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Ford Customers Drive Higher Share, Production

- Customers purchase Ford Fusion, Ford Flex and hybrids in record numbers

- Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 148,153, down 11 percent versus a year ago

- June market share up 3 points versus year ago; second-quarter and first-half market share also higher

- Higher-than-expected customer demand prompts Ford to announce production increase

- Ford helps dealers and customers get ready for "Cash for Clunkers" program; "Let Ford Recycle Your Ride" at www.ford.com shows customers which vehicles qualify

DEARBORN, Mich., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Customer demand for new products helped Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) increase market share in June, even as Ford continued to de-escalate incentive spending. Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 148,153, down 11 percent versus a year ago, which is believed to be the month's lowest decline among major auto manufacturers.

"We're making steady progress and are firmly focused on our Plan to build a sustainable and exciting Ford," said Jim Farley, Ford group vice president, Marketing and Communications. "We remain grounded, however, given challenging industry and economic conditions."

Sales of the Ford Fusion were 18,561, a June sales record and up 26 percent versus a year ago. Ford Flex sales were 4,784, a record for any month since it hit dealerships in June 2008. Sales of the company's hybrid vehicles totaled 3,649, a June sales record and up 91 percent versus a year ago.

"Customers tell us they love our new products, and they're not holding back on their investments in higher series levels and top-shelf options," said Farley.

"Customers are showing us just how much they value the quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology incorporated in our new product lineup," he added. "This is an exciting time for Ford, which has more new vehicles in the market this year than any other automaker."

Internal and external studies show a positive trend in the percentage of consumers with favorable opinions about Ford, and growing numbers of consumers who are willing to consider purchasing a Ford product thanks to improved fuel economy, smart technology and higher residual values.

 Other Sales Highlights
 --  Ford Mustang sales to retail customers nearly matched year-ago levels.
     The new 2010 Mustang, which debuted in May, achieved a 52 percent
     conquest rate in June - one of the highest for any Ford product.
 -- Retail sales for the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small utility
     vehicles were equal to a year ago.  The Escape and Mariner are
     available with hybrid engines making them the most fuel-efficient
     utility vehicles in America.

 --  Retail sales for the Ford F-Series and Ranger pickup trucks were
     higher than a year ago.  The new F-150 pickup offers customers
     best-in-class capability and unsurpassed fuel economy and the Ranger
     is the most fuel-efficient compact pickup in America.

 --  Mercury Milan sales to retail customers also neared year ago levels.
     Like the Fusion, the new 2010 Milan has a hybrid version.  The Fusion
     and Milan are the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedans in America.

 --  Although Lincoln sales were lower than a year ago, Lincoln gained
     market share in the luxury segment in the first half of 2009 versus a
     year ago.  This primarily reflects the strength of the all-new Lincoln
     MKS sedan.  A new Lincoln MKZ sedan debuted in March, and an all-new
     Lincoln MKT crossover will be introduced later this year
.

 Inventories and Production

At the end of June, Ford vehicle inventories totaled 343,000 (equivalent to 60 days' supply). This level was 8,000 vehicles lower than at the end of May and 214,000 vehicles lower than a year ago.

Given tightly controlled inventories and higher-than-expected demand for its products, Ford announced plans to increase third-quarter production by 25,000 vehicles to 485,000, up 67,000 vehicles (16 percent) versus a year ago.

"Cash for Clunkers"

The new federal "Cash for Clunkers" legislation that allows U.S. consumers to receive government-backed incentives for trading in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles is welcome news for Ford, Farley said.

"Our global experience with similar programs teaches us that reaching out to dealers and customers quickly and directly is the key to success," said Farley. "Our new web-based tool was operational last week. At www.ford.com, dealers and customers can 'Let Ford Recycle Your Ride' and find out whether their vehicle is eligible for a voucher as well as what new Ford vehicles qualify under the program."

"The timing of the program couldn't be better because we have the freshest lineup in the industry, and many Ford vehicles lead in fuel economy," he added. "There's even more to come in the second half of the year, with the arrivals of the all-new Ford Taurus, Ford Transit Connect, Lincoln MKT and the introduction of EcoBoost engine technology on the Taurus SHO, Ford Flex and Lincoln MKS and MKT.

Note: The sales data included in this release and the accompanying tables are based largely on data reported by dealers representing their sales to retail and fleet customers.


                  FORD MOTOR COMPANY JUNE 2009 U.S. SALES
                  ---------------------------------------

                                June         %       Year-To-Date     %
                                ----                 ------------
                             2009    2008 Change    2009      2008  Change
                             ----    ---- ------    ----      ----  ------
 Sales By Brand
   Ford                   133,684 145,715   -8.3 660,348   979,571   -32.6
   Lincoln                  7,137   9,718  -26.6  40,710    56,894   -28.4
   Mercury                  7,332  11,657  -37.1  44,694    72,595   -38.4
                            -----  ------         ------    ------
     Total Ford, Lincoln
      and Mercury         148,153 167,090  -11.3 745,752 1,109,060   -32.8
   Volvo                    7,042   7,001    0.6  29,746    46,181   -35.6
                            -----   -----         ------    ------
      Total Ford Motor
       Company            155,195 174,091  -10.9 775,498 1,155,241   -32.9

 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury
  Sales By Type
   Cars                    54,040  65,109  -17.0 280,052   400,445   -30.1
   Crossover Utility
    Vehicles               32,450  33,906   -4.3 166,322   213,057   -21.9
   Sport Utility Vehicles  10,082  12,664  -20.4  44,037    98,708   -55.4
   Trucks and Vans         51,581  55,411   -6.9 255,341   396,850   -35.7
                           ------  ------        -------   -------
     Total Trucks          94,113 101,981   -7.7 465,700   708,615   -34.3
                           ------ -------        -------   -------
       Total Vehicles     148,153 167,090  -11.3 745,752 1,109,060   -32.8



                      FORD BRAND JUNE 2009 U.S. SALES
                      -------------------------------

                                June         %       Year-To-Date     %
                                ----                 ------------
                             2009    2008 Change    2009      2008  Change
                             ----    ---- ------    ----      ----  ------

 Crown Victoria             3,580   3,929   -8.9  18,183    27,440   -33.7
 Taurus                     2,268   4,099  -44.7  17,381    31,916   -45.5
 Fusion                    18,561  14,726   26.0  85,146    87,923    -3.2
 Focus                     12,573  17,950  -30.0  69,354   123,449   -43.8
 Mustang                    7,632  10,893  -29.9  33,788    55,053   -38.6
                            -----  ------         ------    ------
   Ford Cars               44,614  51,597  -13.5 223,852   325,781   -31.3

 Flex                       4,784   1,379  246.9  20,061     1,379 1,354.7
 Edge                       7,729   9,993  -22.7  41,260    68,727   -40.0
 Escape                    15,385  15,099    1.9  76,402    92,065   -17.0
 Taurus X                     513   2,217  -76.9   5,284    14,769   -64.2
                            -----  ------         ------    ------
   Ford Crossover Utility
    Vehicles               28,411  28,688   -1.0 143,007   176,940   -19.2

 Expedition                 3,862   3,605    7.1  13,956    32,291   -56.8
 Explorer                   5,219   6,819  -23.5  24,334    49,935   -51.3
                            -----   -----         ------    ------
   Ford Sport Utility
    Vehicles                9,081  10,424  -12.9  38,290    82,226   -53.4

 F-Series                  35,915  38,789   -7.4 179,632   274,713   -34.6
 Ranger                     5,310   4,882    8.8  26,423    41,303   -36.0
 Econoline/Club Wagon      10,031  10,706   -6.3  46,888    74,575   -37.1
 Low Cab Forward               23     120  -80.8     144       554   -74.0
 Heavy Trucks                 299     509  -41.3   2,112     3,479   -39.3
                            -----  ------         ------    ------
   Ford Trucks and Vans    51,578  55,006   -6.2 255,199   394,624   -35.3
                           ------  ------        -------   -------

   Ford Brand             133,684 145,715   -8.3 660,348   979,571   -32.6



                     LINCOLN BRAND JUNE 2009 U.S. SALES
                     ----------------------------------

                                June         %       Year-To-Date     %
                                ----                 ------------
                             2009    2008 Change    2009      2008  Change
                             ----    ---- ------    ----      ----  ------

 MKS                        1,365     385  254.5   8,461       385  2097.7
 MKZ                        2,114   2,622  -19.4  11,808    18,647   -36.7
 Town Car                   1,416   2,863  -50.5   6,105     9,039   -32.5
 MKX                        1,668   2,243  -25.6  11,100    17,563   -36.8
 Navigator                    571   1,200  -52.4   3,094     9,034   -65.8
 Mark LT                        3     405  -99.3     142     2,226   -93.6
                             ----    ---- -         ----      ----

   Lincoln Brand            7,137   9,718  -26.6  40,710    56,894   -28.4



                     MERCURY BRAND JUNE 2009 U.S. SALES
                     ----------------------------------

                                June         %       Year-To-Date     %
                                ----                 ------------
                             2009    2008 Change    2009      2008  Change
                             ----    ---- ------    ----      ----  ------

 Grand Marquis              1,639   2,548  -35.7  11,572    16,741   -30.9
 Sable                        502   2,121  -76.3   5,365     9,426   -43.1
 Milan                      2,390   2,973  -19.6  12,889    20,426   -36.9
 Mariner                    2,371   2,975  -20.3  12,215    18,554   -34.2
 Mountaineer                  430   1,040  -58.7   2,653     7,448   -64.4
                             ----    ----           ----      ----

   Mercury Brand            7,332  11,657  -37.1  44,694    72,595   -38.4



                      VOLVO BRAND JUNE 2009 U.S. SALES
                      --------------------------------

                                June         %       Year-To-Date     %
                                ----                 ------------
                             2009    2008 Change    2009      2008  Change
                             ----    ---- ------    ----      ----  ------

 S40                          544     560   -2.9   3,548     6,772   -47.6
 V50                          138     209  -34.0     773     1,031   -25.0
 S60                        1,171     732   60.0   3,555     6,311   -43.7
 S80                        1,098   1,033    6.3   4,789     6,912   -30.7
 V70                          142     863  -83.5     913     2,102   -56.6
 XC60                       1,032       0     NA   3,527         0      NA
 XC70                         682     922  -26.0   2,814     5,634   -50.1
 XC90                       1,038   1,511  -31.3   4,763    11,465   -58.5
 C70                          806     724   11.3   3,060     3,604   -15.1
 C30                          391     447  -12.5   2,004     2,350   -14.7
                             ----    ----           ----      ----

   Volvo Brand              7,042   7,001    0.6  29,746    46,181   -35.6

Source: Ford Motor Company  

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Kia Motors America Announces June Sales

June Marks Fourth Consecutive Month of Sales Increase

IRVINE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced June sales of 26,845 units, and year-to-date sales of 147,404 total units. KMA posted its fourth consecutive month of increased sales, up 3 percent from May. Optima and Rio posted significant month-over-month increases of 57 percent and 46.9 percent respectively. In addition to healthy Optima and Rio sales, Sportage recorded strong sales of 6,267 units in June, a 42.1-percent increase over May sales of 4,409.

Kia Motors is in the midst of a design-led evolution that is continued by the recent launch of the Forte compact sedan in June, followed closely by the Forte Koup, Kia Motors' first-ever two-door coupe, which is set to hit Kia retailers later this summer. The strikingly styled Denim Soul special edition also was launched in June with more special editions rolling out throughout the year, giving consumers a unique alternative for even more personalization options available at a tremendous value.


                                      MONTH OF JUNE       YEAR-TO-DATE
 Model                               2009      2008      2009     2008
 Rio                                2,468     3,337    11,742    20,961
 Spectra                            6,931     7,131    36,997    42,957
 Optima                             3,645     6,865    14,703    28,808
 Amanti                               169     1,117     3,371     2,090
 Sportage                           6,267     2,001    22,134    19,252
 Sorento                            1,189     1,950    15,736    11,257
 Sedona                             1,788     3,719    19,420    16,320
 Rondo                                891     2,172     9,262    15,974
 Borrego                              428       n/a     2,597       n/a
 Soul                               2,811       n/a    11,174       n/a
 Forte                                258       n/a       268       n/a
 Total                             26,845    28,292   147,404   157,619

Source: Kia Motors America  

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Acura Announces June Sales Results

TORRANCE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive month, the TL performance luxury sedan remains the top selling Acura model with sales of 3,018. Total June sales for Acura reached 8,280 units, down 36.2 percent versus last year based on the Daily Selling Rate*. Acura year-to-date sales** are 51,082 units, down 34.0 percent as compared to 2008 sales.

"In tough economic times, a smart vehicle choice is more important than ever-- and that's exactly what Acura's line of vehicles offers," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "While the new-for-2009 TSX has been a popular choice among buyers, this week Acura again raises the bar with the release of a new 2010 TSX V-6 model."

The TSX sports sedan was Acura's second best selling sedan with June sales of 1,890 units and the new 2010 TSX V-6 model goes on sale tomorrow. Acura's light truck sales were led by the MDX luxury SUV with 2,351 units sold while the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV sold 886 units.

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

*The daily selling rate is calculated with 25 selling days for June 2009 and 24 selling days for June 2008.

 **Year-to-date sales based on 152 days for 2009 versus 153 days for 2008.



                American Honda Vehicle Sales For June 2009
                              Month-to-Date            Year-to-Date
                            June    June   DSR**    June    June   DSR**
                            2009    2008 % Chg.     2009    2008 % Chg.
                            ----    ---- ------     ----    ---- ------
 Acura Division Total      8,280  12,456  -36.2%  51,082  77,914  -34.0%
 --------------------      -----  ------  -----   ------  ------  -----
    RSX                        0       0               0       1
    TL *                   3,018   3,454  -16.1%  17,536  23,681  -25.5%
    TSX                    1,890   3,869  -53.1%  14,040  17,683  -20.1%
    RL                       135     369  -64.9%   1,061   2,659  -59.8%
 -----                       ---     ---  -----    -----   -----  -----
    MDX *                  2,351   3,425  -34.1%  13,469  24,562  -44.8%
    RDX  *                   886   1,339  -36.5%   4,976   9,328  -46.3%
 ---------                   ---   -----  -----    -----   -----  -----
 Selling Days                 25      24             152     153

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

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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BMW Group U.S. Division Reports June 2009 Sales

- Overall sales (BMW and MINI) down 20.3 percent in June

- BMW brand increased market share after the first half of 2009

- Encouraging signs for MINI in some major metro areas of the country

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported June sales of 20,849 vehicles, a decrease of 20.3 percent from the 26,155 vehicles sold in the same month of 2008. The BMW Group also reported a year-to-date sales volume of 114,448 vehicles, down 27.5 percent, compared to 157,913 vehicles sold in the first half of 2008.

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 20.1 percent in June for a total of 16,744 vehicles compared to 20,944 vehicles reported in the same month a year ago. After the first six months of 2009, BMW continued to increase its market share even though sales were down 28.9 percent to 93,563 vehicles compared to 131,513 vehicles sold in the same period of 2008.

"June sales were similar to the current weather in the Northeast -- rainy but warm with some bright spots," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC. "The premium market continues to react to rational products. So, it's not surprising our best performing vehicles were the core BMW X5 and 3 Series."

BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)

Sales of BMW's Certified Pre-Owned vehicles were up 21 percent, to 9,571 CPO vehicles versus 7,909 vehicles reported in June 2008. After the first half of 2009, CPO sales were up 11.5 percent, to 57,981 over the 51,986 reported in the same period of 2008.

Open hyperlink to see additional video commentary by Rich Brekus, General Manager - New Car Sales, BMW of North America, LLC regarding BMW's sales performance in June. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kparatuJu4s&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube. com%2Fmy%5Fvideos%5Fedit&feature=player_embedded )

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 4,105 automobiles, down 21.2 percent from the 5,211 cars sold in June 2008. Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 20,885 automobiles, a decrease of 20.9 percent, compared to the 26,400 cars reported after the first six months of 2008.

"This month, we saw consumers coming back into dealerships in some metro areas like Boston, New York and Los Angeles and that's encouraging," said Jim McDowell, Vice President of MINI USA. "The positive results in those three areas have helped to decouple MINI somewhat from the industry decline and we continue to outperform the market by a wide margin."

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


                    June 09  June 08     %   YTD June 09  YTD June 08   %
 1 Series             1,046   1,715   -39.0%    5,621       6,101     -7.9%
 3 Series             8,347   9,581   -12.9%   42,872      59,908    -28.4%
 Z4                     361     428   -15.7%      820       3,657    -77.6%
 5 Series             2,757   3,524   -21.8%   20,807      23,096     -9.9%
 6 Series               274     493   -44.4%    2,126       3,576    -40.5%
 7 Series               807     814    -0.9%    3,197       7,184    -55.5%
 BMW passenger cars  13,592  16,555   -17.9%   75,443     103,522    -27.1%
 ------------------  ------  ------   -----    ------     -------    -----
X3                     459   1,519   -69.8%    2,956       9,611    -69.2%
 X5                   2,266   2,247     0.8%   13,091      16,370    -20.0%
 X6                     427     623   -31.5%    2,073       2,010      3.1%
 BMW light trucks
  (SAVs)              3,152   4,389   -28.2%   18,120      27,991    -35.3%

 ----------------     -----   -----   -----    ------      ------    -----
 BMW brand           16,744  20,944   -20.1%   93,563     131,513    -28.9%
 ---------           ------  ------   -----    ------     -------    -----
 Cooper /S Hardtop    2,753   3,585   -23.2%   13,794      18,074    -23.7%
 Cooper /S Convertible  585     694   -15.7%    2,327       3,452    -32.6%
 Cooper /S Clubman      767     932   -17.7%    4,764       4,874     -2.3%
 MINI brand           4,105   5,211   -21.2%   20,885      26,400    -20.9%
 ----------           -----   -----   -----    ------      ------    -----
 TOTAL BMW of North
  America, LLC       20,849  26,155   -20.3%  114,448     157,913    -27.5%
 ------------------  ------  ------   -----   -------     -------    -----

Source: BMW of North America, LLC  

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Posted: 07/01/09
11:50 AM

American Honda Reports June Sales

Odyssey and Pilot sales increase 11.8 percent and 7.7 percent respectively

TORRANCE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/
-- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted June vehicle sales of 100,420, a decline of 32.4 percent compared to June 2008 results*. American Honda year-to-date sales of 530,778 represent a 33.1 percent decrease.

Sales of Honda's Odyssey and Pilot light truck models showed gains of 11.8 percent and 7.7 percent respectively. Honda total car sales decreased by 43.8 percent to 52,662 and Honda light truck sales decreased 5.6 percent to 39,478. Honda Division posted June sales of 92,140, a decline of 32.0 percent versus June 2008.

"We're seeing signs of strength in our light truck segments with solid gains for Honda's Odyssey and Pilot models this month," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "American families clearly still have a need for the value and versatility that Honda vehicles have to offer."

The Acura Division posted June 2009 sales of 8,280, a decrease of 36.2 percent compared to June 2008.

*The daily selling rate is calculated with 25 days for June 2009 and 24 days for June 2008. The year-to-date daily selling rate is calculated with 152 days for 2009 and 153 days for 2008. All percentages represent the daily selling rate.


                American Honda Vehicle Sales For June 2009
                              Month-to-Date            Year-to-Date
                            June    June   DSR**    June    June   DSR**
                            2009    2008 % Chg.     2009    2008 % Chg.
                            ----    ---- ------     ----    ---- ------
 American Honda Total    100,420 142,539  -32.4% 530,778 798,358  -33.1%
 --------------------
    Total Car Sales       57,705  97,639  -43.3% 319,962 496,359  -35.1%
    Total Truck Sales     42,715  44,900   -8.7% 210,816 301,999  -29.7%
       Honda Total
        Car Sales         52,662  89,947  -43.8% 287,325 452,335  -36.1%
       Honda Total
        Truck Sales       39,478  40,136   -5.6% 192,371 268,109  -27.8%

       Acura Total
        Car Sales          5,043   7,692  -37.1%  32,637  44,024  -25.4%
       Acura Total
        Truck Sales        3,237   4,764  -34.8%  18,445  33,890  -45.2%

 Domestic Car Sales *     45,242  71,463  -39.2% 243,615 369,256  -33.6%
 --------------------
    Honda Division        42,224  68,009  -40.4% 226,079 345,575  -34.1%
    Acura Division         3,018   3,454  -16.1%  17,536  23,681  -25.5%
 Domestic Truck Sales *   40,502  36,849    5.5% 191,665 233,870  -17.5%
 ----------------------
    Honda Division        37,265  32,085   11.5% 173,220 199,980  -12.8%
    Acura Division         3,237   4,764  -34.8%  18,445  33,890  -45.2%
 Import Car Sales         12,463  26,176  -54.3%  76,347 127,103  -39.5%
 ----------------
    Honda Division        10,438  21,938  -54.3%  61,246 106,760  -42.3%
    Acura Division         2,025   4,238  -54.1%  15,101  20,343  -25.3%
 Import Truck Sales        2,213   8,051  -73.6%  19,151  68,129  -71.7%
 ------------------
    Honda Division         2,213   8,051  -73.6%  19,151  68,129  -71.7%
 -----------------         -----   -----  -----   ------  ------  -----
 MODEL BREAKOUTS BY
  DIVISION
 Honda Division Total     92,140 130,083  -32.0% 479,696 720,444  -33.0%
 --------------------     ------ -------  -----  ------- -------  -----
    Fit                    5,585  10,003  -46.4%  29,722  39,787  -24.8%
    Accord *              23,955  39,704  -42.1% 131,043 205,862  -35.9%
      Memo:  Accord
       Hybrid                  0       7               1     191  -99.5%
    Civic *               20,954  39,967  -49.7% 118,459 204,961  -41.8%
      Memo:  Civic
       Hybrid              1,583   2,710  -43.9%  12,328  19,032  -34.8%
    S2000                     89     273  -68.7%     574   1,719  -66.4%
    Insight                2,079       0           7,524       0
    FCX                        0       0               0       6
    FCX Clarity                0       0               3       0
 --------------              ---     ---   ----      ---     ---  -----
    Odyssey *             14,670  12,602   11.8%  56,554  72,589  -21.6%
    Pilot *                8,171   7,282    7.7%  42,298  55,476  -23.3%
    CR-V *                13,720  15,794  -16.6%  78,917 104,811  -24.2%
    Element *              1,306   2,211  -43.3%   6,827  15,834  -56.6%
    Ridgeline              1,611   2,247  -31.2%   7,775  19,399  -59.7%
 ------------              -----   -----  -----    -----  ------  -----
 Acura Division Total      8,280  12,456  -36.2%  51,082  77,914  -34.0%

 --------------------      -----  ------  -----   ------  ------  -----
    RSX                        0       0               0       1
    TL *                   3,018   3,454  -16.1%  17,536  23,681  -25.5%
    TSX                    1,890   3,869  -53.1%  14,040  17,683  -20.1%
    RL                       135     369  -64.9%   1,061   2,659  -59.8%
-----                       ---     ---  -----    -----   -----  -----
    MDX *                  2,351   3,425  -34.1%  13,469  24,562  -44.8%
    RDX *                    886   1,339  -36.5%   4,976   9,328  -46.3%

 ---------                   ---   -----  -----    -----   -----  -----
 Selling Days                 25      24             152     153

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



                   Month-to-Date              Year-to-Date
                June   June  DSR**         June    June  DSR**
                2009   2008 % Chg.         2009    2008 % Chg.
                ----   ---- ------         ----    ---- ------

  Hybrid       3,662  2,717   29.4%      19,853  19,223    4.0%

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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Nissan North America Announces June Sales

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) (NASDAQ:NSANY) today reported sales for June of 58,298 units versus 75,847 units a year ago, a decrease of 23.1 percent. Sales of Nissan Division vehicles decreased 21.9 percent, while sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased by 32.3 percent.

 NNA INFORMATION
 --  Combined sales for Nissan and Infiniti of 58,298 units, compared with
     last June's sales of 75,847 units, marked a decrease of 23.1 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 June had
     25 selling days, and June 2008 had 24 selling days.

 NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Nissan vehicles saw sales of 51,994 units in June compared with 66,543
     units sold in June 2008, a 21.9 percent decrease.
 --  Maxima sales for June totaled 4,560 vehicles, a 71.1 percent increase
     over sales of 2,656 in June 2008.
 --  Sales of the 370Z rose 11.3 percent in June 2009 compared with the
     same month last year.

 --  June was the first full sales month for cube(R) with 2,137 units.

 INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Infiniti sales for June were 6,304 units, down from 9,304 units a year
     ago, a decline of 32.3 percent.  The all-new G Convertible went on
     sale June 18.

 --  Sales of the Infiniti QX56 rose 28.2 percent in June 2009 compared
     with a year earlier.


 NISSAN DIVISION
 ---------------
                   June     June     Monthly   CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                   2009     2008      % chg    2009     2008     % chg
 Nissan Division
  Total           51,994   66,543     -21.9  309,296  460,452    -32.8
 Versa             5,473    8,873     -38.3   31,869   45,625    -30.2
 Sentra            5,834   10,918     -46.6   34,248   59,104    -42.1
 Cube              2,137        0       n/a    3,882        0      n/a
 Altima           16,350   24,541     -33.4   96,428  158,006    -39.0
 Maxima            4,560    2,656      71.7   23,418   21,320      9.8
 350/370Z            924      830      11.3    8,127    6,577     23.6
 GT-R                150        0       n/a      867        0      n/a
 Total Car        35,428   47,818     -25.9  198,839  290,632    -31.6
 Frontier          2,036    2,399     -15.1   12,144   23,572    -48.5
 Titan             1,290    1,260       2.4    8,804   17,185    -48.8
 Xterra            1,161    1,206      -3.7    7,399   15,239    -51.4
 Pathfinder        1,320    1,436      -8.1    8,538   17,066    -50.0
 Armada              625      866     -27.8    4,250    8,629    -50.7
 Rogue             5,933    6,022      -1.5   37,277   36,834      1.2
 Murano            3,212    4,443     -27.7   27,012   41,774    -35.3
 Quest               989    1,093      -9.5    5,033    9,521    -47.1
 Total Truck      16,566   18,725     -11.5  110,457  169,820    -35.0

 North American
  produced        39,638   55,248     -28.3  232,131  375,267    -38.1
 Car              32,217   46,988     -31.4  185,963  284,055    -34.5
 Truck             7,421    8,260     -10.2   46,168   91,212    -49.4
 Import           12,356   11,295       9.4   77,165   85,185     -9.4
 Car               3,211      830     286.9   12,876    6,577     95.8
 Truck             9,145   10,465     -12.6   64,289   78,608    -18.2

 INFINITI DIVISION
 -----------------
                   June     June     Monthly   CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                   2009     2008      % chg    2009     2008     % chg
 Infiniti Division
  Total            6,304    9,305     -32.3   38,448   61,870    -37.9
 G Sedan           2,714    3,825     -29.0   15,079   24,904    -39.5
 G Coupe /
  Convertible      1,348    1,781     -24.3    6,124   11,656    -47.5
 M                   682    1,222     -44.2    4,950    8,777    -43.6
 QX56                550      429      28.2    2,319    4,595    -49.5
 EX                  448    1,042     -57.0    4,088    6,253    -34.6
 FX                  562    1,006     -44.1    5,888    5,685      3.6

 Total Car         4,744    6,828     -30.5   26,153   45,337    -42.3
 Total Truck       1,560    2,477     -37.0   12,295   16,533    -25.6

 NISSAN & INFINITI
 -----------------
                   June     June     Monthly   CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                   2009     2008      % chg    2009     2008     % chg

 TOTAL VEHICLE    58,298   75,848     -23.1  347,744  522,322    -33.4
 Total Car        40,172   54,646     -26.5  224,992  335,969    -33.0
 Total Truck      18,126   21,202     -14.5  122,752  186,353    -34.1
 Selling days         25       24                152      153

 * All numbers include Hawaii


Source: Nissan North America  

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Clean Diesel Fuels Volkswagen's June Sales

Over 25 percent of sales were Clean Diesel TDI's

HERNDON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced June 2009 sales of 19,027 units, representing an 18 percent decrease over June 2008. However, Volkswagen's award winning clean diesels posted their best sales month since their re-launch with 5,072 units, representing an impressive 26 percent of total sales.

The Jetta SportWagen once again posted its best sales month ever with sales of 1,982 units. Clean diesel TDI's accounted for 81 percent of SportWagen sales, 40 percent of Jetta sedan sales, and 29 percent of Touareg sales.

"Volkswagen of America is encouraged by the momentum of our clean diesel TDI sales," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It appears that U.S. consumers are starting to realize the many benefits of today's clean diesels--vehicles that attain more than 30 percent better fuel economy while emitting 25 percent less greenhouse gas emission, all without sacrificing driving dynamics," Barnes added.

Volkswagen also announced today that they have been named a corporate leader in Strategic Visions Total Quality Index(R) (TQI). For 2009, Volkswagen has the most models across the segments that were measured than any other brand--New Beetle, Rabbit, Jetta, CC, and Tiguan were all recognized as TQI leaders in their respective segments.


 VW-US Snapshot

                                  June-09    June-08
                                   Actual     Actual  Yr/Yr % change
                                  --------  --------  --------------
 Rabbit                                547      2,542         -78.5%
 GTI                                   713      1,270         -43.9%
 R32                                     2        285         -99.3%
                                     -----      -----
            Total Rabbit/GTI/R32     1,262      4,097         -69.2%
 Jetta Sdn                           8,431      8,698          -3.1%
       SportWagen                    1,982        275         620.7%
                                     -----      -----
            Total Jetta             10,413      8,973          16.0%
 New Beetle - Coupe                    581      1,855         -68.7%
            - Convertible              492      1,536         -68.0%
                                     -----      -----
            Total  New Beetle        1,073      3,391         -68.4%
 Eos                                   819      1,632         -49.8%
 Passat Sdn                            705      2,821         -75.0%
        Wgn                            204        690         -70.4%
                                     -----      -----
            Total Passat               909      3,511         -74.1%
 CC                                  1,214          -           N/A
Tiguan                                908      1,044         -13.0%
 Touareg                               330        560         -41.1%
 Routan                              2,099          -           N/A


                           -----    ------     ------         -----
                           TOTAL    19,027     23,208         -18.0%
                           -----    ------     ------         -----



                                      ---------YEAR-TO-DATE---------
                                 June-09     June-08
                                YTD Actual  YTD Actual  Yr/Yr % change
                                ----------  ----------  --------------
 Rabbit                              3,955     11,795         -66.5%
 GTI                                 3,527      6,372         -44.6%
 R32                                   135      2,203         -93.9%
                                     -----      -----
            Total Rabbit/GTI/R32     7,617     20,370         -62.6%
 Jetta Sdn                          39,107     46,113         -15.2%
       SportWagen                    7,536        275        2640.4%
                                                -----
            Total Jetta             46,643     46,388           0.5%
 New Beetle - Coupe                  4,639      8,233         -43.7%
            - Convertible            2,353      6,848         -65.6%
                                                -----
            Total New Beetle         6,992     15,081         -53.6%
 Eos                                 3,797      8,266         -54.1%
 Passat Sdn                          4,899     16,179         -69.7%
        Wgn                          1,222      3,613         -66.2%
                                                -----
            Total Passat             6,121     19,792         -69.1%
 CC                                  9,504                      N/A
 Tiguan                              6,115      1,723         254.9%
 Touareg                             1,929      3,904         -50.6%
 Routan                              8,290                      N/A


                           -----    ------    -------         -----
                           TOTAL    97,008    115,524         -16.0%
                           -----    ------    -------         -----

Source: Volkswagen of America, Inc.  

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Posted: 07/01/09
11:54 AM

Toyota Reports June and First-Half Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported half-year sales of 770,449 vehicles. TMS saw improvements in the second quarter, posting sales of 410,777 units, an increase 11.2 percent over the first quarter, on a daily selling rate basis. For the month of June, TMS recorded sales of 131,654 units, a decrease of 34.6 percent from last June.

The Toyota Division posted June sales of 114,780 units, down 36.3 percent from the year-ago month. The Lexus Division reported sales of 16,874 for the month, a decrease of 20 percent from last June.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded June sales of 75,487 units, down 39.1 percent from the same period last year. Camry and Camry Hybrid remained Toyota's volume leader in June, posting combined monthly sales of 26,394 units. The all-new redesigned Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted June sales of 12,998 units, up 6.1 percent from the year-ago month. Corolla recorded June sales of 19,935 units. Yaris reported sales of 5,243 units for the month.

Toyota Division light trucks posted June sales of 39,293 units, down 30.1 percent from the year-ago month. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with sales of 10,054 units, up 0.6 percent from last June. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 6,885 units for the month. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported June sales of 9,035 units. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded sales of 5,187 units.

Scion posted June sales of 4,262 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with sales of 1,869 units. The tC sports coupe recorded sales of 1,446 units. The xD reported sales of 946 units for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported June sales of 8,725 units, a decrease of 35.3 percent from June 2008. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with June sales of 3,918 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan posted combined sales of 3,465 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan recorded combined sales of 806 units. The GS luxury sport sedan reported combined June sales of 454 units.

Lexus Division light trucks recorded June sales of 8,149 units, up 7.0 percent from the year-ago month. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle, which posted combined June sales of 7,355 units, up 21.3 percent from last June.

TMS Hybrids

TMS first-half hybrid sales totaled 81,280 units. In June, TMS posted sales of 16,744 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division posted sales of 16,189 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division posted sales of 585 hybrids in June.

There were 25 selling days this month, compared to 24 selling days last June.


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

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

 YARIS                    5,243    8,472  -40.6    38,598    64,680  -39.9
 COROLLA                 19,935   42,180  -54.6   121,643   194,488  -37.0
 CAMRY                   26,394   41,572  -39.0   150,242   239,881  -37.0
 VENZA                    4,521        0    N/A    20,463         0    N/A
 AVALON                   2,133    3,165  -35.3    13,804    24,438  -43.1
 PRIUS                   12,998   11,765    6.1    55,751    91,440  -38.6
 SCION xA                     1        4  -76.0         2        39  -94.8
 SCION xB                 1,869    4,685  -61.7    11,566    25,926  -55.1
 SCION tC                 1,446    4,155  -66.6     8,775    23,730  -62.8
 SCION xD                   946    3,026  -70.0     5,741    16,179  -64.3
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
  PASS. CAR              75,487  119,024  -39.1   426,587   680,802  -36.9
 -----------------       ------  -------  -----   -------   -------  -----
 ES                       3,918    5,726  -34.3    20,363    33,156  -38.2
 LS                         806    1,525  -49.3     4,857    11,554  -57.7
 SC                          82      154  -48.9       485     1,230  -60.3
 GS                         454    1,213  -64.1     3,556     9,059  -60.5
 IS                       3,465    4,324  -23.1    15,681    26,260  -42.7
 TOTAL LEXUS PASS. CAR    8,725   12,942  -35.3    44,942    81,259  -44.3
 ---------------------    -----   ------  -----    ------    ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA PASS. CAR  84,212  131,966  -38.7   471,529   762,061  -37.7
 ----------------------  ------  -------  -----   -------   -------  -----
 SIENNA                   5,442    8,578  -39.1    38,414    66,270  -41.7
 RAV4                    10,054    9,597    0.6    62,241    71,516  -12.4
 FJ CRUISER                 339    1,701  -80.9     7,148    16,662  -56.8
 4RUNNER                  1,031    2,839  -65.1    10,402    27,121  -61.4
 HIGHLANDER               6,885    6,872   -3.8    36,205    61,389  -40.6
 LAND CRUISER               209      324  -38.1     1,104     2,487  -55.3
 SEQUOIA                  1,111    2,444  -56.4     9,021    16,544  -45.1
 TOTAL SUV               19,629   23,777  -20.7   126,121   195,719  -35.1
 ---------               ------   ------  -----   -------   -------  -----
 4X2 TACOMA               4,372    6,690  -37.3    26,493    47,923  -44.4
 4X4 TACOMA               4,663    4,674   -4.2    26,668    36,147  -25.7
 TOTAL TACOMA             9,035   11,364  -23.7    53,161    84,070  -36.3
 TUNDRA                   5,187   10,238  -51.4    36,106    76,516  -52.5
 TOTAL PICKUP            14,222   21,602  -36.8    89,267   160,586  -44.0
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
  TRUCK                  39,293   53,957  -30.1   253,802   422,575  -39.5
 LX                         265      631  -59.7     1,742     4,178  -58.0
 GX                         529      860  -40.9     3,407     8,764  -60.9
 RX                       7,355    5,820   21.3    39,969    42,510   -5.4
 TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
  TRUCK                   8,149    7,311    7.0    45,118    55,452  -18.1
 -----------------        -----    -----    ---    ------    ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
  TRUCK                  47,442   61,268  -25.7   298,920   478,027  -37.1

 ------------------      ------   ------  -----   -------   -------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.      114,780  172,981  -36.3   680,389 1,103,377  -37.9
 TOTAL LEXUS             16,874   20,253  -20.0    90,060   136,711  -33.7
 -----------             ------   ------  -----    ------   -------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA           131,654  193,234  -34.6   770,449 1,240,088  -37.5
 MEMO:
 DOM. COROLLA            16,602   26,640  -40.2    97,430   138,656  -29.3
 DOM. CAMRY              25,003   41,038  -41.5   145,295   234,742  -37.7
 DOM. RAV4                4,100        0    N/A    17,119         0    N/A
 DOM. PICKUP             14,222   21,602  -36.8    89,267   160,584  -44.0
 DOM. RX                  5,562    4,261   25.3    27,287    29,716   -7.6

 SELLING DAYS                25       24              152       153
 ------------                --       --              ---       ---


 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR  27,228   48,181  -45.7   149,595   282,966  -46.8
 LEXUS IMPORT CAR         8,725   12,942  -35.3    44,942    81,259  -44.3
 TOYOTA DIV NA
  BUILT CARS             48,259   70,843  -34.6   276,992   397,836  -29.9
 TOTAL TOYOTA CARS       84,212  131,966  -38.7   471,529   762,061  -37.7

 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
  LT TRUCK               14,418   21,333  -35.1    99,981   179,175  -43.8
 LEXUS IMPORT LT TRUCK    2,587    3,050  -18.6    17,831    25,736  -30.3
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
  LT TRUCK               24,875   32,624  -26.8   153,821   243,400  -36.4
 LEXUS NA BUILT LT
  TRUCK                   5,562    4,261   25.3    27,287    29,716   -7.6
 TOTAL TOYOTA LT TRUCK   47,442   61,268  -25.7   298,920   478,027  -37.1
 ---------------------   ------   ------  -----   -------   -------  -----

 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES  27,439   29,387  -10.4   164,091   234,509  -29.6
    Memo: Lexus Sport
     Utility              8,149    7,311    7.0    45,118    55,452  -18.1

 SMALL VANS               5,442    8,578  -39.1    38,414    66,270  -41.7
 PICKUPS                 14,222   21,602  -36.8    89,267   160,586  -44.0

 ----------------------
 * NORTH AMERICAN BUILT
  VEHICLES
 COROLLA                 16,602   26,640  -40.2    97,430   138,656  -29.3
 CAMRY                   25,003   41,038  -41.5   145,295   234,742  -37.7
 VENZA                    4,521        0    N/A    20,463         0    N/A
 AVALON                   2,133    3,165  -35.3    13,804    24,438  -43.1
 SIENNA                   5,442    8,578  -39.1    38,414    66,270  -41.7
 RAV4                     4,100        0    N/A    17,119         0    N/A
 PICKUP                  14,222   21,602  -36.8    89,267   160,584  -44.0
 SEQUOIA                  1,111    2,444  -56.4     9,021    16,544  -45.1
 RX                       5,562    4,261   25.3    27,287    29,716   -7.6
 TOTAL                   78,696  107,728  -29.9   458,100   670,950  -31.3
 N.A. VEHICLES % OF
  TOTAL                    59.8%    55.8%            59.5%     54.1%

 SELLING DAYS                25       24              152       153
 DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE
 ------------------------


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

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Posted: 07/01/09
11:57 AM

Chrysler Group LLC Increases Retail Market Share, Reports June 2009 U.S. Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 1 /PRNewswire/ --   --  Chrysler Group LLC increases retail market share more than 1
     percentage point compared with June 2008
 --  Dodge Challenger sales increase 34 percent compared with June 2008
 --  Dodge Ram retail sales up 4 percent compared with June 2008
 --  Jeep Liberty retail sales increase 8 percent year-over-year

--  Dodge Journey retail sales increase 7 percent compared with June 2008


Chrysler Group LLC today reported more than a 1 percentage point increase in retail market share with June U.S. retail sales of 66,324 units. Retail sales declined 16 percent compared with the same time period in 2008. During the month of June, Chrysler Group LLC did not produce any vehicles for fleet sales, which resulted in a fleet sales reduction of 95 percent year-over-year for the same period.

"We are proud our new company starts out its first month with increasing market share and continued strong retail sales," said Peter Fong, President and Chief Executive Officer - Chrysler Brand and Lead Executive for the Sales Organization, Chrysler Group LLC. "It's a testament to our strong dealer network and loyal customers who supported Chrysler during the formation of the new company. We will continue to grow our new company by building on our brand heritage and offering consumers high-quality, fuel-efficient Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep(R) vehicles," Fong added.

Chrysler Group LLC reported total U.S. sales for June 2009 of 68,297 units, a decrease of 42 percent compared with June 2008. The company finished the month with 195,272 units in inventory, representing a 71 day supply. Inventory is down 56 percent versus June 2008 when it totaled 440,075 units. Overall industry figures for June 2009 are projected to come in at an estimated 9.7 million SAAR.

On June 1, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of the majority of Chrysler LLC's assets to a new company, Chrysler Group LLC, in alliance with Fiat S.p.A., and on June 10, the transaction closed, forming Chrysler Group LLC. As of June 29, 2009, Chrysler Group LLC has resumed production at eight of its manufacturing facilities.

Incentives
July starts "Summer Clearance" at Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealerships across the United States. Chrysler Group LLC is pleased to offer zero percent financing for 60 months through GMAC Financial Services on select 2009 model vehicles, or up to $4,000 Consumer Cash on 2009 model vehicles. In addition, current Chrysler LLC vehicle owners are eligible for up to $1,000 Owner Loyalty cash on select 2008 and 2009 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. These offers are in addition to the Credit Union Bonus Cash of up to $1,000 on select products for qualified credit union members who finance their new vehicle purchase through a participating Credit Union under the Invest in America program. These incentives are valid through July 31, 2009.

On Wednesday, June 24, President Obama signed the Supplemental Appropriations bill, which includes the fleet modernization program (commonly known as "Cash for Clunkers"). The program is expected to take effect July 24, 2009 and will provide $3,500 - $4,500 to consumers whose trade-in vehicle meets the program qualifications. Chrysler Group LLC not only supports the program, but is also adding an additional incentive of up to $750 for current Chrysler Group owners who have vehicles that qualify.



            Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru June 2009
            ----------------------------------------------------

                   Month Sales    Vol %          Sales CYTD    Vol %
 Model           Curr Yr  Pr Yr  Change       Curr Yr  Pr Yr  Change
 -----           -------  -----  ------       -------  -----  ------
 Sebring           1,752   5,111    -66%       10,685  48,022    -78%
 300               2,917   4,528    -36%       19,299  40,014    -52%
 Crossfire            83     189    -56%          318   1,094    -71%
 PT Cruiser        1,103   6,216    -82%        8,591  32,830    -74%
 Aspen               479     944    -49%        4,963  13,233    -62%
 Pacifica            241     307    -21%        1,727   4,195    -59%
 Town & Country    7,178   9,833    -27%       43,737  67,806    -35%

    CHRYSLER
     BRAND        13,753  27,128    -49%       89,320 207,194    -57%
 -------          ------  ------    ---        ------ -------    ---
Compass             967   2,075    -53%        5,762  18,393    -69%
 Patriot           2,765   4,889    -43%       13,498  36,684    -63%
 Wrangler          4,810   6,670    -28%       48,890  46,443      5%
 Liberty           3,815   4,993    -24%       23,705  40,910    -42%
 Grand Cherokee    3,623   6,054    -40%       23,090  42,793    -46%
 Commander           628   1,961    -68%        5,503  16,313    -66%
    JEEP BRAND    16,608  26,642    -38%      120,448 201,536    -40%

 -------          ------  ------    ---       ------- -------    ---
 Caliber           3,538   6,099    -42%       17,307  59,111    -71%
 Avenger           2,308   4,187    -45%       14,738  41,453    -64%
 Charger           3,489   8,352    -58%       29,461  58,525    -50%
 Challenger        1,369   1,024     34%       15,082   1,095   1277%
 Viper                20      79    -75%          309     594    -48%
 Magnum               28     188    -85%          113   6,249    -98%
Dakota              645   2,443    -74%        6,743  17,379    -61%
 Ram P/U          14,478  16,149    -10%       94,516 128,944    -27%
 Journey           3,796   5,162    -26%       25,949  22,731     14%
 Caravan           5,820  14,214    -59%       41,747  75,805    -45%
 Durango             369   1,723    -79%        2,827  14,909    -81%
 Nitro             1,471   2,577    -43%        9,885  23,898    -59%
 Sprinter            605   1,490    -59%        2,752   8,403    -67%

    DODGE BRAND   37,936  63,687    -40%      261,429 459,096    -43%
                  ------  ------    ---        ------ -------    ---

    TOTAL CHRYSLER
     GROUP LLC    68,297 117,457    -42%      471,197 867,826    -46%

      TOTAL CAR   15,504  29,858    -48%      107,314 257,147    -58%
      TOTAL TRUCK 52,793  87,599    -40%      363,883 610,679    -40%

 Selling Days         25      24                      152     153
 ------------         --      --                      ---     ---

Source: Chrysler Group LLC  

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11:58 AM

Mercedes-Benz Reports June Sales of 15,155

MONTVALE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 15,155 vehicles, a decline of 22.6 percent compared to June 2008.

The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and M-Class with sales of 4,583, 2,781, and 2,362 respectively. The company's new GLK compact SUV continued to exhibit strong demand, outperforming all of its competitors for the first half of the year.

Overall, the company sold 85,088 new vehicles during the first six months of the year, a decrease of 28.7 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 5,999 vehicles in June; a 24.7 percent increase compared to June 2008 sales of 4,809 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 38,950, a 24.2 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (31,359 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

                              MERCEDES-BENZ USA
                             Sales -- June 2009

 Model       June '09   June '08  Monthly %  YTD 2009  YTD 2008    Yearly %
 ----------- --------   --------  ---------  --------  --------    --------
 C-CLASS        4,583      5,977     -23.3%   25,729     37,362      -31.1%

 E-CLASS        2,781      4,360     -36.2%   12,701     20,163      -37.0%

 S-CLASS          750      1,384     -45.8%    5,036      9,639      -47.8%

 CL-CLASS         118        180     -34.4%      722      1,503      -52.0%

 SL-CLASS         410        667     -38.5%    2,174      3,401      -36.1%

 CLK-CLASS        539        726     -25.8%    5,203      6,293      -17.3%

 SLK-CLASS        247        576     -57.1%    1,651      3,069      -46.2%

 CLS-CLASS        196        552     -64.5%    1,643      3,729      -55.9%

 R-CLASS          680        576      18.1%    1,992      4,784      -58.4%

 M-CLASS        2,362      2,601      -9.2%   10,604     17,396      -39.0%

 G-CLASS           37         64     -42.2%      297        490      -39.4%

 GL-CLASS         913      1,913     -52.3%    6,353     11,450      -44.5%

 GLK-CLASS      1,539          -         -    10,983          -          -

 ----------- --------   --------  ---------  --------  --------     -------
 GRAND TOTAL   15,155     19,576     -22.6%   85,088    119,279      -28.7%

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA  

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Posted: 07/01/09
11:59 AM

Daimler AG Reports a Total of 16,271 Cars Sold for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for June 2009

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records June Sales of 15,155

- smart USA Records 1,116 Sales in June

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division in the U.S. (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 16,271 units, a decline of 26.45 percent compared to June 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 15,155 vehicles, a decline of 22.58 percent compared to June 2008. The volume leaders for the month were the C, E, and M-Class with sales of 4,583, 2,781, and 2,362 respectively. The company's new GLK compact SUV continued to exhibit strong demand, outperforming all of its competitors for the first half of the year. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 85,088 new vehicles, a decrease of 28.66 percent over the comparable period last year.

smart USA recorded 1,116 sales in June 2009. Year to date sales now total 8,567 units, a decline of 24.84% percent YTD. Since its introduction in the United States, there are over 33,000 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 and is the vehicle that truly meets the intent of the recently announced Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program, aka "cash for clunkers." The smart fortwo already exceeds the Obama Administration's 2016 CAFE requirement which mandates a fleet average of 35.5 mpg and has many other environmentally friendly attributes. In June, the smart fortwo earned recognition as Edmunds.com's Most Loved Convertible for the second year in a row and Kelly Blue Book's Top 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.

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 June 2009
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Month Sales        %          Sales CYTD         %
                Curr Yr     Pr Yr    Change   Curr Yr     Pr Yr    Change
                -------     -----    ------   -------     -----    ------
 Mercedes-Benz
  USA            15,155    19,576   -22.58%    85,088   119,279   -28.66%
 smart USA        1,116     2,545   -56.15%     8,567    11,399*  -24.84%*
 Mercedes-Benz
  USA / smart
  USA combined   16,271    22,121   -26.45%    93,655   130,678*  -28.33%*


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


Source: Daimler Communications  

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Posted: 07/01/09
12:00 PM

Subaru of America, Inc. Has Best June Sales Ever

- Subaru Legacy, Impreza and Forester Sales Continue to Break Records -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it set a sales record for the month of June as sales were up 3-percent with 18,620 units sold in June 2009 versus 18,007 units sold in June 2008. Subaru sales for June 2009 also showed a 6-percent increase over May 2009 Subaru sales.


The 2009 Subaru Legacy sedan and Impreza vehicles each set sales records for the month. Subaru Legacy had a 28-percent increase in sales over June 2008, while Subaru Impreza sales were up 24-percent over last year's June sales, which represents the model's best ever monthly sales. The award-winning Subaru Forester recorded an increase in sales of 31-percent for the year to June resulting in its highest ever June-YTD sales.

On a YTD basis, the company reported sales of 93,306 units, which is a decline of just 1-percent of June 2008 sales of 94,095 units.

"The June sales record is a fitting close to a first half in which Subaru held record market share," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our June results confirmed the strength of the Subaru brand, our AWD vehicles and the Subaru dealer network. With our product line-up firing on all cylinders, we expect to continue performing well as we begin to ship the new 2010 Legacy and Outback models this month."

           Jun-09   Jun-08  % chg    YTD June-09   YTD June-08   % chg
 Legacy     2,984    2,339    28%         12,627        11,327    11%
 Outback*   3,721    4,704   -21%         18,927        24,979   -24%
 Impreza    5,041    4,053    24%         22,157        23,543    -6%
 Forester   6,090    5,830     4%         36,158        27,569    31%
 Tribeca      784    1,081   -27%          3,437         6,676   -49%

 Total**   18,620   18,007     3%         93,306        94,094    -1%


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


"Our franchise continues to outperform the market as our retail organization is focused on presenting our customers with the safety, value, reliability, durability and fuel economy that our award-winning line up of AWD products represents," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc.


Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Posted: 07/06/09
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Mazda Reports June 2009 Sales

IRVINE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported June 2009 sales of 13,729, down 42.2 percent versus June of 2008, and down 44.6 percent on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis. Overall, total yearly sales are reported at 100,381, down 34.5 percent compared to 2008, or 34.0 percent on a DSR basis.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported June sales of 1,181, down 26 percent versus June of 2008. For the year, MMdM sales are down 10 percent with 8,995 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.

                     Month-To-Date                    Year-To-Date
                     -------------                    ------------

            June   June         %   % MTD     June    June       %  % YTD
            2009   2008    Change     DSR     2009    2008  Change    DSR
            ----   ----    ------     ---     ----    ----  ------    ---

 Mazda3    6,633 12,346    (46.3)% (48.4)%  45,216  61,475  (26.4)% (26.0)%
 Mazda5    1,209  1,416    (14.6)% (18.0)%  10,403  11,977  (13.1)% (12.6)%
 Mazda6    1,839  3,685    (50.1)% (52.1)%  17,648  33,063  (46.6)% (46.3)%
 MX-5
  Miata      513  1,064    (51.8)% (53.7)%   4,643   7,149  (35.1)% (34.6)%
 RX-8        189    333    (43.2)% (45.5)%   1,075   1,881  (42.8)% (42.5)%
CX-7      1,237  1,975    (37.4)% (39.9)%   8,431  15,974  (47.2)% (46.9)%
 CX-9      1,568  1,830    (14.3)% (17.7)%   9,711  13,223  (26.6)% (26.1)%
 Tribute     479  1,008    (52.5)% (54.4)%   2,867   7,576  (62.2)% (61.9)%
 B-Series
  Truck       62    114    (45.6)% (47.8)%     387     823  (53.0)% (52.7)%


 Total
  Vehicles
 ---------

 CARS     10,383 18,844    (44.9)% (47.1)%  78,985 115,545  (31.6)% (31.2)%
 TRUCKS    3,346  4,927    (32.1)% (34.8)%  21,396  37,596  (43.1)% (42.7)%
           -----  -----    -----            ------  ------  -----

 TOTAL    13,729 23,771    (42.2)% (44.6)% 100,381 153,141  (34.5)% (34.0)%
          ====== ======    =====   =====   ======= =======  =====   =====


 -----
 MEMO:
 -----

 IMPORT
  CAR      8,544 15,159    (43.6)%          61,337  82,482  (25.6)%
 IMPORT
  TRUCK    2,805  3,805    (26.3)%          18,142  29,197  (37.9)%
           -----  -----    -----            ------  ------  -----
 IMPORT
  TOTAL   11,349 18,964    (40.2)%          79,479 111,679  (28.8)%

 DOMESTIC
  CAR      1,839  3,685    (50.1)%          17,648  33,063  (46.6)%
 DOMESTIC
  TRUCK      541  1,122    (51.8)%           3,254   8,399  (61.3)%
             ---  -----    -----             -----   -----  -----
 DOMESTIC
  TOTALS   2,380  4,807    (50.5)%          20,902  41,462  (49.6)%
 --------  -----  -----    -----            ------  ------  -----
 Selling
  Days        25     24                        153     154
 -------

Source: Mazda North American Operations  

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Hyundai Motor America Reports June 2009 Sales

Hyundai the Sixth-Best Selling Brand in the U.S. in June Assurance Gas Lock Kicks Off Today

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced June sales of 37,943 units, a three percent increase over last month and a 24 percent decline versus June 2008. Hyundai outsold Dodge in June for the first time, making Hyundai the number-six best-selling brand in the U.S.

"Through the first six months of 2009, Hyundai has achieved an all-time high market share of about 4.2 percent, up from 3.1 percent for the same period last year. That's a 35 percent improvement, which we believe to be the single best year-over-year share improvement in the industry," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president of Hyundai Motor America. "And while our sales fell from last year, June 2008 was an all-time, any-time record sales month for Hyundai that was accomplished in a markedly different business climate, with high gas prices fueling huge demand for our fuel-efficient lineup."

"Our retail momentum is strong - we've grown retail market share over 2008 each month this year," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "We're kicking off the second half of the year with a full tool kit -- J. D. Power's endorsement as the highest ranking non-premium brand in the 2009 Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS), improving availability of our award-winning Genesis models, our innovative $1.49/gallon Assurance Gas Lock program, and the new CARS program, which Hyundai is uniquely well positioned to benefit from with our fuel-efficient lineup."

J.D. Power ranked Hyundai as the number one non-premium brand, and fourth in the industry, in the just-released 2009 Initial Quality Study(SM)(IQS).

The Hyundai Elantra is the number one compact car in the 2009 Initial Quality Study(SM).

The Hyundai Genesis is the 2009 North American Car of the Year.

Hyundai Assurance and Hyundai Assurance Gas Lock complement America's Best Warranty on eligible new vehicles financed or leased from a participating Hyundai dealer. For full details about the program, visit: www.Hyundai.com.

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 790 dealerships nationwide.

 CARLINE    JUNE/2008    JUNE/2009    CY/2008      CY/2009
 -------    ---------    ---------    -------      -------
 ACCENT       6,914        8,139       28,184       32,928
 SONATA      16,875       11,950       65,927       60,481
 ELANTRA     14,482        6,493       61,978       39,904
 TIBURON        979          443        4,967        8,346
 SANTA FE     5,863        7,148       37,410       33,473
 AZERA        1,745          313       11,443        1,951
 TUCSON       1,964        1,100       11,747        7,552
 ENTOURAGE      499           43        3,032        3,343
 VERACRUZ       682          476        6,348        6,770

 GENESIS         30        1,838           30        9,938
 TOTAL       50,033       37,943      231,066      204,686


Source: Hyundai Motor America  

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