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---------July 2009 SALES NUMBERS LISTED BELOW--------------------  

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Ford's New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Plus 'Cash For Clunkers' Program Drive Sales Increase in July

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --   --  Ford, Lincoln and Mercury retail sales increased 9 percent versus a
     year ago; total sales (including fleet) were 158,838, up 2 percent
     versus a year ago
 --  Ford is first among major manufacturers to report sales increase in
     2009; year-over-year total sales gain is the first for Ford since
     November 2007
 --  Ford's fuel-efficient vehicles pace July sales results - Ford Fusion
     up 66 percent, Mercury Milan up 60 percent, Ford Escape up 94 percent,
     Mercury Mariner up 71 percent, Ford Focus up 44 percent and Ford
     Ranger up 65 percent; Ford hybrid sales up 323 percent
 --  Ford was first to market with "Cash for Clunkers" website; more than 1
     million consumers guided by www.LetFordRecycleYourRide.com

 --  First 2010 model Ford Taurus and Transit Connect models were delivered
     to U.S. customers in July



Customer demand for Ford's fuel-efficient vehicles coupled with the U.S. government's Car Allowance Rebate System ("Cash for Clunkers") enabled Ford to post the first sales increase of any major manufacturer in 2009.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers reported 118,197 retail sales in July, up 9 percent versus a year ago. Total sales (including fleet customer deliveries) were 158,838, up 2 percent versus last year.

"We had another strong month in progress before the 'Cash for Clunkers' program started," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

"Our products, our dealers and our advance preparation enabled us to leverage the program and drive traffic and sales to another level," he added. "In addition, we achieved a sales increase even though we decreased incentive spending in an increasingly competitive environment."

 July Sales Highlights
 --  Ford Fusion sales totaled 17,610, a July record and up 66 percent
     versus a year ago, and Mercury Milan sales were up 60 percent.  The
     2010 model Fusion and Milan and their hybrid versions are the most
     fuel-efficient mid-size sedans in America.
 --  Ford Escape sales totaled 20,241, a July record and up 94 percent
     versus a year ago, and Mercury Mariner sales were up 71 percent.  The
     2009 model Escape Hybrid and Mariner Hybrid are the most
     fuel-efficient utility vehicles in America.

 --  Ford Focus sales totaled 21,830, up 44 percent versus a year ago.  The
     Focus is among the most fuel-efficient compact cars in America with an
     EPA highway rating of 35 mpg.
 --  Ford Ranger sales totaled 7,695, up 65 percent versus a year ago.  The
     Ranger is the most fuel-efficient compact pickup in America.
 --  Ford Flex sales totaled 3,631, up 65 percent versus a year ago.  The
     Flex is among the most fuel-efficient mid-size crossover utilities in
     America.


 --  Ford's hybrid vehicles (Fusion, Milan, Escape and Mariner) posted
     combined sales of 5,353, a record for any month and up 323 percent
     versus a year ago.


"We have the freshest line of new products in the industry," said Czubay. "We're really encouraged by the growing number of consumers who are considering Ford for their next vehicle."

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 vehicle, thanks to improved fuel economy, smart technology and higher residual values.

More new products are on the way. The first new 2010 Ford Taurus sedans were delivered at the end of July, as well as the first Transit Connects.

The all-new Taurus is the smartest full-size sedan in America. The Transit Connect, a small, fuel-efficient purpose-built van, is the first ONE Ford global vehicle to be sold in the United States.

This summer, Ford also will debut its EcoBoost engine technology in the Taurus SHO, Lincoln MKS, Ford Flex and all-new Lincoln MKT crossover vehicle. In these vehicles, EcoBoost provides the fuel economy of a six-cylinder engine and the performance of a V-8.

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.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich. manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 205,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

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

                                 July         %      Year-To-Date      %
                                 ----                ------------
                              2009    2008 Change    2009      2008 Change
                              ----    ---- ------    ----      ---- ------
 Sales By Brand
   Ford                    142,135 138,175    2.9 802,483 1,117,746  -28.2
   Lincoln                   6,672   8,819  -24.3  47,382    65,713  -27.9
   Mercury                  10,031   9,412    6.6  54,725    82,007  -33.3
                            ------   -----         ------    ------
     Total Ford, Lincoln
      and Mercury          158,838 156,406    1.6 904,590 1,265,466  -28.5
   Volvo                     6,441   5,124   25.7  36,187    51,305  -29.5
                             -----   -----         ------    ------
      Total Ford Motor
       Company             165,279 161,530    2.3 940,777 1,316,771  -28.6

 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury
  Sales By Type
   Cars                     62,176  57,177    8.7 342,228   457,622  -25.2
   Crossover Utility
    Vehicles                37,419  27,336   36.9 203,741   240,393  -15.2
   Sport Utility Vehicles    6,526  10,213  -36.1  50,563   108,921  -53.6
   Trucks and Vans          52,717  61,680  -14.5 308,058   458,530  -32.8
                            ------  ------        -------   -------
     Total Trucks           96,662  99,229   -2.6 562,362   807,844  -30.4
                            ------  ------        -------   -------
       Total Vehicles      158,838 156,406    1.6 904,590 1,265,466  -28.5



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

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

 Crown Victoria         3,766   4,325  -12.9  21,949    31,765  -30.9
 Taurus                 1,760   4,100  -57.1  19,141    36,016  -46.9
 Fusion                17,610  10,607   66.0 102,756    98,530    4.3
 Focus                 21,830  15,200   43.6  91,184   138,649  -34.2
 Mustang                6,686  10,711  -37.6  40,474    65,764  -38.5
                        -----  ------         ------    ------
   Ford Cars           51,652  44,943   14.9 275,504   370,724  -25.7

 Flex                   3,631   2,204   64.7  23,692     3,583  561.2
 Edge                   7,857   8,508   -7.7  49,117    77,235  -36.4
 Escape                20,241  10,421   94.2  96,643   102,486   -5.7
 Taurus X                 366   2,034  -82.0   5,650    16,803  -66.4
                          ---   -----          -----    ------
   Ford Crossover
    Utility Vehicles   32,095  23,167   38.5 175,102   200,107  -12.5

 Expedition             2,565   3,469  -26.1  16,521    35,760  -53.8
 Explorer               3,108   5,404  -42.5  27,442    55,339  -50.4
                        -----   -----         ------    ------
   Ford Sport Utility
    Vehicles            5,673   8,873  -36.1  43,963    91,099  -51.7

 F-Series              36,327  44,829  -19.0 215,959   319,542  -32.4
 Ranger                 7,695   4,677   64.5  34,118    45,980  -25.8
 Econoline/Club Wagon   7,792  11,146  -30.1  54,680    85,721  -36.2
 Transit Connect          417       0     NA     417         0     NA
 Low Cab Forward           23      81  -71.6     167       635  -73.7
 Heavy Trucks             461     459    0.4   2,573     3,938  -34.7
                          ---     ---          -----     -----
   Ford Trucks
    and Vans           52,715  61,192  -13.9 307,914   455,816  -32.4
                       ------  ------        -------   -------

   Ford Brand         142,135 138,175    2.9 802,483 1,117,746  -28.2



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

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

 MKS             1,205 2,279  -47.1  9,666  2,664  262.8
 MKZ             1,532 2,331  -34.3 13,340 20,978  -36.4
 Town Car        1,841   943   95.2  7,946  9,982  -20.4
 MKX             1,642 2,010  -18.3 12,742 19,573  -34.9
 Navigator         450   768  -41.4  3,544  9,802  -63.8
 Mark LT             2   488  -99.6    144  2,714  -94.7
                   ---   ---           ---  -----

   Lincoln Brand 6,672 8,819  -24.3 47,382 65,713  -27.9



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

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

 Grand Marquis    2,667 2,569    3.8 14,239 19,310  -26.3
 Sable              345 2,276  -84.8  5,710 11,702  -51.2
 Milan            2,934 1,836   59.8 15,823 22,262  -28.9
 Mariner          3,682 2,159   70.5 15,897 20,713  -23.3
 Mountaineer        403   572  -29.5  3,056  8,020  -61.9
                    ---   ---         -----  -----

   Mercury Brand 10,031 9,412    6.6 54,725 82,007  -33.3



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

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

 S40             525   431   21.8  4,073  7,203  -43.5
 V50             181   120   50.8    954  1,151  -17.1
 S60           1,461   409  257.2  5,016  6,720  -25.4
 S80             602   745  -19.2  5,391  7,657  -29.6
 V70             241   234    3.0  1,154  2,336  -50.6
 XC60            762     0     NA  4,289      0     NA
 XC70            722   668    8.1  3,536  6,302  -43.9
 XC90            850 1,546  -45.0  5,613 13,011  -56.9
 C70             685   540   26.9  3,745  4,144   -9.6
 C30             412   431   -4.4  2,416  2,781  -13.1
                 ---   ---         -----  -----

Volvo Brand 6,441 5,124   25.7 36,187 51,305  -29.5

Source: Ford Motor Company  

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Daimler AG Reports a Total of 17,646 Cars Sold for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for July 2009

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records July Sales of 16,228 - smart USA Records 1,418 Sales in July

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (NYSELaughAI) today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division in the U.S. (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 17,646 units, a decline of 24 percent compared to July 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO )

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 16,228 vehicles. While July volume was off by 21.7 percent versus July 2008, the July sales were MBUSA's strongest so far this year and marked the third month of increasing sales momentum. The volume leaders for the month were the E, C, and GLK-Class with sales of 5,556, 4,450, and 1,809 respectively. The all-new 9th generation 2010 E-Class made a strong debut in its first full month on the market, topping July 2008 by 12.5%. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 101,316 new vehicles, a decrease of 27.6 percent over the comparable period last year.

smart USA recorded 1,418 sales in July 2009, an increase of 27% versus June 2009, and its best month since March of this year. Since its introduction in the United States, there are now over 34,000 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.

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 July 2009
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Month Sales       %         Sales CYTD        %
                      Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change   Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change
                      -------   -----   ------   -------    -----   ------
 Mercedes-Benz USA     16,228  20,733   -21.7%   101,316  140,012   -27.6%
 smart USA              1,418   2,559   -44.6%     9,985   13,958   -28.5%
 Mercedes-Benz USA /
  smart USA combined   17,646  23,292   -24.2%   111,301  153,970    27.7%

Source: Daimler Communications  

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Mercedes-Benz Reports July Sales of 16,228

MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 16,228 vehicles. While July volume was off by 21.7 percent versus July 2008, the July sales were MBUSA's strongest so far this year and marked the third month of increasing sales momentum.

The volume leaders for the month were the E, C, and GLK-Class with sales of 5,556, 4,450, and 1,809 respectively. The all-new 9th generation 2010 E-Class made a strong debut in its first full month on the market, topping July 2008 by 12.5%.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 101,316 new vehicles, a decrease of 27.6 percent over the comparable period last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,145 vehicles in July; an 18.7 percent increase compared to July 2008 sales of 5,175 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 45,095, a 23.4 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales (36,533 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. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and CL coupes.

                MERCEDES-BENZ USA / Sales -- July 2009

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

 -------        -----    -----     -----    ------   ------    -----
 C-CLASS        4,450    6,241     -28.7%   30,179   43,603    -30.8%
 -------        -----    -----     -----    ------   ------    -----

 -------        -----    -----      ----    ------   ------    -----
 E-CLASS        5,556    4,938      12.5%   18,257   25,101    -27.3%
 -------        -----    -----      ----    ------   ------    -----

 -------          ---    -----     -----     -----   ------    -----
 S-CLASS          638    1,577     -59.5%    5,674   11,216    -49.4%
 -------          ---    -----     -----     -----   ------    -----

 --------          --      ---     -----       ---    -----    -----
 CL-CLASS          85      220     -61.4%      807    1,723    -53.2%
 --------          --      ---     -----       ---    -----    -----

 --------         ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
 SL-CLASS         319      501     -36.3%    2,493    3,902    -36.1%
 --------         ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

 ---------        ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
 CLK-CLASS        364      872     -58.3%    5,567    7,165    -22.3%
 ---------        ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

 ---------        ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
 SLK-CLASS        234      439     -46.7%    1,885    3,508    -46.3%
 ---------        ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

 ---------        ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
 CLS-CLASS        164      451     -63.6%    1,807    4,180    -56.8%
 ---------        ---      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

 -------           --      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----
 R-CLASS           36      750     -95.2%    2,028    5,534    -63.4%
 -------           --      ---     -----     -----    -----    -----

 -------        -----    -----     -----    ------   ------    -----
 M-CLASS        1,674    2,691     -37.8%   12,278   20,087    -38.9%
 -------        -----    -----     -----    ------   ------    -----

 -------           --       --     -----       ---      ---    -----
 G-CLASS           55       64     -14.1%      352      554    -36.5%
 -------           --       --     -----       ---      ---    -----

 --------         ---    -----     -----     -----   ------    -----
 GL-CLASS         844    1,989     -57.6%    7,197   13,439    -46.4%
 --------         ---    -----     -----     -----   ------    -----

 ---------      -----        -         -    ------        -        -
 GLK-CLASS      1,809        -         -    12,792        -        -
 ---------      -----        -         -    ------        -        -

 -----------   ------   ------     -----   -------  -------    -----
 GRAND TOTAL   16,228   20,733     -21.7%  101,316  140,012    -27.6%
 -----------   ------   ------     -----   -------  -------    -----

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA  

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01:16 PM

American Honda July Sales Top 114,000

Civic and CR-V post gains as company posts highest monthly sales result to date for 2009

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted total July vehicle sales of 114,690, a decline of 17.3 percent compared to July 2008 results, the company reported today. American Honda year-to-date sales of 645,468 represented a 30.7 percent decline based on the daily selling rate*.

Sales of the fuel-efficient Honda Civic increased 3.1 percent to 30,037. Honda CR-V, a best-seller in the crossover utility vehicle segment, increased sales by 9.9 percent to 19,151. The Honda Division posted July sales of 106,028, a decline of 15.8 percent compared to last year's aggressive pace.

"Strong interest from the CARS program increased dealership traffic late in the month and contributed to Civic and CR-V sales gains," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor *** Inc. "July was our highest-volume month so far this year."

The Acura Division posted July 2009 sales of 8,662, a decrease of 32.5 percent compared to last year's July sales.

*The daily selling rate is calculated with 26 days for July 2009 and July 2008. The year-to-date daily selling rate is calculated with 178 days for 2009 and 179 days for 2008. All percentages represent the daily selling rate.

                   American Honda Vehicle Sales For July 2009

                          Month-to-Date               Year-to-Date
                      July    July    DSR**       July    July    DSR**
                      2009    2008    % Chg.      2009    2008    % Chg.
                      ----    ----    ------      ----    ----    ------
 American
  Honda Total       114,690 138,744  -17.3%      645,468  937,102  -30.7%
 ------------
   Total Car Sales   76,724  90,943  -15.6%      396,686  587,302  -32.1%
   Total Truck
    Sales            37,966  47,801  -20.6%      248,782  349,800  -28.5%
     Honda Total
      Car Sales      71,052  82,976  -14.4%      358,377  535,311  -32.7%
     Honda Total
      Truck Sales    34,976  42,940  -18.5%      227,347  311,049  -26.5%
     Acura Total
      Car Sales       5,672   7,967  -28.8%       38,309   51,991  -25.9%
     Acura Total
      Truck Sales     2,990   4,861  -38.5%       21,435   38,751  -44.4%
 Domestic Car
  Sales *            61,114  63,115   -3.2%      304,729  432,371  -29.1%
 ------------
   Honda Division    57,805  59,154   -2.3%      283,884  404,729  -29.5%
   Acura Division     3,309   3,961  -16.5%       20,845   27,642  -24.2%
 Domestic Truck
  Sales *            33,932  39,036  -13.1%      225,597  272,906  -16.9%
 --------------
   Honda Division    30,942  34,175   -9.5%      204,162  234,155  -12.3%
   Acura Division     2,990   4,861  -38.5%       21,435   38,751  -44.4%
 Import Car Sales    15,610  27,828  -43.9%       91,957  154,931  -40.3%
 ----------------
   Honda Division    13,247  23,822  -44.4%       74,493  130,582  -42.6%
   Acura Division     2,363   4,006  -41.0%       17,464   24,349  -27.9%
 Import Truck Sales   4,034   8,765  -54.0%       23,185   76,894  -69.7%
 ------------------
   Honda Division     4,034   8,765  -54.0%       23,185   76,894  -69.7%
 ----------------     -----   -----  -----        ------   ------  -----
 MODEL BREAKOUTS BY
  DIVISION
 Honda Division
  Total             106,028 125,916  -15.8%      585,724  846,358  -30.4%
 --------------     ------- -------  -----       -------  -------  -----
   Fit                8,876  12,266  -27.6%       38,598   52,053  -25.4%
   Accord *          29,774  41,382  -28.1%      160,817  247,244  -34.6%
     Memo: Accord
      Hybrid              0       3                    1      194  -99.5%
   Civic *           30,037  29,125    3.1%      148,496  234,086  -36.2%
     Memo: Civic
      Hybrid            969   3,440  -71.8%       13,297   22,472  -40.5%
   S2000                 68     201  -66.2%          642    1,920  -66.4%
   Insight            2,295       0                9,819        0
   FCX                    0       0                    0        6
   FCX Clarity            2       2    0.0%            5        2  151.4%
 -------------          ---     ---    ---           ---      ---  -----
   Odyssey *          6,785  13,123  -48.3%       63,339   85,712  -25.7%
   Pilot *            6,340   7,486  -15.3%       48,638   62,962  -22.3%
   CR-V *            19,151  17,419    9.9%       98,068  122,230  -19.3%
   Element *          1,516   2,250  -32.6%        8,343   18,084  -53.6%
   Ridgeline          1,184   2,662  -55.5%        8,959   22,061  -59.2%

 ------------         -----   -----  -----         -----   ------  -----
 Acura Division
  Total               8,662  12,828  -32.5%       59,744   90,742  -33.8%
 --------------       -----  ------  -----        ------   ------  -----
   RSX                    0       0                    0        1
   TL *               3,309   3,961  -16.5%       20,845   27,642  -24.2%
   TSX                2,232   3,474  -35.8%       16,272   21,157  -22.7%
   RL                   131     532  -75.4%        1,192    3,191  -62.4%
 -----                  ---     ---  -----         -----    -----  -----
   MDX *              2,471   3,477  -28.9%       15,940   28,039  -42.8%
   RDX *                519   1,384  -62.5%        5,495   10,712  -48.4%

 ---------              ---   -----  -----         -----   ------  -----
 Selling Days            26      26                  178      179


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

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:17 PM

Acura Announces July Sales Results

Low Inventory Impacts Acura Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The TL performance luxury sedan continued to top the leaderboard for Acura, logging 3,309 sales, and despite low inventory, the top three Acura models posted month-over-month sales increases for July. Total Acura sales tallied 8,662 vehicles, down 32.5 percent* versus last July, while year-to-date sales slipped 33.8 percent** to 59,744 versus 2008, based on daily selling rates.

"Acura is gearing up for increased sales in the coming months by offering a dramatically enhanced 2010 lineup," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "The new V6 powered TSX performance sedan is just beginning to arrive at Acura dealers and the revamped turbocharged RDX crossover SUV, including a new two-wheel-drive model, will be arriving this month."

Low inventory of 2009 models hampered the sales of many Acura models, especially the RDX crossover SUV, which totaled 519 vehicles. The MDX luxury SUV moved into second position behind the TL, posting sales of 2,471 units, while the TSX was a close third with 2,232 vehicles registered.

*The daily selling rate is calculated with 26 selling days for July 2009 and 26 selling days for July 2008.

 **Year-to-date sales based on 178 days for 2009, versus 179 days for 2008.


                   American Honda Vehicle Sales For July 2009

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

 Acura Division
  Total               8,662  12,828  -32.5%      59,744   90,742   -33.8%
 --------------       -----  ------  -----        ------   ------  -----
   RSX                    0       0                    0        1
   TL *               3,309   3,961  -16.5%       20,845   27,642  -24.2%
   TSX                2,232   3,474  -35.8%       16,272   21,157  -22.7%
   RL                   131     532  -75.4%        1,192    3,191  -62.4%
 -----                  ---     ---  -----         -----    -----  -----
  MDX *              2,471   3,477  -28.9%       15,940   28,039  -42.8%
   RDX *                519   1,384  -62.5%        5,495   10,712  -48.4%

 ---------              ---   -----  -----         -----   ------  -----
 Selling Days            26      26                  178      179


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

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:18 PM

Mazda Reports July 2009 Sales

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported July 2009 sales of 19,032, down 15.1 percent versus July of 2008. Overall, total yearly sales are reported at 119,413, down 32.0 percent compared to 2008.

Mazda has seen a marked increase in showroom traffic as a result of the federal government's Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program, with some dealers reporting they haven't seen this many qualified customers coming into their showrooms in over a year. Fifty-seven percent of the Mazdas sold under the program have been MAZDA3s, the company's most fuel-efficient vehicle.

"While our total sales numbers still don't show we've turned the corner on this dismal market, we're obviously very pleased - and quite surprised -- by the showroom traffic improvement the Cash for Clunkers program has provided," said Jim O'Sullivan, MNAO president and CEO. "But even more exciting is the positive environmental impact it's having. Our dealers are reporting that cars like the MAZDA3, which gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway, are replacing vehicles that in some cases don't make one third of the mileage."

Also affected positively by the CARS program, the MAZDA5 multi-activity vehicle, which gets up to 28 miles per gallon on the highway, had a very impressive July with sales up 45.5 percent compared to July 2008.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported July sales of 1,112, down 38 percent versus July of 2008. For the year, MMdM sales are down 14 percent with 10,107 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 -  July 2009

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

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

 Mazda3    9,771 11,782    (17.1)% (17.1)%  54,987  73,257  (24.9)% (24.5)%
 Mazda5    1,944  1,336     45.5%   45.5%   12,347  13,313   (7.3)%  (6.7)%
 Mazda6    2,517  2,470      1.9%    1.9%   20,165  35,533  (43.2)% (42.9)%
 MX-5
  Miata      575  1,182    (51.4)% (51.4)%   5,218   8,331  (37.4)% (37.0)%
 RX-8        162    355    (54.4)% (54.4)%   1,237   2,236  (44.7)% (44.4)%
CX-7      1,369  2,356    (41.9)% (41.9)%   9,800  18,330  (46.5)% (46.2)%
 CX-9      1,856  1,965     (5.5)%  (5.5)%  11,567  15,188  (23.8)% (23.4)%
 Tribute     779    879    (11.4)% (11.4)%   3,646   8,455  (56.9)% (56.6)%
 B-Series
  Truck       59     93    (36.6)% (36.6)%     446     916  (51.3)% (51.0)%

 Total
  Vehicles
 ---------

 CARS     14,969 17,125    (12.6)% (12.6)%  93,954 132,670  (29.2)% (28.8)%
 TRUCKS    4,063  5,293    (23.2)% (23.2)%  25,459  42,889  (40.6)% (40.3)%
           -----  -----    -----            ------  ------  -----

 TOTAL    19,032 22,418    (15.1)% (15.1)% 119,413 175,559  (32.0)% (31.6)%
          ====== ======    =====   =====   ======= =======  =====   =====


 -----
 MEMO:
 -----

 IMPORT
  CAR     12,452 14,655    (15.0)%          73,789  97,137  (24.0)%
 IMPORT
  TRUCK    3,225  4,321    (25.4)%          21,367  33,518  (36.3)%
           -----  -----    -----            ------  ------  -----
 IMPORT
  TOTAL   15,677 18,976    (17.4)%          95,156 130,655  (27.2)%

 DOMESTIC
  CAR      2,517  2,470      1.9%           20,165  35,533  (43.2)%
 DOMESTIC
  TRUCK      838    972    (13.8)%           4,092   9,371  (56.3)%
             ---    ---    -----             -----   -----  -----
 DOMESTIC
  TOTALS   3,355  3,442     (2.5)%          24,257  44,904  (46.0)%
 --------  -----  -----     ----            ------  ------  -----
 Selling
  Days        27     27                        180     181
 -------

Source: Mazda North American Operations  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:20 PM

Chrysler Group LLC Reports July 2009 U.S. Sales Increases

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ --   --  Chrysler Group LLC total sales up 30 percent compared with previous
     month
 --  Five vehicles set new monthly sales records for July
 --  Jeep  Patriot sales increase 134 percent compared with previous year
 --  Dodge Caliber sales up 63 percent versus July 2008
 --  Chrysler PT Cruiser sales up 24 percent compared with previous year
 --  Mopar  posted a U.S. sales increase of 9 percent compared with June
     2009

 --  U.S. Government "CARS" program and Chrysler Group incentive program
     drives consumers to Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealers


Chrysler Group LLC today reported a 30 percent sales increase compared with June 2009. Consumer traffic in Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships more than doubled the last week in July compared with the same time period in 2008. The increased consumer traffic was driven by interest in the U.S. Government CARS program, more commonly known as "Cash for Clunkers" and Chrysler Group's easy-to-understand incentive program.

"The government's program is doing what it is designed to do-spur consumers to trade in older gas guzzlers for new, fuel-efficient vehicles," said Peter Fong, President and Chief Executive Officer-Chrysler Brand and Lead Executive for the Sales Organization, Chrysler Group LLC. "While we don't expect the industry sales forecast to change dramatically, we are seeing encouraging signs that consumer confidence is building, and more consumers are considering purchasing a new vehicle."

Chrysler Group LLC reported total U.S. sales for July 2009 of 88,900 units, an increase of 30 percent versus June 2009. Compared with the same time period in 2008, sales decreased 9 percent. Retail sales for July 2009 were 76,693 units. On July 27, the Company restarted production at nine of its 11 manufacturing facilities. Overall industry figures for July 2009 are projected to come in at an estimated 11.2 million SAAR.

"The new-vehicle sales market got a shot in the arm the last week of July," said Steven Beahm, Vice President-Sales Organization, Chrysler Group LLC. "As a result of customers visiting their local Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealer, largely based on the news of the CARS program, retail sales of Chrysler Group small cars were up 52 percent compared with July 2008 and 106 percent versus June 2009."

The company finished the month with 136,734 units in inventory, representing a 40-day supply. Inventory is down 68 percent versus June 2008 when it totaled 409,331 units.

"We've been working towards a 'pull' system by reducing our inventory, and levels are now at their lowest point in years," Beahm added. "Consumer demand is increasing, our vehicles have the best quality in the history of the company and our manufacturing plants are running at full production to fulfill customer orders."

 July Brand Sales Highlights
 --  Dodge Journey, Avenger and Caliber and Jeep Patriot and Compass
     registered their best July sales ever

 --  Jeep Patriot sales increased 134 percent (8,059 units) compared with
     July 2008 and 192 percent versus the previous month
 --  Jeep Compass sales were up 95 percent (2,727 units) versus July 2008
     and 183 percent compared with the previous month
 --  Dodge Caliber sales were up 63 percent (7,718 units) compared with
     July 2008 and 121 percent versus the previous month
 --  Dodge Avenger sales increased 30 percent versus July 2008 (5,022
     units) and 143 percent compared with the previous month
 --  Dodge Grand Caravan sales increased 37 percent versus July 2008 and 44
     percent compared with prior month
 --  Chrysler PT Cruiser sales were up 24 percent (2,377 units) compared
     with July 2008 and 271 percent versus June 2009
 --  Mopar  posted a U.S. sales increase of 9 percent in July compared with
     June 2009, which follows a month-over-month sales increase of 8
     percent in June 2009

 --  Through July 2009, Mopar has launched 200 new Authentic Accessories &
     Performance Parts

 Incentives

Demand for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles and consumer traffic continues to increase, reaching a high point for the year in July.

"Customers love our summer events, and as the 2009 model year comes to an end, the company resumes its 'Summer Clearance' event, offering consumers great vehicles with competitive prices and attractive financing," said Beahm.

In conjunction with the U.S. Government's CARS program, "Summer Clearance" resumes Aug. 4, 2009, at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships across the United States. Chrysler Group LLC will offer zero percent financing for up to 72 months through GMAC Financial Services on select 2009 model vehicles, or up to $4,500 Consumer Cash to all consumers, regardless of if they have a trade-in vehicle. These incentives are valid through Aug. 31, 2009.

"Everyone shopping for a new car or truck still qualifies for an incentive of up to $4,500-even if they don't have a vehicle that qualifies under the U.S. Government's program," Beahm added.

July 24, 2009 marked the start of the U.S. Government's Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, which offers a government credit of either $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in an inefficient vehicle that is not more than 25 years old for the purchase of a new vehicle. The amount of the credit is determined based on the fuel-economy improvement between the turn-in vehicle and the new vehicle purchased.

Chrysler Group offers consumers 35 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles from which to choose at almost 2,400 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships located across the United States.

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Mopar and Global Electric Motors (GEM) brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler's culture of innovation - first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 - and Fiat's complementary technology - from a company whose heritage dates back to 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Ram. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.


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

                Month Sales       Vol %        Sales CYTD        Vol %
     Model   Curr Yr     Pr Yr    Change    Curr Yr     Pr Yr    Change
     -----   -------     -----    ------    -------     ------   ------
 Sebring       2,781     3,816     -27%      13,466     51,838    -74%
 300           2,292     3,818     -40%      21,591     43,832    -51%
 Crossfire        37       197     -81%         355      1,291    -73%
 PT Cruiser    4,092     3,297      24%      12,683     36,127    -65%
 Aspen           402     1,213     -67%       5,365     14,446    -63%
 Pacifica        108       447     -76%       1,835      4,642    -60%
 Town &
  Country      6,837     8,070     -15%      50,574     75,876    -33%
   CHRYSLER

    BRAND     16,549    20,858     -21%     105,869    228,052    -54%
 ----------   ------    ------     ---      -------    -------    ---
 Compass       2,736     1,401      95%       8,498     19,794    -57%
 Patriot       8,084     3,451     134%      21,582     40,135    -46%
 Wrangler      4,540     6,093     -25%      53,430     52,536      2%
 Liberty       2,874     3,766     -24%      26,579     44,676    -41%
 Grand
  Cherokee     3,520     5,239     -33%      26,610     48,032    -45%
 Commander       522     2,755     -81%       6,025     19,068    -68%
   JEEP BRAND 22,276    22,705      -2%     142,724    224,241    -36%

 ------------ ------    ------      --      -------    -------    ---
 Caliber       7,814     4,807      63%      25,121     63,918    -61%
 Avenger       5,616     4,318      30%      20,354     45,771    -56%
 Charger       2,663     5,475     -51%      32,124     64,000    -50%
 Challenger      886     2,895     -69%      15,968      3,990    300%
 Viper            20        88     -77%         329        682    -52%
 Magnum            0       345    -100%         113      6,594    -98%
 Dakota          730     2,593     -72%       7,473     19,972    -63%
 Ram P/U      17,723    21,328     -17%     112,239    150,272    -25%
 Journey       4,165     3,449      21%      30,114     26,180     15%
 Caravan       8,405     6,115      37%      50,152     81,920    -39%
 Durango         233       384     -39%       3,060     15,293    -80%
 Nitro         1,115     1,651     -32%      11,000     25,549    -57%
 Sprinter        705     1,098     -36%       3,457      9,501    -64%

   DODGE
    BRAND     50,075    54,546      -8%     311,504    513,642    -39%
 --------     ------    ------      --      -------    -------    ---

   TOTAL
    CHRYSLER
    GROUP
    LLC       88,900    98,109      -9%     560,097    965,935    -42%

      TOTAL
       CAR   22,109     25,839     -14%     129,423    282,986    -54%

      TOTAL
       TRUCK 66,791     72,270      -8%     430,674    682,949    -37%
 ----------- ------     ------      --      -------    -------    ---
 Selling
  Days           26         26                  178        179
 -------         --         --                  ---        ---


Source: Chrysler Group LLC  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:21 PM

Hyundai Motor America Reports July 2009 Sales

Sales up substantially as dealers take in 22 percent 'Clunkers' Company delivers 7th straight year-over-year monthly retail market share increase

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced July sales of 45,553 units, a 21 percent increase over last month and 12 percent increase compared with July 2008. This marks the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year retail share gains, and another all-time record retail market share performance. Cash-for-clunkers deals accounted for 22 percent of Hyundai sales.

"The combination of increasing consumer recognition of Hyundai's industry-leading quality, and the incremental stimulus from the Cash for Clunkers program, led to our second-best July ever," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president of national sales, Hyundai Motor America. "J.D. Power accolades for Hyundai as the highest ranked non-premium brand in quality, combined with our very fuel-efficient lineup, drove sales increases of 13, 30, and 17 percent for Accent, Elantra and Sonata, respectively, over a year ago."

The Cash for Clunkers program is having a positive impact across all sectors of the industry. For example, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama is now increasing production by returning to a five-day work week in July after being on a shortened work week since mid-October. "We hope the Senate will support the additional $2 billion the House has approved," Zuchowski added. "The program is good for the environment, cuts oil dependency, saves consumers money and is good for the economy - and our dealers have a great lineup of vehicles perfect for customers looking for safe and energy-efficient transportation."

The North American Car of the Year Hyundai Genesis continued its strong sales performance, with sales more than tripling from last year, up 10 percent from a strong performance in June. In July, J.D. Power and Associates presented Genesis with two more major awards: "Most Appealing Mid-Size Premium Car" in the 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, and the highest ranked 2009 all-new or redesigned vehicle in the inaugural Vehicle Launch Index (VLI).

Hyundai's Central region, comprised of 13 central and midwestern heartland states and about 160 dealers, was Hyundai's best-performing region on a year-over-year basis in July, recording an all-time, any-month sales record. Sales for the month were up 21 percent over a year ago and up 60 percent over June. "In Detroit, sales were up 48 percent from June, and we had an all-time July record in Chicago," said Brian O'Malley, general manager, Central Region. "Middle America can't seem to get enough of Hyundai quality, safety, and value."

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     JULY/2009       JULY/2008        CY/2009          CY/2008
 -------     ---------       ---------        -------          -------
 ACCENT        7,634           6,740           40,562           34,924
 SONATA       13,381          11,409           73,862           77,336
 ELANTRA      13,616          10,454           53,520           72,432
 TIBURON         151           1,102            8,497            6,069
SANTA FE      6,793           6,868           40,266           44,278
 AZERA           306             808            2,257           12,251
 TUCSON        1,106           1,521            8,658           13,268
 ENTOURAGE        32             482            3,375            3,514
 VERACRUZ        519             700            7,289            7,048

 GENESIS       2,015             619           11,953              649
 TOTAL        45,553          40,703          250,239          271,769

Source: Hyundai Motor America  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:23 PM

Toyota Reports July Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today reported that July vehicle sales hit a new monthly high for the year and jumped 27.7 percent compared to June 2009. Sales of 174,872 vehicles trailed year ago levels and were down 11.4 percent from last July, on a daily selling rate basis. The CARS program generated significant incremental sales for TMS this month.

"Beyond the tangible economic stimulus, the positive environmental benefits of the CARS program is clear to see," said TMS President Jim Lentz. "The program is achieving its goal of increasing fuel efficiency. CARS-related Toyota sales, over the seven days alone, will save customers an estimated 8 million gallons of gas and 20 million dollars in gas spending over the next year."

The Toyota Division posted July sales of 156,355 units, a decrease of 10.8 percent from the same period last year. The Lexus Division reported July sales of 18,517 units, a decrease of 16.5 percent from the year-ago month.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded July sales of 102,665 units, down 10.6 percent from the same period last year. Camry and Camry Hybrid remained Toyota's volume leader in July, posting combined monthly sales of 33,974 units. The all-new redesigned Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted best-ever July sales of 19,173 units, up 29.7 percent from the year-ago month. Corolla recorded sales of 29,593 units. Yaris reported sales of 5,483 units for the month.

Toyota Division light trucks posted July sales of 53,690 units, down 11.1 percent from the year-ago month. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with best-ever July sales of 15,912 units, up 32.5 percent over the same period last year. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 9,407 units, up 39.1 percent over July 2008. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported sales of 12,552 units for the month, up 7.6 percent over July 2008. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded July sales of 6,313 units.

Scion posted July sales of 6,754 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with sales of 2,838 units. The tC sports coupe recorded sales of 1,939 units. The xD reported sales of 1,976 units for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported July sales of 9,904 units, a decrease of 25.1 percent from July 2008. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with July sales of 4,393 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan posted combined sales of 4,029 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan recorded combined sales of 874 units. The GS luxury sport sedan reported combined July sales of 551 units.

Lexus Division light trucks recorded July sales of 8,613 units, down 3.9 percent from the year-ago month. Lexus sales were led by the RX and RX Hybrid luxury utility vehicle, which posted combined July sales of 7,811 units, up 10.0 percent over last July.

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted July sales of 24,295 hybrid vehicles, up 19.3 percent from the same period last year. Toyota Division recorded sales of 22,853 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division reported July sales of 1,442 hybrids.

 There were 26 selling days this month and last July.


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

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

 YARIS                 5,483    8,620  -36.4  44,081     73,300  -39.5
 COROLLA              29,593   34,438  -14.1 151,236    228,926  -33.6
 CAMRY                33,974   42,131  -19.4 184,216    282,012  -34.3
 VENZA                 5,780        0    N/A  26,243          0    N/A
 AVALON                1,908    3,000  -36.4  15,712     27,438  -42.4
 PRIUS                19,173   14,785   29.7  74,924    106,225  -29.1
 SCION xA                  1        0    N/A       3         39  -92.3
 SCION xB              2,838    5,081  -44.1  14,404     31,007  -53.3
 SCION tC              1,939    4,787  -59.5  10,714     28,517  -62.2
 SCION xD              1,976    2,038   -3.0   7,717     18,217  -57.4
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
  PASS. CAR          102,665  114,880  -10.6 529,252    795,682  -33.1
 -----------------   -------  -------  ----- -------    -------  -----
 ES                    4,393    5,563  -21.0  24,756     38,719  -35.7
 LS                      874    1,466  -40.4   5,731     13,020  -55.7
 SC                       57      143  -60.1     542      1,373  -60.3
 GS                      551    1,297  -57.5   4,107     10,356  -60.1
 IS                    4,029    4,750  -15.2  19,710     31,010  -36.1
 TOTAL LEXUS PASS.
  CAR                  9,904   13,219  -25.1  54,846     94,478  -41.6
 -----------------     -----   ------  -----  ------     ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA PASS.
  CAR                112,569  128,099  -12.1 584,098    890,160  -34.0
 ------------------  -------  -------  ----- -------    -------  -----
 SIENNA                7,067    8,726  -19.0  45,481     74,996  -39.0
 RAV4                 15,912   12,006   32.5  78,153     83,522   -5.9
 FJ CRUISER              386    1,577  -75.5   7,534     18,239  -58.5
 4RUNNER               1,055    3,107  -66.0  11,457     30,228  -61.9
 HIGHLANDER            9,407    6,763   39.1  45,612     68,152  -32.7
 LAND CRUISER            209      285  -26.7   1,313      2,772  -52.4
 SEQUOIA                 789    2,823  -72.1   9,810     19,367  -49.1
 TOTAL SUV            27,758   26,561    4.5 153,879    222,280  -30.4
 ---------            ------   ------    --- -------    -------  -----
 4X2 TACOMA            6,596    6,438    2.5  33,089     54,361  -38.8
 4X4 TACOMA            5,956    5,224   14.0  32,624     41,371  -20.7
 TOTAL TACOMA         12,552   11,662    7.6  65,713     95,732  -31.0
 TUNDRA                6,313   13,413  -52.9  42,419     89,929  -52.6
 TOTAL PICKUP         18,865   25,075  -24.8 108,132    185,661  -41.4
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
  LT TRUCK            53,690   60,362  -11.1 307,492    482,937  -36.0
 LX                      215      843  -74.5   1,957      5,021  -60.8
 GX                      587    1,019  -42.4   3,994      9,783  -58.9
 RX                    7,811    7,101   10.0  47,780     49,611   -3.1
 TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
  TRUCK                8,613    8,963   -3.9  53,731     64,415  -16.1
 -----------------     -----    -----   ----  ------     ------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
  TRUCK               62,303   69,325  -10.1 361,223    547,352  -33.6

 ------------------   ------   ------  ----- -------    -------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.   156,355  175,242  -10.8 836,744  1,278,619  -34.2
 TOTAL LEXUS          18,517   22,182  -16.5 108,577    158,893  -31.3
 -----------          ------   ------  ----- -------    -------  -----
 TOTAL TOYOTA        174,872  197,424  -11.4 945,321  1,437,512  -33.9
 MEMO:
 DOM. COROLLA         26,256   22,582   16.3 123,686    161,238  -22.9
 DOM. CAMRY           32,144   41,595  -22.7 177,439    276,337  -35.4
 DOM. RAV4             4,687        0    N/A  21,806          0    N/A
 DOM. PICKUP          18,865   25,075  -24.8 108,132    185,659  -41.4
 DOM. RX               5,042    5,351   -5.8  32,329     35,067   -7.3

 SELLING DAYS             26       26            178        179
 ------------             --       --            ---        ---

 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
  CAR                 36,577   47,703  -23.3 186,172    330,669  -43.4
 LEXUS IMPORT CAR      9,904   13,219  -25.1  54,846     94,478  -41.6
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
  CARS                66,088   67,177   -1.6 343,080    465,013  -25.8
 TOTAL TOYOTA CARS   112,569  128,099  -12.1 584,098    890,160  -34.0

 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
  LT TRUCK            22,282   23,738   -6.1 122,263    202,913  -39.4
 LEXUS IMPORT LT
  TRUCK                3,571    3,612   -1.1  21,402     29,348  -26.7
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
  LT TRUCK            31,408   36,624  -14.2 185,229    280,024  -33.5
 LEXUS NA BUILT LT
  TRUCK                5,042    5,351   -5.8  32,329     35,067   -7.3
 TOTAL TOYOTA LT
  TRUCK               62,303   69,325  -10.1 361,223    547,352  -33.6
 ---------------      ------   ------  ----- -------    -------  -----

 SPORT UTILITY
  VEHICLES            35,985   33,947    6.0 200,076    268,456  -25.1
    Memo: Lexus
     Sport Utility     8,613    8,963   -3.9  53,731     64,415  -16.1

 SMALL VANS            7,067    8,726  -19.0  45,481     74,996  -39.0
 PICKUPS              18,865   25,075  -24.8 108,132    185,661  -41.4

 ----------------
 * NORTH AMERICAN
  BUILT VEHICLES
 COROLLA              26,256   22,582   16.3 123,686    161,238  -22.9
 CAMRY                32,144   41,595  -22.7 177,439    276,337  -35.4
 VENZA                 5,780        0    N/A  26,243          0    N/A
 AVALON                1,908    3,000  -36.4  15,712     27,438  -42.4
 SIENNA                7,067    8,726  -19.0  45,481     74,996  -39.0
 RAV4                  4,687        0    N/A  21,806          0    N/A
 PICKUP               18,865   25,075  -24.8 108,132    185,659  -41.4
 SEQUOIA                 789    2,823  -72.1   9,810     19,367  -49.1
 RX                    5,042    5,351   -5.8  32,329     35,067   -7.3

 TOTAL               102,538  109,152   -6.1 560,638    780,102  -27.7
 N.A. VEHICLES % OF
  TOTAL                 58.6%    55.3%          59.3%      54.3%

 SELLING DAYS             26       26            178        179
 DSR = DAILY SELLING
  RATE
 -------------------

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

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:24 PM

Nissan North America Announces July Sales

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported sales for July of 71,847 units versus 95,319 units a year ago, a decrease of 24.6 percent. Sales of Nissan Division vehicles decreased 24.8 percent, while sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased by 23.3 percent.

 NNA INFORMATION
 --  Combined sales for Nissan and Infiniti of 71,847 units, compared with
     last July's sales of 95,319 units, marked a decrease of 24.8 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 July had
     26 selling days, as did July 2008.

 NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Nissan vehicles saw sales of 64,751 units in July compared with 86,070
     units sold in July 2008, a 24.8 percent decrease.
 --  The all-new, uniquely styled 2009 cube  continued its strong launch
     with sales of 3,293 units in July.
 --  Sales of the Rogue compact crossover increased by 3.8 percent from a
     year ago with 6,770 units.


 --  The 370Z premium sports car experienced an 11.9 percent sales
     increase, with 890 units sold in July.

 INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Infiniti sales for July were 7,096 units, down from 9,249 units a year
     ago, a decline of 23.3 percent.
 --  Sales of the G Coupe, which includes the all-new G Convertible, rose
     0.9 percent in July versus one year ago.

 -- The Infiniti QX56 full-size SUV remains resilient, with sales up 0.4
     percent with 553 units sold.



In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, 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
                   July     July     Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                   2009     2008      % chg     2009      2008     % chg
 Nissan Division
  Total          64,751    86,070     -24.8   374,047   546,522     -31.6
 Versa            8,530     8,701      -2.0    40,399    54,326     -25.6
 Sentra           9,496    10,977     -13.5    43,744    70,081     -37.6
 Cube             3,293         0       0.0     7,175         0       0.0
 Altima          19,252    24,429     -21.2   115,680   182,435     -36.6
 Maxima           4,472     4,814      -7.1    27,890    26,134       6.7
 350/370Z           890       795      11.9     9,017     7,372      22.3
 GT-R               128       147       0.0       995       147       0.0
 Total Car       46,061    49,863      -7.6   244,900   340,495     -28.1
 Frontier         2,942     6,627     -55.6    15,086    30,199     -50.0
 Titan            1,467     3,972     -63.1    10,271    21,157     -51.5
 Xterra           1,182     4,898     -75.9     8,581    20,137     -57.4
 Pathfinder       1,422     4,711     -69.8     9,960    21,777     -54.3
 Armada             470     1,699     -72.3     4,720    10,328     -54.3
 Rogue            6,770     6,525       3.8    44,047    43,359       1.6
 Murano           3,457     4,765     -27.5    30,469    46,539     -34.5
 Quest              980     3,010     -67.4     6,013    12,531     -52.0
 Total Truck     18,690    36,207     -48.4   129,147   206,027     -37.3

 North American
  produced       50,213    73,838     -32.0   282,344   449,105     -37.1
 Car             41,750    48,921     -14.7   227,713   332,976     -31.6
 Truck            8,463    24,917     -66.0    54,631   116,129     -53.0
 Import          14,538    12,232      18.9    91,703    97,417      -5.9
 Car              4,311       942     357.6    17,187     7,519     128.6
 Truck           10,227    11,290      -9.4    74,516    89,898     -17.1

 INFINITI
  DIVISION
                  July      July    Monthly     CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                  2009      2008     % chg      2009      2008     % chg
 Infiniti
  Division Total  7,096     9,249     -23.3    45,544    71,119     -36.0
 G Sedan          3,015     3,304      -8.7    18,094    28,208     -35.9
 G Coupe          1,597     1,583       0.9     7,712    13,239     -41.7
 M                  726       970     -25.2     5,676     9,747     -41.8
 QX56               553       551       0.4     2,872     5,146     -44.2
 EX                 543     1,112     -51.2     4,631     7,365     -37.1
 FX                 662     1,729     -61.7     6,550     7,414     -11.7
 Total Car        5,338     5,857      -8.9    31,491    51,194     -38.5
 Total Truck      1,758     3,392     -48.2    14,053    19,925     -29.5

 NISSAN &
  INFINITI
                  July      July    Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                  2009      2008     % chg       2009      2008     % chg
 TOTAL VEHICLE   71,847    95,319     -24.6   419,591   617,641     -32.1
 Total Car       51,399    55,720      -7.8   276,391   391,689     -29.4
 Total Truck     20,448    39,599     -48.4   143,200   225,952     -36.6
 Selling days        26        26                 178       179

 * All numbers include Hawaii

Source: Nissan North America, Inc.  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:27 PM

Kia Motors America Announces Record July Sales

All-new Soul and Forte Support Brand in Surpassing Previous Record July

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced July sales of 29,345 units, up 9.3 percent from June and year-to-date sales of 176,749 total units. Soul sales increased more than 2,000 units from June and Forte posted strong first full-month sales.

Kia's new Soul and Forte models were strong performers in July based on excitement instilled in consumers, selling 4,853 and 3,631 units respectively, and helped fuel July's record sales. The previous record for July was in 2008. In addition to increased consumer interest based on new, eye-catching designs, the U.S. government's C.A.R.S. program delivered a significant increase in foot traffic at Kia showrooms nationwide, furthering the brand's momentum. Despite decreased sales industry-wide, KMA has achieved record market share gain in 2009, rising nearly 50 percent to a 3.1 percent share. These gains are further proof of the momentum from Kia's design-led evolution personified by the all-new Soul and Forte.

"Our brand messaging is resonating with consumers and is a true indicator of the company's growth in the past year with nearly 29 percent of July sales from new Soul and Forte models," said Tom Loveless, vice president of sales, KMA. "We are sustaining momentum for the fifth consecutive month this year, up 9.3 percent from June, and showroom traffic has more than doubled in the final week of July with the C.A.R.S. program in full swing."


                       MONTH OF JULY              YEAR-TO-DATE
                       -------------              ------------
 Model                 2009      2008           2009        2008
 -----
 Rio                  1,719     3,707         13,461      24,668
 Spectra              5,616     5,910         42,613      48,867
 Optima               2,680     6,258         17,383      35,066
 Amanti                  57       339          3,428       2,429
 Sportage             7,266     4,035         29,400      23,287
 Sorento                802     3,175         16,538      14,432
 Sedona               1,654     2,004         21,074      18,324
 Rondo                  557     2,556          9,819      18,530
 Borrego                510        37          3,107          37

 Soul                 4,853       n/a         16,027         n/a
 Forte                3,631       n/a          3,899         n/a
 Total               29,345    28,021        176,749     185,640

Source: Kia Motors America  

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Posted: 08/04/09
01:30 PM

Subaru of America, Inc. Announces Sales Results for Best Month Ever

- The Company Posted a 34-Percent Increase in Sales for July -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it had its best sales month ever with a 34-percent increase in sales in July. The company sold 21,839 units this July versus 16,271 units in July 2008 and had a 4-percent gain year-over-year. Subaru sales for July 2009 also showed a 17-percent increase over June 2009 Subaru sales.

The introduction of the new 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles kept the momentum going for the car company as it continues to outpace the industry. The Subaru Legacy posted a 34-percent increase, the Outback a 33-percent increase, while the Impreza posted a record sales month and the most gains with a 41-percent sales increase, with the Forester continuing to bring in strong sales with an increase of 36-percent, which also represented a monthly record.

"July's record results built on the momentum we've established this year. The month started strong and gained momentum with the 2010 Legacy and Outback launches. We were in a position for a very good month already, but when the CARS program hit, things went to the next level," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our success this month reflects the strength of the Subaru model line-up. The Subaru Impreza and Forester models set monthly records while the brand new Legacy and Outback are off to a strong start."

           Jul-09   Jul-08   % chg   YTD July-09   YTD July-08   % chg
 Legacy     2,340    1,748     34%        14,967        13,075     14%
 Outback*   4,971    3,746     33%        23,898        28,725    -17%
 Impreza    6,247    4,430     41%        28,404        27,973      2%
Forester   7,574    5,559     36%        43,732        33,128     32%
 Tribeca      707      788    -10%         4,144         7,464    -44%

 Total**   21,839   16,271     34%        15,145       110,365      4%

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


"We have been consistent with everything we have done to build not only safe, durable, fun-to-drive vehicles, but also the Subaru brand," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our sales reflect that our brand has solidly connected with customers and we look forward to building great relationships with them as well."

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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