ------------------       ------   ------   ----- -------  -------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.       112,345  194,350   -42.2 429,948  699,583  -37.9
 TOTAL LEXUS              14,195   23,350   -39.2  56,264   89,865  -36.8
 -----------              ------   ------   -----  ------   ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA            126,540  217,700   -41.9 486,212  789,448  -37.8
 MEMO:
 DOM. COROLLA             15,353   20,758   -26.0  61,883   79,783  -21.7
 DOM. CAMRY               24,583   39,235   -37.3  90,464  143,209  -36.2
 DOM. RAV4                 3,353        0     N/A   8,379        0    N/A
 DOM. PICKUP              15,183   28,937   -47.5  58,469  109,497  -46.1
 DOM. RX                   4,395    5,116   -14.1  16,302   19,914  -17.3

 SELLING DAYS                 26       26             101      102
 ------------                 --       --             ---      ---

 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR   24,867   56,909   -56.3  90,923  169,130  -45.7
 LEXUS IMPORT CAR          7,189   13,766   -47.8  27,740   52,027  -46.2
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
  CARS                    45,795   64,188   -28.7 172,004  239,996  -27.6
 TOTAL TOYOTA CARS        77,851  134,863   -42.3 290,667  461,153  -36.3

 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT LT
  TRUCK                   15,766   30,426   -48.2  67,746  124,921  -45.2
 LEXUS IMPORT LT TRUCK     2,611    4,468   -41.6  12,222   17,924  -31.1
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT LT
  TRUCK                   25,917   42,827   -39.5  99,275  165,536  -39.4
 LEXUS NA BUILT LT TRUCK   4,395    5,116   -14.1  16,302   19,914  -17.3
 TOTAL TOYOTA LT TRUCK    48,689   82,837   -41.2 195,545  328,295  -39.8
 ---------------------    ------   ------   ----- -------  -------  -----

 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES   26,484   40,003   -33.8 105,092  160,727  -34.0
    Memo: Lexus Sport
     Utility               7,006    9,584   -26.9  28,524   37,838  -23.9

 SMALL VANS                6,181   11,215   -44.9  25,848   45,514  -42.6
 PICKUPS                  15,183   28,937   -47.5  58,469  109,497  -46.1

 ----------------------   ------   ------   -----  ------  -------  -----
 * NORTH AMERICAN BUILT
  VEHICLES
 COROLLA                  15,353   20,758   -26.0  61,883   79,783  -21.7
 CAMRY                    24,583   39,235   -37.3  90,464  143,209  -36.2
 VENZA                     3,793        0     N/A  11,197        0    N/A
 AVALON                    2,066    4,195   -50.8   8,460   17,004  -49.8
 SIENNA                    6,181   11,215   -44.9  25,848   45,514  -42.6
 RAV4                      3,353        0     N/A   8,379        0    N/A
 PICKUP                   15,183   28,937   -47.5  58,469  109,497  -46.1
 SEQUOIA                   1,200    2,675   -55.1   6,579   10,525  -36.9
 RX                        4,395    5,116   -14.1  16,302   19,914  -17.3
 TOTAL                    76,107  112,131   -32.1 287,581  425,446  -31.7
 N.A. VEHICLES % OF
  TOTAL                     60.1%    51.5%           59.1%    53.9%

 SELLING DAYS                 26       26             101      102
 DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE
 ------------------------

Source: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  

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Daimler AG Reports a 30.7 Percent Decrease for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for April 2009

- Mercedes-Benz Cars Division Sold a Total of 15,910 Units in the U.S.

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records April Sales of 14,565

- smart USA Records 1,345 Sales in April

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 15,910 units in the U.S. for April 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported April sales of 14,565 vehicles, a decline of 28.1 percent over April 2008. The volume leaders for the month were the C, GLK, and M-Class with sales of 4,274, 1,869, and 1,838 respectively. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 54,799 new vehicles, a decrease of 29.7 percent over the comparable period last year.

smart USA recorded 1,345 sales in April 2009. Year to date sales now total 6,282 units which represents a 2 percent increase versus April 2008 year-to-date sales. Since its introduction in the United States, there are over 30,000 smart fortwos traveling the highways throughout America. The smart fortwo offers the right balance of power, outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety features, environmental friendliness and excellent value. There are currently 75 smart centers in 35 states.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced later today in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA.

                   Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S.
                      Sales Summary Through April 2009

                        Month Sales       %        Sales YTD        %
                     Curr Yr   Pr Yr    Change  Curr Yr  Pr Yr     Change
                     -------   ------   ------  ------   ------    ------
 Mercedes-Benz USA    14,565   20,271   -28.1%  54,799   77,918    -29.7%
 smart USA             1,345    2,683   -49.9%   6,282   6,159*    2.0%*

 Mercedes-Benz USA /  15,910   22,954   -30.7%  61,081  84,077*  -27.4%*
  smart USA combined

 *smart sales in the U.S. started in mid January 2008


Source: Daimler Communications  

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Nissan North America Announces April Sales

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) (NASDAQ:NSANY) today reported sales for April of 47,190 units versus 75,855 units a year ago, a decrease of 37.8 percent. Sales of Nissan Division vehicles decreased 36.3 percent, while sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased by 48.3 percent.

 NNA INFORMATION
 --  Combined sales for Nissan and Infiniti in April totaled 47,190 units,
     compared with last April's sales of 75,855 units, a decrease of 37.8
     percent.

 --  To ensure consistency in our global sales reporting, Nissan North
     America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis,
     unadjusted for the number of selling days in the month. This April had
     26 selling days, and April 2008 had 26 selling days.

 NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Nissan vehicles saw sales of 42,258 units in April compared with
     66,318 units sold in April 2008, a decrease of 36.3 percent.

 --  April sales of the Nissan Z sports car totaled 1,561 units in April, a
     29.2 percent increase from a year ago.

 --  Maxima sales of 3,901 in April were 62.7 percent higher than April
     2008 sales of 2,398 cars.

 INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

 --  Infiniti sales for April totaled 4,932 units, down from 9,537 units a
     year ago, a decline of 48.3 percent.


In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com.

 NISSAN DIVISION
 ---------------
                         April  April   Monthly  CYTD    CYTD      CYTD
                         2009   2008    % chg    2009    2008     % chg

 Nissan Division Total  42,258 66,318   -36.3  196,309  303,530   -35.3
 Versa                   4,585  6,865   -33.2   21,365   26,374   -19.0
 Sentra                  4,763  8,842   -46.1   22,796   34,206   -33.4
 Altima                 12,012 22,630   -46.9   61,670   99,037   -37.7
 Maxima                  3,901  2,398    62.7   12,776   15,394   -17.0
 350Z                    1,561  1,208    29.2    5,925    4,479    32.3
 GT-R                      171      0      NA      571        0      NA
 Total Car              26,993 41,943   -35.6  125,103  179,490   -30.3
 Frontier                1,992  3,527   -43.5    6,997   17,054   -59.0
 Titan                   1,309  2,407   -45.6    5,891   13,762   -57.2
 Xterra                  1,094  1,916   -42.9    5,034   12,119   -58.5
 Pathfinder              1,117  2,418   -53.8    5,799   13,248   -56.2
 Armada                    863  1,082   -20.2    2,841    6,551   -56.6
 Rogue                   4,758  5,814   -18.2   23,057   23,345    -1.2
 Murano                  3,567  5,737   -37.8   18,712   31,210   -40.0
 Quest                     565  1,474   -61.7    2,875    6,751   -57.4
 Total Truck            15,265 24,375   -37.4   71,206  124,040   -42.6
 North American
  produced              32,201 53,559   -39.9  148,044  244,496   -39.4
 Car                    25,261 40,735   -38.0  118,607  175,011   -32.2
 Truck                   6,940 12,824   -45.9   29,437   69,485   -57.6
 Import                 10,057 12,759   -21.2   48,265   59,034   -18.2
 Car                     1,732  1,208    43.4    6,496    4,479    45.0
 Truck                   8,325 11,551   -27.9   41,769   54,555   -23.4

 INFINITI DIVISION
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                         April  April   Monthly  CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                         2009    2008   % chg    2009     2008    % chg
 Infiniti Division
  Total                  4,932  9,537   -48.3   25,648   42,070   -39.0
 G Sedan                 1,944  3,692   -47.3    9,480   16,952   -44.1
 G Coupe                   871  1,928   -54.8    3,796    7,600   -50.1
 M                         441  1,427   -69.1    3,610    6,184   -41.6
 QX56                      389    741   -47.5    1,183    3,506   -66.3
 EX                        538    949   -43.3    3,100    4,010   -22.7
 FX                        749    800    -6.4    4,479    3,818    17.3
 Total Car               3,256  7,047   -53.8   16,886   30,736   -45.1
 Total Truck             1,676  2,490   -32.7    8,762   11,334   -22.7

 NISSAN & INFINITI
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                         April   April  Monthly  CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                         2009    2008   % chg    2009     2008    % chg

 TOTAL VEHICLE          47,190 75,855   -37.8  221,957  345,600   -35.8
 Total Car              30,249 48,990   -38.3  141,989  210,226   -32.5
 Total Truck            16,941 26,865   -36.9   79,968  135,374   -40.9
 Selling days               26     26              101      102
 * All numbers include Hawaii

Source: Nissan North America, Inc.  

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