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Cars, Crossovers Drive Ford's November Share Gain

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --   --  November car sales up 14 percent versus a year ago and crossovers up
     26 percent; Ford, Lincoln and Mercury total U.S. sales were 118,536,
     essentially equal to year-ago sales
 --  November retail share higher for the 13th time in 14 months
 --  All-new Taurus sales up 54 percent versus year-ago levels
 --  Fusion, Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year, also was up 54 percent
     and sets a new full-year sales record
 --  Fiesta, the company's first global 'ONE Ford' global car, debuts
     Wednesday at Los Angeles International Auto Show
 --  Ford announces first quarter 2010 North American production plan


Strengthened car and crossover sales fueled Ford (NYSE:F) , Lincoln and Mercury's U.S. sales performance in November. Car sales were up 14 percent and crossovers were up 26 percent for the month, with total sales of 118,536, essentially equal to year-ago sales.

"Consumer demand for our new high-quality, fuel-efficient products is driving Ford's market share gains," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing Sales and Service. "Customers are rewarding Ford for its new vehicle lineup, featuring new technologies including SYNC, MyKey and Adaptive Cruise Control."

Ford estimates its total market share in November was higher than a year ago and higher than its share in the first 10 months of 2009. Ford's November retail share was up for the 13th time in 14 months.

"The Ford plan is working, led by the strength of our product lineup and customer demand for our new cars, utilities and trucks," said Czubay. "Consumers increasingly are noticing that the Ford difference is our great products, our strong business and our leadership in quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart technologies and value."

 November Sales Highlights

 --  All-new Ford Taurus sales totaled 4,669, up 54 percent versus a year
     ago.  Dealers reported retail sales were nearly double year-ago
     levels.
 --  Ford Fusion, recently named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year,
     also posted a sales increase of 54 percent versus year-ago levels.  In
     early November, Fusion set a new full-year sales record.  With
     November results now complete, Fusion year-to-date 2009 sales total
     161,819.  The previous full-year record, set in 2007, was 149,552.
 --  Other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars posting increases included Ford
     Focus (up 24 percent) and Mercury Milan (up 40 percent).
 --  Crossover utilities also posted strong sales increases:  Ford Escape
     was up 51 percent and set a new November sales record; Ford Edge up 27
     percent; Mercury Mariner up 5 percent.  In addition, sales of the
     all-new Lincoln MKT crossover totaled 648, its highest sales month to
     date.
 --  Ford's new EcoBoost engine technology and hybrid vehicles are winning
     customers, too.  For example, the conquest rate for the Taurus SHO is
     60 percent.  EcoBoost provides customers up to 20 percent improvement
     in fuel economy and a 15 percent reduction in emissions versus
     larger-displacement engines.  EcoBoost is standard on the Taurus SHO
     and available on the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT.
 --  Sales of hybrid vehicles totaled 2,361, up 73 percent versus a year
     ago.  Ford hybrid models include the Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, Mercury
     Milan and Mercury Mariner.

 Ford Fiesta

The all-new Fiesta - which debuts Wednesday at the Los Angeles International Auto Show - will further grow Ford's car lineup. This new entry in the U.S. - available in four- and five-door body styles - will set a new small car benchmark for fuel economy, safety, connectivity and powertrain technology in its segment.

North American Production

Ford plans to build 550,000 vehicles in the first quarter 2010, an increase of 201,000 units (58 percent) compared with the first quarter 2009.

Ford's fourth quarter production plan is unchanged from the previous forecast of 570,000 vehicles.

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 200,000 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 NOVEMBER 2009 U.S. SALES
                -------------------------------------------

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

---- ---- ------ ---- ---- ------ Sales By Brand

Ford          105,133  103,055      2.0     1,286,573  1,571,543   -18.1
Lincoln         6,409    8,019    -20.1        72,380     98,242   -26.3
Mercury         6,994    7,744     -9.7        82,918    111,375   -25.6
               -----    -----                 ------    -------
 Total
  Ford,
  Lincoln
  and
  Mercury    118,536  118,818     -0.2     1,441,871  1,781,160   -19.0
Volvo           4,631    4,404      5.2        55,797     68,149   -18.1
               -----    -----                 ------     ------
  Total
   Ford
   Motor
   Company   123,167  123,222      0.0     1,497,668  1,849,309   -19.0

Ford, Lincoln

and Mercury

Sales By Type

Cars           42,479   37,272     14.0       534,476    628,878   -15.0
Crossover
Utility
Vehicles      27,720   22,016     25.9       320,060    340,471    -6.0
Sport
Utility
Vehicles       8,381   10,586    -20.8        82,521    148,084   -44.3
Trucks
and
Vans          39,956   48,944    -18.4       504,814    663,727   -23.9
              ------   ------                -------    -------
 Total
  Trucks      76,057   81,546     -6.7       907,395  1,152,282   -21.3
              ------   ------                -------  ---------
   Total
    Vehicles 118,536  118,818     -0.2     1,441,871  1,781,160   -19.0





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

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

Crown

Victoria 2,159 2,934 -26.4 30,617 45,550 -32.8 Taurus 4,669 3,040 53.6 38,361 49,207 -22.0 Fusion 13,774 8,914 54.5 161,819 137,295 17.9 Focus 10,196 8,194 24.4 146,228 184,152 -20.6 Mustang 3,627 3,667 -1.1 60,096 87,224 -31.1

             -----    -----                 ------     ------
Ford
Cars        34,425   26,749     28.7       437,121    503,428   -13.2

Flex 2,025 2,203 -8.1 34,083 11,772 189.5 Edge 6,461 5,080 27.2 79,085 104,861 -24.6 Escape 15,149 10,019 51.2 153,888 145,577 5.7 Taurus X 23 1,234 -98.1 6,050 22,141 -72.7

               ---    -----                  -----     ------
Ford
Crossover
Utility
Vehicles    23,658   18,536     27.6       273,106    284,351    -4.0

Expedition 2,654 4,371 -39.3 26,099 51,290 -49.1 Explorer 4,440 4,763 -6.8 45,578 73,093 -37.6

             -----    -----                 ------     ------
Ford
Sport
Utility
Vehicles     7,094    9,134    -22.3        71,677    124,383   -42.4

F-Series 30,494 37,911 -19.6 365,416 473,933 -22.9 Ranger 3,271 3,311 -1.2 51,097 62,017 -17.6

Econoline/

Club

Wagon 4,705 6,915 -32.0 77,179 116,763 -33.9 Transit

Connect 1,165 0 NA 6,842 0 NA Low Cab

Forward 15 34 -55.9 224 809 -72.3 Heavy

Trucks 306 465 -34.2 3,911 5,859 -33.2

               ---      ---                  -----      -----
Ford
Trucks
and
Vans        39,956   48,636    -17.8       504,669    659,381   -23.5
            ------   ------                -------    -------

Ford
Brand      105,133  103,055      2.0     1,286,573  1,571,543   -18.1





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

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

MKS 1,426 1,958 -27.2 15,387 10,882 41.4 MKZ 1,733 1,805 -4.0 19,891 28,028 -29.0 Town Car 454 1,454 -68.8 9,509 14,285 -33.4 MKX 1,364 1,526 -10.6 19,427 26,962 -27.9 MKT 648 0 NA 1,722 0 NA Navigator 784 968 -19.0 6,299 13,739 -54.2 Mark LT 0 308 -100.0 145 4,346 -96.7

          ---       ---                        ---      -----

Lincoln
Brand   6,409     8,019      -20.1          72,380     98,242    -26.3





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

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

Grand

Marquis 2,116 2,437 -13.2 21,301 27,495 -22.5 Sable 38 1,230 -96.9 6,192 15,586 -60.3 Milan 2,287 1,639 39.5 25,075 29,174 -14.1 Mariner 2,050 1,954 4.9 25,805 29,158 -11.5 Mountaineer 503 484 3.9 4,545 9,962 -54.4

           ---      ---                     -----        -----

Mercury
Brand    6,994    7,744      -9.7          82,918      111,375    -25.6





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

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

S40 643 622 3.4 7,354 9,260 -20.6 V50 181 166 9.0 2,039 1,723 18.3 S60 35 431 -91.9 5,870 8,700 -32.5 S80 581 844 -31.2 7,580 10,079 -24.8 V70 110 191 -42.4 1,652 3,003 -45.0 XC60 1,098 0 NA 7,882 0 NA XC70 395 504 -21.6 5,268 8,708 -39.5 XC90 969 1,145 -15.4 9,193 17,338 -47.0 C70 332 216 53.7 4,957 5,358 -7.5 C30 287 285 0.7 4,002 3,980 0.6

        ---       ---                       -----       -----

Volvo
Brand 4,631     4,404        5.2           55,797      68,149    -18.1

Source: Ford Motor Company  

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Subaru of America Announces 24-Percent Increase in November Sales

- November YTD Sales Surpass 2008 Full Year Sales - - Company Predicts New Record for Full-Year 2009 Sales -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an increase in November sales of 24 percent with 16,988 units sold. November 2009 represents the best November monthly total in Subaru of America's history and the fifth record month out of the last six.

The November sales results mean that SOA has already overtaken its full year 2008 sales and the company has predicted that it will set a new sales record for the 2009 calendar year, to beat the 200,703 sales record set in 2006. Sales for the 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback models have each set November records with 2,802 units sold and 6,505 units sold respectively.

Nov-09 Nov-08 % chg YTD Nov-09 YTD Nov-08 % chg Legacy 2,802 1,528 83% 27,354 20,781 32% Outback 6,506 2,687 142% 46,980 40,204 17% Impreza 2,555 3,873 0% 42,964 44,906 -4% Forester 4,948 4,996 0% 70,558 54,249 30% Tribeca 177 622 -72% 5,722 10,270 -44% Total** 16,988 13,706 24% 193,578 170,410 14%

**2008 total does not include 2 Baja sales in 2008

"November held a lot of good news for the Subaru brand. Not only did we set another monthly sales record, but we have also surpassed last years' total sales," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Additionally, last month the IIHS announced that Subaru was the only brand to receive 'Top Safety Pick' status in every segment it competes. Thanks to our strong products and continued accolades, our sales momentum is strong and I am confident that Subaru will achieve an all-time sales record for 2009."

"The continued sales success that Subaru is enjoying, despite the weakness in the economy and auto industry, is a tribute to our retailers who believe in both the value Subaru vehicles represent and in our brand direction," said Thomas J. Doll, EVP and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. "Subaru has established monthly sales records in five of the last six months and our market share has been consistently above 2-percent. We cannot thank our retail partners enough for their outstanding sales efforts," Doll continued.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of approximately 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Daimler AG Reports a Total of 17,446 Cars Sold for the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. for November 2009

- Mercedes-Benz USA Records November Sales of 16,797 - Improvement of 19.1% over November 2008 - smart USA Records 649 Sales in November

NEW YORK, Dec. 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 17,446 units, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to November 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 16,797 vehicles, a 19.1% improvement over November 2008.

The all-new, 9th generation E-Class continued to show strong demand with sales of 4,824 for November 2009, up 113.1% over November 2008. The other volume leaders for the month were the C-Class and M-Class with sales of 4,022, and 2,679 respectively.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 170,403 new vehicles, narrowing the gap versus last year to 17.4%.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 4,627 vehicles in November; a 12.9 percent decrease compared to November 2008 sales of 5,312 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 66,788, a 15 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales of 58,065 vehicles.

smart USA recorded 649 sales in November 2009. Year-to-date sales now total 13,731 units. Since its introduction in the United States, there are nearly 40,000 smart fortwos traveling the roads throughout America. The smart fortwo offers the right balance of power, outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety features, environmental friendliness and excellent value. There are 79 smart centers located in 36 states.

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

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

                   Month Sales    %        Sales CYTD    %
                 --------------        ---------------
                 Curr Yr  Pr Yr Change Curr Yr   Pr Yr Change

------- ------ ------ ------- ------- ------ Mercedes-Benz USA 16,797 14,102 19.1% 170,403 206,396 -17.4% smart USA 649 1,889 -65.6% 13,731 22,281 -38.4% Mercedes-Benz USA /

smart USA combined 17,446 15,991 9.1% 184,134 228,677 -19.5%

Source: Daimler Corporate Communications  

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Mercedes-Benz Reports November Sales of 16,797, Up 19 Percent

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 16,797 vehicles, a 19.1% improvement over November 2008.

The all-new, 9th generation E-Class, continued to show strong demand with sales of 4,824 for November 2009, up 113.1% over November 2008. The other volume leaders for the month were the C-Class and M-Class with sales of 4,022, and 2,679 respectively.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 170,403 new vehicles, narrowing the gap versus last year to 17.4%.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 4,627 vehicles in November; a 12.9 percent decrease compared to November 2008 sales of 5,312 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 66,788, a 15 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales of 58,065 vehicles.

November November YTD YTD

Model '09 '08 Monthly % 2009 2008 Yearly %

----- -------- -------- --------- ---- ---- --------

C-CLASS 4,022 4,422 -9.0% 47,578 66,381 -28.3% ------- ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ -----

E-CLASS 4,824 2,264 113.1% 37,635 35,112 7.2% ------- ----- ----- ----- ------ ------ ---

S-CLASS 1,114 997 11.7% 10,034 16,712 -40.0% ------- ----- --- ---- ------ ------ -----

***

CLASS 49 187 -73.8% 1,167 2,586 -54.9% ----- --- --- ----- ----- ----- -----

***

CLASS 264 189 39.7% 3,780 5,201 -27.3% ----- --- --- ---- ----- ----- -----

CLK-

CLASS 257 668 -61.5% 6,931 9,797 -29.3% ----- --- --- ----- ----- ----- -----

SLK-

CLASS 130 262 -50.4% 2,449 4,656 -47.4% ----- --- --- ----- ----- ----- -----

CLS-

CLASS 104 224 -53.6% 2,440 5,206 -53.1% ----- --- --- ----- ----- ----- -----

R-CLASS 145 313 -53.7% 2,654 7,194 -63.1% ------- --- --- ----- ----- ----- -----

M-CLASS 2,679 2,911 -8.0% 22,456 31,559 -28.8% ------- ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ -----

G-CLASS 68 92 -26.1% 589 803 -26.7% ------- --- --- ----- --- --- -----

GL-

CLASS 1,417 1,573 -9.9% 13,118 21,189 -38.1% ----- ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ -----

GLK-

CLASS 1,724 - - 19,572 - - ------ ----- --- --- ------ --- ---

GRAND

TOTAL 16,797 14,102 19.1% 170,403 206,396 -17.4% ----- ------ ------ ---- ------- ------- -----

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA  

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Acura Announces November Sales Results

Acura MDX Posts an Impressive 79.3 Percent Increase in Monthly Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/
-- Strong sales of light trucks and the TSX sports sedan helped Acura achieve November sales of 8,769 units, an increase of 20.8 percent based on the daily selling rate*. Year-to-date sales** reached 95,148, down 28.4 percent compared to 2008.

Acura light trucks posted an impressive 72.2 percent gain for the month. The MDX luxury SUV sold 3,465 units, up 79.3 percent, and was the best selling Acura in November. The RDX posted strong sales of 943 units, up 50.5 percent versus November 2008.

"We kicked off our very successful 'Acura Drive Safely for the Holidays' event this month and we are already experiencing excellent results," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "Acura's reputation for safety, technology and performance is winning over customers this holiday season."

The TSX was Acura's best selling sedan, with November sales of 2,126 units, up 35.0 percent. The TL performance luxury sedan sold 2,059 units for the month.

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 23 selling days for November 2009 and 25 selling days for November 2008.

 **Year-to-date sales based on 280 days for 2009 and 282 days for 2008.





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

---- ---- ------ ---- ---- ------ Acura Division

Total 8,769 7,888 20.8% 95,148 133,824 -28.4% -------------- ----- ----- ----- ------ ------- ------

RSX                0         0                   0         1
TL *           2,059     3,160    -29.2%    30,453    43,159    -28.9%
TSX            2,126     1,712     35.0%    25,724    29,694    -12.8%

RL 176 234 -18.2% 1,822 4,272 -57.0% -------------- --- --- ------ ----- ----- ------

MDX * 3,465 2,101 79.3% 28,279 41,994 -32.2%

RDX * 943 681 50.5% 8,870 14,704 -39.2% -------------- --- --- ----- ----- ------ ------ Selling Days 23 25 280 282

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

Accord includes Crosstour, Hybrid.

** Daily Selling Rate *** Accord Crosstour sales are recorded in Honda total truck sales and

Honda domestic truck sales.

Source: Acura
 

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American Honda Reports November Sales

Honda Accord, CR-V and Pilot post gains; Acura Division up 20.8 percent

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted November sales of 74,003, an increase of 5.5 percent based on the daily selling rate* when compared to November 2008 results of 76,233, the company announced today. American Honda year-to-date sales of 1,043,641 represent a decrease of 21.7 percent based on the daily selling rate*.

Honda Division posted November sales of 65,234, an increase of 3.7 percent versus November 2008. The Accord registered the most sales of any Honda model for the month with 17,239, an increase of 7.5 percent. Additional models with year-over-year sales increases included the CR-V, up 24.8 percent to 13,955; and the Pilot, up 26.2 percent to 6,502.

"We're finding opportunities for growth in multiple areas of the market," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "Consumer interest is returning in several segments, including light trucks."

Acura Division sales increased 20.8 percent to 8,769. The MDX led the division with sales of 3,465, an increase of 79.3 percent. The TSX and RDX also recorded gains, up 35.0 percent and 50.5 percent, respectively.

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 23 days for November 2009 and 25 days for 2008. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 280 days for 2009, versus 282 days for 2008. All percentages reflect DSR.

For more information about Honda vehicles, please visit www.honda.com. For media inquiries please visit www.hondanews.com. For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit www.acura.com. For media inquiries please visit www.acuranews.com.

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

---- ---- ------ ---- ---- ------- American Honda

Total 74,003 76,233 5.5% 1,043,641 1,342,680 -21.7% --------------

Total Car
Sales        39,765    45,225     -4.4%   639,194   826,785    -22.1%
Total Truck
Sales        34,238    31,008     20.0%   404,447   515,895    -21.0%
 Honda
  Total
  Car Sales  35,404    40,119     -4.1%   581,195   749,659    -21.9%
 Honda
  Total
  Truck
  Sales      29,830    28,226     14.9%   367,298   459,197    -19.4%
 Acura Total
  Car
  Sales       4,361     5,106     -7.2%    57,999    77,126    -24.3%
 Acura Total
  Truck

Sales 4,408 2,782 72.2% 37,149 56,698 -34.0% Domestic Car

Sales * 32,059 36,073 -3.4% 500,347 621,094 -18.9% -------------

Honda
Division     30,000    32,913     -0.9%   469,894   577,935    -18.1%
Acura

Division 2,059 3,160 -29.2% 30,453 43,159 -28.9% Domestic Truck

Sales * 33,121 26,792 34.4% 368,127 413,634 -10.4% --------------

Honda
Division     28,713    24,010     30.0%   330,978   356,936     -6.6%
Acura

Division 4,408 2,782 72.2% 37,149 56,698 -34.0% Import Car

Sales 7,706 9,152 -8.5% 138,847 205,691 -32.0% --------------

Honda
Division      5,404     7,206    -18.5%   111,301   171,724    -34.7%
Acura

Division 2,302 1,946 28.6% 27,546 33,967 -18.3% Import Truck

Sales 1,117 4,216 -71.2% 36,320 102,261 -64.2% ---------------

Honda

Division 1,117 4,216 -71.2% 36,320 102,261 -64.2% --------------- ----- ----- ------ ------ ------- ------ MODEL BREAKOUTS

BY DIVISION Honda Division

Total 65,234 68,345 3.7% 948,493 1,208,856 -21.0% --------------- ------ ------ ---- ------- --------- ------

Fit            3,570     4,909    -21.0%    62,745    74,755    -15.5%
Accord *      17,239    17,430      7.5%   261,818   350,441    -24.8%
Memo:
 Accord
 Hybrid           0         0                   1       197    -99.5%
Memo:
 Accord
 Crosstour***   485         0                 485         0
Civic *       13,652    17,690    -16.1%   237,403   321,987    -25.7%
Memo:
 Civic
 Hybrid         243     1,043    -74.7%    14,648    30,261    -51.2%
S2000             25        90    -69.8%       776     2,466    -68.3%
Insight        1,403         0              18,933         0
FCX                0         0                   0         6

FCX Clarity 0 0 5 4 25.9% --------------- --- --- --- --- -----

Odyssey *      6,406     7,294     -4.5%    91,167   128,543    -28.6%
Pilot *        6,502     5,601     26.2%    74,717    90,011    -16.4%
CR-V *        13,955    12,153     24.8%   172,528   183,346     -5.2%
Element *      1,017     1,321    -16.3%    13,458    25,111    -46.0%

Ridgeline 1,465 1,857 -14.2% 14,943 32,186 -53.2% --------------- ----- ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ Acura Division

Total 8,769 7,888 20.8% 95,148 133,824 -28.4% --------------- ----- ----- ----- ------ ------- ------

RSX                0         0                   0         1
TL *           2,059     3,160    -29.2%    30,453    43,159    -28.9%
TSX            2,126     1,712     35.0%    25,724    29,694    -12.8%

RL 176 234 -18.2% 1,822 4,272 -57.0% --------------- --- --- ------ ----- ----- ------

MDX * 3,465 2,101 79.3% 28,279 41,994 -32.2%

RDX * 943 681 50.5% 8,870 14,704 -39.2% --------------- --- --- ----- ----- ------ ------ Selling Days 23 25 280 282

* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced

parts. Accord includes Crosstour, Hybrid.

** Daily Selling Rate *** Accord Crosstour sales are recorded in Honda total truck sales and

Honda domestic truck sales.

Source: American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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GM Reports 151,427 Total Sales in November

Retail Sales for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Up 10 Percent

DETROIT, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -
- GM dealers in the U.S. delivered 151,427 vehicles in November. While this represents a decline of 2 percent compared with November 2008, GM retail sales were up 1 percent for the month. Total sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac were up 6 percent vs. the prior year. Retail sales for these brands were up 10 percent vs. the prior year, and currently represent 94 percent of GM's retail sales performance.

"Consumer interest in our launch vehicles remains solid," said Susan Docherty, GM vice president, U.S. Sales. "We're working to strengthen our Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands by providing cars, crossovers and trucks with the sales and service experience that our customers deserve. We have more to do, but we're committed to earning consideration and future sales by delivering great products in every segment."

 November quick facts:
 --  Combined retail sales of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC
     represented 94 percent of GM retail sales, up from 86 percent in
     November 2008
 --  Total GM retail sales increased 1 percent when compared with the prior
     year
 --  Retail sales for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC increased 10
     percent for the month compared with November 2008
 --  Retail sales of our six launch vehicles comprised 22 percent of total
     GM retail sales, more than one out of five retail sales, and volume
     was 6 percent higher than last month
 --  Retail sales of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Crossover launch
     vehicles were up 140 percent vs. a year ago compared with the vehicles
     they replace
 --  Combined retail sales of crossovers and cars were 60 percent of GM
     retail sales for the month, compared with 46 percent in November 2008
     - the eighth month at this level in 2009
 --  Total sales for GM full-size pickup trucks were down 24 percent for
     the month, compared to November 2008
 --  Fleet sales declined 9 percent vs. November 2008

 Chevrolet key facts:
 --  Chevrolet retail sales were up 10 percent for the month compared with
     a year ago - the second consecutive monthly retail sales gain
 --  Chevrolet passenger car retail sales were up 41 percent vs. November
     2008, led by Aveo (up 94 percent), and Malibu (up 34 percent)
 --  Traverse retail sales were up 154 percent compared with November 2008
 --  Equinox retail sales were up 247 percent compared with last year, and
     up 27 percent  calendar year-to-date

 --  Camaro retail sales were 6,827 - the sixth consecutive month above
     6,000 and higher than Ford Mustang

 Buick key facts:
 --  Buick retail sales were up 33 percent compared with a year ago
 --  LaCrosse retail sales were up 238 percent compared with November 2008
 --  Enclave retail sales were up 33 percent compared with November 2008

 GMC key facts:
 --  GMC retail sales were up 6 percent vs. November 2008
 --  Terrain retail sales of 3,514 were 418 percent higher compared with
     last year for the vehicle it replaces (Pontiac Torrent)
 --  Acadia retail sales were up 17 percent compared with November 2008


 Cadillac key facts:
 --  Cadillac retail sales were up 2 percent and total sales were up 10
     percent compared with November 2008 - the second consecutive month of
     retail and total sales gains
 -- SRX retail sales were 361 percent higher vs. the prior year
 --  SRX retail sales are up 5 percent calendar year-to-date through
     November


 Other Brands Sold 11,755 Total Vehicles in November

As a percent of total GM sales, these brands represented 8 percent of sales, compared with 15 percent in November 2008.

Management Discussion of November Sales Results

"We continue to be encouraged by the latest information which shows the U.S. economy strengthening," said Mike DiGiovanni, executive director, Global Market and Industry Analysis. "For example, we estimate that housing starts will probably rise to about 600,000 to 650,000 by the end of 2010, which will have a positive effect on the economy and will also help support improvement in light-duty pickup truck sales."

 U.S. Economy
 --  Credit spread has returned to normal levels. However, consumer credit
     continues to contract - reflecting both weak credit demand and
     cautious bank lending
 --  Consumer confidence fell slightly in November, but remains much
     improved from the trough in February
 --  Manufacturing sector is increasing output due to depleted current
     inventories
 --  Job losses continue to slow, however employment levels continue to be
     a concern
 --  Housing starts, new and existing home sales, and home prices are
     beginning to stabilize

 U. S. Auto Industry
 --  The U.S. November 2009 SAAR is estimated to be slightly higher than
     October - approximately 11.0 million (total industry estimate)
 --  Industry inventory levels are anticipated to increase moderately
     through Q4 to support modestly rising industry sales





GM North America Production

Units 000s Car Truck Total

---------- --- ----- -----

2009 November 75 133 208

 Units O/(U) prior year      (34)        (7)        (41)
% change O/(U) prior year     (31%)       (5%)       (16%)
-------------------------   -----       ----       -----


2009 Q4 239 381 620

 Units O/(U) prior year     (126)       (69)       (195)
% change O/(U) prior year     (35%)      (15%)       (24%)
-------------------------   -----      -----       -----


2010 Q1 237 413 650

 Units O/(U) prior year      121        158         279
% change O/(U) prior year     104%        62%         75%
-------------------------     ---        ---         ---




GM U.S. Dealer Inventory

Units 000s Car Truck Total

---------- --- ----- -----

2009 November 30 168 270 438

 Units O/(U) prior year      (211)      (213)       (424)
% change O/(U) prior year      (56%)      (44%)       (49%)
-------------------------    -----      -----       -----
Units O/(U) prior month        (4)        (2)         (6)
% change O/(U) prior month      (2%)       (1%)        (1%)
--------------------------    ----       ----        ----


2008 November 30 379 483 862 ---------------- --- --- --- 2009 October 31 172 272 444 --------------- --- --- ---

About General Motors: General Motors, one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 140 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 34 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on July 10, 2009, and references to prior periods in this and other press materials refer to operations of the old General Motors Corporation. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.

General Motors dealers in the United States reported the following

deliveries:

*S/D Curr: 23 November ------------- --------

% Chg %Chg per *S/D Prev: 25 2009 2008 Volume S/D ------------- ---- ---- ------ -------- Vehicle Total 151,427 154,877 -2.2 6.3

Core Brand Total 139,672 132,301 5.6 14.8

Non-Core Brand Total 11,755 22,576 -47.9 -43.4 Light Vehicle Total 150,676 153,404 -1.8 6.8 Car Total 58,036 58,786 -1.3 7.3 Light Truck Total 92,640 94,618 -2.1 6.4 Truck Total ** 93,391 96,091 -2.8 5.6 -------------- ------ ------ ---- ---

GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division -------------------------------------------

                                                    %Chg   %Chg per
                                2009      2008    Volume        S/D

---- ---- ------ -------- Buick Total 8,627 7,516 14.8 24.8 Cadillac Total 9,721 8,815 10.3 19.9 Chevrolet Total 100,023 95,756 4.5 13.5 GMC Total 21,301 20,214 5.4 14.5

Core Brand Total 139,672 132,301 5.6 14.8 HUMMER Total 221 1,454 -84.8 -83.5 Pontiac Total 7,426 12,140 -38.8 -33.5 Saab Total 371 852 -56.5 -52.7 Saturn Total 3,737 8,130 -54.0 -50.0

Non-Core Brand Total 11,755 22,576 -47.9 -43.4 -------------------- ------ ------ ----- ----- GM Vehicle Total 151,427 154,877 -2.2 6.3 ---------------- ------- ------- ---- ---

GM Car Deliveries by Marketing Division ---------------------------------------

                                                    %Chg   %Chg per
                                2009      2008    Volume        S/D

---- ---- ------ -------- Buick Total 5,571 5,220 6.7 16.0 Cadillac Total 4,447 4,879 -8.9 -0.9 Chevrolet Total 38,631 33,055 16.9 27.0

Car Core Brand Total 48,649 43,154 12.7 22.5 Pontiac Total 7,300 11,383 -35.9 -30.3 Saab Total 293 717 -59.1 -55.6 Saturn Total 1,794 3,532 -49.2 -44.8

      Car Non-Core Brand
       Total                   9,387    15,632     -40.0      -34.7

------------------ ----- ------ ----- ----- GM Car Total 58,036 58,786 -1.3 7.3 ------------ ------ ------ ---- ---

GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division -----------------------------------------------

                                                    %Chg   %Chg per
                                2009      2008    Volume        S/D

---- ---- ------ -------- Buick Total 3,056 2,296 33.1 44.7 Cadillac Total 5,274 3,936 34.0 45.6 Chevrolet Total 61,032 62,040 -1.6 6.9 GMC Total 20,910 19,402 7.8 17.1

Truck Core Brand

Total 90,272 87,674 3.0 11.9 HUMMER Total 221 1,454 -84.8 -83.5 Pontiac Total 126 757 -83.4 -81.9 Saab Total 78 135 -42.2 -37.2 Saturn Total 1,943 4,598 -57.7 -54.1

      Truck Non-Core Brand
       Total                   2,368     6,944     -65.9      -62.9

-------------------- ----- ----- ----- ----- GM Light Truck Total 92,640 94,618 -2.1 6.4 -------------------- ------ ------ ---- ---

(Calendar Year-to-Date) *S/D Curr: 23 January - November ------------- ---------------------

%Chg *S/D Prev: 25 2009 2008 Volume ------------- ---- ---- ------

Vehicle Total 1,875,981 2,758,705 -32.0

Core Brand Total 1,621,982 2,286,865 -29.1

Non-Core Brand Total 253,999 471,840 -46.2 Light Vehicle Total 1,864,211 2,734,789 -31.8 Car Total 794,853 1,169,975 -32.1 Light Truck Total 1,069,358 1,564,814 -31.7 Truck Total** 1,081,128 1,588,730 -32.0 ------------- --------- --------- -----

GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division -------------------------------------------

                                                             %Chg
                                      2009        2008     Volume

---- ---- ------ Buick Total 90,069 128,288 -29.8 Cadillac Total 94,347 147,924 -36.2 Chevrolet Total 1,209,007 1,663,440 -27.3 GMC Total 228,559 347,213 -34.2

Core Brand Total 1,621,982 2,286,865 -29.1 HUMMER Total 8,721 25,315 -65.6 Pontiac Total 169,890 250,902 -32.3 Saab Total 7,812 20,189 -61.3 Saturn Total 67,576 175,434 -61.5

Non-Core Brand Total 253,999 471,840 -46.2

-------------------- ------- ------- ----- GM Vehicle Total 1,875,981 2,758,705 -32.0 ---------------- --------- --------- -----

GM Car Deliveries by Marketing Division ---------------------------------------

                                                             %Chg
                                      2009        2008     Volume

---- ---- ------ Buick Total 52,322 86,201 -39.3 Cadillac Total 56,487 98,079 -42.4 Chevrolet Total 492,362 660,322 -25.4

Car Core Brand Total 601,171 844,602 -28.8 Pontiac Total 160,497 232,278 -30.9 Saab Total 5,676 16,904 -66.4 Saturn Total 27,509 76,191 -63.9

Car Non-Core Brand Total 193,682 325,373 -40.5

----------------------- ------- ------- -----

GM Car Total 794,853 1,169,975 -32.1 ------------ ------- --------- -----

GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division -----------------------------------------------

                                                             %Chg
                                      2009        2008     Volume

---- ---- ------ Buick Total 37,747 42,087 -10.3 Cadillac Total 37,860 49,845 -24.0 Chevrolet Total 711,121 993,464 -28.4 GMC Total 222,313 332,951 -33.2

Truck Core Brand Total 1,009,041 1,418,347 -28.9 HUMMER Total 8,721 25,315 -65.6 Pontiac Total 9,393 18,624 -49.6 Saab Total 2,136 3,285 -35.0 Saturn Total 40,067 99,243 -59.6

Truck Non-Core Brand Total 60,317 146,467 -58.8

-------------------------- ------ ------- ----- GM Light Truck Total 1,069,358 1,564,814 -31.7 -------------------- --------- --------- -----

* Twenty-three selling days (S/D) for the November period this year and twenty-five for last year. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- **Effective August 2007, GM includes GMC & Chevrolet dealer deliveries of commercial vehicles distributed by American Isuzu Motors, Inc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      GM Car Deliveries - (United States)
                                  November 2009


                                            November
                                            --------
                                                   % Chg   %Chg per
                                2009      2008    Volume        S/D

---- ---- ------ -------- Selling Days (S/D) 23 25 ------------------ --- --- LaCrosse 3,400 2,086 63.0 77.2 Lucerne 2,171 3,134 -30.7 -24.7

Buick Total 5,571 5,220 6.7 16.0

----------- ----- ----- --- ---- CTS 2,705 2,902 -6.8 1.3 DTS 1,408 1,287 9.4 18.9 STS 279 630 -55.7 -51.9 XLR 55 60 -8.3 -0.4

Cadillac Total 4,447 4,879 -8.9 -0.9

-------------- ----- ----- ---- ---- Aveo 2,212 3,321 -33.4 -27.6 Camaro 6,867 0 ***.* ***.* Cobalt 5,112 6,319 -19.1 -12.1 Corvette 952 1,093 -12.9 -5.3 Impala 12,375 12,851 -3.7 4.7 Malibu 11,113 9,469 17.4 27.6 Monte Carlo 0 2 ***.* ***.* SSR 0 0 ***.* ***.*

     Chevrolet Total          38,631    33,055      16.9       27.0
     ---------------          ------    ------      ----       ----
  Core Brand Total            48,649    43,154      12.7       22.5

---------------- ------ ------ ---- ---- G3 Wave 173 0 ***.* ***.* G5 314 1,083 -71.0 -68.5 G6 5,852 6,040 -3.1 5.3 G8 584 1,133 -48.5 -44.0 GTO 0 0 ***.* ***.* Grand Prix 1 119 -99.2 -99.1 Solstice 195 325 -40.0 -34.8 Vibe 181 2,683 -93.3 -92.7

Pontiac Total 7,300 11,383 -35.9 -30.3

------------- ----- ------ ----- ----- 9-2X 0 0 ***.* ***.* 9-3 249 606 -58.9 -55.3 9-5 44 111 -60.4 -56.9

Saab Total 293 717 -59.1 -55.6

---------- --- --- ----- ----- Astra 68 1,106 -93.9 -93.3 Aura 1,478 2,161 -31.6 -25.7 ION 0 0 ***.* ***.* Sky 248 265 -6.4 1.7

      Saturn Total             1,794     3,532     -49.2      -44.8
      ------------             -----     -----     -----      -----
  Non-Core Brand Total         9,387    15,632     -40.0      -34.7
  --------------------         -----    ------     -----      -----
      GM Car Total            58,036    58,786      -1.3        7.3
      ------------            ------    ------      ----        ---


                                (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                  January -  November
                                  -------------------
                                                      %Chg
                                2009        2008    Volume

---- ---- ------ Selling Days (S/D) ------------------ LaCrosse 23,237 35,422 -34.4 Lucerne 29,085 50,779 -42.7

Buick Total 52,322 86,201 -39.3

----------- ------ ------ ----- CTS 34,637 54,378 -36.3 DTS 15,429 28,667 -46.2 STS 5,677 13,883 -59.1 XLR 744 1,151 -35.4

Cadillac Total 56,487 98,079 -42.4

-------------- ------ ------ ----- Aveo 35,157 53,103 -33.8 Camaro 54,100 0 ***.* Cobalt 96,052 175,259 -45.2 Corvette 12,901 25,647 -49.7 Impala 151,952 244,692 -37.9 Malibu 142,194 160,898 -11.6 Monte Carlo 6 710 -99.2 SSR 0 13 ***.*

     Chevrolet Total         492,362     660,322     -25.4
     ---------------         -------     -------     -----
  Core Brand Total           601,171     844,602     -28.8

---------------- ------- ------- ----- G3 Wave 5,590 0 ***.* G5 11,092 22,975 -51.7 G6 83,255 132,534 -37.2 G8 21,955 13,523 62.4 GTO 0 52 ***.* Grand Prix 259 8,371 -96.9 Solstice 4,716 10,338 -54.4 Vibe 33,630 44,485 -24.4

Pontiac Total 160,497 232,278 -30.9

------------- ------- ------- ----- 9-2X 0 3 ***.* 9-3 4,729 14,483 -67.3 9-5 947 2,418 -60.8

Saab Total 5,676 16,904 -66.4

---------- ----- ------ ----- Astra 6,170 10,813 -42.9 Aura 18,343 56,194 -67.4 ION 12 314 -96.2 Sky 2,984 8,870 -66.4

      Saturn Total            27,509      76,191     -63.9
      ------------            ------      ------     -----
  Non-Core Brand Total       193,682     325,373     -40.5
  --------------------       -------     -------     -----
      GM Car Total           794,853   1,169,975     -32.1
      ------------           -------   ---------     -----






                    GM Truck Deliveries - (United States)
                                November 2009

                                       November
                                       --------
                                                   % Chg   %Chg per
                                2009      2008    Volume        S/D

---- ---- ------ -------- Selling Days (S/D) 23 25 ------------------ --- --- Enclave 3,056 2,288 33.6 45.2 Rainier 0 1 ***.* ***.* Rendezvous 0 1 ***.* ***.* Terraza 0 6 ***.* ***.*

Buick Total 3,056 2,296 33.1 44.7

----------- ----- ----- ---- ---- Escalade 1,618 1,870 -13.5 -6.0 Escalade ESV 507 752 -32.6 -26.7 Escalade EXT 145 338 -57.1 -53.4 SRX 3,004 976 207.8 234.6

Cadillac Total 5,274 3,936 34.0 45.6

-------------- ----- ----- ---- ---- Chevy C/T Series 0 9 ***.* ***.* Chevy W Series 41 60 -31.7 -25.7 Colorado 1,316 2,503 -47.4 -42.9 Equinox 9,587 2,570 273.0 305.5 Express 3,489 7,909 -55.9 -52.0 HHR 4,720 3,421 38.0 50.0 Kodiak 4/5 Series 303 499 -39.3 -34.0 Kodiak 6/7/8 Series 16 93 -82.8 -81.3 Suburban (Chevy) 4,678 3,882 20.5 31.0 Tahoe 6,528 4,149 57.3 71.0 TrailBlazer 165 2,556 -93.5 -93.0 Traverse 7,054 2,936 140.3 161.2 Uplander 21 584 -96.4 -96.1

        Avalanche              1,373     1,996     -31.2      -25.2
       Silverado-C/K

Pickup 22,101 29,534 -25.2 -18.7 Chevrolet Fullsize

Pickups 23,474 31,530 -25.6 -19.1

Chevrolet Total 61,392 62,701 -2.1 6.4

--------------- ------ ------ ---- --- Acadia 3,877 2,640 46.9 59.6 Canyon 452 627 -27.9 -21.6 Envoy 81 852 -90.5 -89.7 GMC C/T Series 18 82 -78.0 -76.1 GMC W Series 105 139 -24.5 -17.9 Savana 650 807 -19.5 -12.5 Sierra 8,371 10,497 -20.3 -13.3 Terrain 3,683 0 ***.* ***.* Topkick 4/5 Series 139 317 -56.2 -52.3 Topkick 6/7/8 Series 129 274 -52.9 -48.8 Yukon 2,253 2,251 0.1 8.8 Yukon XL 1,543 1,728 -10.7 -2.9

        GMC Total             21,301    20,214       5.4       14.5
        ---------             ------    ------       ---       ----
     Core Brand Total         91,023    89,147       2.1       11.0

---------------- ------ ------ --- ---- HUMMER H1 0 0 ***.* ***.* HUMMER H2 40 233 -82.8 -81.3 HUMMER H3 120 1,048 -88.5 -87.6 HUMMER H3T 61 173 -64.7 -61.7

HUMMER Total 221 1,454 -84.8 -83.5

------------ --- ----- ----- ----- Montana SV6 0 0 ***.* ***.* Torrent 126 757 -83.4 -81.9

Pontiac Total 126 757 -83.4 -81.9

------------- --- --- ----- ----- 9-7X 78 135 -42.2 -37.2

Saab Total 78 135 -42.2 -37.2

---------- --- --- ----- ----- Outlook 581 1,221 -52.4 -48.3 Relay 0 1 ***.* ***.* VUE 1,362 3,376 -59.7 -56.1

      Saturn Total             1,943     4,598     -57.7      -54.1
      ------------             -----     -----     -----      -----
    Non-Core Brand Total       2,368     6,944     -65.9      -62.9
    --------------------       -----     -----     -----      -----
     GM Truck Total           93,391    96,091      -2.8        5.6
     --------------           ------    ------      ----        ---




                                  (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                    January - November
                                    -------------------
                                                        %Chg
                                   2009        2008   Volume

---- ---- ------ Selling Days (S/D) ------------------ Enclave 37,701 41,416 -9.0 Rainier 4 115 -96.5 Rendezvous 9 24 -62.5 Terraza 33 532 -93.8

Buick Total 37,747 42,087 -10.3

----------- ------ ------ ----- Escalade 14,736 21,145 -30.3 Escalade ESV 5,713 9,828 -41.9 Escalade EXT 2,160 4,117 -47.5 SRX 15,251 14,755 3.4

Cadillac Total 37,860 49,845 -24.0

-------------- ------ ------ ----- Chevy C/T Series 36 329 -89.1 Chevy W Series 648 1,458 -55.6 Colorado 30,614 49,899 -38.6 Equinox 73,437 61,700 19.0 Express 49,140 80,731 -39.1 HHR 67,402 89,184 -24.4 Kodiak 4/5 Series 3,965 6,442 -38.5 Kodiak 6/7/8 Series 875 1,425 -38.6 Suburban (Chevy) 36,350 48,003 -24.3 Tahoe 63,971 85,161 -24.9 TrailBlazer 8,715 70,791 -87.7 Traverse 82,210 4,521 ***.* Uplander 1,727 39,943 -95.7

        Avalanche                14,312      31,806    -55.0
       Silverado-C/K

Pickup 283,243 431,725 -34.4 Chevrolet Fullsize

Pickups 297,555 463,531 -35.8

Chevrolet Total 716,645 1,003,118 -28.6

--------------- ------- --------- ----- Acadia 47,834 62,729 -23.7 Canyon 9,481 13,531 -29.9 Envoy 4,757 22,716 -79.1 GMC C/T Series 437 511 -14.5 GMC W Series 1,591 2,368 -32.8 Savana 11,118 21,140 -47.4 Sierra 99,698 155,564 -35.9 Terrain 8,486 0 ***.* Topkick 4/5 Series 2,511 7,450 -66.3 Topkick 6/7/8 Series 1,707 3,933 -56.6 Yukon 26,073 34,663 -24.8 Yukon XL 14,866 22,608 -34.2

        GMC Total               228,559     347,213    -34.2
        ---------               -------     -------    -----
    Core Brand Total          1,020,811   1,442,263    -29.2

---------------- --------- --------- ----- HUMMER H1 0 17 ***.* HUMMER H2 1,469 5,721 -74.3 HUMMER H3 5,288 19,152 -72.4 HUMMER H3T 1,964 425 362.1

HUMMER Total 8,721 25,315 -65.6

------------ ----- ------ ----- Montana SV6 0 64 ***.* Torrent 9,393 18,560 -49.4

Pontiac Total 9,393 18,624 -49.6

------------- ----- ------ ----- 9-7X 2,136 3,285 -35.0

Saab Total 2,136 3,285 -35.0

---------- ----- ----- ----- Outlook 12,621 23,986 -47.4 Relay 12 160 -92.5 VUE 27,434 75,097 -63.5

      Saturn Total               40,067      99,243    -59.6
      ------------               ------      ------    -----
    Non-Core Brand Total         60,317     146,467    -58.8
    --------------------         ------     -------    -----
     GM Truck Total           1,081,128   1,588,730    -32.0
     --------------           ---------   ---------    -----

Source: General Motors  

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01:06 PM

Kia Motors America Announces November Sales

Sales Up 18.3 Percent Month Over Month and 7.8 Percent Year to Date

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced November sales of 17,955 units, an 18.3-percent increase over the same month last year. Year to date sales totaled 279,015, a 7.8-percent increase over the same period last year. KMA's growing lineup of distinctly styled new vehicles - including Soul, Forte and Forte Koup - accounted for 36 percent of the monthly sales volume, a five-percent increase over the previous month. Overall, small car sales delivered more than 55 percent of November volume.

Kia Motors is in the midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, which has been delivering dynamically styled vehicles in several important segments at exactly the right time contributing to the brand's continued gains in U.S. market share. The upcoming launch of the all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, the official vehicle of the NBA and the first vehicle to be built at the company's first U.S.-based manufacturing facilities in West Point, Georgia, will further enhance the lineup.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 650 dealers throughout the United States. For 2008, KMA recorded its 14th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share. Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of building high value, high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline "The Power to Surprise."

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

MONTH OF NOVEMBER YEAR-TO-DATE

----------------- -------------- Model 2009 2008 2009 2008 ----- Rio 3,496 2,127 30,73 34,747 Spectra 89 3,565 47,049 65,745 Forte 4,044 n/a 21,425 n/a Optima 1,644 1,044 35,549 43,494 Amanti 35 415 3,642 3,420 Sportage 1,340 1,348 41,382 30,572 Sorento 1,657 2,875 21,324 26,612 Sedona 1,895 2,223 26,625 24,944 Rondo 425 1,395 12,970 27,589 Borrego 825 190 9,510 1,630 Soul 2,505 n/a 28,805 n/a

Total 17,955 15,182 279,015 258,753

Source: Kia Motors America
 

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Posted: 12/01/09
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Hyundai Motor America Reports November 2009 Sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced November sales of 28,045 units, a 46 percent increase compared with November 2008. Calendar year-to-date, Hyundai sales are up 6.2 percent to a total of 401,267 through November. This marks the eleventh consecutive month of year-over-year gains in retail market share.

"While we have continued to deliver substantial year-over-year sales gains and sustained market share growth, we were, quite frankly, hoping that the economy and overall industry would have bounced back a bit more than we are seeing right now," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president of sales. "Looking ahead to December, we're confident we'll finish the year with market share at least a full percentage point above our record 3 percent share in 2008."

Hyundai remains uniquely positioned to grow in difficult market conditions with its strong value story, highest quality rating among non-luxury brands, and best fuel economy rating in the industry. The fuel-efficient Accent, Elantra and Sonata had significant sales increases of 93, 88 and 52 percent, respectively, versus 2008, while the Santa Fe once again delivered a solid sales gain up 53 percent over a year ago. Genesis continued its strong launch performance, with sales up 52 percent over last year.

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 NOV/2009 NOV/2008 CY/2009 CY/2008

ACCENT 3,831 1,983 63,937 48,598 SONATA 8,178 5,379 109,543 110,764 ELANTRA 6,127 3,268 97,506 92,085 TIBURON 1 411 8,580 8,699 SANTA FE 6,564 4,282 71,079 64,705 AZERA 248 316 3,478 14,114 TUCSON 888 918 14,508 18,153 ENTOURAGE -2 584 3,422 5,405 VERACRUZ 459 929 9,679 10,055 GENESIS 1,751 1,151 19,535 5,127 TOTAL 28,045 19,221 401,267 377,705

Source: Hyundai Motor America  

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Toyota Reports November Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported November sales of 133,700 vehicles, an increase of 11.5 percent over last November, on a daily selling rate basis.

The Toyota Division posted November sales of 115,200 units, an increase of 9.8 percent over the same period last year. The Lexus Division reported November sales of 18,500 units, an increase of 24 percent over the year-ago month.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded sales of 71,622 units, an increase of 14.5 percent over last November. Passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid, which posted combined November sales of 27,385 units, up 18 percent over the year-ago month. The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted November sales of 9,617 units, up 20.7 percent over this time last year. Corolla recorded sales of 21,899 units, up 9.2 percent over November 2008. Venza reported sales of 4,140 units for the month.

Toyota Division light trucks posted sales of 43,578 units, up 2.8 percent over the year-ago month. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with November sales of 11,512 units, up 35.1 percent over the same period last year. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 6,213 units in November. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded sales of 6,379 units for the month, up 4.9 percent over last November. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported sales of 7,633 units for the month. Sienna recorded sales of 7,488 units, up 32.3 percent over November 2008.

Scion posted November sales of 3,080 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with sales of 1,392 units. The tC sports coupe posted November sales of 866 units. The xD reported sales of 822 units for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported November sales of 10,055 units, up 22.2 percent over the year-ago month. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan, with sales of 4,110 units, up 8.5 percent over last November. The IS entry luxury sport line posted combined sales of 2,851 units, up 12.7 percent over the same period last year. The HS entry luxury hybrid sedan recorded November sales 1,407 units.

Lexus Division light trucks reported November sales of 8,445 units, up 26.1 percent over the same period last year. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle which posted combined November sales of 7,923 units, up 47.2 percent over the year-ago month. The RX 450h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,210 units for the month.

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted November sales of 14,473 hybrid vehicles, up 26.4 percent over the same period last year. Toyota Division posted sales of 11,804 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division posted November sales of 2,669 hybrids.

There were 23 selling days this month, compared to 25 selling days last November.

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

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

YARIS 3,557 4,545 -14.9 58,726 97,911 -39.6 COROLLA 21,899 21,807 9.2 262,654 328,878 -19.6 CAMRY 27,385 25,224 18.0 321,878 411,342 -21.2 VENZA 4,140 0 N/A 48,591 0 N/A AVALON 1,944 2,502 -15.5 24,361 40,354 -39.2 PRIUS 9,617 8,660 20.7 127,907 151,025 -14.7 SCION xA 0 0 N/A 3 39 -92.3 SCION xB 1,392 2,161 -30.0 23,705 43,426 -45.0 SCION tC 866 1,728 -45.5 16,951 39,632 -56.9 SCION xD 822 1,386 -35.5 13,531 26,680 -48.9 TOTAL TOYOTA

DIV. PASS.

CAR 71,622 68,013 14.5 898,309 1,139,289 -20.6 ------------ ------ ------ ---- ------- --------- ----- ES 4,110 4,116 8.5 41,954 58,899 -28.3 HS 1,407 0 N/A 4,719 0 N/A LS 1,057 1,272 -9.7 9,249 18,804 -50.5 SC 34 83 -55.5 670 1,870 -63.9 GS 596 721 -10.1 6,367 14,559 -56.0 IS 2,851 2,749 12.7 33,924 45,893 -25.6 TOTAL LEXUS

PASS. CAR 10,055 8,941 22.2 96,883 140,025 -30.3 ----------- ------ ----- ---- ------ ------- ----- TOTAL TOYOTA

PASS. CAR 81,677 76,954 15.4 995,192 1,279,314 -21.7 ------------ ------ ------ ---- ------- --------- ----- SIENNA 7,488 6,153 32.3 75,509 109,043 -30.3 RAV4 11,512 9,260 35.1 132,346 128,225 4.0 FJ CRUISER 1,108 2,147 -43.9 10,338 25,500 -59.2 4RUNNER 1,689 3,310 -44.5 15,161 44,171 -65.4 HIGHLANDER 6,213 7,887 -14.4 73,676 96,870 -23.4 LAND CRUISER 159 186 -7.1 2,071 3,574 -41.6 SEQUOIA 1,397 1,873 -18.9 14,627 28,294 -47.9 TOTAL SUV 22,078 24,663 -2.7 248,219 326,634 -23.5 --------- ------ ------ ---- ------- ------- ----- 4X2 TACOMA 3,531 4,511 -14.9 50,414 75,486 -32.7 4X4 TACOMA 4,102 4,137 7.8 51,913 60,478 -13.5 TOTAL TACOMA 7,633 8,648 -4.1 102,327 135,964 -24.2 TUNDRA 6,379 6,607 4.9 70,515 128,058 -44.5 TOTAL PICKUP 14,012 15,255 -0.2 172,842 264,022 -34.1 TOTAL TOYOTA

DIV. LT TRUCK 43,578 46,071 2.8 496,570 699,699 -28.5 LX 313 424 -19.8 3,230 7,407 -56.1 GX 209 1,008 -77.5 5,733 15,044 -61.6 RX 7,923 5,850 47.2 81,564 74,249 10.6 TOTAL LEXUS

LIGHT TRUCK 8,445 7,282 26.1 90,527 96,700 -5.7 ------------ ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ ---- TOTAL TOYOTA

LIGHT TRUCK 52,023 53,353 6.0 587,097 796,399 -25.8 ------------ ------ ------ --- ------- ------- ----- TOTAL TOYOTA

DIV. 115,200 114,084 9.8 1,394,879 1,838,988 -23.6 TOTAL LEXUS 18,500 16,223 24.0 187,410 236,725 -20.3 ----------- ------ ------ ---- ------- ------- ----- TOTAL TOYOTA 133,700 130,307 11.5 1,582,289 2,075,713 -23.2 MEMO: DOM. COROLLA 21,756 16,365 44.5 231,793 235,685 -0.9 DOM. CAMRY 27,201 24,781 19.3 312,270 404,051 -22.2 DOM. RAV4 4,500 37 13119.7 40,614 37 110451.6 DOM. HIGHLANDER 3,919 0 N/A 4,942 0 N/A DOM. PICKUP 14,012 15,255 -0.2 172,842 264,020 -34.1 DOM. RX 5,521 5,000 20.0 54,419 55,389 -1.0

SELLING DAYS 23 25 280 282 ------------ --- --- --- ---

TOYOTA DIV.

IMPORT CAR 16,581 24,365 -26.0 281,294 459,199 -38.3 LEXUS IMPORT

CAR 10,055 8,941 22.2 96,883 140,025 -30.3 TOYOTA DIV NA

BUILT CARS 55,041 43,648 37.1 617,015 680,090 -8.6 TOTAL TOYOTA

CARS 81,677 76,954 15.4 995,192 1,279,314 -21.7

TOYOTA DIV.

IMPORT LT

TRUCK 13,315 22,753 -36.4 189,089 298,303 -36.2 LEXUS IMPORT

LT TRUCK 2,924 2,282 39.3 36,108 41,311 -12.0 TOYOTA DIV

NA BUILT

LT TRUCK 30,263 23,318 41.1 307,481 401,396 -22.8 LEXUS NA

BUILT LT

TRUCK 5,521 5,000 20.0 54,419 55,389 -1.0 TOTAL TOYOTA

LT TRUCK 52,023 53,353 6.0 587,097 796,399 -25.8 ------------ ------ ------ --- ------- ------- -----

SPORT UTILITY

VEHICLES 29,415 29,798 7.3 328,408 397,834 -16.9

Memo: Lexus

Sport Utility 8,445 7,282 26.1 90,527 96,700 -5.7

SMALL VANS 7,488 6,153 32.3 75,509 109,043 -30.3 PICKUPS 14,012 15,255 -0.2 172,842 264,022 -34.1

--------- ------ ------ ---- ------- ------- ----- * NORTH AMERICAN

BUILT VEHICLES COROLLA 21,756 16,365 44.5 231,793 235,685 -0.9 CAMRY 27,201 24,781 19.3 312,270 404,051 -22.2 VENZA 4,140 0 N/A 48,591 0 N/A AVALON 1,944 2,502 -15.5 24,361 40,354 -39.2 SIENNA 7,488 6,153 32.3 75,509 109,043 -30.3 RAV4 4,500 37 13119.7 40,614 37 110451.6 HIGHLANDER 2,866 0 N/A 3,889 0 N/A PICKUP 14,012 15,255 -0.2 172,842 264,020 -34.1 SEQUOIA 1,397 1,873 -18.9 14,627 28,294 -47.9 RX 5,521 5,000 20.0 54,419 55,389 -1.0 TOTAL 90,825 71,966 37.2 978,915 1,136,873 -13.3 N.A. VEHICLES %

OF TOTAL 67.9% 55.2% 61.9% 54.8%

SELLING DAYS 23 25 280 282 DSR = DAILY



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

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Posted: 12/01/09
01:09 PM

Chrysler Group LLC Reports November 2009 U.S. Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ --   --  Chrysler Group market share increases compared with October 2009
 --  Dodge Journey sales increase 93 percent compared with the same time
     period last year, setting a new record for November Journey sales
 --  Dodge Avenger sales increase 51 percent versus November 2008
 --  Chrysler Sebring Sedan sales increase 84 percent compared with the
     same time period last year
 --  Jeep Brand sales increase 14 percent compared with the previous month


Chrysler Group today reported sales increases on several models, both year-over-year and month-over-month. The Chrysler Sebring Sedan, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey and Dodge Grand Caravan all reported year-over-year sales increases. The Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Jeep® Commander, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Viper, Dodge Dakota and Ram Cab Chassis all reported month-over-month sales increases.

"The company showed some encouraging signs this month, providing a good foundation going forward and reinforcing our promising future which everyone in the company is excited about," said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer-Ram Brand and Lead Executive for the Sales Organization, Chrysler Group LLC. "Consumer confidence is building now that we've released our five-year business plan, and we're showcasing our brands, great products and cool features in new advertising."

Chrysler Group reported total U.S. sales for November of 63,560 units, increasing its market share to 8.4 percent. Sales declined 25 percent versus November 2008. The company finished the month with 176,282 units in inventory, representing a 64-day supply. Inventory is down 56 percent compared with November 2008. Overall industry figures for November are projected to come in at an estimated 11.0 million SAAR.

November Brand U.S. Sales Highlights

Jeep Brand sales increased 14 percent compared with October 2009. Jeep Commander, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot all posted increased sales versus October 2009.

Chrysler Sebring Sedan increased sales 84 percent (2,674 units) compared with November 2008. Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chrysler Sebring Convertible both posted sales increases versus last month.

Dodge Journey sales increased 93 percent (5,434 units) versus the same time period last year, Dodge Avenger saw sales increase 51 percent (3,571 units) compared with November 2008, and Dodge Grand Caravan sales increased 35 percent (8,171 units) versus November 2008. Dodge Viper increased sales compared with the previous month.

Dodge Dakota and Ram Cab Chassis vehicles both posted sales gains compared with October 2009.

In November, overall Mopar U.S. net sales were consistent with last month's sales. Compared with the same time period last year, Mopar accessory sales per new unit were up 8 percent while service contracts per new unit sold increased 7 percent. Mopar sales for Remote Start are up 20 percent versus 2008.

Later this month, Mopar will begin taking orders for FLO TV, a feature that offers Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram buyers live, mobile television. Chrysler Group LLC will be the first automaker in the U.S. to offer live, mobile TV.

Incentives

Chrysler Group LLC continues its "Year-end Wrap Up," which offer consumers the choice of a gift for themselves or some extra cash in their pocket as the holiday season approaches.

Chrysler Group also is continuing its "Invest in America" partnership with credit unions in the United States by offering preferred pricing on eligible Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles to the more than 90 million credit union members.

 2010 Model Year vehicles:
 Chrysler Brand:

Beginning today, consumers purchasing select Chrysler vehicles can choose from:

 --  0 percent financing for up to 60 months
 --  Consumer cash of up to $3,000
 --  All-wheel drive at no cost with the purchase of a Chrysler 300
 --  A no-cost DVD system with the purchase of a Chrysler Town & Country
     minivan
 --  Attractive financing rates and a no-cost service/maintenance program
     for 3 years/36,000 miles

 Jeep Brand:

Jeep customers can choose from 0 percent financing for up to 60 months, consumer cash of up to $4,000 or attractive financing rates and a no-cost service/maintenance program for 3 years/36,000 miles.


Dodge Car Brand:

Beginning today, consumers purchasing select Dodge vehicles can choose from 0 percent financing for up to 60 months, consumer cash of up to $2,500 and all-wheel drive at no cost with the purchase of a Dodge Charger.

Ram Truck Brand:

The Ram Truck Brand is offering consumers various combinations of attractive financing and/or consumer cash, including 0 percent financing for up to 48 months or 2.9 percent financing for 60 months, or consumer cash of up to $2,500.

Ram is also offering consumers 0 percent financing for up to 72 months or up to $5,500 in consumer cash on most 2009 Dodge Ram trucks.

 All incentives are valid through Jan. 4, 2010.

 About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Mopar and Global Electric Motorcars (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 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.

 Follow Chrysler news and video on:
 Chrysler Connect blog: http://blog.chryslergroupllc.com/
 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/chryslercom and www.twitter.com/chrysler
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           Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru November 2009
           --------------------------------------------------------

Month Sales Vol % Sales CYTD Vol % Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change ----- ------- ----- ------ ------- ----- ------ Sebring 3,044 2,891 5% 23,023 68,091 -66% 300 1,918 3,423 -44% 34,154 58,645 -42% Crossfire 0 92 -100% 499 1,911 -74% PT Cruiser 310 3,597 -91% 17,205 49,087 -65% Aspen 58 2,013 -97% 5,964 20,739 -71% Pacifica 0 544 -100% 1,955 6,771 -71% Town &

Country 7,214 7,457 -3% 76,093 110,411 -31%

CHRYSLER

BRAND 12,544 20,017 -37% 158,893 315,655 -50% Compass 474 880 -46% 10,826 24,124 -55% Patriot 1,929 2,461 -22% 28,673 53,057 -46% Wrangler 4,896 6,140 -20% 75,246 77,567 -3% Liberty 3,516 4,171 -16% 38,894 62,382 -38% Grand

Cherokee 3,085 5,203 -41% 46,231 68,174 -32% Commander 1,439 1,447 -1% 11,021 25,506 -57%

JEEP

BRAND 15,339 20,302 -24% 210,891 310,810 -32% Caliber 412 2,755 -85% 30,809 81,262 -62% Avenger 3,571 2,362 51% 35,123 59,913 -41% Charger 3,404 5,478 -38% 54,378 91,953 -41% Challenger 2,040 3,364 -39% 23,316 14,821 57% Viper 43 61 -30% 438 1,020 -57% Magnum 0 48 -100% 113 6,881 -98% Journey 5,434 2,815 93% 46,954 42,822 10% Caravan 8,171 6,055 35% 82,103 116,822 -30% Nitro 1,164 1,804 -35% 16,235 34,332 -53% Durango 29 1,662 -98% 3,492 19,985 -83%

DODGE

BRAND 24,268 26,404 -8% 292,961 469,811 -38% Dakota 663 1,760 -62% 10,072 24,343 -59% Ram P/U 9,787 15,538 -37% 165,254 229,222 -28% Sprinter 959 1,239 -23% 6,808 13,468 -49%

RAM
 BRAND   11,409      18,537    -38%         182,134   267,033    -32%
TOTAL
 DODGE   35,677      44,941    -21%         475,095   736,844    -36%
TOTAL
 CHRYSLER
 GROUP
 LLC     63,560      85,260    -25%         844,879 1,363,309    -38%

  TOTAL
   CAR   14,432      20,475    -30%         201,855   385,590    -48%
  TOTAL
   TRUCK 49,128      64,785    -24%         643,024   977,719    -34%

Selling Days 23 25 280 282

Source: Chrysler Group LLC  

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Posted: 12/01/09
04:55 PM

VOLVO RECORDS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF
YEAR-OVER-YEAR SALES INCREASE OF 5.2 PERCENT


Volvo's Safe + Sound Best-in-Class Coverage Plan Continues to Drive Traffic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2009) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) November sales were up 5.2 percent in the United States, marking the sixth straight month of a year-over-year increase. In the United States, VCNA sold a total of 4,631 vehicles in November.

For the month of November, Volvo sales in Canada were up 2.3 percent with a total of 484 vehicles sold. Overall in North America (United States and Canada), Volvo has sold 61,714 units year-to-date, which represents a 17 percent decrease for the same period of 2008*.

The Volvo XC60 has been a major contributor to Volvo's recent success in America. Sales through November were an impressive 7,882 units in the United States.
In a one-two sales punch, Volvo earlier this year launched its industry leading Safe + Sound Coverage Plan, a complimentary coverage program, wraps a comprehensive list of benefits into one package. Volvo has combined additional time and mileage limits on warranty repairs and roadside assistance coverage, and has increased wear-item and factory scheduled maintenance coverage. Specifically, it provides:

• 5 years/60,000 miles of New Car Warranty
• 5 years/60,000 miles of Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance
• 5 years/60,000 miles of Wear and Tear Coverage
• 5 years/Unlimited miles of Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance.

Safe + Sound provides best-in-class coverage, provides the lowest cost of luxury ownership (according to Intellichoice) and has been a major contributor to Volvo's recent sales success, and will be available until Dec. 31, 2009.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (www.volvocars.com/us) is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada.
*2008 totals include Mexico; 2009 totals do not.  

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Posted: 12/01/09
04:57 PM

Audi November Sales Maintain Record Share Pace

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ --   --  Audi November sales total 6,810 vehicles; year-to-date imported luxury
     market share in U.S. maintains record high of 8.3%
 --  Best month in 2009 for Audi Q5 and S4 models
 --  Launch of A3 TDI, strong Q7 TDI sales continue fuel-efficiency
     leadership for Audi



Audi today reported November U.S. sales of 6,810 luxury performance cars and SUVs, a result that maintained the Audi share of U.S. imported luxury vehicle sale at record levels so far this year.

Through the first 11 months of the year, the Audi share of the imported luxury car market in the U.S. stood at 8.3% compared to 7% from a year earlier, based on preliminary industry sales reports. For the month of November 2009, the Audi share also stood at 8.3%

November sales of the Audi Q5 and S4 models were strong. The popular Q5 crossover achieved 1,509 sales in November, exceeding the record set in August 2009. The S4 sedan also saw its best month since its September 2009 launch.

Audi also enjoyed another positive month for its TDI® clean diesel offerings. Sales of the much-anticipated A3 TDI began in the month. With an EPA estimated 42 MPG highway mileage, it achieves the best fuel-economy of any luxury car in the U.S. For November, TDI models made up 43% of all A3 sales.

The Q7 TDI experienced a strong consumer response that elevated the TDI mix of Q7 sales to 46%, notably impressive in light of tight inventories.

"Consumers' reception to our newer models, including the Q5 and S4 sedan has proven nothing short of enthusiastic, which affirms that our design and engineering efforts were precisely on target," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "We are encouraged by these latest sales figures and have an optimistic outlook on the coming months."

Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet sales of 1,074 cars made November the second-best month of 2009 for that popular model line.

Audi Certified Pre-Owned Sales for November were 1,535 for the month, bringing year-to-date CPO sales to 26,439.

AUDI US SNAPSHOT -----YEAR TO DATE----- ---------------- Model Line Nov-09 Nov-08 Yr/Yr % Nov-09 Nov-08 Yr/Yr %

Actual Actual Change YTD YTD Change

Actual Actual ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- A3 391 409 -4.4% 3,302 4,398 -24.9% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- A4 2,532 3,304 -23.4% 33,515 39,489 -15.1% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- A5 1,074 569 88.8% 8,418 5,625 49.7% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- A6 527 717 -26.5% 5,990 10,738 -44.2% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- A8 104 122 -14.8% 1,358 2,705 -49.8% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- Audi Q5 1,509 0 0.0% 12,073 0 0.0% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- Audi Q7 500 911 -45.1% 6,623 12,002 -44.8% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- R8 56 150 -62.7% 647 785 -17.6% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- TT 117 606 -80.7% 1,760 4,306 -59.1% ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ---------- Total Audi Sales 6,810 6,788 0.3% 73,686 80,048 -7.9 ------------- --------- -------- ------- -------- -------- ----------



Source: Audi of America Inc.  

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Posted: 12/01/09
05:00 PM

Mazda Reports Sales Increase for November

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/
-- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported November 2009 sales of 14,255 units, an increase of 9.6 percent versus November of 2008 on a DSR (daily selling rate) basis (23 selling days in November 2009 compared to 25 selling days last November), up 0.9 percent unadjusted.

Overall, total yearly sales are reported at 189,512, down 22.4 percent DSR (23.0 percent unadjusted) compared to 2008.

With November sales of 5,923 units (up 3.2 percent), the wildly popular, all-new 2010 MAZDA3 continues to lead the charge for the Mazda lineup and is nearing 90,000 units sold in 2009. The Mazda CX-7 crossover SUV reported an outstanding 103.2 percent sales increase compared to the same period last year with 2,209 units sold.

MX-5 Miata (up 34.8%), RX-8 (up 13.1%) and CX-9 (up 13.1%) all reported strong November sales, signaling that Mazda is gaining strength and momentum.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported sales of 1,682, down 16.0 percent versus last year. Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) sold 5,117 units, up 2.0 percent compared to last November.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the United States in 2010, Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

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

Mazda3 5,923 5,742 3.2% 12.1% 88,485 102,09 (13.3)% (12.7)% Mazda5 1,095 1,499 (27.0)% (20.6)% 16,866 19,137 (11.9)% (11.2)% Mazda6 2,297 3,225 (28.8)% (22.6)% 32,270 49,502 (34.8)% (34.3)% MX-5

Miata 418 310 34.8% 46.6% 7,453 10,678 (30.2)% (29.7)% RX-8 181 160 13.1% 23.0% 2,089 3,215 (35.0)% (34.6)% CX-7 2,209 1,087 103.2% 120.9% 18,005 25,642 (29.8)% (29.3)% CX-9 1,940 1,716 13.1% 22.9% 18,495 23,997 (22.9)% (22.4)% Tribute 187 309 (39.5)% (34.2)% 5,278 10,454 (49.5)% (49.2)% B-Series

Truck 5 86 (94.2)% (93.7)% 571 1,266 (54.9)% (54.6)%

Total

Vehicles

--------

CARS 9,914 10,936 (9.3)% (1.5)% 147,163 184,625 (20.3)% (19.7)% TRUCKS 4,341 3,198 35.7% 47.5% 42,349 61,359 (31.0)% (30.5)%

----- ----- ----- ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ TOTAL 14,255 14,134 0.9% 9.6% 189,512 245,984 (23.0)% (22.4)%

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MEMO:

IMPORT

CAR 7,617 7,711 (1.2)% 114,893 135,123 (15.0)% IMPORT

TRUCK 4,149 2,803 48.0% 36,500 49,639 (26.5)%

----- ----- ----- ------ ------ ------ IMPORT

TOTAL 11,766 10,514 11.9% 151,393 184,762 (18.1)%

DOMESTIC

CAR 2,297 3,225 (28.8)% 32,270 49,502 (34.8)% DOMESTIC

TRUCK 192 395 (51.4)% 5,849 11,720 (50.1)%

----- ----- ----- ------ ------ ------ DOMESTIC

TOTALS 2,489 3,620 (31.2)% 38,119 61,222 (37.7)%

----- ----- ----- ------ ------ ------ Selling

Days 23 25 282 284

Source: Mazda North American Operations  

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