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JULY 2010 Truck and SUV Sales Figures: Ford on top again

 
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Posted: 08/03/10
11:23 AM

JULY sales figures have trickled in and can be found below. For comparison, here is the link to the previous numbers.

January 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers

February 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers

March 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers

April 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers

MAY 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers

JUNE 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers

------------ JULY2010 Sales Numbers Are Listed Below----------------  

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Posted: 08/03/10
11:24 AM

Ford's July Sales Up 5%; Demand For High-Quality, Fuel-Efficient Products Continues Driving Growth

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --   --  Ford, Lincoln and Mercury July sales totaled 166,092, up 5 percent
     versus strong year-ago sales; year-to-date sales up 24 percent

 --  Fiesta eclipses 3,000 sales in its second month in America

 --  New 2011 F-Series Super Duty and Mustang continue impressive starts;
     Super Duty sales up 63 percent in July versus year ago; Mustang retail
     sales increased 43 percent year over year

 --  Last year's new products also post sales gains; Fusion nearly matches
     last July's sales record, Taurus sales up 187 percent, and Transit
     Connect posts best sales month ever

 --  Ford's retail market share appears to have increased for the 21st time
     in 22 months as buyers turn to Ford's fresh lineup of high-quality,
     fuel-efficient vehicles



Ford's newest vehicles helped the company continue to grow as Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers delivered 166,092 new vehicles in July - a 5 percent increase versus a year ago, when "Cash for Clunker" sales started to surge.

Year-to-date sales totaled 1.12 million, up 24 percent, with growth across Ford's full family of cars (up 21 percent), utilities (up 19 percent) and trucks (up 32 percent).

"Customers are rewarding Ford for providing the performance they want and the fuel economy they need," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "New class-leading powertrains are the 'secret weapon' in every new product we are bringing to market."

The Ford Fiesta, which offers 40 miles per gallon EPA highway fuel economy, eclipsed 3,000 sales in its second month in America and has been well-received by California customers. Highly acclaimed in Europe, Asia, and North America, the Fiesta is the first car developed under the ONE Ford global product development system.

Sales for the 2011 F-Series Super Duty were 63 percent higher than a year ago, capturing more than 50 percent of the heavy duty pickup segment. Ford announced today it will begin production of the most powerful diesel engine ever installed in a heavy-duty pickup (best-in-class 800 lb.-ft. of torque and 400 horsepower). In addition, the Super Duty's 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel will provide improved fuel economy - a full 20 percent better fuel efficiency than the 2010 model.

"In an industry-first customer loyalty program, Ford will provide the power upgrades free of charge to all current owners of a 2011 Super Duty diesel pickup," said Czubay.

Retail sales for the Mustang were 43 percent higher than a year ago. Since the arrival of the 2011 model featuring new V-6 and V-8 engines with more horsepower and improved fuel economy, Mustang's share has climbed to levels not seen since January 2009.

"With our broad range of products - from Fiesta to Super Duty - Ford is connecting with consumers," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford and its dealers continue to offer customers the strongest value proposition in the industry - class-leading fuel economy, quality and growing resale values."

In July, Ford retail sales were up 5 percent versus a year ago, and Ford appears to have gained retail market share for the 21st time in the last 22 months. Fleet sales were up 2 percent, reflecting higher sales of Ford's hard-working trucks to commercial customers.

 Other Sales Highlights
 --  Demand for the Ford Fusion, Motor Trend's Car of the Year, remains
     strong as sales of 17,406 nearly matched last July's sales record.
     Ford Taurus sales totaled 5,046 in July, up 187 percent.
 --  With sales of 50,449, Ford's F-Series posted a 39 percent sales
     increase in July. It was the first time since March 2008 that F-Series
     sales eclipsed 50,000. Year-to-date, F-Series sales totaled 290,794,
     up 35 percent.
 --  Ford Edge set a July record with sales of 9,342, up 19 percent versus
     a year ago. The redesigned 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX now are in
     production, featuring new powertrains and MyFord and MyLincoln Touch
     driver connect technology.
 --  Lincoln retail sales were up 7 percent versus a year ago with higher
     retail sales for the Lincoln MKZ sedan, Lincoln MKT crossover and
     Lincoln Navigator sport utility. Soon, Lincoln will offer a hybrid
     version of the Lincoln MKZ at the same price as the gas version,
     making the MKZ the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle in America.


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 (NYSE:F) , a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 159,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010. 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 2010 U.S. SALES
                   ---------------------------------------


                              July           %      Year-To-Date         %
                              ----                  ------------
                          2010     2009 Change       2010     2009 Change
                          ----     ---- ------       ----     ---- ------
 Sales By Brand
   Ford                153,603  142,135     8.1 1,013,656  802,483    26.3
   Lincoln               5,586    6,672   -16.3    49,348   47,382     4.1
   Mercury               6,903   10,031   -31.2    57,833   54,725     5.7
                         -----   ------            ------   ------
     Total Ford,
      Lincoln and
      Mercury          166,092  158,838     4.6 1,120,837  904,590    23.9
   Volvo                 4,319    6,441   -32.9    32,525   36,187   -10.1
                         -----    -----            ------   ------
      Total Ford Motor
       Company         170,411  165,279     3.1 1,153,362  940,777    22.6

 Ford, Lincoln
  and Mercury
  Sales By Type
   Cars                 58,675   62,176    -5.6   413,557  342,228    20.8
   Utilities            40,270   43,945    -8.4   301,811  254,304    18.7
   Trucks               67,147   52,717    27.4   405,469  308,058    31.6
                        ------   ------           -------  -------
       Total Vehicles  166,092  158,838     4.6 1,120,837  904,590    23.9





                       FORD BRAND JULY 2010 U.S. SALES
                       -------------------------------


                         July            %        Year-To-Date          %
                         ----                     ------------
                     2010       2009 Change       2010       2009 Change
                     ----       ---- ------       ----       ---- ------

 Fiesta             3,349          0      NA     4,377          0      NA
 Focus             15,417     21,830   -29.4   105,200     91,184    15.4
 Fusion            17,406     17,610    -1.2   128,581    102,756    25.1
 Taurus             5,046      1,760   186.7    41,413     19,141   116.4
 Mustang            7,489      6,686    12.0    47,524     40,474    17.4
 Crown Victoria     3,059      3,766   -18.8    21,498     21,949    -2.1
                    -----      -----            ------     ------
   Ford Cars       51,766     51,652     0.2   348,593    275,504    26.5

 Escape            14,689     20,241   -27.4   113,669     96,643    17.6
 Edge               9,342      7,857    18.9    65,369     49,117    33.1
 Flex               3,129      3,631   -13.8    22,932     23,692    -3.2
 Taurus X               0        366  -100.0        12      5,650   -99.8
 Explorer           4,763      3,108    53.2    36,627     27,442    33.5
 Expedition         2,767      2,565     7.9    20,985     16,521    27.0
                    -----      -----            ------     ------
   Ford Utilities  34,690     37,768    -8.1   259,594    219,065    18.5

 F-Series          50,449     36,327    38.9   290,794    215,959    34.7
 Ranger             5,213      7,695   -32.3    34,868     34,118     2.2
 Econoline/Club
  Wagon             8,649      7,792    11.0    64,357     54,680    17.7
 Transit Connect    2,633        417   531.4    13,648        417  3172.9
 Low Cab Forward        0         23  -100.0        72        167   -56.9
 Heavy Trucks         203        461   -56.0     1,730      2,573   -32.8
                      ---        ---             -----      -----
   Ford Trucks     67,147     52,715    27.4   405,469    307,914    31.7
                   ------     ------           -------    -------

   Ford Brand     153,603    142,135     8.1 1,013,656    802,483    26.3





                     LINCOLN BRAND JULY 2010 U.S. SALES
                     ----------------------------------


                July           %       Year-To-Date         %
                ----                   ------------
            2010      2009 Change     2010       2009 Change
            ----      ---- ------     ----       ---- ------

 MKZ       1,590     1,532      3.8 12,804     13,340     -4.0
 MKS         969     1,205    -19.6  8,618      9,666    -10.8
 Town Car    412     1,841    -77.6  6,903      7,946    -13.1
 MKX       1,443     1,642    -12.1 11,732     12,742     -7.9
 MKT         606         0       NA  4,566          0       NA
 Navigator   566       450     25.8  4,725      3,544     33.3
 Mark LT       0         2   -100.0      0        144   -100.0
             ---       ---             ---        ---

   Lincoln
    Brand  5,586     6,672    -16.3 49,348     47,382      4.1





                     MERCURY BRAND JULY 2010 U.S. SALES
                     ----------------------------------


                   July            %      Year-To-Date         %
                   ----                   ------------
              2010       2009 Change     2010       2009 Change
              ----       ---- ------     ----       ---- ------

 Milan       2,129      2,934    -27.4 19,091     15,823     20.7
 Grand
  Marquis    1,809      2,667    -32.2 17,511     14,239     23.0
 Sable           0        345   -100.0     37      5,710    -99.4
 Mariner     2,489      3,682    -32.4 17,687     15,897     11.3
 Mountaineer   476        403     18.1  3,507      3,056     14.8
               ---        ---           -----      -----

   Mercury
    Brand    6,903     10,031    -31.2 57,833     54,725      5.7





                      VOLVO BRAND JULY 2010 U.S. SALES
                      --------------------------------


                    July           %       Year-To-Date          %
                    ----                   ------------
                2010      2009 Change     2010        2009 Change
                ----      ---- ------     ----        ---- ------

 S40             328       525    -37.5  3,886       4,073     -4.6
 V50              57       181    -68.5  1,240         954     30.0
 S60               0     1,461   -100.0     25       5,016    -99.5
 S80             668       602     11.0  4,858       5,391     -9.9
 V70              68       241    -71.8    771       1,154    -33.2
 XC60          1,129       762     48.2  6,463       4,289     50.7
 XC70            477       722    -33.9  3,897       3,536     10.2
 XC90            829       850     -2.5  5,433       5,613     -3.2
 C70             385       685    -43.8  3,270       3,745    -12.7
 C30             378       412     -8.3  2,682       2,416     11.0
                 ---       ---           -----       -----

   Volvo Brand 4,319     6,441    -32.9 32,525      36,187    -10.1

Source: Ford Motor Company  

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Posted: 08/03/10
11:25 AM

Acura Announces July 2010 Sales Results

Acura Up 44.9 percent in Monthly Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV were 1,708, up 216.9 percent compared to July 2009 sales, which helped push Acura total monthly sales to an increase of 44.7 percent based on daily selling rate*. With 13,017 units sold for July, overall Acura yearly sales have totaled 74,134 -- an increase of 24.1 percent.

"In an era when consumers are downsizing, the right-sized RDX crossover SUV is proving to be a popular choice," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "The RDX's redesign for 2010, combined with its strong turbocharged power, has really boosted sales of Acura's smallest SUV."

The newly redesigned MDX luxury SUV continues to be one of the most popular choices in its segment, as evidenced by a 63.4 percent increase in monthly sales. With 4,194 units sold, the MDX was again Acura's best selling model. Combined, Acura truck sales totaled 6,480 units, up 108.7 percent.

Acura car sales were led by the TSX sports sedan with 3,242 units sold, an increase of 39.9 percent. Closely following in sales was the TL performance luxury sedan that tallied 3,123 units, a decrease of 9.1 percent. Overall, Acura car sales totaled 6,537, an increase of 11.0 percent.

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

*Year-to-date sales based on 178 days for both 2010 and 2009. The daily selling rate is calculated with 27 selling days for July 2010 versus 26 days for July 2010.

             American Honda Vehicle Sales For July 2010

                                Month-to-Date
                         July      July      DSR**
                           2010      2009   % Chg.
                           ----      ----   ------
 Acura Division Total    13,017     8,662      44.7%
 --------------------    ------     -----      ----
    TL *                  3,123     3,309      -9.1%
    TSX                   3,242     2,232      39.9%
    RL                      172       131      26.4%
                            ---       ---      ----
    MDX *                 4,194     2,471      63.4%
    ZDX *                   578         0
    RDX  *                1,708       519     216.9%
    ------                -----       ---     -----
 Selling Days                27        26





                               Year-to-Date
                         July      July    DSR**
                           2010      2009  % Chg.
                           ----      ----  ------
 Acura Division Total    74,134    59,744    24.1%
 --------------------    ------    ------    ----
    TL *                 19,905    20,845    -4.5%
    TSX                  18,168    16,272    11.7%
    RL                    1,044     1,192   -12.4%
                          -----     -----   -----
    MDX *                24,724    15,940    55.1%
    ZDX *                 1,977         0
    RDX  *                8,316     5,495    51.3%
    ------                -----     -----    ----
 Selling Days               178       178

    *  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 July Sales

Acura Division up 44.7 percent; Honda trucks up 23.4 percent

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted July sales of 112,437 vehicles, a decrease of 5.6 percent, based on the daily selling rate*, the company announced today. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 706,346, an increase of 9.4 percent versus last year.

Honda Division posted July sales of 99,420, a decrease of 9.7 percent versus July 2009. Honda trucks posted sales of 44,823 up 23.4 percent, led by the CR-V, up 0.9 percent with sales of 20,058; the Odyssey up 37.8 percent with sales of 9,711; and the Pilot, up 45.4 percent with sales of 9,570. The Accord was the top-selling Honda model for July with sales of 25,386, followed by the Civic with 23,231.

"A year ago the 'Cash for Clunkers' program began and sales of fuel-efficient Honda vehicles picked up quickly at the end of the month," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "Although July sales declined versus last year, our sales increased compared to June 2010, which is a positive sign."

Acura Division posted July sales of 13,017, an increase of 44.7 percent versus July 2009, and year-to-date sales of 74,134, an increase of 24.1 percent. The RDX posted record July sales of 1,708, up 216.9 percent. The MDX was the top-selling Acura model for the month with sales of 4,194, up 63.4 percent. The TSX also posted strong sales, up 39.9 percent.

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 27 days for July 2010 versus 26 days for July 2009. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 178 days for 2010 and 2009. 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 July 2010

                                     Month-to-Date
                              July      July      DSR**
                                2010      2009   % Chg.
                                ----      ----   ------
 American Honda Total        112,437   114,690      -5.6%
 --------------------
    Total Car Sales           61,134    76,724     -23.3%
    Total Truck Sales         51,303    37,966      30.1%
       Honda Total Car
        Sales                 54,597    71,052     -26.0%
       Honda Total Truck
        Sales                 44,823    34,976      23.4%
       Acura Total Car
        Sales                  6,537     5,672      11.0%
       Acura Total Truck
        Sales                  6,480     2,990     108.7%
 Domestic Car Sales *         48,766    61,114     -23.2%
 --------------------
    Honda Division            45,643    57,805     -24.0%
    Acura Division             3,123     3,309      -9.1%
 Domestic Truck Sales
  *                           46,152    33,932      31.0%
 --------------------
    Honda Division            39,672    30,942      23.5%
    Acura Division             6,480     2,990     108.7%
 Import Car Sales             12,368    15,610     -23.7%
 ----------------
    Honda Division             8,954    13,247     -34.9%
    Acura Division             3,414     2,363      39.1%
 Import Truck Sales            5,151     4,034      23.0%
 ------------------
    Honda Division             5,151     4,034      23.0%
 MODEL BREAKOUTS BY
  DIVISION
 Honda Division Total         99,420   106,028      -9.7%
 --------------------         ------   -------      ----
     Fit                       6,471     8,876     -29.8%
    Accord *                  25,386    29,774     -17.9%
      Memo:  Accord Hybrid         0         0
      Memo:  Accord
       Crosstour***            2,354         0
    Civic *                   23,231    30,037     -25.5%
      Memo:  Civic Hybrid        617       969     -38.7%
    S2000                          5        68     -92.9%
    Insight                    1,858     2,295     -22.0%
    FCX Clarity                    0         2
    Odyssey  *                 9,711     6,785      37.8%
    Pilot *                    9,570     6,340      45.4%
    CR-V *                    20,058    19,151       0.9%
    Element *                  1,551     1,516      -1.5%
    Ridgeline                  1,579     1,184      28.4%
    ---------                  -----     -----      ----
 Acura Division Total         13,017     8,662      44.7%
 --------------------         ------     -----      ----
    TL *                       3,123     3,309      -9.1%
    TSX                        3,242     2,232      39.9%
    RL                           172       131      26.4%
                                 ---       ---      ----
    MDX *                      4,194     2,471      63.4%
    ZDX *                        578         0
    RDX  *                     1,708       519     216.9%
    ------                     -----       ---     -----





                                    Year-to-Date
                              July      July    DSR**
                                2010      2009  % Chg.
                                ----      ----  ------
 American Honda Total        706,346   645,468     9.4%
 --------------------
    Total Car Sales          408,633   396,686     3.0%
    Total Truck Sales        297,713   248,782    19.7%
       Honda Total Car
        Sales                369,516   358,377     3.1%
       Honda Total Truck
        Sales                262,696   227,347    15.5%
       Acura Total Car
        Sales                 39,117    38,309     2.1%
       Acura Total Truck
        Sales                 35,017    21,435    63.4%
 Domestic Car Sales *        343,560   304,729    12.7%
 --------------------
    Honda Division           323,655   283,884    14.0%
    Acura Division            19,905    20,845    -4.5%
 Domestic Truck Sales
  *                          287,429   225,597    27.4%
 --------------------
    Honda Division           252,412   204,162    23.6%
    Acura Division            35,017    21,435    63.4%
 Import Car Sales             65,073    91,957   -29.2%
 ----------------
    Honda Division            45,861    74,493   -38.4%
    Acura Division            19,212    17,464    10.0%
 Import Truck Sales           10,284    23,185   -55.6%
 ------------------
    Honda Division            10,284    23,185   -55.6%
                              ------
 MODEL BREAKOUTS BY
  DIVISION
 Honda Division Total        632,212   585,724     7.9%
 --------------------        -------   -------     ---
     Fit                      29,781    38,598   -22.8%
    Accord *                 186,356   160,817    15.9%
      Memo:  Accord Hybrid         0         1
      Memo:  Accord
       Crosstour***           15,655         0
    Civic *                  156,832   148,496     5.6%
      Memo:  Civic Hybrid      3,728    13,297   -72.0%
    S2000                         77       642   -88.0%
    Insight                   12,115     9,819    23.4%
    FCX Clarity                   10         5   100.0%
                                 ---
    Odyssey  *                62,278    63,339    -1.7%
    Pilot *                   59,681    48,638    22.7%
    CR-V *                   106,928    98,068     9.0%
    Element *                  8,306     8,343    -0.4%
    Ridgeline                  9,848     8,959     9.9%
    ---------                  -----     -----     ---
 Acura Division Total         74,134    59,744    24.1%
 --------------------         ------    ------    ----
    TL *                      19,905    20,845    -4.5%
    TSX                       18,168    16,272    11.7%
    RL                         1,044     1,192   -12.4%
                               -----     -----   -----
    MDX *                     24,724    15,940    55.1%
    ZDX *                      1,977         0
    RDX  *                     8,316     5,495    51.3%
    ------                     -----     -----    ----

 Selling Days                27        26                 178       178
    *  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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Posted: 08/03/10
11:26 AM

Audi Reports 22% Increase in July Year-Over-Year U.S. Sales; Brand on Track to Set Sales Record in 2010

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi today reported strong July 2010 U.S. sales leading into a promising second-half of the year. Following its previous best first-half results of any year, Audi maintained its momentum as July 2010 sales of cars and SUVs increased 22% compared to July 2009. The July 2010 results indicate the German luxury automaker is on track to set a vehicle sales record by year-end.

For the month, Audi recorded 7,817 sales compared to 6,407 in July 2009. The July 2010 results were buoyed by the continued extraordinary public response by year-over-year sales increases in the Audi Q5 crossover, Audi A5 coupe and cabriolet models and the Audi A6 luxury sedan. In July 2010, Audi sold 1,930 Q5 vehicles, nearly 89% more than the 1,023 vehicles sold in July 2009. Demand for the A6 continued its positive arc with a 21.3% gain in July 2010 sales compared to July 2009.

Audi A3 sales jumped 26.6% from a year earlier. That gain was largely due to a strong consumer demand for the Audi A3 TDI®, which is the reigning 2010 Green Car of the Year. TDI clean diesel demand continued to outpace expectations as inventory remains low for the Audi A3 TDI model. Another positive product story for Audi came from sales of the Q7 line which increased 16.2% over last July.

"It is clear that Audi is continuing to gain momentum in the luxury vehicle market," said Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen. "Despite supply restrictions, we are confident that 2010 will leave Audi in the best position for yearly performance we have ever enjoyed in the U.S. market."

 Audi sales highlights - July 2010
 --  July 2010 was the third-best July in Audi U.S. history.
 --  Strongest Audi U.S. markets in July 2010: Washington, D.C.; San
     Diego/Orange County, Calif.; Northern California; Chicago, and Texas.
 --  Audi sales on track to set U.S. record in 2010; first-half 2010 sales
     of 48,440 topped the record of 45,711 set in 2007.

 Audi A5, Audi S5 July sales and news notes
 --  Sales rose 127.6% in July; sales up 131% calendar year to date.
 --  July 2010 sales of performance S5 coupe and cabriolet models were
     strong; 26.7% and 27.3% of the A5 / S5 sales mix respectively.

 Audi A6 July sales and news notes
 --  Sales resurgence: up 21.3% in July; up 30.2% CYTD.
 --  Recent positive media evaluations confirm its position in competitive
     luxury segment.

 Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 July sales and news notes
 --  Audi Q5 sales in July second only to A4.
 --  Audi Q5 sales up 88.7% for July and 73.8% CYTD; Audi Q7 sales up 16.2%
     for July, down 8.7% CYTD due to tight inventories.
 --  Audi Q5 and Q7 recognized as the best models in their segments in
     Strategic Vision 2010 Total Quality Index and 2010 J.D. Power and
     Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

 Audi TDI July sales and news notes
 --  U.S. consumers embracing Audi clean diesel technology in Audi Q7 TDI
     and A3 TDI.
 --  A3 TDI accounted for 45.8% of all A3 July sales, outpacing expectation
     of 20% mix.
 --  Audi Q7 TDI July sales mix of 41% was limited by availability in
     showrooms.

 ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America, Inc. and its 272 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

 AUDI US SNAPSHOT
 ----------------
 Model Line       July-10  July-09 Yr/Yr % July-10  July-09   Yr/Yr %
 ----------       -------  ------- -------  -------  -------   -------
                   Actual  Actual  Change     YTD       YTD    Change
                   ------  ------  ------     ---       ---    ------
                                            Actual    Actual
                                            ------    ------
 A3                    424     335    26.6%   3,448     1,816     89.9%
 ---                   ---     ---    ----    -----     -----     ----
 A4                  2,665   3,098   -14.0%  20,654    21,199     -2.6%
 ---                 -----   -----   -----   ------    ------     ----
 A5                  1,238     544   127.6%  10,000     4,329    131.0%
 ---                 -----     ---   -----   ------     -----    -----
 A6                    620     511    21.3%   4,699     3,610     30.2%
 ---                   ---     ---    ----    -----     -----     ----
 A8                    120     135   -11.1%     473       750    -36.9%
 ---                   ---     ---   -----      ---       ---    -----
 Audi Q5             1,930   1,023    88.7%  11,684     6,724     73.8%
 -------             -----   -----    ----   ------     -----     ----
 Audi Q7               602     518    16.2%   3,940     4,315     -8.7%
 -------               ---     ---    ----    -----     -----     ----
 R8                     52      69   -24.6%     299       384    -22.1%
 ---                   ---     ---   -----      ---       ---    -----
 TT                    166     174    -4.6%   1,060     1,125    -5.8 %
 ---                   ---     ---    ----    -----     -----    -----
 Total Audi Sales    7,817   6,407   22.0 %  56,257    44,252    27.1 %
 ----------------    -----   -----   -----   ------    ------    -----




 NOTES:

- 2010 A4 numbers include Audi A4 sedan, Avant, and S4 models. 2009 A4 numbers include A4 cabriolet, which has been discontinued.

- 2010 A5 numbers include Audi A5 cabriolet and coupe' and S5 cabriolet and coupe' models. 2009 A5 numbers do not include the cabriolet models.

 - A6 includes Audi A6 sedan, S6 sedan and A6 Avant models.
 - A8 includes Audi A8 sedan, A8L sedan, and S8 sedan models.
 - TT includes Audi TT coupe' and TT roadster models.

Source: Audi of America, Inc.  

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Posted: 08/03/10
11:26 AM

Chrysler Group LLC Reports July 2010 U.S. Sales Increased 5 Percent; Product Onslaught Coming Soon

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/
--   --  July marks the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year sales
     increases
 --  Dodge Challenger and Dodge Journey each set sales records for the
     month of July
 --  Ram Chassis Cab sets record for best monthly sales ever
 --  Thirteen Chrysler Group vehicle lines improve year-over-year sales



Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 93,313, a 5 percent increase compared with sales in July 2009 (88,900 units). July represents the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.

"The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is drawing customers into our showrooms, setting the pace and standard for our company, and generating positive reviews both nationally and internationally," said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer - Ram Truck Brand and Lead Executive for U.S. Sales. "We're gaining some real traction with the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and we look forward to the same when we revamp the remaining 75 percent of our nameplates by year end."

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 55-day supply of inventory (191,000 units). U.S. industry sales figures for July are projected at an estimated 11.6 SAAR.

The all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is arriving in dealerships in greater numbers. Chrysler Group - at the end of this month - will begin to reveal the rest of its 16 all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles. This aggressive, steady cadence of new vehicles will continue through the remainder of this year.

 July 2010 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand

 Jeep Brand


The Jeep Brand posted a 19 percent year-over-year increase in July as the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee arrived in dealerships in greater numbers. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were up 54 percent in July, versus July 2009, and were up 86 percent compared with last month, as the all-new Grand Cherokee resonates with consumers and continues to generate positive reviews in the media. The iconic Jeep Wrangler had a triple digit percentage increase in sales during July. Jeep Liberty also had a strong month as sales increased 70 percent. Women drivers ranked Jeep dealers No. 2 overall in Women-Drivers.com's report of Top Auto Brands. Women rated dealers on their experience during vehicle purchase, while just browsing and having their vehicles serviced.

Dodge Brand

Dodge Challenger sales were up 317 percent in July, compared to the same month in 2009. Dodge Challenger's July 2 return to NASCAR Nationwide Series' competition racing, after more than a 30-year absence, has generated mounting consumer interest in the vehicle. Challenger also shared the top spot in the "Specialty Coupe" category in Strategic Vision Inc.'s 2010 Total Quality Index study, which measures the complete ownership experience. Dodge Charger sales also increased by a triple digit percentage during July. The three new Dodge Nitro lifestyle models - Detonator, Heat and Shock - continue to drive Dodge Nitro sales, up 96 percent in July. The Dodge Journey crossover also did well, driven in part by the popularity of the all-wheel-drive model, with sales up 11 percent in July.

Ram Brand

The Ram Brand posted an 11 percent year-over-year increase in July, compared to the same month in 2009. Ram pickup truck sales increased 14 percent in July, fueled in part by the success of the Ram Heavy Duty, Motor Trend's 2010 Truck of the Year. Ram Heavy Duty sales were up 89 percent in July, with the Crew Cab and Quad Cab models being the most popular choices. Dodge Dakota sales were up 49 percent in July, while sales of Ram Cab Chassis, redesigned for 2011, had its best sales month ever in July.

Chrysler Brand

Chrysler Town & Country, winner this year of the ninth-consecutive R.L. Polk & *** "Automotive Loyalty Award" in the minivan segment, posted a sales increase of 18 percent in July. Chrysler Sebring sedan and convertible sales were up a combined 11 percent.

 July U.S. Sales Highlights
 --  Jeep Brand sales (26,466 units) increased 19 percent versus the same
     month last year (22,276 units)
 --  Jeep Grand Cherokee sales (5,407 units) were up 54 percent compared
     with July 2009 (3,520 units)
 --  Jeep Wrangler sales (10,043 units) improved 121 percent versus July
     2009 (4,540 units)
 --  Jeep Liberty sales (4,893 units) increased 70 percent compared with
     July last year (2,874 units)
 --  Dodge Challenger sales (3,695 units) improved 317 percent compared
     with July 2009 (886 units)
 --  Dodge Charger sales (6,023 units) were up 126 percent versus July of
     last year (2,663 units)
 --  Dodge Journey sales (4610 units) increased 11 percent compared with
     July 2009 (4,165 units)
 --  Dodge Nitro sales (2,186 units) improved 96 percent versus July 2009
     (1,115 units)
 --  Chrysler Sebring (sedan and convertible) sales (3,092 units) were up
     11 percent versus July 2009 (2,781 units)
 --  Chrysler Town & Country minivan sales (8,083 units) improved 18
     percent compared with July 2009 (6,837 units)
 --  Ram pickup truck sales (20,138 units) increased 14 percent in July,
     compared with July 2009 (17,723 units)
 --  Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck sales increased 89 percent versus July
     2009

 --  Dodge Dakota sales (1,088 units) were up 49 percent compared with the
     same time period last year (730 units)

 Sales Chart




 Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru July 2010

                         Month Sales      Vol %     Sales CYTD       Vol %
               Model    Curr Yr  Pr Yr   Change   Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change
               -----    -------  -----   ------   -------   -----   ------
 Sebring                  3,092  2,781       11%  24,457   13,466       82%
 300                      2,282  2,292        0%  23,159   21,591        7%
 Crossfire                    0     37     -100%       0      355     -100%
 PT Cruiser               1,235  4,092      -70%   6,152   12,683      -51%
 Aspen                        0    402     -100%      30    5,365      -99%
 Pacifica                     0    108     -100%       0    1,835     -100%
 Town & Country           8,083  6,837       18%  69,020   50,574       36%
   CHRYSLER BRAND        14,692 16,549      -11% 122,818  105,869       16%
   --------------        ------ ------      ---  -------  -------      ---
 Compass                  1,302  2,736      -52%  11,310    8,498       33%
 Patriot                  4,305  8,084      -47%  20,684   21,582       -4%
 Wrangler                10,043  4,540      121%  56,192   53,430        5%
 Liberty                  4,893  2,874       70%  27,077   26,579        2%
 Grand Cherokee           5,407  3,520       54%  30,869   26,610       16%
 Commander                  516    522       -1%   7,105    6,025       18%
   JEEP BRAND            26,466 22,276       19% 153,237  142,724        7%
   ----------            ------ ------      ---  -------  -------      ---
 Caliber                  2,904  7,814      -63%  26,485   25,121        5%
 Avenger                  3,697  5,616      -34%  32,098   20,354       58%
 Charger                  6,023  2,663      126%  51,808   32,124       61%
 Challenger               3,695    886      317%  21,361   15,968       34%
 Viper                       36     20       80%     210      329      -36%
 Magnum                       0      0        0%       0      113     -100%
 Journey                  4,610  4,165       11%  30,401   30,114        1%
 Caravan                  7,755  8,405       -8%  57,678   50,152       15%
 Nitro                    2,186  1,115       96%  11,296   11,000        3%
 Durango                     10    233      -96%      46    3,060      -98%
   DODGE  BRAND          30,916 30,917        0% 231,383  188,335       23%
   ------------          ------ ------      ---  -------  -------      ---
 Dakota                   1,088    730       49%   7,867    7,473        5%
 Ram P/U                 20,138 17,723       14% 105,007  112,239       -6%
 Sprinter                    13    705      -98%     220    3,457      -94%
   RAM BRAND             21,239 19,158       11% 113,094  123,169       -8%
   ---------             ------ ------      ---  -------  -------      ---
   TOTAL DODGE           52,155 50,075        4% 344,477  311,504       11%
   -----------           ------ ------      ---  -------  -------      ---

   TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP
    LLC                  93,313 88,900        5% 620,532  560,097       11%

             TOTAL CAR   21,729 22,109       -2% 179,578  129,423       39%
             TOTAL TRUCK 71,584 66,791        7% 440,954  430,674        2%
             ----------- ------ ------      ---  -------  -------      ---
 Selling Days                27     26               178      178
 ------------               ---    ---               ---      ---

Source: Chrysler Group LLC  

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Posted: 08/03/10
11:27 AM

Daimler AG Reports a 5.5 Percent Increase for Mercedes-Benz and smart Vehicles in the U.S. for July 2010

-- Mercedes-Benz USA Records July Sales of 18,048 Vehicles - an Improvement of 11.2 Percent over July 2009 and a 23.4 Percent Increase on a Year-to-Date Basis -- smart USA Records 560 Sales in July 2010

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of 18,608 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 5.5 Percent compared to July 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 18,048 vehicles, an increase of 11.2% for the month, with a 23.4% increase on a year-to-date basis. 17,367 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 681 Sprinter vans are included in this total.

Impressive gains continued in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer for the month was the 9th generation E-Class, introduced last spring, with sales of 5,462 - bringing it's year-to-date total to 33,240 (up 82.1% YTD). This was followed by the popular C-Class - the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger as well as first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers - with sales of 5,309 for the month. The versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 1,973 for the month.

Also showing strong gains in July is the spacious R-Class crossover (up 772.2%), the commanding GL-Class SUV (up 39.7%) and the flagship S-Class sedan (up 22.1%). The company also sold 47 of its newly launched supercar, the SLS AMG, bringing its year-to-date sales to 265.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 125,015 new vehicles, an increase of 23.4 % over last year.

smart USA recorded 560 sales in July 2010. In July, smart USA launched "smart Expressions," a program that allows for vehicle customization with an unlimited palette of paint color choices and a variety of body wrap designs. The program enables owners to transform their smart fortwo into a mobile masterpiece. smart USA has also been showcasing the new smart fortwo electric drive in markets across the country as it prepares to deploy a test fleet of 250 electric drive vehicles with like-minded partners in the United States this fall. From 2012 the smart fortwo electric drive will be available to anyone interested in almost 40 smart markets.

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
         July 2010
   ---------------------
                              Month Sales        %
                           Curr Yr  Pr Yr   Change
                           -------  -----   ------
 Mercedes-Benz USA
  (passenger                17,367  16,228      7.0%
 cars and light truck
  vehicles)
 smart USA                     560   1,418    -60.5%
 *Mercedes-Benz Sprinter       681       -        -
 Mercedes-Benz USA /
  smart USA                 18,608  17,646      5.5%
 combined





    Mercedes-Benz Cars
    Division in the U.S.
   Sales Summary Through
         July 2010
   ---------------------
                               Sales CYTD         %
                           Curr Yr   Pr Yr   Change
                           -------   -----   ------
 Mercedes-Benz USA
  (passenger               121,041  101,316     19.5%
 cars and light truck
  vehicles)
 smart USA                   3,909    9,985    -60.9%
 *Mercedes-Benz Sprinter     3,974        -        -
 Mercedes-Benz USA /
  smart USA                128,924  111,301     15.8%
 combined



*Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.

Source: Daimler Corporate Communications
 

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11:28 AM

Hyundai Motor America Reports July Sales

- Hyundai sets a new all-time July record - Second-best month ever - Up 5.6 percent over June

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/
-- Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 54,106 vehicles in July, a 19 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago. This represents an all-time sales record for the month of July and marks only the fourth time Hyundai has surpassed 50,000 units in a month. The all-new Sonata produced at the company's plant in Montgomery, Alabama, continued selling at a record pace, while its stable mate Tucson saw sales soar more than 200 percent for the fourth month in a row.

Year to date, Hyundai sales are up 24 percent versus 2009, a performance that represents an all-time record for the first seven months of any year.

"Although consumer confidence has dipped for a second month in a row, Hyundai continues to buck this trend," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's vice president of national sales. "Consumer demand continues to significantly out-strip product availability at Hyundai dealerships. We remain very bullish about our prospects for the second half of this year as we substantially increase production to improve vehicle supply while launching four new products over the next five months."

On a year-over-year basis, Elantra, Sonata and Tucson sales increased 34, 33 and 234 percent, respectively. Genesis sales continued at a brisk pace thanks in part to its mid-luxury segment-leading 53 percent residual value, exceeding such strong competitors as BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz S Class, Infiniti M37 and Lexus GS.



 CARLINE           July/2010      July/2009       CY/2010       CY/2009
 -------           ---------      ---------       -------       -------
 ACCENT                3,960          7,634        31,038        40,562
 SONATA               17,836         13,381       107,085        73,862
 ELANTRA              18,215         13,616        75,779        53,520
 TIBURON                   0            151             0         8,497
 SANTA FE              7,047          6,793        51,423        40,266
 AZERA                   218            306         1,799         2,257
 TUCSON                3,698          1,106        23,387         8,658
 ENTOURAGE                 0             32             0         3,375
 VERACRUZ                823            519         4,177         7,289
 GENESIS               2,309          2,015        15,200        11,953
 TOTAL                54,106         45,553       309,888       250,239


Source: Hyundai Motor America  

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11:29 AM

Kia Motors America Announces Record July Sales

Second Best Month Ever Led by the 2011 Sorento CUV

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced record July sales of 35,419 units, a 20.7-percent increase from July 2009 with year-to-date sales of 205,488 up 16.3-percent. The 2011 Sorento CUV was the brand's best-selling vehicle for the seventh consecutive month. Soul sales increased 24.7 percent from June and are up 65.3 percent from last July.

"To achieve our second best monthly sales ever following the completion of our highest first half sales is evidence of the impact our new, design-led products are having on the Kia brand," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG). "While Sorento has been nothing short of a sales superstar for the Kia brand, leading each month since its launch in January, the all-new 2011 Sportage CUV is arriving in dealer showrooms now and will continue our sales growth through the summer and fall and there are more new vehicles coming in the near future."

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. With three new vehicle introductions and several other key initiatives planned for 2010, Kia is poised to continue its momentum and build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, safety features and with new technology such as UVO powered by Microsoft®(1), an advanced hands-free in-car communication and entertainment system (expected to be available in select Kia models in the U.S. later this year).


                  MONTH OF JULY        YEAR-TO-DATE
                  -------------        ------------
 Model              2010    2009     2010     2009
 -----
 Rio               3,432   1,719   17,167   13,461
 Spectra              16   5,616      247   42,613
 Forte             6,885   3,631   40,352    3,899
 Optima            1,857   2,680   17,484   17,383
 Amanti               22      57      209    3,428
 Sportage          1,734   7,266   10,477   29,400
 Sorento               7     802      771   16,538
 MY'11 Sorento     9,003     n/a   59,024      n/a
 Sedona            2,400   1,654   13,312   21,074
 Rondo               174     557    3,182    9,819
 Borrego           1,869     510    6,606    3,107
 Soul              8,020   4,853   36,657   16,027

 Total            35,419  29,345  205,488  176,749




(1) Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Source: Kia Motors America  

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11:32 AM

Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July

DETROIT, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ --  --  Steady progress in rebuilding sales one year after launch of new GM
 --  Calendar-year-to-date sales for GM's four brands   up 31 percent
 --  Tenth month in a row that GM's four brands have increased retail and
     total sales
 --  Strong Buick and Cadillac sales show balance of GM brand portfolio


July sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased by a combined 25 percent to 199,432 units. Buick and Cadillac brands each sold more than twice as many vehicles in July, compared with the same month a year ago.

July marks the 10th straight month in which total and retail sales for GM's brands increased year-over-year, demonstrating the continued strengthening of each brand in the marketplace as GM continues to rebuild momentum a year after its launch as a new company.

"When we say we want to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles, we're not talking about just one vehicle, one brand, or one month," said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. "Our July results again reflect that each of our brands has contributed significantly to our gains.

"The size and scope of the U.S. market demands a strong portfolio of well-targeted brands," Johnson said. "The success of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac month in and month out, indicates that the new GM's brand strategy is sound."

Buick sold 16,799 vehicles in July, a 137-percent increase over last year. Cadillac delivered 14,919 units, up 142 percent over July last year. These are the highest sales totals for the two brands since August 2008. Chevrolet total sales in July increased 12 percent compared to July last year, and GMC total sales were up 27 percent compared with the same month last year.

GM's newest vehicles including Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox, Buick LaCrosse and Regal, GMC Terrain, and Cadillac SRX, CTS Coupe and CTS Wagon continue to contribute significant sales gains. Total combined sales for these vehicles were up 77 percent in July and are up 211 percent yeartodate.

GM further strengthened its position as the industry leader in crossover sales. Total combined sales in July for the Chevrolet Equinox, HHR and Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Terrain and Acadia, and Cadillac SRX increased 41 percent in July and have risen 73 percent so far this year.

Combined total sales for GM's full-size pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado and Avalanche, and the GMC Sierra, were up 22 percent during the month, with year-to-date sales 14 percent higher than a year ago.

Year-To-Date Gains Reflect Balanced Contribution of Brands

Year-to-date total sales for GM's four brands have risen 31 percent to 1,269,009 units, while retail sales for GM's brands have risen 18 percent - outpacing the industry.

"Our four brands have sold 125,210 more vehicles this year than our former company sold with eight brands during the same period last year," Johnson said. "This gain has been a result of solid consumer demand across our lineup of cars, trucks, and crossovers."

Chevrolet has led the increase with total sales 28 percent higher through July, compared to 2009. Retail sales for Chevrolet have increased 12 percent for the year, propelled by the strong retail sales of the Chevrolet Malibu, Camaro, Silverado, Equinox, and Traverse, which are up a combined 33 percent for the year.

Buick remains one of the industry's fastest-growing brands, with total sales 60 percent higher than 2009 through July. In the first seven months of the year, retail sales of Buicks have increased 41 percent on the strength of LaCrosse and Enclave which are up 175 and 14 percent, respectively.

GMC total sales through July are 28 percent higher than 2009. The brand's retail sales have increased 30 percent yeartodate on the strength of the GMC Terrain, Sierra and Acadia - up 326 percent, 13 percent and 21 percent respectively.

Total sales for Cadillac are up 46 percent for the year through July. Retail sales for the brand are 32 percent higher this year, with the all-new Cadillac SRX surging 487 percent - leading it to gain the most market share in the luxury crossover segment so far this year.

Month-end dealer inventory in the U.S. stood at about 424,000 units, which is about 15,000 units below June 2010, and about 43,000 lower than July 2009.

 July Key Facts and Brand Results:
 --  Tenth consecutive month of total and retail sales gains for GM's four
     brands.
 --  Seventh consecutive month that sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and
     Cadillac have increased by 20 percent or more.
 --  Tenth consecutive month that GM crossovers have increased by more than
     30 percent.
 --  Sixth month in a row of total sales improvement for GM's full-size
     pickups.
 --  Fifth consecutive month of double-digit retail sales increases for
     GM's brands.
 --  Tenth consecutive month of retail sales increases for GM passenger
     cars.
 --  Chevrolet: Chevrolet delivered 139,916 vehicles in July, a 12 percent
     gain year-over-year. Year-to-date total sales are up 28 percent .
 --  Buick: Buick posted a 137 percent sales increase in July compared to
     the same month last year. Driven by customer demand for the LaCrosse
     and all-new Regal, retail sales rose 104 percent.
 --  GMC: GMC reported a 27 percent increase in total sales in the month of
     July, compared to the same month last year. This includes a 29 percent
     increase in retail sales, marking 10 consecutive months of
     year-over-year retail sales gains for GMC.Cadillac: Total sales for
     July were 142 percent higher than last July. Retail sales increased
     123 percent on the strength of consumer demand for the SRX, which
     posted its best month since it was introduced in 2003.
 --  Fleet sales for GM's four brands were 50,048 for the month.


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 205,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 157 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Italy. 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.

                  GM U.S. Deliveries for July 2010 - Divisional Brand Level


 *S/D Curr: 27                                 July
 -------------                                 ----
                                                 % Chg    %Chg per
 *S/D Prev: 26                  2010     2009   Volume       S/D
 -------------                  ----     ----   ------   ---------
 Vehicle Total               199,692  189,443       5.4        1.5
     Brand Total             199,432  160,078      24.6       20.0
     Other Brand Total           260   29,365     -99.1      -99.1
     -----------------           ---   ------     -----      -----



 GM Vehicle Deliveries by
  Marketing Division
 ------------------------
                                                   %Chg   %Chg per
                                2010     2009    Volume        S/D
                                ----     ----     ------        ---
 Buick Total                  16,799    7,099     136.6      127.9
 Cadillac Total               14,919    6,171     141.8      132.8
 Chevrolet Total **          139,916  124,948      12.0        7.8
 GMC Total **                 27,798   21,860      27.2       22.5
     Brand Total             199,432  160,078      24.6       20.0
 HUMMER Total                    210      799     -73.7      -74.7
 Pontiac Total                    20   22,024     ***.*      ***.*
 Saab Total                        0      574     ***.*      ***.*
 Saturn Total                     30    5,968     -99.5      -99.5
     Other Brand Total           260   29,365     -99.1      -99.1
     -----------------
 GM Vehicle Total            199,692  189,443       5.4        1.5
 ----------------            -------  -------       ---        ---





                                  (Calendar Year-to-Date)
 *S/D Curr: 27                        January -  July
 -------------                        ---------------
                                                         %Chg
 *S/D Prev: 26                     2010        2009     Volume
 -------------                     ----        ----    -------
 Vehicle Total                1,280,213   1,143,799        11.9
     Brand Total              1,269,009     971,287        30.7
     Other Brand Total           11,204     172,512       -93.5
     -----------------           ------     -------       -----



 GM Vehicle Deliveries by
  Marketing Division
 ------------------------
                                                           %Chg
                                   2010        2009      Volume
                                   ----        ----     -------
 Buick Total                     86,831      54,322        59.8
 Cadillac Total                  79,704      54,754        45.6
 Chevrolet Total **             922,359     721,880        27.8
 GMC Total **                   180,115     140,331        28.4
     Brand Total              1,269,009     971,287        30.7
 HUMMER Total                     3,139       6,990       -55.1
 Pontiac Total                      947     110,818       -99.1
 Saab Total                         608       5,960       -89.8
 Saturn Total                     6,510      48,744       -86.6
     Other Brand Total           11,204     172,512       -93.5
     -----------------
 GM Vehicle Total             1,280,213   1,143,799        11.9
 ----------------             ---------   ---------        ----

 *  Twenty-seven selling days for the July period this year and
 twenty-six for last year.
 **Effective August 2007, GM includes GMC & Chevrolet dealer
 deliveries of commercial vehicles distributed by American Isuzu
 Motors, Inc.





                  GM U.S. Deliveries for July 2010 by Model


                                      July
                                      ----
                                                       %Chg
                                              % Chg     per
                            2010      2009   Volume     S/D
                            ----      ----   ------   -----
 Selling Days (S/D)           27        26
 ------------------          ---       ---
 Enclave                   5,039     3,797     32.7    27.8
 LaCrosse                  7,047     1,468    380.0   362.3
 Lucerne                   3,010     1,834     64.1    58.0
 Rainier                       0         0    ***.*   ***.*
 Regal                     1,703         0    ***.*   ***.*
 Rendezvous                    0         0    ***.*   ***.*
 Terraza                       0         0    ***.*   ***.*
     Buick Total          16,799     7,099    136.6   127.9
     -----------          ------     -----    -----   -----
 CTS                       5,516     2,383    131.5   122.9
 DTS                       1,207       901     34.0    29.0
 Escalade                  1,252     1,068     17.2    12.9
 Escalade ESV                762       569     33.9    29.0
 Escalade EXT                195       175     11.4     7.3
 SRX                       5,723       648    783.2   750.5
 STS                         259       358    -27.7   -30.3
 XLR                           5        69    -92.8   -93.0
     Cadillac Total       14,919     6,171    141.8   132.8
     --------------       ------     -----    -----   -----
 Avalanche                 2,026     1,721     17.7    13.4
 Aveo                      4,238     4,961    -14.6   -17.7
 Camaro                    7,486     7,113      5.2     1.3
 Chevy C/T Series              0         0    ***.*   ***.*
 Chevy W Series               17        71    -76.1   -76.9
 Cobalt                    7,339     9,435    -22.2   -25.1
 Colorado                  2,195     3,911    -43.9   -46.0
 Corvette                  1,199       966     24.1    19.5
 Equinox                   9,869    10,834     -8.9   -12.3
 Express                   5,524     4,722     17.0    12.7
 HHR                       9,696     8,409     15.3    11.0
 Impala                   14,565    14,649     -0.6    -4.3
 Kodiak 4/5 Series            37       322    -88.5   -88.9
 Kodiak 6/7/8 Series           4        38    -89.5   -89.9
 Malibu                   20,458    15,339     33.4    28.4
 Monte Carlo                   0         0    ***.*   ***.*
 Silverado-C/K Pickup     34,664    27,617     25.5    20.9
 Suburban (Chevy)          3,708     3,281     13.0     8.8
 Tahoe                     6,912     4,178     65.4    59.3
 TrailBlazer                   2       580    -99.7   -99.7
 Traverse                  9,977     6,690     49.1    43.6
 Uplander                      0       111    ***.*   ***.*
     Chevrolet Total     139,916   124,948     12.0     7.8
     ---------------     -------   -------     ----     ---
 Acadia                    5,574     4,974     12.1     7.9
 Canyon                      639     1,146    -44.2   -46.3
 Envoy                         1       410    -99.8   -99.8
 GMC C/T Series                0        66    ***.*   ***.*
 GMC W Series                 21       360    -94.2   -94.4
 Savana                    1,748       749    133.4   124.7
 Sierra                   11,910    10,465     13.8     9.6
 Terrain                   3,788         0    ***.*   ***.*
 Topkick 4/5 Series            7       286    -97.6   -97.6
 Topkick 6/7/8 Series          4       144    -97.2   -97.3
 Yukon                     2,416     1,636     47.7    42.2
 Yukon XL                  1,690     1,624      4.1     0.2
     GMC Total            27,798    21,860     27.2    22.5
     ---------            ------    ------     ----    ----
     Brand Total         199,432   160,078     24.6    20.0
     -----------         -------   -------     ----    ----
     HUMMER Total            210       799    -73.7   -74.7
     ------------            ---       ---    -----   -----
     Pontiac Total            20    22,024    ***.*   ***.*
     -------------           ---    ------    -----   -----
     Saab Total                0       574    ***.*   ***.*
     ----------              ---       ---    -----   -----
     Saturn Total             30     5,968    -99.5   -99.5
     ------------            ---     -----    -----   -----
     Other Brand Total       260    29,365    -99.1   -99.1
     -----------------       ---    ------    -----   -----
     GM Total            199,692   189,443      5.4     1.5
     --------            -------   -------      ---     ---





                            (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                January -  July
                                ---------------
                                                     %Chg
                              2010        2009     Volume
                              ----        ----    -------
 Selling Days (S/D)
 ------------------
 Enclave                    31,286      24,673       26.8
 LaCrosse                   37,456      11,410      228.3
 Lucerne                    15,915      18,193      -12.5
 Rainier                         0           4      ***.*
 Regal                       2,174           0      ***.*
 Rendezvous                      0           9      ***.*
 Terraza                         0          33      ***.*
     Buick Total            86,831      54,322       59.8
     -----------            ------      ------       ----
 CTS                        24,601      22,942        7.2
 DTS                        10,221       9,011       13.4
 Escalade                    8,766       8,617        1.7
 Escalade ESV                4,150       3,449       20.3
 Escalade EXT                1,008       1,431      -29.6
 SRX                        28,378       4,503      530.2
 STS                         2,404       4,272      -43.7
 XLR                           176         529      -66.7
     Cadillac Total         79,704      54,754       45.6
     --------------         ------      ------       ----
 Avalanche                  11,453       8,851       29.4
 Aveo                       24,715      16,847       46.7
 Camaro                     53,864      22,510      139.3
 Chevy C/T Series                8          31      -74.2
 Chevy W Series                209         454      -54.0
 Cobalt                     84,733      61,111       38.7
 Colorado                   13,856      20,819      -33.4
 Corvette                    7,554       8,464      -10.8
 Equinox                    76,859      35,985      113.6
 Express                    33,783      31,326        7.8
 HHR                        47,772      39,133       22.1
 Impala                    104,056      93,336       11.5
 Kodiak 4/5 Series           1,082       2,503      -56.8
 Kodiak 6/7/8 Series           196         757      -74.1
 Malibu                    128,775      91,168       41.3
 Monte Carlo                     0           6      ***.*
 Silverado-C/K Pickup      201,446     177,566       13.4
 Suburban (Chevy)           25,865      18,002       43.7
 Tahoe                      43,602      36,393       19.8
 TrailBlazer                   207       7,722      -97.3
 Traverse                   62,248      47,369       31.4
 Uplander                       76       1,527      -95.0
     Chevrolet Total       922,359     721,880       27.8
     ---------------       -------     -------       ----
 Acadia                     40,898      32,334       26.5
 Canyon                      4,206       6,343      -33.7
 Envoy                          73       4,055      -98.2
 GMC C/T Series                 52         308      -83.1
 GMC W Series                  293       1,138      -74.3
 Savana                      8,387       8,263        1.5
 Sierra                     67,518      60,532       11.5
 Terrain                    30,903           3      ***.*
 Topkick 4/5 Series            823       1,685      -51.2
 Topkick 6/7/8 Series          347       1,249      -72.2
 Yukon                      14,177      15,989      -11.3
 Yukon XL                   12,438       8,432       47.5
     GMC Total             180,115     140,331       28.4
     ---------             -------     -------       ----
     Brand Total         1,269,009     971,287       30.7
     -----------         ---------     -------       ----
     HUMMER Total            3,139       6,990      -55.1
     ------------            -----       -----      -----
     Pontiac Total             947     110,818      -99.1
     -------------             ---     -------      -----
     Saab Total                608       5,960      -89.8
     ----------                ---       -----      -----
     Saturn Total            6,510      48,744      -86.6
     ------------            -----      ------      -----
     Other Brand Total      11,204     172,512      -93.5
     -----------------      ------     -------      -----
     GM Total            1,280,213   1,143,799       11.9
     --------            ---------   ---------       ----

Source: General Motors  

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11:33 AM

Mercedes-Benz Reports July Sales of 18,048

Sales up 11.2% for the Month and 23.4% Year-to-Date

MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/
-- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 18,048 vehicles, an increase of 11.2% for the month, with a 23.4% increase on a year-to-date basis.

Impressive gains continued in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer for the month was the 9th generation E-Class, introduced last spring, with sales of 5,462 -- bringing its year-to-date total to 33,240 (up 82.1% YTD). This was followed by the popular C-Class -- the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger as well as first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers -- with sales of 5,309 for the month. The versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 1,973 for the month.

Also showing strong gains in July is the spacious R-Class crossover (up 772.2%), the commanding GL-Class SUV (up 39.7%) and the flagship S-Class sedan (up 22.1%). The company also sold 47 of its newly launched supercar, the SLS AMG, bringing its year-to-date sales to 265.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 125,015 new vehicles, an increase of 23.4 % over last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,909 vehicles in July, up 12.4% compared to July 2009 sales of 6,145 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 48,231 -- a 7 % increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (45, 095 vehicles) during the same timeframe.







                           MERCEDES-BENZ USA
                          Sales -- July 2010

    Mercedes-Benz
       Passenger  Jul-10 Jul-09 Monthly % YTD 2010  YTD 2009  Yearly %
       Vehicles   ------ ------ ---------  --------  --------  --------
    -------------


 C-CLASS           5,309  4,450      19.3%   34,864    30,179      15.5%
 -------           -----  -----      ----    ------    ------      ----


 E-CLASS           5,462  5,556      -1.7%   33,240    18,257      82.1%
 -------           -----  -----      ----    ------    ------      ----


 S-CLASS             779    638      22.1%    7,184     5,674      26.6%
 -------             ---    ---      ----     -----     -----      ----


 CL-CLASS             99     85      16.5%      552       807     -31.6%
 --------            ---    ---      ----       ---       ---     -----


 SL-CLASS            194    319     -39.2%    1,407     2,493     -43.6%
 --------            ---    ---     -----     -----     -----     -----


 SLS AMG              47      -         -       265         -         -
 -------             ---    ---       ---       ---       ---       ---


 CLK-CLASS             5    364     -98.6%      585     5,567     -89.5%
 ---------           ---    ---     -----       ---     -----     -----


 SLK-CLASS            60    234     -74.4%    1,437     1,885     -23.8%
 ---------           ---    ---     -----     -----     -----     -----


 CLS-CLASS            93    164     -43.3%    1,158     1,807     -35.9%
 ---------           ---    ---     -----     -----     -----     -----


 R-CLASS             314     36     772.2%    1,723     2,028     -15.0%
 -------             ---    ---     -----     -----     -----     -----


 M-CLASS           1,973  1,674      17.9%   14,366    12,278      17.0%
 -------           -----  -----      ----    ------    ------      ----


 G-CLASS              48     55     -12.7%      497       352      41.2%
 -------             ---    ---     -----       ---       ---      ----


 GL-CLASS          1,179    844      39.7%   10,596     7,197      47.2%
 --------          -----    ---      ----    ------     -----      ----


 GLK-CLASS         1,805  1,809      -0.2%   13,167    12,792       2.9%
 ---------         -----  -----      ----    ------    ------       ---


 TOTAL            17,367 16,228       7.0%  121,041   101,316      19.5%
 -----            ------ ------       ---   -------   -------      ----


 *SPRINTER           681      -         -     3,974         -         -
 ---------           ---    ---       ---     -----       ---       ---


 MBUSA Combined   Jul-10 Jul-09 Monthly % YTD 2010  YTD 2009  Yearly %
 Total            ------ ------ ---------  --------  --------  --------
 -----


 GRAND TOTAL      18,048 16,228      11.2%  125,015   101,316      23.4%
 -----------      ------ ------      ----   -------   -------      ----

 *Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans are sold and marketed
 in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA,
 respectively.

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA  

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11:35 AM

Volkswagen of America Announces 16 Percent Increase for July Sales and a 13th Consecutive Month of Growth

CC and Tiguan Models Set All-Time Sales Records

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported July 2010 sales of 23,880 total units, for a 16 percent increase over July 2009, and its thirteenth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 27.5% versus the same timeframe in 2009. With the exception of last August's "Cash for Clunkers" sales, July marked the best sales month for Volkswagen of America since December 2005.

The Volkswagen CC had a record month with 3,394 units sold, a 140 percent increase compared with June 2009. Jetta had an outstanding month as well with 8,262 sold, and over 10,000 units when combined with the SportWagon. The popular Golf had a record-breaking month for its current model with 1,889 sold, which resulted in 193 percent increase from the same time last year.

Volkswagen's line of Tiguan's, the sporty compact SUV, showed its strongest month ever, with 1,968 units, up 80.9 percent compared with June 2009. Routan also had a strong performance in July with a 24.7 percent increase.

"A continued positive consumer response in July to our full line of vehicles has brought Volkswagen our thirteenth consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and has provided another solid step in the right direction for our growth strategy," said Mark Barnes, Interim-President, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "We have been saying for some time that Volkswagen's combination of design, fuel economy, safety and fun driving experience is perfect for the American market and it is clear that consumers are responding."



 VW-US Snapshot


                                   July-    July-
                                     10       09     Yr/Yr %
                                   Actual   Actual   change
                                  ------   ------    -------
 Rabbit/Golf                        1,889      644     193.3%
 GTI A5/A6                          1,190      810      46.9%
 R32                                    -        -       N/A
                                      ---      ---
                   Total Rabbit/
                    Golf/GTI/R32    3,079    1,454     111.8%
 Jetta Sdn                          8,262    9,663     -14.5%
          SportWagen A5/A6          2,151    2,415     -10.9%
                                    -----    -----
                     Total Jetta   10,413   12,078     -13.8%
 New Beetle -
  Coupe                               838      923      -9.2%
                    -Convertible      511      395      29.4%
                                      ---      ---
                      Total  New
                          Beetle    1,349    1,318       2.4%
 Eos                                  824      741      11.2%
 Passat Sdn                           760      735       3.4%
             Wgn                      172      163       5.5%
                                      ---      ---
                    Total Passat      932      898       3.8%
 CC                                 3,394    1,413     140.2%
 Tiguan                             1,968    1,088      80.9%
 Touareg                              238      251      -5.2%
 Routan                             1,683    1,350      24.7%

                           TOTAL   23,880   20,591      16.0%





                                   July-10   July-09    Yr/Yr
                                      YTD      YTD        %
                                    Actual   Actual    change
                                   -------   -------   ------
 Rabbit/Golf                         8,795     4,599      91.2%
 GTI A5/A6                           9,120     4,337     110.3%
 R32                                     -       135    -100.0%
                                       ---       ---
                   Total Rabbit/
                    Golf/GTI/R32    17,915     9,071      97.5%
 Jetta Sdn                          51,434    48,770       5.5%
          SportWagen A5/A6          14,237     9,951      43.1%
                                               -----
                     Total Jetta    65,671    58,721      11.8%
 New Beetle -
  Coupe                              9,322     5,562      67.6%
                    -Convertible     3,208     2,748      16.7%
                                               -----
                      Total  New
                          Beetle    12,530     8,310      50.8%
 Eos                                 4,578     4,538       0.9%
 Passat Sdn                          6,971     5,634      23.7%
             Wgn                     1,668     1,385      20.4%
                                               -----
                    Total Passat     8,639     7,019      23.1%
 CC                                 16,159    10,917      48.0%
 Tiguan                             12,358     7,203      71.6%
 Touareg                             2,269     2,180       4.1%
 Routan                              9,773     9,640       1.4%

                           TOTAL   149,892   117,599      27.5%

Source: Volkswagen of America, Inc.  

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Posted: 08/03/10
11:36 AM

Mazda Reports 8.9 Percent Sales Increase for July

- All-new 2011 MAZDA2 begins hitting showrooms -

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported an 8.9 percent increase in sales for July 2010, with 20,732 vehicles sold. Year-to-date sales through July stand at 136,451, and are outpacing last year's sales at this time by 14.3 percent.

Mazda's much-anticipated, all-new 2011 MAZDA2 went on sale in late July and posted a modest 38 units sold as vehicles begin to make their way from ports to dealer showrooms. Boasting a sticker price under $14,000, MAZDA2 is a stylish, eco-friendly, fun-to-drive five-door hatchback that offers a dose of Zoom-Zoom others in its class cannot.

Mazda's successful crossover SUVs posted strong gains in July. CX-7 reported sales of 2,650 units, up 93.6 percent, while CX-9 posted its best-ever July with sales of 2,755 units, up 48.4 percent.

The sporty MAZDA6 mid-size sedan's sales continue to rise as it reported a 24.1 percent gain, with sales of 3,124 units. As we move further into summer, MX-5 sales continue to heat up, with 675 sales in July accounting for a 17.4 percent increase.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) posted its best-ever July with a 97.0 percent increase versus July 2009, with 2,193 units sold. This boosts MMdM's year-to-date sales to 13,237, accounting for an increase of 31.0 percent versus the same period last year.

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.

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

                    July        July                 %          % MTD
                    2010        2009            Change            DSR
                    ----        ----            ------            ---

 Mazda2               38           -               N/A            N/A
 Mazda3            9,705       9,771             (0.7)%         (4.2)%
 Mazda5            1,315       1,944            (32.4)%        (34.8)%
 Mazda6            3,124       2,517              24.1%          19.7%
 MX-5 Miata          675         575              17.4%          13.2%
 RX-8                 94         162            (42.0)%        (44.0)%
 CX-7              2,650       1,369              93.6%          86.7%
 CX-9              2,755       1,856              48.4%          43.1%
 Tribute             376         779            (51.7)%        (53.5)%
 B-Series Truck        -          59           (100.0)%       (100.0)%

 Total Vehicles
 --------------

 CARS             14,951      14,969             (0.1)%         (3.7)%
 TRUCKS            5,781       4,063              42.3%          37.2%
                   -----       -----              ----

 TOTAL            20,732      19,032               8.9%           5.0%
                  ======      ======               ===            ===



 MEMO:
 -----

 IMPORT CAR       11,789      12,452             (5.3)%
 IMPORT TRUCK      5,405       3,225  4,400       67.6%
                   -----       -----  -----       ----
 IMPORT TOTAL     17,194      15,677               9.7%

 DOMESTIC CAR      3,124       2,517              24.1%
 DOMESTIC TRUCK      376         838            (55.1)%
                     ---         ---            ------
 DOMESTIC TOTALS   3,500       3,355               4.3%
 ---------------   -----       -----               ---
 Selling Days         28          27
 ------------





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

                     July         July             %         % YTD
                     2010         2009        Change           DSR
                     ----         ----        ------           ---

 Mazda2                38            -           N/A           N/A
 Mazda3            66,053       54,987          20.1%         20.1%
 Mazda5            10,610       12,347        (14.1)%       (14.1)%
 Mazda6            21,439       20,165           6.3%          6.3%
 MX-5 Miata         3,836        5,218        (26.5)%       (26.5)%
 RX-8                 687        1,237        (44.5)%       (44.5)%
 CX-7              15,532        9,800          58.5%         58.5%
 CX-9              16,100       11,567          39.2%         39.2%
 Tribute            2,146        3,646        (41.1)%       (41.1)%
 B-Series Truck        10          446        (97.8)%       (97.8)%

 Total Vehicles
 --------------

 CARS             102,663       93,954           9.3%          9.3%
 TRUCKS            33,788       25,459          32.7%         32.7%
                   ------       ------          ----

 TOTAL            136,451      119,413          14.3%         14.3%
                  =======      =======          ====          ====



 MEMO:
 -----

 IMPORT CAR        81,186       73,789          10.0%
 IMPORT TRUCK      31,632       21,367          48.0%
                   ------       ------          ----
 IMPORT TOTAL     112,818       95,156          18.6%

 DOMESTIC CAR      21,439       20,165           6.3%
 DOMESTIC TRUCK     2,156        4,092        (47.3)%
                    -----        -----        ------
 DOMESTIC TOTALS   23,595       24,257         (2.7)%
 ---------------   ------       ------         -----
 Selling Days         179          179
 ------------

Source: Mazda North American Operations  

Truck Trend Truck Trend
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Posted: 08/03/10
11:37 AM

Subaru Continues Breaking Sales Records, Announces Its Best July in History

-- Subaru Outback Has Best Month Ever Selling 9,030 Units --

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. posted its best July sales in history with 23,983 vehicles sold in July 2010 - a 10-percent increase over July 2009 sales of 21,839 units. Year-to-date sales totaled 149,943 units compared with 115,145 units sold through the same period last year - marking a 30-percent increase.

The Subaru Outback continues to be the stellar performer for the company selling 9,030 units in July 2010 - resulting in an astounding 82-percent increase over July 2009. The Subaru Legacy also continues to increase sales with a 37-percent improvement over July 2009 with 3,208 units sold in July 2010.

"It was great to exceed and build on last year's record results considering that last year's Cash for Clunkers program was very successful for Subaru," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our products continue to attract both loyal Subaru owners and a larger than ever group of conquest customers."

                                    July-10     July-09
           Jul-10  Jul-09  % chg    YTD         YTD        % chg.
 Legacy     3,208   2,340      37%     22,201      14,967      48%
 Outback    9,030   4,971      82%     50,177      23,898     110%
 Impreza    4,002   6,247     -36%     25,576      28,404     -10%
 Forester   7,503   7,574      -1%     50,438      43,732      15%
 Tribeca      240     707     -66%      1,551       4,144     -63%
 Total     23,983  21,839      10%    149,943     115,145      30%




"Subaru continues to outperform the industry by offering the type of long-term value consumers are demanding," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our customers do their research and when they purchase Subaru vehicles they know they are rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, are number one in terms of residual value by Automotive Lease Guide and are consistently ranked in the top spot by well know Consumer Buyer Guides."

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Posted: 08/03/10
11:37 AM

Nissan North America Sales Increase 14.6 Percent in July

- Nissan sales rise 12.1 percent; all trucks, SUVs and crossovers gain - - Infiniti performance increases 37.6 percent after debut of second-generation QX56 -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported July sales of 82,337 units versus 71,847 units a year earlier, an increase of 14.6 percent compared with July 2009. Nissan Division sales rose 12.1 percent for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were 37.6 percent higher than a year before.

 NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Nissan vehicles posted sales of 72,573 units in July compared with
     64,751 units sold in July the previous year, a 12.1 percent increase.
 --  July marks the Nissan division's tenth consecutive month with a
     year-over-year sales increase.
 --  The Rogue crossover recorded its best ever monthly sales of 10,963 in
     July, a 61.9 percent increase over the prior year. The Murano
     crossover experienced a 58.0 percent monthly increase on sales of
     5,462 units.
 --  Sales of Nissan's trucks and SUVs, including the Titan, Armada,
     Xterra, Pathfinder and Frontier, grew by double digits.


"The Nissan Rogue continues to set new sales records with its best month since launch and has established us as a serious player in the small crossover market," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "In fact, all of Nissan's crossovers, trucks and SUVs showed substantial gains over last July."

 INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
 --  Infiniti sales for July were 9,764 units, up 37.6 percent from the
     7,096 units sold in the same month a year earlier.
 --  The all-new, second-generation QX56 full-size performance luxury SUV
     is off to a strong start in its first full month of sales, with 1,319
     units sold last month, a 138.5 percent increase over the prior year.
 --  Sales of the 2011 Infiniti M luxury sedan continue to grow, up 75.9
     percent over last July.
 --  The G sedan saw sales of 4,135 units, up 37.1 percent over the prior
     year, marking the best-ever July sales for Infiniti's top-selling
     model.


"Infiniti's sales momentum continues to build, thanks to the all-new M and QX, as well as the refreshed G lineup," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "Luxury buyers continue to recognize Infiniti's combination of outstanding performance and design throughout our showroom."


 NISSAN DIVISION
 ---------------
                    July   July  Monthly   CYTD    CYTD   CYTD
                    ----   ----  -------   ----    ----   ----
                     2010   2009  % chg     2010    2009 % chg
                     ----   ----  -----     ----    ---- -----


 Nissan Division
  Total            72,573 64,751    12.1 465,605 374,047   24.5
 ---------------   ------ ------    ---- ------- -------   ----
 Versa              7,725  8,530    -9.4  62,262  40,399   54.1
 -----              -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 Sentra             9,712  9,496     2.3  55,458  43,744   26.8
 ------             -----  -----     ---  ------  ------   ----
 Cube               1,516  3,293   -54.0  17,046   7,175  137.6
 ----               -----  -----   -----  ------   -----  -----
 Altima            18,275 19,252    -5.1 130,390 115,680   12.7
 ------                   ------    ---- ------- -------   ----
 Maxima             6,053  4,472    35.4  37,864  27,890   35.8
 ------             -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 370Z                 976    890     9.7   6,504   9,017  -27.9
 ----                 ---    ---     ---   -----          -----
 GT-R                  86    128   -32.8     590     995  -40.7
 ----                 ---    ---   -----     ---          -----
 Total Car         44,343 46,061    -3.7 310,114 244,900   26.6
 ---------         ------ ------    ---- ------- -------   ----
 Frontier           3,967  2,942    34.8  22,396  15,086   48.5
 --------           -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 Titan              2,139  1,467    45.8  13,259  10,271   29.1
 -----              -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 Xterra             1,851  1,182    56.6  12,186   8,581   42.0
 ------             -----  -----    ----  ------   -----   ----
 Pathfinder         1,912  1,422    34.5  12,223   9,960   22.7
 ----------         -----  -----    ----  ------   -----   ----
 Armada             1,934    470   311.5  10,804   4,720  128.9
 ------             -----    ---   -----  ------   -----  -----
 Rogue             10,963  6,770    61.9  53,313  44,047   21.0
 -----             ------  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 Murano             5,462  3,457    58.0  31,141  30,469    2.2
 ------             -----  -----    ----  ------  ------    ---
 Quest                  2    980   -99.8     169   6,013  -97.2
 -----                ---    ---   -----     ---          -----
 Total Truck       28,230 18,690    51.0 155,491 129,147   20.4
 -----------       ------ ------    ---- ------- -------   ----
 North American
  produced         53,570 50,213     6.7 357,011 282,344   26.4
 --------------    ------ ------     --- ------- -------   ----
 Car               41,765 41,750     0.0 285,974 227,713   25.6
 ---               ------ ------     --- ------- -------   ----
 Truck             11,805  8,463    39.5  71,037  54,631   30.0
 -----             ------  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 Import            19,003 14,538    30.7 108,594  91,703   18.4
 ------            ------ ------    ---- -------  ------   ----
 Car                2,578  4,311   -40.2  24,140  17,187   40.5
 ---                -----  -----   -----  ------  ------   ----
 Truck             16,425 10,227    60.6  84,454  74,516   13.3
 -----             ------ ------    ----  ------  ------   ----


 INFINITI DIVISION
 -----------------
                    July   July  Monthly   CYTD    CYTD   CYTD
                    ----   ----  -------   ----    ----   ----
                     2010   2009  % chg     2010    2009 % chg
                     ----   ----  -----     ----    ---- -----


 Infiniti Division
  Total             9,764  7,096    37.6  57,064  45,544   25.3
 -----------------  -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 G Sedan            4,135  3,015    37.1  23,508  18,094   29.9
 -------            -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 G Coupe            1,586   1597    -0.7   9,749   7,721   26.3
 -------            -----   ----    ----   -----   -----   ----
 M                  1,277    726    75.9   7,879   5,676   38.8
 ---                -----    ---    ----   -----   -----   ----
 QX56               1,319    553   138.5   5,754   2,872  100.3
 ----               -----    ---   -----   -----   -----  -----
 EX                   669    543    23.2   4,388   4,631   -5.2
 ---                  ---    ---    ----   -----   -----   ----
 FX                   778    662    17.5   5,786   6,550  -11.7
 ---                  ---    ---    ----   -----   -----  -----
 Total Car          6,998  5,338    31.1  41,136  31,491   30.6
 ---------          -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----
 Total Truck        2,766  1,758    57.3  15,928  14,053   13.3
 -----------        -----  -----    ----  ------  ------   ----


 NISSAN & INFINITI
 -----------------
                    July   July  Monthly   CYTD    CYTD   CYTD
                    ----   ----  -------   ----    ----   ----
                     2010   2009  % chg     2010    2009 % chg
                     ----   ----  -----     ----    ---- -----


 TOTAL VEHICLE     82,337 71,847    14.6 522,669 419,591   24.6
 -------------     ------ ------    ---- ------- -------   ----
 Total Car         51,341 51,399    -0.1 351,250 276,391   27.1
 ---------         ------ ------    ---- ------- -------   ----
 Total Truck       30,996 20,448    51.6 171,419 143,200   19.7
 -----------       ------ ------    ----         -------   ----
 Selling days          27     26             178     178
 ------------         ---    ---             ---     ---

 * All numbers include Hawaii.

Source: Nissan North America  

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