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

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12:23 PM

Subaru of America, Inc. Sets October Sales Record
-- Best October Ever for Subaru of America --
--Best October Ever for Outback, Forester, and Legacy Sedan --
-- October Sales Increase 25%; YTD Sales up 23% --
-- New Annual Record to be established this week --


CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 2, 2010

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 2, 2010  /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. continued its winning sales streak with best-ever October results of 22,720 units, exceeding the previous "best-ever" result set in 2009 by over 25%.  Driving these results were record sales for the Outback, Forester, and Legacy Sedan.  Subaru year-to-date sales now total 216,334 units – a 23% increase compared to last year.  The October year-to-date result puts the brand within a few hundred sales of a new annual record.


"Our 618 Subaru retailers throughout the country again did an outstanding job efficiently turning their inventory and generating record sales," said Timothy M. Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "We had sales increases with our four core carlines.  In addition, the launch of our new WRX and STI models has been a huge success – collectively up 50% compared to last October."



"We are getting increased production into the hands of our dealers," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc.  "This production, combined with targeted incentives and our brand-building advertising strategy, gives us the opportunity to continue growing volume and increasing market share even in this challenging market," Doll added.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.



SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Volkswagen of America Announces 17.9% Increase Over Prior Year's October Sales
20,084 Products Sold - led by the all-new Jetta


HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that October 2010 marked a 17.9 percent increase over prior year sales for their entire line of vehicles. The all-new Volkswagen Jetta sold 5,464 in its first full month of sales, the best non-Cash for Clunker sales month for Jetta since 2005.  

In addition to the Jetta, Volkswagen's Routan, Golf and GTI models also had increases in sales compared to October 2009. The Routan sold 1,103 units, a 64.9 percent increase from the same month last year. The Golf achieved a 65.7 percent increase and the GTI a 58.7 percent increase compared with the same time period in 2009.

Consumers committed to purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles helped Volkswagen's popular TDI clean diesel models achieve its second best sales month of the year with 5,093 total sales, or 25% of Volkswagen's total volume.

"Volkswagen continues to grow sales in all models and products through October," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "It is good to see the all-new Jetta getting off to such a promising start and our TDI products to continue to do well."

Source: http://www.prnmedia.com/en/jsp/latest.jsp?beat=BEAT_AUTO&view=LATEST&resourceid=4435543  

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Kia Motors America Announces Record October Sales
Year-To-Date Sales Up 14.6 Percent; 2011 Sorento Eclipses 85,000 Units Sold Mark

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recently completed best sales quarter in company history, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced sales of 31,199 vehicles in October, a 38.7-percent increase over the same period last year and an all-time sales record for the month of October.  KMA's year-to-date sales are up 14.6 percent over 2009, and the company is well positioned to achieve its 16th consecutive year of market share growth.  The October sales record is KMA's third in the past four months – and seventh overall in 2010.

KMA's sales were led for the tenth consecutive month by the 2011 Sorento, whose sales of 10,609 units helped the CUV surpass the 85,000 unit mark.  Together, the vehicles resulting from Kia's design-led transformation – the 2010 Soul, Forte and Forte Koup; and the 2011 Sorento and Sportage – accounted for 80.4 percent of the monthly sales volume.

"KMA has achieved new quarterly sales records in each of the first three quarters this year, and the strong start to the fourth quarter is an indicator that our brand's tremendous momentum and growth will continue through the end of the year," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG).  "Demand for Kia's first U.S.-built(1) vehicle, the Sorento CUV, remains extremely high, while the popularity of the all-new 2011 Sportage has outpaced supply since arriving in dealerships a few months ago, and the upcoming arrivals of the highly anticipated all-new 2011 Optima and sporty 2011 Forte 5-door will further our ongoing brand transformation."

Source: Kia Motors America  

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BMW Group U.S. Reports October 2010 Sales

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 23,222 vehicles, an increase of 12.6 percent from the 20,619 vehicles sold in October 2009.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group also reported a sales volume of 215,274 vehicles, up 7.7 percent from the 199,838 units sold through October 2009.

"The new product effect clearly showed in October with our 5 Series sales momentum increasing, especially with the introduction of all-wheel-drive for regions where it is highly desired," said Jim O'Donnell, President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC. "Furthermore, we are seeing some positive response from the overall market but with little job growth and only slight increases in consumer spending, our dealers have to fight for every sale, something they did very well this month."

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles in October increased 17.2 percent for a total of 19,272 vehicles from the 16,443 units sold in October of last year.  Year-to-date, BMW sales were up 10 percent to 176,736 vehicles from the 160,666 units sold in the same period of 2009.

In October, best performing vehicles included the 1 Series, up 127.3 percent to 1,139 units and the 5 Series, up 61.8 percent to 4,925 units.  The X5 continues to perform very well with an increase of 48.9 to 3,183 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

Sales of BMW's used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) decreased 7.2 percent to 13,867 vehicles from the 14,938 units sold in October of last year.  Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 4.9 percent to 140,468 vehicles from the 133,948 units sold in the same period of 2009.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 3,950 automobiles, a decrease of 5.4 percent from the 4,176 cars sold last year.  Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 38,538 automobiles, a decrease of 1.6 percent from the 39,172 units sold in the same period of 2009.

Source: BMW  

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American Suzuki October 2010 Sales Up 17 Percent
- Suzuki celebrates first year-over-year sales increase in 27 months
- Kizashi sales up 22 percent over September

BREA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

2010 Suzuki Auto Product Line

Suzuki Auto's versatile line of vehicles includes the spirited four-door SX4 Sport, all-wheel-drive five-door SX4 Crossover, SX4 SportBack athletic hatch, refined Grand Vitara compact SUV, award-winning Equator pickup truck and performance-oriented Kizashi. Every vehicle in the line provides Suzuki's standout virtues of durability, leading-edge style and high-end features at very competitive prices. All 2010 Suzuki automobiles are backed by America's #1 Warranty:  a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.

Source: Suzuki  

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Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time October Sales Record With 38 Percent Increase
- Retails Sales up 71%
- Sonata up 125 percent over 2009
- Tucson up 260 percent over 2009


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record October sales of 42,656, up 38% percent versus 2009.  Retail sales were up 71% percent, while deliveries to fleet accounts were down 46%.  For the year, Hyundai has reported total cumulative sales of 452,703, up 21 percent versus the same ten month period in 2009, with retail sales up 29 percent.  Through October, Hyundai has already exceeded total and retail volumes for the entire 2009 calendar year.  Fleet mix for the month was 11 percent.

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"We were very encouraged by what appeared to be a general strengthening of the overall sales environment in October.  The game-changing Sonata is red hot, once again outselling Altima, Fusion, and Malibu at retail.  As availability improves for Tucson and Santa Fe, coupled with the launch of turbo and hybrid versions of Sonata, we expect to continue to set sales records, elevate brand awareness, and drive market share growth for the remainder of the fourth quarter," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales, Hyundai Motor America.  "We'll also sustain October's momentum over the next several months with Equus, our fresh take on intelligent luxury, and the all-new, U.S. built Elantra."  

Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Tucson and Genesis sales for October increased 17 percent, 10 percent, 125 percent, 260 percent and 28 percent respectively from last year's levels.  Genesis sales marked the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.

Source: HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA  

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Mitsubishi Motors Reports Sales up 32 Percent in October

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today announced October sales of 5,111, an increase of more than 32 percent compared to October 2009.  It was MMNA's fourth highest monthly total in two years.  The 32 percent increase represents Mitsubishi's largest year-over-year percentage increase for a single month since July 2002.

"It appears that our sales and marketing efforts are coming to fruition at just the right time," said MMNA President & CEO Shin Kurihara.  "The coming months will see the first significant sales of our new Outlander Sport compact CUV, and interest in that vehicle should drive customers to our dealers and benefit our full product line."

This week, MMNA has rolled out a ground-breaking marketing program for the Outlander Sport, through which consumers can register for an online "Live Drive" by visiting outlandersport.com.

October sales highlights include:

   * Lancer sales were up more than 52 percent compared to October 2009.  
   * Outlander sales were up more than 70 percent and are up 19.8 percent for the year to date.
   * Endeavor sales nearly tripled compared to last year (up 288%) for the second month in a row and are up more than 17 percent for the year.
   * Galant sales were up 23 percent compared to last October, and are up 6.8 percent year-to-date.
   * Lancer Evolution sales were up more than 31 percent for the month.


Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, and marketing operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States.  MMNA sells coupes, convertibles, sedans, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks through a network of more than 400 dealers.  For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

SOURCE Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc.  

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Audi Reports Best-Ever October U.S. Sales for New and Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles in Company History; Brand on Pace to Set All-Time Sales Record in 2010


HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --


   * October marks seventh record-breaking month of year and three consecutive months of record-setting achievements for the brand
   * October 2010 new sales of 8,128 vehicles surpasses previous October record set in 2008 with 7,443 Audi vehicles sold; Audi A3, Q5 sales jump significantly.
   * Certified Pre-Owned sales of 2,400 vehicles marks the best October for Audi CPO in the last six years, since 2004


Audi today sustained its 2010 momentum with record-setting October U.S. sales, which surpassed the prior October record set in 2008 by 685 vehicles. Leading into a promising fourth quarter, October 2010 sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the seventh record month of 2010, but also comes on the heels of the company's all-time third quarter record in Audi U.S. sales history of more than 25,000 vehicles sold.

For October, Audi sold 8,128 vehicles, a 10.5% increase over the 7,358 vehicles sold in October 2009. Year-to-date in October 2010 Audi new sales rose more than 15% versus its prior year-to-date total of 66,876 vehicles sold. Audi also recorded a record-breaking 30% increase in its total CPO sales, as compared to the previous October.

Overall, these results continue to keep the German luxury automaker on track to set a vehicle sales record in the U.S. by year end. The existing annual sales record for Audi in the U.S. is 93,506 vehicles sold in 2007.

October 2010 Audi A3 sales not only jumped 144.9% from a year earlier as consumers continue to demand the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel, which is the reigning 2010 Green Car of the Year, but also experienced more than a 10% increase quarter-to-quarter. In addition, Audi Q5 crossover sales rose nearly 70% when compared to October 2009 and Audi Q7 sales also showed a nearly 20% rise from September 2010 with 789 vehicles sold.

Audi has enjoyed significant sales growth across all U.S. regions as October 2010 marks three consecutive record-setting months for sales.

"There is no denying that Audi is firing on all cylinders as we continue to set the pace as the benchmark for the luxury vehicle market," said Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen. "We are very pleased that consumers continue to reward Audi for its superior craftsmanship, performance and efficiency, as 2010 looks to be the best year Audi has ever enjoyed in the U.S. market."

Audi sales highlights – October 2010

   * October 2010 ranks as the best October in Audi of America history.
   * Audi sales continue on track to set a U.S. record in 2010.
   * Audi A8 sales numbers fell as the brand prepared to introduce the thoroughly redesigned 2011 Audi A8 flagship model in late November.


Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 October sales and news notes

   * Audi Q5 sales in October second only to A4.
   * Audi Q5 sales up 69.5% for October and 77% CYTD.
   * Audi Q7 sales up 17.6% for October and 8% CYTD, with TDI as 36.4% of mix in October


Audi A3, A5 and A6 October sales and news notes

   * Audi A3 sales rose 144.9% in October; up 72% CYTD. A3 TDI is 46.5% of mix.
   * Audi A5 sales up 25.9% YTD.
   * The Audi A6 luxury sedan continued sales resurgence: up 26.1% in October; up 30.1% CYTD.


Audi Certified Pre-Owned sales and news notes

   * October 2010 CPO sales experienced 30% uptick to 2,400 vehicles from 1,845 a year earlier.
   * October 2010 was the best October for Audi CPO in the last six years, since 2004.


Source: AUDI  

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Mercedes-Benz Reports October Sales of 19,076

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 19,076 vehicles, an increase of 4.9% for the month and up 20.1% 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 with sales of 5,568, bringing the year-to-date total to 50,298 (up 53.3%).  The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,771 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 2,826 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship S-Class up 60.4%.  Also showing strong gains for the month were the CLS coupe up 47.5% and the spacious R-Class crossover up 52%.  The company also sold 59 of the newly launched supercar - the SLS AMG - bringing its year-to-date sales to 415.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 184,431 new vehicles, an increase of 20.1 % over last year.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 7,120 vehicles in October, up 31.05 % compared to October 2009 sales of 5,433 vehicles.  Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 68,088 -- a 9.5 % increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (62,161 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

Source:  Mercedes-Benz USA  

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Daimler AG Reports a 3 Percent Increase for Mercedes-Benz and smart Vehicles in the U.S. for October 2010
- Mercedes-Benz USA Records October Sales of 19,076 Vehicles - an Improvement of 4.9 Percent over October 2009 and a 20.1 % Increase on a Year-to-Date Basis
- smart USA Records 367 Sales in October 2010


NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of 19,443 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 3.1 Percent compared to October 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 19,076 vehicles, an increase of 4.9% for the month and up 20.1% on a year-to-date basis. 18,351 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 725 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 with sales of 5,568, bringing the year-to-date total to 50,298 (up 53.3%).  The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,771 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 2,826 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship S-Class up 60.4%.  Also showing strong gains for the month were the CLS coupe up 47.5% and the spacious R-Class crossover up 52%.  The company also sold 59 of the newly launched supercar - the SLS AMG - bringing its year-to-date sales to 415.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 184,431 new vehicles, an increase of 20.1 % over last year.

smart USA recorded 367 sales in October 2010. smart USA will showcase the 2011 smart fortwo to U.S. consumers for the first time at the LA Auto Show in November. The smart fortwo has an all-new interior for 2011, and with the addition of available state-of-the-art technology, new entertainment features, enhanced safety and two new exterior colors, it takes the urban mobility concept to a whole new level. Additionally, smart USA is preparing to start delivery of the smart fortwo electric drive to customers across the United States in the fourth quarter.

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

Source: Daimler  

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Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac October Total and Retail Sales Increase 13 Percent


DETROIT, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

   * GM crossover sales rise 36 percent during month, are up 64 percent year-to-date
   * GM full-size pickup sales increase 9 percent; are up 16 percent year-to-date
   * Each of GM’s four brands increased total and retail sales for the month


Driven by strong demand for their popular crossovers, and full-size pickup trucks, October combined sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased 13 percent compared to October 2009 to 183,392 units.

Combined retail sales for the brands increased 13 percent compared to a year earlier and were 8 percent higher compared to September.

“Our October results show that our focused plan is working, as our four brands continue to grow,” said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. sales operations.  “Our sales are up more than double the industry’s increase through October, and we’ve gained almost two points of market share.”  Year-to-date sales for GM’s four brands have increased 22 percent through October, while the industry has increased approximately 10 1/2 percent.

During the month, sales of GM’s newest and most popular crossovers – Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX – increased 58 percent compared to October last year. GM’s mid-sized crossovers – Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse – had sales that were 16 percent higher versus last year. Combined, GM’s crossovers improved 36 percent during the month, and are up 64 percent year to date.

Total sales of the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups increased 9 percent for the month. The recently launched Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy duty pickup trucks increased 27 percent compared to September.   Deliveries of the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CTS also continued to rise, up 37 percent and 45 percent over last October respectively.

According to Johnson, the company is making the transition to new model year (2011) vehicles more rapidly than the industry, and expects to gain retail market share in October, compared to September.  “Of our October sales, 76 percent were new (2011) model year vehicles,” Johnson said. “This puts us in good position to continue growing, while moderating our use of incentives.”

Dealer stock at the end of the month included 85 percent new model vehicles, compared to just 49 percent last year.

Month-end dealer inventory in the U.S. stood at about 515,000 units, which is about 37,000 units higher compared to September, and about 72,000 higher than October 2009.

October Key Facts and Brand Results:

   * Calendar-year-to-date total sales for GM’s four brands are up 22 percent
   * Calendar-year-to-date retail sales for GM’s four brands are up 15 percent
   * Year-to-date through October, GM’s four brands have sold 85,737 more units than were sold with eight brands through October 2009.  
   * Chevrolet: Chevrolet delivered 124,294 total vehicles in October, a 7 percent increase year-overyear. Year-to-date total Chevrolet sales are up 17 percent. Retail sales for Chevrolet rose 7 percent on the strength of Silverado and Equinox retail sales, which were up 3 and 54 percent respectively, and on rising Cruze deliveries (read more).
   * Buick: Buick, the fastest growing major automotive brand in the United States, reported 12,569 total sales, a 39 percent increase compared to a year ago. This includes a 36 percent rise in year-over-year retail sales – the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains for the brand. Total Buick sales are up 55 percent for the calendar year to date (read more).
   * GMC: GMC reported total sales of 33,136, a 30 percent increase, compared to the same month last year. This marks the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases, spurred by the best month of the year for the Sierra and retail demand for its crossover SUVs Terrain and Acadia, which rose 75 and 65 percent compared to last year, respectively. For the year, GMC total sales are up 28 percent (read more).
   * Cadillac: Total sales of 13,393 for October were 15 percent higher than last October, with retail sales increasing 41 percent. SRX retail sales were up 56 percent, compared to a year ago, and CTS retail sales increased 70 percent. The all-new 2011 CTS Coupe had another great month, up 28 percent, compared to September. With total sales up 40 percent for the year, the brand remains the fastest-growing luxury auto brand in the industry (read more).
   * Fleet sales for GM’s four brands were 43,816 for the month.


Source:  General Motors  

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American Honda Reports October Sales Increase of 19.8 Percent
All-new Honda Odyssey up 52.2 percent


TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted October sales of 98,811 vehicles, an increase of 19.8 percent based on the daily selling rate*, the company announced today. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 1,011,247, an increase of 5.1 percent versus last year based on the daily selling rate.

Honda Division posted October sales of 87,800, an increase of 20.2 percent versus last year. The Accord was the top-selling Honda model for the month with sales of 24,344, up 8.8 percent, followed by the CR-V with sales of 18,040, up 19.4 percent, and the Civic with sales of 17,121, up 11.9 percent. The availability of the all-new 2011 Odyssey, in its first full month on the market, contributed to that model's increase of 52.2 percent for a total of 9,955. Overall, Honda Division light-truck sales increased 37.8 percent to 41,463.

"The all-new Odyssey is off to a strong start in its first full month on the market," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "The redesigned minivan brings the right balance of functionality, upscale features and fuel economy, just as the light-truck segment begins to gain momentum."

Acura Division posted October sales of 11,011, an increase of 17.1 percent versus October 2009, and year-to-date sales reached 107,399, an increase of 25.3 percent. The MDX was the top-selling Acura model for the month with sales of 3,945, up 6.7 percent. Acura TL sales totaled 3,042, up 25.6 percent, followed by the TSX with sales of 2,251, up 1.6 percent.

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 27 days for October 2010 and 28 days for October 2009. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 255 days for 2010 and 257 days for 2009. All percentages reflect DSR.


SOURCE American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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Chrysler Group LLC Reports October 2010 U.S. Sales Increased 37 Percent

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

   * October marks the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases
   * Jeep® Grand Cherokee sales up 291 percent over October 2009 as the Jeep Brand's flagship vehicle is named "SUV of Texas" by influential group of automotive journalists
   * Ram pickup truck sales up 41 percent as new 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn is named "Truck of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association; Ram Truck Brand sweeps every category entered in annual "Texas Truck Rodeo"
   * Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brands all posted year-over-year sales gains
   * Eleven new or significantly-refreshed Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Fiat vehicles to be launched this quarter


Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 90,137, a 37 percent increase compared with sales in October 2009 (65,803 units).

October represents the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales increases in October.

"Chrysler Group remains on track as our monthly sales continue to improve over last year," said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer – Ram Truck Brand and Lead Executive for U.S. Sales. "Our new Jeep Grand Cherokee created a consumer buzz that generated showroom traffic and sales. Now we're sparking more consumer excitement as we release images and details about our all-new and significantly-refreshed products arriving in dealerships this quarter."

In all, Chrysler Group this year is introducing 16 all-new or significantly-refreshed 2011 models representing 75 percent of its nameplates. Eleven of the 16 models will be launched before the end of the year. Five of the 16 are already in dealerships.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200, which replaces the Chrysler Sebring, and the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicle, are part of this steady parade of vehicle launches scheduled during the remainder of this year.

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 74-day supply of inventory (245,739 units). U.S. industry sales figures for October are projected at an estimated 12.4 SAAR.

October 2010 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand

Jeep Brand

The Jeep Brand posted a 111 percent sales increase compared with the same month a year ago. All Jeep models in production posted a sales gain during October. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand's volume leader, increased 291 percent in October compared with a year ago, driven predominately by sales of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was named "SUV of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). The automotive industry's new benchmark, premium SUV also was named "Full-Size SUV of Texas" by this influential panel of automotive journalists. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara – complete with an all-new interior, body-color hard top, and legendary Jeep capability – took home the "Mid-Size SUV of Texas" crown.

Sales of the iconic Jeep Wrangler increased 49 percent compared with October 2009. Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass also had a strong October as each model posted triple-digit percentage sales increases. The new 2011 Jeep Patriot, the affordable compact sport-utility vehicle, arrives in dealership showrooms this month with rugged new exterior styling, interior enhancements, and refinements to the suspension and steering systems.

Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck Brand posted a 37 percent sales increase in October and swept every category it entered in the Texas Auto Writers Association's annual "Texas Truck Rodeo" in October. The new 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn was named "Truck of Texas," TAWA's top honor. This year's event had 57 pickup trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles entered. The Ram Laramie Longhorn captures the true spirit of Texas and the Southwest which appeals to people all across America. Ram Laramie Longhorn is the most luxurious truck ever produced by the Chrysler Group and is designed for the owner who needs a truck for work or play, but won't settle for anything but the finest quality and refinement. The Ram Laramie Longhorn also was named "Luxury Truck of Texas." The 2011 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab was named "Full-Size Truck of Texas" and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon was crowned "Heavy-Duty Truck of Texas."

Ram pickup truck sales increased 41 percent in October as both light- and heavy-duty pickup truck sales posted double-digit percentage sales increases. Crew Cab and Quad Cab models continue to be the most popular consumer choices. Dodge Dakota sales also were strong last month, up 50 percent compared with October 2009.

Dodge Brand

The Dodge Brand posted a 3 percent sales increase in October. Dodge Caliber posted a triple digit percentage sales increase in October, compared with the same month in 2009. Dodge Challenger, a strong sales performer all year, and Dodge Nitro each posted double-digit sales gains last month. Challenger set a new sales record for the month of October. By the end of this year, Dodge Brand will fill dealer showrooms with a broad array of new or updated Dodge products, including the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango, a three-row sport-utility vehicle; the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger, the brand's flagship vehicle; the new 2011 Dodge Journey mid-size crossover; the new 2011 Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan, totally overhauled for 2011 with an all-new interior, redesigned exterior and new powertrain lineup; and the new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, a minivan with the driving dynamics of a performance sedan. Also due this quarter is Dodge's ultimate modern American muscle coupe, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, which receives a big boost in horsepower and torque with the introduction of the legendary 392-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 powertrain for the street.

Chrysler Brand

The Chrysler Brand posted a 29 percent sales increase in October, compared with the same month in 2009. The Chrysler Town & Country minivan, the brand's volume leader, posted a sales increase of 18 percent in October. Town & Country has posted year-over-year sales increases every month this year. Chrysler 300 sales increased 79 percent in October compared with the same month a year ago. The new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, which will replace the Chrysler Sebring, will arrive in dealership showrooms this quarter, as will the new 2011 Town & Country. The new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan offers consumers styling that is fresh and sophisticated, a beautifully-crafted interior, improved driving dynamics, a new powertrain and an abundance of standard safety features and innovative technology.

October U.S. Sales Highlights

   * Jeep Brand sales (28,480 units) increased 111 percent versus the same month last year (13,500 units)
   * Jeep Grand Cherokee sales (12,721 units) improved 291 percent compared with October last year (3,256 units)
   * Sales of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee increased 19 percent over September 2010 sales
   * Jeep Wrangler sales (7,908 units) improved 49 percent versus October 2009 (5,305 units)
   * Jeep Liberty sales (3,968 units) increased 46 percent compared with the same month a year ago (2,725 units)
   * Jeep Compass (778 units) and Jeep Patriot (2,931 units) each posted triple digit percentage year-over-year sales increases
   * Ram Truck Brand sales (18,090 units) increased 37 percent versus the same month last year (13,223 units)
   * Ram pickup truck sales (17,316 units) increased 41 percent in October compared with October 2009 (12,262 units)
   * Dodge Dakota (774 units) sales were up 50 percent compared with the same month a year ago (515 units)
   * Chrysler Brand sales (16,547 units) improved 29 percent versus the same month last year (12,815 units)
   * Chrysler 300 sales (5,211 units) were up 79 percent in October, compared with the same month in 2009 (2,914 units)
   * Chrysler Town & Country minivan sales (8,459 units) improved 18 percent compared with October 2009 (7,164 units)
   * Dodge Brand sales (27,020 units) were up 3 percent compared with the same month a year ago (26,265 units)
   * Dodge Caliber sales (2,777 units) posted a percentage sales increase in triple digits
   * Dodge Challenger sales (3,182 units) were up 33 percent compared with October 2009 (2,398 units), setting a new sales record for the month of October
   * Dodge Nitro sales (2,133 units) increased 50 percent versus October 2009 (1,426 units)


Source: Chrysler Group  

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Ford October Sales Up 19 Percent; New Vehicles Drive Year-to-Date Sales Growth to Double Industry Average

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

   * Ford, Lincoln and Mercury October sales totaled 157,935, up 19 percent versus year ago
   * Ford's year-to-date sales totaled 1.6 million, up 21 percent; Ford's sales growth doubled the industry average
   * In October, Ford's balanced portfolio of high-quality, fuel-efficient new cars, utilities and trucks drove sales gains; car sales up 20 percent, utilities up 9 percent and trucks up 25 percent
   * Ford dealers conclude annual Truck Month promotion with F-Series sales of 49,041, up 24 percent; F-Series further expands its leadership margin as year-to-date sales reach 434,920  
   * Fiesta posts its best sales month ever; record October sales for Fusion. Strong starts for 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers with MyFordTouch and MyLincolnTouch technology


Consumer demand for Ford Motor Company's fresh lineup of high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles in October helped the company grow monthly sales 19 percent versus a year ago, with 157,935 units sold.  

Year-to-date, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 1.6 million, up 21 percent – growing double the overall industry rate. Ford is on track to gain market share for the second year in a row – a result not achieved since 1993.

"Increasingly, consumers are choosing Ford," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford's broad range of high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles offer buyers value that endures for the life of the purchase and when they trade their vehicle."

Ford has shown consistent improvement in vehicle quality and reliability for several years. For 2011, 90 percent of Ford vehicles tested average or above average in the Consumer Reports study. In the most recent J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Ford brand ranked fifth among all brands and first among non-luxury brands.  

Ford's Balanced Vehicle Portfolio

In October, Ford car sales were up 20 percent, utilities were up 9 percent and trucks were up 25 percent. Year-to-date, Ford car sales were up 18 percent, utilities were up 15 percent and trucks were up 28 percent.

Cars

Fiesta highlighted the growth in car sales with its best sales month ever (3,846 units). Fiesta, the highly acclaimed, fuel-efficient subcompact, is bringing new customers to Ford with a conquest rate of 62 percent – the highest in Ford's product lineup – and a growing share of the small car segment.

"Fiesta customers love their new cars," said Czubay. "Fiesta is our strongest proof point yet that our global growth strategy is working. Now, we're preparing to launch the Focus – the next all-new product from Ford's global product development system."

Fiesta has helped Ford increase its share of the small car market, a key element in Ford's U.S. and global growth strategy. In October, Ford's share of the key small car segment increased more than 50 percent based on Fiesta and Focus combined share versus a year ago.

Also contributing to the growth in car sales was the Ford Fusion. The popular midsize sedan posted record October sales of 17,362, up 29 percent. Sales for the Ford Focus were up 23 percent, and Mustang sales were up 11 percent.

Sales for the Lincoln MKZ were up 11 percent versus a year ago.  The MKZ Hybrid accounted for 25 percent of retail sales of the 2011 model MKZ.

Utilities

Ford's new midsize crossovers, the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, are off to a strong start and capturing a larger share of their respective midsize crossover markets.  These products are the first Ford models to offer MyFordTouch and MyLincolnTouch – state-of-the-art technology to better connect drivers with their vehicle information, entertainment and on-board technologies.  

The new Ford Edge also features best-in-class horsepower and unsurpassed V6 highway fuel economy.  The new Lincoln MKX offers best-in-class fuel economy and 305 horsepower – an increase of 40 hp versus the prior model.

Utilities were paced by the Edge, up 24 percent, and Escape, up 17 percent.

Trucks

Ford's F-Series truck posted one of its highest sales months in the last two years and, in the process, became the industry's first product to eclipse the 400,000-vehicle sales milestone in 2010. October sales for the F-Series totaled 49,041, up 24 percent. Year-to-date sales stand at 434,920.

Production of the 2011 model F-150 begins this month with an all-new powertrain lineup of four new engines, including a 3.5-liter EcoBoost and a new six-speed transmission that will deliver class-leading capability and fuel economy. This truck lineup will provide up to 20 percent more fuel efficiency than the 2010 models. F-150 pickups with the new 3.7-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 will be in dealership showrooms later this fall.  The F-150 with EcoBoost will be available for sale early next year.

Ford's commercial vans also made strong contributions to October's truck sales performance.  Econoline, Ford's full-size van, had sales of 7,379, up 30 percent, and Transit Connect, the fuel-efficient, purpose-built van, delivered sales of 2,577, up 70 percent.

"We are pleased to see Ford's momentum continue as we start the fourth quarter," said Czubay.  "We have several key product launches ahead, such as the new F-150 powertrains, Explorer and Focus, and we plan to continue the new product momentum into 2011 and beyond."

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.


SOURCE Ford Motor Company  

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