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November 2010 - Truck, SUV, and crossover sales numbers and more

 
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November 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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General Motors Sales Increase 21 Percent in November


DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --  

   * GM's four brands are on track to gain market share for the year
   * Chevrolet monthly sales rise 18 percent; year-to-date sales are up 17 percent
   * Buick monthly sales increase 36 percent; year-to-date sales are up 54 percent
   * GMC monthly sales improve 30 percent; year-to-date sales are up 28 percent
   * Cadillac monthly sales increase 21 percent; year-to-date sales are up 38 percent


General Motors (NYSE: GM) dealers reported 168,704 total sales in November, a 21-percent increase from the prior year for the company's four brands. The gains were the result of balanced contributions from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, crossovers and trucks.  With sales for GM's four brands up 22 percent through November, GM is on track to gain market share for the year.

November retail sales for the company's brands rose 20 percent compared to a year earlier.

"Each brand came to the party in November," said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. sales operations.  "These results show that our brands continue to gain momentum with consumers who want stylish, fuel-efficient vehicles."  

During the month, combined sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX increased 56 percent, while the combined sales for the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse rose 38 percent versus last year. Combined, GM's crossovers improved 39 percent during the month, and are up 51 percent year to date.

Combined sales of the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups increased 16 percent for the month and are 16 percent higher year to date, compared to 2009.

Passenger car deliveries increased 17 percent during November, driven by improving demand for the Chevrolet Cruze (8,066 unit sales) and Buick Regal (1,979 unit sales). Strong increases from Chevrolet Aveo (up 47 percent), Chevrolet Impala (up 19 percent) and Buick LaCrosse (up 20 percent) also helped drive the year-over-year improvement.

"November sales results are consistent with our expectations and show that the plan we laid out earlier this year to steadily grow in the U.S. market is working," Johnson said. Sales for GM's four brands have increased 22 percent through November, while the industry has increased approximately 11 percent.

Month-end dealer inventory in the U.S. stood at about 536,000 units, which is about 21,000 higher compared to October, and about 98,000 higher than November 2009.

November 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
   * GM's four brands have sold 103,014 more vehicles year-to-date than were sold with eight brands through November 2009
   * GM sells the most stylish, fuel-efficient crossovers in the U.S. market, with sales up 51 percent in 2010
   * Chevrolet: Chevrolet delivered 117,588 total vehicles in November, an 18-percent increase year over year. Retail sales for Chevrolet rose 13 percent on the strength of improving Cruze sales, and strong Silverado and Equinox retail sales, which were up 15 and 51 percent respectively. Year-to-date total Chevrolet sales are up 17 percent.
   * Buick: Buick, the fastest growing major automotive brand in the United States, reported 11,725 total sales, a 36-percent increase compared to a year ago. This includes a 37- percent rise in year-over-year retail sales – the 14th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains for the brand. Total Buick sales are up 54 percent for the calendar year to date.
   * GMC : GMC reported total sales of 27,590, a 30-percent increase compared to the same month last year . This marks the 14th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. Retail sales were 29 percent higher than last year, spurred by Sierra, Acadia and Terrain – up 16 percent, 76 percent and 55 percent, respectively.  For the year, GMC total sales are up 28 percent.
   * Cadillac: Cadillac, the fastest-growing luxury brand in the United States, reported total sales of 11,801 for November – 21 percent higher than last November, with retail sales increasing 46 percent. November was the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year total and retail sales gains. SRX retail sales were up 39 percent, compared to a year ago. CTS retail sales rose 97 percent, driven by strong demand for the all-new CTS Coupe. Total sales for Cadillac are up 38 percent for the year.
   * Fleet sales for GM's four brands were 47,330 for the month.


SOURCE General Motors  

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Ford November Sales Up 24 Percent; Gains Across Full Vehicle Portfolio - Cars, Utilities and Trucks

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

   * Ford, Lincoln and Mercury November sales totaled 147,338, up 24 percent versus year ago
   * Ford’s year-to-date sales totaled 1.74 million, up 21 percent; Ford’s sales growth doubled the industry average
   * Ford’s balanced portfolio of high-quality, fuel-efficient cars, utilities and trucks drove November sales gains; cars up 25 percent, utilities up 13 percent and trucks up 34 percent
   * Fusion set new full-year sales record
   * Ford announces first quarter 2011 North American production plan


Consumer demand for Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) fresh lineup of high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles boosted November sales 24 percent versus a year ago, with 147,338 units sold.  

Year-to-date, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales totaled 1.74 million, up 21 percent – growing at double the overall industry rate. Ford remains on track to gain market share for the second year in a row – a result not achieved since 1993.

"With our strongest-ever line of products, we're pleased to see more signs the economy is growing and the demand for new vehicles is increasing," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford's broad range of high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles is driving one of our best years ever and positioning Ford to deliver improved results in the future."

Ford's Balanced Vehicle Portfolio

In November, Ford car sales were up 25 percent, utilities were up 13 percent and trucks were up 34 percent. Year-to-date, Ford car sales were up 18 percent, utilities were up 15 percent and trucks were up 29 percent.

Cars

Fiesta, Focus and Fusion highlighted the growth in car sales.

Fiesta, the highly-acclaimed fuel-efficient subcompact, continues to attract new, younger customers to Ford with November sales of 3,473 and more than 18,000 sales since its summer introduction.

Focus sales were up 28 percent in November. An all-new Focus debuts early in 2011.

In November, Ford's retail share of the key small car segment increased 50 percent versus a year ago, as the combined retail share of Fiesta and Focus reached almost 10 percent.

With one month remaining in 2010, Fusion already has set a new full-year sales record. In November, Fusion sales were 17,647, up 28 percent. Year-to-date, Fusion sales totaled 196,590, eclipsing the previous full-year sales record of 180,671 set last year.

Sales for the Lincoln MKZ were up 48 percent versus a year ago. The MKZ Hybrid accounted for 21 percent of retail sales of the 2011 MKZ.

Utilities

Ford's new midsize crossovers, the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX paced the increase in utility sales. Edge sales were up 55 percent versus a year ago, and MKX sales were up 39 percent. These products are the company's first 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.

Trucks

Sales for Ford's F-Series truck were up 26 percent versus a year ago. Year-to-date sales for America's best-selling truck reached 473,461, well beyond last year's full-year total of 413,625.

Production of the 2011 F-150 is under way with an all-new powertrain lineup, 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 dealer showrooms this month. The F-150 with EcoBoost will be available for sale early next year.

Ford's commercial vans also made strong contributions to November's truck sales performance.  Econoline, Ford's full-size van, had sales of 8,026, up 71 percent, and Transit Connect, the fuel-efficient, purpose-built van, delivered sales of 2,773, up 138 percent.

North American Production

Ford plans to build 635,000 vehicles in the first quarter 2011, up 61,000 vehicles (11 percent) compared with the first quarter 2010. Ford's fourth quarter production plan of 590,000 vehicles is unchanged from the previous forecast.

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  

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Volkswagen of America Increases November Sales 24.2% Over Prior Year's
20,189 Total Volkswagen Vehicles Sold; the All-New Jetta Continues to take the Lead with a 40.2% increase in sales and Touareg has best month since 2007

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported that November 2010 marked a 24.2 percent increase over prior year sales for their entire line of vehicles. The Volkswagen Jetta continues to lead in popularity selling 11,153 Sedan and SportWagen models, a 40.2% increase over last year. With its best month since December 2007, Volkswagen's all-new Touareg is off to a great start, selling more than double the model line sales from last November.

Volkswagen's Routan achieved a 98.5% increase and Golf and Tiguan also experienced strong increases in sales compared to November 2009.

Volkswagen's TDI clean diesel models had another strong month with 4,304 total sales.

"It's no surprise the all-new Jetta and Touareg models did well for November but it's also good to see increases from models such as the Routan, Tiguan and Golf," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Our TDI clean diesel products continue to gain popularity as customers realize the benefit of this product."  

Source: Volkswagen  

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Audi Reports Best-Ever November U.S. Sales; Brand on Pace to Set All-Time Sales Record in 2010
-- November marks eighth record-breaking month of year and four consecutive months of record-setting achievements for the brand
-- November 2010 new sales of 9,365 vehicles surpass previous November record set in 2006
-- Best November on record for Audi A3 with 788 vehicles sold; strong sales debut for the redesigned 2011 Audi A8 flagship model


HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi sustained its 2010 momentum with record-setting November U.S. sales, which surpassed the prior November record set in 2006. Leading into the close of the year, November 2010 sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the eighth record month of 2010, but also comes on the heels of the best-ever October U.S. sales for new and certified pre-owned vehicles in Audi U.S. sales history.

The November results 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.

For November, Audi sold 9,365 vehicles, a 37.5% increase over the 6,810 vehicles sold in November 2009. Year-to-date in November 2010 Audi new sales rose more than 20% versus its prior year-to-date total of 73,686 vehicles sold.

Audi has enjoyed significant sales growth across all U.S. regions as November 2010 marks four consecutive record-setting months for sales. In particular, a new all-time Southern regional sales record has been achieved, with vehicle sales currently standing at 21,351 for the year.

Additionally, November marked the debut of sales for the highly anticipated and redesigned 2011 Audi A8 flagship model – the most technologically-advanced vehicle Audi has ever produced – with 310 vehicles already sold (on top of 23 2010 Audi A8 models for the month).

November 2010 Audi A3 U.S. sales not only jumped 102% over 2009 as consumers continue to demand the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel, which is the reigning 2010 Green Car of the Year, but also represent the best November for the Audi A3 in company history. Audi A3 TDI clean diesel models accounted for nearly 70% of vehicles sold in the A3 line. In addition, the Audi Q7 full-size luxury crossover sales rose by 500 units when compared to November 2009.

"It is no surprise that Audi continues to remain in the coveted pole position within the luxury vehicle market with an exceptionally strong brand identity and superior vehicle offerings," said Audi of America Chief Operating Officer Mark Del Rosso.

Audi sales highlights – November 2010

   * November 2010 ranks as the best November in Audi of America history.
   * Audi Southern regional sales team achieves new all-time regional sales record, surpassing previous mark set in 2007.
   * Redesigned 2011 Audi A8 flagship sedan posts strong debut sales.
   * Continued high demand for Audi cars and SUVs results in only 30 days supply of in-stock vehicles.


Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 November sales and news notes

   * Audi Q5 crossover sales in November second only to A4; up 53% for the month.
   * Audi Q7 sales doubled for November, with TDI as 45% of mix in November.


Audi A3, A5 and A6 November sales and news notes

   * Audi A3 sales rose 102% in November; up 81% CYTD. A3 TDI is nearly 70% of mix.
   * Audi A5 posted record sales for the month of November.
   * The Audi A6 luxury sedan continued to climb: up 54% in November; up 31% CYTD.


Audi Certified Pre-Owned sales and news notes

   * November 2010 ranks as the second-best November ever for Audi of America CPO sales.
   * CPO sales experienced 44% uptick to 2,217 vehicles from 1,535 a year earlier.


Source:  AUDI  

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Subaru of America, Inc. Enjoys Best November Ever, Confirms All-Time Sales Record
-- Sales up 22% year over year, all model lines up --
-- Record November for Legacy sedan, Outback and Forester --

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. continues its record-breaking run with the best November in the company's history with sales of 20,792, a 22% increase on November 2009.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO )

November also saw individual records broken for Legacy sedan, Outback and Forester, while the Impreza line saw a 33% jump in sales.  

Subaru's year-to-date sales are also noteworthy. The company's previous full-year record of 216,652, set in 2009 was eclipsed by November 3 with sales of 237,126 already posted.  The brand is now up 23% year-to-date and already 10% ahead of the 2009 full year with December sales still to come.

Subaru's sales gains in 2010 follow successive sales growth in 2008 and 2009 and were driven by increases across the board with strong sales for Outback, Forester, and Legacy Sedan and Impreza. Sales for the brand have grown by close to 50% in just over three years and company officials expect full-year sales for 2010 to exceed 250,000 units.

"We have a formula that works," said Timothy M. Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our vehicles are right-sized, come with all-wheel drive standard, and are known for safety, reliability, fuel economy and spirited driving. Add into that mix excellent value for money and it's clear why we are seeing sustained demand for our brand."

"Our entire dealer network deserves praise for their sterling efforts in achieving this record," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc.  "The passion of our dealers and our own people in getting the message out about Subaru, means that consumers are beginning to fully understand the appeal of our products and we expect our sales success to continue as a result of these efforts," 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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Mercedes-Benz Reports Highest November Since 2007 With Sales of 19,037

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest November sales volume since 2007 with sales of 19,037, an increase of 13.3% for the month.  On a year-to-date basis, sales increased 19.4% to 203,468.

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 4,986 bringing its year-to-date total to 55,869 (up 25.4%).  The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,930 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 3,470 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship CL coupe up 159.2%.  Also showing strong gains for the month were the elegant CLS coupe up 130.8% and the commanding G-Class sport utility vehicle up 67.6%.  The company also sold 36 of the newly launched supercar - the SLS AMG - bringing its year-to-date sales to 451.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,275 vehicles in November, up 35.6 % compared to November 2009 sales of 5,369 vehicles.  Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 74,363 – a 11.3 % increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (66, 788 vehicles) during the same timeframe.

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the US.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.



SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA  

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American Suzuki November 2010 Sales Up 51 Percent
- Suzuki celebrates second consecutive month of year-over-year sales increase
- Kizashi sales up 25 percent over October
- Equator sales up 113 percent over November 2009


BREA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --


2011 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 2010-2011 Suzuki automobiles are backed by America's #1 Warranty:  a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.

SOURCE American Suzuki Motor Corp.  

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Acura Announces November Sales Results
Acura Up 17.1 Percent, Year-To-Date Sales Up Nearly 25 Percent

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/
-- Acura announced today that November 2010 monthly sales were 10,718 which represent a 17.1 percent increase based on daily selling rate (DSR)*.  Acura year-to-date sales reached 118,117— a 24.6 percent increase over 2009 sales.

"As the market continues to recover, Acura sales are growing strong," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "November marks the tenth consecutive month that Acura sales have experienced a double-digit increase."

Acura monthly sales were again led by the MDX luxury SUV with 4,191 units sold, an increase of 15.9 percent compared to November 2009. Sales of the RDX crossover SUV totaled 1,183 units, a 20.2 percent increase. Acura total truck sales for November were 5,530 representing a 20.2 percent increase versus November 2009 sales.

Acura car sales were led by the TSX sports sedan with 2,589 units sold, a 16.7 percent increase compared to November 2009. The TL performance luxury sedan tallied 2,431 units sold, an increase of 13.1 percent. Acura total car sales for November were 5,188 which represent a 14.0 percent increase.

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

SOURCE Acura  

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Mazda Reports 7.4 Percent Sales Increase for November
- Mazda sales are up 9.8 percent for the year with more than 200,000 vehicles sold -


IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations today reported sales of 15,304 vehicles in November 2010, an increase of 7.4 percent over the same month last year.  Year-to-date sales through November 2010 stand at 208,087, and are outpacing last year's sales at this time by 9.8 percent.

Leading the sales charge for the month was MAZDA3 with 6,474 vehicles sold, accounting for a 9.3 percent increase.  The MAZDA6 sport sedan also had a strong month as it posted a gain of 21.4 percent over last year with sales of 2,789 vehicles.

Mazda's trend-setting CX-7 and CX-9 crossover SUVs continue their strong charge for the year with combined sales of more than 50,000 vehicles (25,375 for CX-7 and 25,616 for CX-9) through November.  Each is up approximately 40 percent year over year.  

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported sales of 2,386 vehicles, which is up 42.0 percent versus last year.  Year-to-date sales for MMdM are up 38.0 percent with a total of 21,780 vehicles sold.    

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.

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations  

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American Honda Reports November Sales Increase of 16.1 Percent
All-new Honda Odyssey up 31.7 percent


TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor *** Inc., posted November sales of 89,617 vehicles, an increase of 16.1 percent based on the daily selling rate*, the company announced today. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 1,100,864, an increase of 5.9 percent versus last year based on the daily selling rate.

Honda Division posted November sales of 78,899, an increase of 15.9 percent versus last year. The Accord was the top-selling Honda model for the month with sales of 19,025, up 5.8 percent, followed by the CR-V with sales of 18,263, up 25.4 percent, and the Civic with sales of 16,562, up 16.3 percent. The all-new 2011 Odyssey continued to build momentum in its second full month of sales with 8,805 units, up 31.7 percent. Overall, Honda Division light-truck sales increased 24.7 percent to 38,802 and car sales increased 8.5 percent to 40,097.

"Our Acura Division sales continue to be strong, led by red hot year-to-date sales of our MDX and RDX SUVs," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "And with the newly released Odyssey minivan and CR-Z sport hybrid selling well, we look forward to a good year end."

Acura Division posted November sales of 10,718, an increase of 17.1 percent versus November 2009, and year-to-date sales reached 118,117, an increase of 24.6 percent. The MDX was the top-selling Acura model for the month with sales of 4,191, up 15.9 percent. Acura TSX sales totaled 2,589, up 16.7 percent, followed by the TL with sales of 2,431, up 13.1 percent.

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 24 days for November 2010 and 23 days for November 2009. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 279 days for 2010 and 280 days for 2009. All percentages reflect DSR.

SOURCE American Honda Motor *** Inc.  

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Outlander Sport Revs up Mitsubishi Motors Sales in November

CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the addition of the first full month of sales of the exciting new Outlander Sport compact CUV, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today announced November sales were 4,306, an increase of more than 47 percent compared to November 2009.  This represents Mitsubishi's largest year-over-year percentage increase for a single month in more than ten years (June 2000).

"The excitement of our sales team and dealer partners for the new Outlander Sport was contagious, because customers responded in a big way," said MMNA President & CEO Shin Kurihara.  "And the showroom traffic translated into increases for Outlander and some of our other vehicles, as well."

In November, MMNA launched its ground-breaking marketing program for the Outlander Sport by holding the World's First Online Test Drive of a vehicle, through which 52,000 consumers participated in the Guinness Book of World Records-breaking "Live Drive" event by registering at outlandersport.com.

November sales highlights include:

   * Outlander sales were up 64 percent and are up more than 23 percent for the year to date.
   * Endeavor sales nearly quadrupled compared to last year (up 329 percent) and are up more than 34 percent for the year.
   * Galant sales were up almost 4 percent compared to last November, and are up 6.6 percent year-to-date.
   * Lancer Evolution sales were up more than 46 percent for the month.
   * Mitsubishi sales have increased 2.4 percent year-to-date.


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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BMW Group U.S. Reports November 2010 Sales


WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 22,883 vehicles, an increase of 27.1 percent from the 18,002 vehicles sold in November 2009.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group has sold 238,157 vehicles, up 9.3 percent from the 217,840 units sold through November 2009.

"November is normally a tough month but we increased our sales momentum thanks to strong demand for our all-wheel-drive vehicles, the X5 and X6 in particular, and now that it's available, the 5 Series with AWD," said Jim O'Donnell, President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC.  "The overall market shows signs of improvement with consumer confidence increasing slightly but our dealers know they have to work for every sale and that work is paying off."  

BMW Brand Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles in November increased 30.2 percent for a total of 20,297 vehicles from the 15,438 units sold in November of last year.  Year-to-date, BMW sales are up 11.8 percent to 196,833 vehicles from the 176,104 units sold in the same period of 2009.

In November, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 58 percent to 5,042 units, 1 Series, up 40.7 percent to 1,019 units, and the 3 Series, up 36.6 percent to 8,928 units.  The SAV segment continues to perform very well with the X5, up 24 percent to 3,436 units and the X6, up 30.8 percent to 561 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles

Sales of BMW's used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 6.5 percent to 12,580 vehicles from the 11,815 units sold in November of last year.  Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 5 percent to 153,048 units from the 145,763 units sold in the same period of 2009.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 2,786 automobiles, an increase of 8.7 percent from the 2,564 cars sold last year.  Year-to-date, MINI USA is reporting sales of 41,324 automobiles, a decrease of 1 percent from the 41,736 cars sold in the same period of 2009.

SOURCE BMW of North America, LLC  

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Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time November Sales Record
- Retail Sales up 85 percent
- Total Volume up 45 percent
- Hyundai First to Report 40-mpg Vehicle Sales


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced an all-time record for November sales of 40,723 units, up 45 percent versus 2009.  November retail sales were up 85 percent from last year.  For the year-to-date, Hyundai has already established a new annual sales record with total volume of 493,426, up 23 percent versus the same 11 month period in 2009, with retail sales up 33 percent for the same period.  Fleet sales mix for the month of November was 11 percent.

"We are encouraged by a second consecutive month of strengthening industry retail sales. With Hyundai's rapidly expanding lineup of fresh, fuel-efficient and high quality products, we're positioned right in the sweet spot for this recovery," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales, Hyundai Motor America.  "Hyundai's DNA is all about delivering best-in-class value, quality and fuel efficiency. We are equally committed to providing customers with a memorable retail experience as was recently reflected in our improved position in the rankings of the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI), where Hyundai was the most improved brand in the industry and the top-ranked Asian brand.   We have aggressive plans in place to sustain this momentum into December and leverage a healthy holiday selling season to finish out this record-breaking year with a flourish."                

With the first 192 sales of Hyundai's all-new 2011 Elantra already recorded this month, Hyundai begins a new sales-reporting methodology it hopes all brands in the industry will follow.  "The 2011 Elantra is the first of four planned 40-mpg vehicles in Hyundai's lineup," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "But for us, leadership isn't how many low-volume special-edition 40-mpg models we offer, but rather how many 40-mpg vehicles consumers actually buy. We aim to lead the industry in the sales of 40-mpg vehicles, and to make this a challenge that everyone can follow, we'll be the first to report our monthly 40-mpg vehicle sales tally. We'd love to see others follow our lead."

Elantra, Sonata, and Tucson sales for November increased 41 percent, 72 percent, and 243 percent respectively, while Genesis achieved an all-time sales record of 3,005 units, up 72 percent, marking the 17th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases for Hyundai's award-winning premium car.  Genesis will be joined by Equus, Hyundai's all-new flagship, in dealership in December.


SOURCE Hyundai Motor America  

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Daimler AG Reports a 10.3 Percent Increase for Mercedes-Benz and smart Vehicles in the U.S. for November 2010
-- Mercedes-Benz USA Records November Sales of 19,037 Vehicles - an Improvement of 13.3 Percent over November 2009 and a 19.4 Percent Increase on a Year-to-Date Basis
-- smart USA Records 211 Sales in November 2010


NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of 19,248 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 10.3 Percent compared to November 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest November sales volume since 2007 with sales of 19,037, an increase of 13.3% for the month. 18,208 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 829 Sprinter vans are included in this total. On a year-to-date basis, sales increased 19.4% to 203,468.

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 4,986 bringing its year-to-date total to 55,869 (up 25.4%).  The popular and sporty C-Class followed with sales of 3,930 and the versatile M-Class SUV rounded out the top three volume performers with sales of 3,470 for the month.

Sales at the high end continued strong with sales of the flagship CL coupe up 159.2%.  Also showing strong gains for the month were the elegant CLS coupe up 130.8% and the commanding G-Class sport utility vehicle up 67.6%.  The company also sold 36 of the newly launched supercar - the SLS AMG - bringing its year-to-date sales to 451.

smart USA recorded 211 sales in November 2010. The company showcased the 2011 smart fortwo, with an all-new interior, to U.S. consumers for the first time at the LA Auto Show this past month.

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

SOURCE Daimler Corporate Communications  

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