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January 2012 Auto Sales - First Truck and SUV Sales numbers for 2012!

 
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Get all the numbers from all the manufacturers here!

For comparison, here is the link to the previous years (2011) numbers.


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Chrysler Group LLC Reports January 2012 U.S. Sales Increased 44 Percent; Best January Since 2008

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

   Best January sales in four years
   January marks the 22nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
   Eighth-consecutive month of sales gains of at least 20 percent
   Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck brands each post sales increases in January versus same month a year ago
   Chrysler brand sales up 81 percent; highest percentage sales increase of all Chrysler Group brands
   New Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan sales increase eight-fold versus January 2011
   Sales of Chrysler 300 flagship sedan up 273 percent compared with same month a year ago
   Jeep brand sales up 37 percent; best January sales since 2008
   All Jeep brand models post double-digit percentage sales gains
   Jeep Grand Cherokee logs its best January sales in six years
   Ram Truck brand sales up 42 percent in January; best January sales since 2008
   Ram Light Duty, Heavy Duty, and Cab Chassis trucks each post sales increases in the double digits
   Ram Truck to expand model lineup by adding new, top-of-the-line Ram Laramie Limited
   Dodge brand sales increase 29 percent; best January since 2008
   Dodge Durango, Charger, and Avenger each post triple-digit percentage sales gains compared with January a year ago
   All-new 2013 Dodge Dart named 'Most Significant Vehicle' of 2012 North American International Auto Show by AutoWeek editors
   Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands all have vehicles recognized as Consumer Guide 'Best Buys' or 'Recommended Picks' for 2012 model year
   All-new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® and Dodge Charger named two of Winding Road's 'Best Cars Of The Year'
   Chrysler Group earns three Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards For 2011

   


Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 101,149, a 44 percent increase compared with sales in January 2011 (70,118 units), the group's best January sales since 2008.

Chrysler Group began the new year with its 22nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and eighth-consecutive month of sales increases of at least 20 percent. The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck brands each posted sales gains in January, led by the Chrysler brand's hardy 81 percent increase. Chrysler Group has beaten the industry average sales increase in the last 11 months.

"We started the new year with a bang by growing sales 44 percent," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. "In January we continued building on the sales momentum that we generated during 2011 with our 16 all-new or significantly-refreshed products."

Chrysler Group's 44 percent increase in January was driven in large part by strong sales of its sedans: the Chrysler 300 flagship sedan, Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, and Dodge Charger and Avenger sport sedans. Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up eight-fold in January, nearly a year after appearing in the "Imported from Detroit" Super Bowl commercial. Chrysler 300 sales were up 273 percent in January, the sedan's third-consecutive month with a year-over-year sales gain in the triple digits.

Jeep brand sales increased 37 percent in January versus the same month in 2011. All five Jeep brand models posted double-digit percentage sales gains, led by the mid-size Jeep Liberty's 68 percent increase. Ram pickup sales were up 47 percent in January, the truck's 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 83-day supply of inventory (348,535 units). U.S. industry sales figures for January are projected at an estimated 13.8 million SAAR.

January 2012 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand

Chrysler Brand

The Chrysler brand's 81 percent sales increase in January represented the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand, the fourth-consecutive month that the brand has posted the largest sale gain within the group. January also was Chrysler brand's seventh-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

The brand's sales increase was driven by its two sedans. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were up a strong 789 percent in January, compared with sales the same month a year ago, while the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan turned in a 273 percent sales gain. The 200's increase was by far the largest of any Chrysler Group model in January.

The 300 and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were named "Best Buys" in January by the prestigious Consumer Guide. In fact, six Chrysler Group vehicles received Consumer Guide "Best Buys" for the 2012 model year, while three models were tagged as "Recommended Picks" on the publication's 2012 list.

The Town & Country also picked up a Detroit News Readers' Choice "Best Family Hauler" Award for the seventh consecutive year, reinforcing Chrysler's leadership in minivan functionality, versatility and design. A panel of Detroit News reader-judges – rather than industry professionals – selected the Town & Country as the best family vehicle, reflecting consumer sentiment at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in January.

Also in January, Chrysler Group received three Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards for the 2011 model year. The Town & Country won the "Minivan" category for the 11th-consecutive time, the Dodge Challenger took the "Sports Car" segment for the second year in a row, and the entire Jeep brand earned the "Most Improved Loyalty to Make" award.

Jeep® Brand

Jeep brand sales increased 37 percent in January versus the same month in 2011, its best January since 2008. All five Jeep brand models posted double-digit percentage sales gains in January, led by the Jeep Liberty's 68 percent increase. It was the mid-size Liberty's best sales month since March 2008. January marked the brand's 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand last month received a Polk Automotive Loyalty Award for the 2011 model year for "Most Improved Loyalty to Make." The Jeep Grand Cherokee logged its best January sales in six years with a 40 percent increase, compared with the same month in 2011. The Grand Cherokee was recognized last month as a Consumer Guide "Recommended Pick" for the 2012 model year.

Two of Chrysler Group's latest products – the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® and the new Dodge Charger – were named two of Winding Road magazine's "Best Cars of the Year," an annual honor that recognizes the best driver's vehicles in the market.

The Jeep brand has introduced a new, production-intent concept version of its award-winning Grand Cherokee, a unique model with distinctive yet stealthy exterior cues designed to attract new Jeep Grand Cherokee enthusiasts and customers. Showing the vehicle publicly for the first time at the Houston Auto Show in January, Jeep also announced that it has created an online contest for consumers to name the new production-intent Grand Cherokee concept. The person who submits the winning name will receive a new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. For more details and official rules, visit Jeep.com/namemyride.

Ram Truck Brand

Ram Truck brand sales were up 42 percent in January, the brand's best January sales since 2008. The Ram pickup truck continues on a sales roll. Sales of the truck increased 47 percent in January, the model's 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Ram Light Duty, Heavy Duty, and Cab Chassis all contributed to the 47 percent increase, each posting double-digit percentage sales gains.

The brand announced last month that it is expanding its model lineup by adding the new, top-of-the-line Ram Laramie Limited, designed to meet the high expectations of affluent pickup truck buyers looking to combine capability with elegance. The new Ram will make its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show next week.

The Ram 1500 in January received a Consumer Guide "Best Buy" for the 2012 model year, and was named U.S. News & World Report's "2012 Best Full-Size Pickup Truck for the Money."

Dodge Brand

The Dodge brand posted a 29 percent sales increase in January, its best January since 2008 and its eighth-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The three-row Dodge Durango SUV, and the Dodge Charger and Avenger sport sedans each logged triple-digit percentage sales gains in January versus the same month in 2011.

The Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, Dodge Journey crossover, and Charger sport sedan each earned a "Best Buy" from Consumer Guide for the 2012 model year, while the Durango grabbed a "Recommended Pick."

The Charger, with its exclusive state-of-the-art Uconnect® Touch vehicle information and entertainment system, won Edmunds.com's "Breakthrough Technology Award" for 2012 and Winding Road magazine's "Best Everyman Sedan Award" in January.

The Dodge brand unveiled its all-new 2013 Dodge Dart at the North American International Auto Show in January, where the groundbreaking compact sedan was named "Most Significant Vehicle" by AutoWeek editors. The Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle built on a Fiat Group architecture, blending Alfa Romeo DNA with Dodge's passion for performance and style.

January 2012 U.S. Sales Highlights

   Chrysler brand sales (17,604 units) increased 81 percent in January versus the same month a year ago (9,705 units)
   Sales of the Chrysler 200 (7,007 units) were up 789 percent compared with the same month last year (788 units)
   Chrysler 300 sales (4,960 units) increased 273 percent versus the same month in 2011 (1,329 units)
   Jeep brand sales (31,710 units) increased 37 percent compared with the same month last year (23,079 units)
   Jeep Wrangler sales (7,896 units) were up 23 percent versus January 2011 (6,444 units)
   Jeep Liberty sales (6,825 units) increased 68 percent compared with January sales a year ago (4,052 units)
   Sales of the Jeep Compass (2,340 units) were up 64 percent versus the same month in 2011 (1,423 units
   Sales of the Jeep Patriot (3,966 units) were up 15 percent versus the same month in 2011 (3,452 units)
   Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee (10,683 units) increased 40 percent versus January a year ago (7,612 units)
   Dodge brand sales (31,454 units) were up 29 percent in January compared with the same month last year (24,314 units)
   Dodge Avenger sales (5,697 units) increased 146 percent versus January 2011 (2,317 units)
   Dodge Charger sales (5,537 units) were up 169 percent compared with the same month last year (2,062 units)
   Dodge Durango sales (3,021 units) were up 152 percent compared with the same month a year ago (1,199 units)
   Ram Truck brand sales (18,470 units) increased 42 percent versus January 2011 (13,020 units)
   Ram pickup truck sales (17,909 units) were up 47 percent compared with January 2011 (12,197 units)
   Chrysler Group truck sales (72,317 units) improved 25 percent compared with January 2011 (57,928 units)
   Chrysler Group car sales (28,832 units) were up 137 percent versus January last year (12,190 units)

Source: Chrysler  

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Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Increase 7 Percent in January; Focus, Escape, Explorer Drive Growth

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  

   Ford Motor Company U.S. sales in January totaled 136,710 vehicles, a 7 percent gain compared with January 2011; retail sales increased 8 percent
   Focus contributed to 30 percent of Ford Motor Company sales growth in January, more than any other vehicle in the Ford product lineup. Focus sales were 14,400 vehicles, up 60 percent – the  best January Focus sales performance since 2003  
   F-Series sales of 38,493 vehicles, up 8 percent. Ford has more than 75 percent share of the retail V6 full-size pickup market and most fuel-efficient full line of pickups on the market


Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 136,710 vehicles in January, a 7 percent increase versus year-old levels. The Ford brand totaled 131,589 vehicles in January, making it the best January sales month for the Ford brand since 2008.

"January started off with solid sales versus year-ago levels," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Ford saw the same solid month, with smaller vehicles in higher demand. Escape continued its record-setting run, and Focus set the pace for car sales in California, Texas and the Southeast."

Ford brand grew small car, utility and truck sales in January versus a year ago. Focus small car and Escape utility combined provided 49 percent of Ford Motor Company volume growth in January. With 17,259 Escape vehicles sold, it was another best-ever January for Escape, topping last January by 24 percent.

Sales of the Ford Explorer totaled 9,966, a 36 percent gain versus strong year-ago results.

Ford F-Series, America's top-selling vehicle for the past 30 years, posted January sales of 38,493 vehicles, representing an 8 percent increase. EcoBoost-equipped F-150s represented 42 percent of retail sales in January, providing Ford a retail F-150 V6 engine mix (EcoBoost V6 and Ford's 3.7-liter V6) of 54 percent for the month.

Source: Ford Motor Company  

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Volkswagen Reports 47.9 Percent Increase in January U.S. Sales
-January sales total 27,209, best January since 1974-
-Much-anticipated Game Day ad released today-
-- January sales total 27,209 units, a 47.9 percent increase over prior year sales
-- The best January sales since 1974
-- Jetta Sedan sales total 9,564 units in January, third best January ever
-- Chattanooga-built Passat, Motor Trend Car of the Year, sold 6,318 units
-- Tiguan sales were up 50 percent over 2011, best January ever
-- High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models are up 30.2 percent, accounting for 17.6 percent of sales

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 27,209 units sold in January, a 47.9 percent increase over prior year sales.  

"We ended 2011 strong and are seeing the momentum continue into 2012 with a 47.9 percent increase, demonstrating our growth strategy continues to take root," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "With the today's release of our much-anticipated Game Day ad, 'The Dog Strikes Back,' our relentless focus on the core pillars of the business, and a full line-up of new and refreshed vehicles, Volkswagen is off to a strong start in 2012."

The Passat continues to gain steam with 6,318 units for the month of January 2012. The strong demand has created a need for increased employment at the Chattanooga plant. Volkswagen will be hiring 200 additional employees, bringing the total employees to 2,700.

Jetta sedan remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 9,564, slightly down from last year's record sales.  

The 2012 Beetle, the feature of the upcoming game day ad, sold 1,401 units.

The Touareg vehicles saw an increase in sales with 68 percent and the Tiguan increased 50 percent, marking the best January ever.

Volkswagen's high-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 17.6 percent of sales in January, a 30.2 percent increase over 2011.

Source: Volkswagen  

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VOLVO ANNOUNCES JANUARY SALES
U.S. Sales Up 4.3 Percent

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Feb. 1, 2012) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 4,461 units, a 4.3 percent increase from January 2011.
The top seller for the month was the award-winning S60 sports sedan with 1,415 units sold, a 35.8 percent increase from January 2011.
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Subaru of America, Inc. Reports Record January Sales
-- All-New Impreza Hits Dramatic Sales Pace--
-- Subaru brand on Target for Record Sales Year--

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by remarkable sales for the all-new Impreza, Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record vehicle sales for January 2012 of 22,807 vehicles, a gain of 21% over January 2011.  The impressive results for January follow a record year in 2011 that ended with 266,989 Subaru vehicles sold.  

The all-new Impreza was up 175% in January and recorded the best month in its history.  The Impreza is proving a hit with consumers due to its combination of 36mpg highway fuel economy, standard all-wheel drive and new styling.

Demand for the company's Legacy and Outback models was also strong with both vehicles recording their best ever January.

Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc said; "This is a real break-through year for Subaru. Now that Impreza is reaching showrooms we can expect to see sales for this new model grow exponentially. Supported by solid sales from our other core models and with new models debuting this year we are very optimistic about our prospects for 2012."

"It's a great start to the year," said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "With the momentum from 2011 carrying into 2012 we are well placed for success. The new BRZ sports car will reach showrooms next quarter and XV Crosstrek, our new small crossover will arrive in the fall, adding a new dimension to our product line-up."

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Kia Motors Posts All-Time Best January Sales With 27.8-Percent Increase
Fast Growing Brand Achieves 17th Consecutive Monthly Sales Record

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After reaching all-time sales and market share highs in 2011, Kia Motors America's (KMA) steep upward trajectory continued in the first month of 2012 with record January sales of 35,517 units, a 27.8-percent increase over the same period in 2011, and the brand's 17th straight monthly sales record.  With popular vehicles such as the U.S.-built[1] Optima midsize sedan and Soul urban passenger vehicle, which led January sales with 8,814 and 8,091 units sold, Kia continues to be one of the fastest growing car companies in the U.S.

"Following a year of impressive milestones and historic firsts, including the completion of the most aggressive new product launch cycle in the industry with nine vehicles in less than three years and the $100 million expansion of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), Kia is well positioned for future growth as we further our efforts to increase brand visibility and awareness," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG.  "With several high-profile marketing initiatives on the horizon and the arrival of fuel efficient products such as the Rio 5-door and sedan that offer class-leading horsepower[2] and deliver up to 40 miles per gallon[3], Kia will continue to attract new customers to our showrooms by offering high-quality cars and CUVs with world-class design, cutting edge technologies and fun-to-drive performance."

Kia's Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is the one of the world's fastest moving global automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched more new vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker, and under the guidance of chief design officer Peter Schreyer earned a reputation as an industry leader in automotive styling.  Kia Motors America's full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has earned critical acclaim and dramatically increased consumer awareness, perception and consideration for the brand.  In 2011, KMA recorded its 17th consecutive year of market share growth, thanks in part to the largest increase of any major brand in perceived quality[4] and the industry's highest brand loyalty ranking[5].  Kia's U.S.-based manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia – KMMG – is responsible for the creation of more than 10,000 plant and supplier jobs and builds the company's two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. – the Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan[6].  Kia's value- and technology-laden 2012 model year lineup also includes the Sportage compact CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compact sedan, Forte 5-door compact hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

Source: Kia Motors America  

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Nissan North America Sales Up 10.4% in January
- New January records for Nissan Versa and Rogue -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) maintained momentum from a strong 2011 finish with January sales of 79,313 units versus 71,847 units a year earlier, an increase of 10.4 percent.  Nissan Division sales rose 12.5 percent for the month to 72,517 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased 8.2 percent from the prior year, 6,796 units.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

   Nissan Division delivered 72,517 units in January, an increase of 12.5 percent over the 64,442 units sold in January 2011.
   Nissan set a new January record for Versa sales with 9,418 deliveries, up 8.5 percent over the prior year.
   Sales of Nissan Altima, the industry's second-best selling passenger car in 2011, increased 35.9 percent to 22,357 in January.
   Nissan Rogue sales set a new January record at 9,904 units, up 5.1 percent.
   Nissan's truck lineup delivered a 21.6 percent gain over last January, led by Frontier (up 35.3 percent) and Pathfinder (up 30.6 percent).
   Deliveries of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 676 in January, marking 10,369 U.S. sales for the world's best-selling electric car since its December 2010 launch.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

   Infiniti sales 6,796 units for January, a decrease of 8.2 percent versus 7,405 a year earlier.  
   Sales of the Infiniti QX luxury utility totaled 1,020, an increase of 30.4 percent over last year.

"Nissan carried momentum from a strong finish to 2011 into January," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "January's performance, especially for key models like Altima, Versa, Rogue and Frontier, reinforces our optimism that 2012 is going to be an even better year than 2011 for Nissan."

Source: Nissan Americas  

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Porsche Reports January Sales
Sales up 6 percent

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/
-- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced January 2012 sales of 2,550 vehicles.  The sales compare to 2,400 vehicles sold last year – a 6 percent increase.

"We are about to launch the new seventh generation 911 on February 4th and we have a limited supply of Boxster models, which ceased production in 2011 to prepare for changeover to the new model," said President and CEO, Detlev von Platen. "For these reasons, we are extremely pleased with our January results."

When compared to the prior year, Porsche sold 681 911 models, an increase of 56 percent. Panamera sales were up 16 percent to 703, compared to the same period last year.

For the month of January 2012, Porsche's Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 812, compared to 650 last year – a 25 percent increase.

Source:Porsche Cars North America  

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Infiniti Reports January 2012 Sales
- Sales of Infiniti Crossovers and Sport Utility Vehicles Remain Strong; Infiniti QX up 30 Percent -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today reported January sales of 6,796 units, a decrease of 8.2 percent versus 7,405 units a year earlier.

With a 3.4 percent gain for the month, sales of Infiniti luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles remained strong, led by the Infiniti QX full-size SUV with a 30.4 percent increase to 1,020 units.

"After a strong close in December, traffic at Infiniti retailers picked up considerably in the last half of January as we began our sponsorship of NCAA® Men's Basketball," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "Strong sales of the Infiniti FX performance crossover and the QX full-size SUV have our retailers highly anticipating the new Infiniti JX that goes on sale in the Spring."

The Infiniti JX, the brand's first 3-row, 7-passenger luxury crossover, is expected to offer class-leading interior volume and best-in-class all-wheel-drive fuel economy. It will also feature the world's first Blind Spot Intervention system, which detects crossing vehicles behind the JX and, if necessary, can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.

As corporate sponsor of NCAA® Men's Basketball, Infiniti began its second annual Coaches' Charity Challenge in January. Through this program, $5,000 will be donated to each of the 48 participating coaches' designated charities. The coach with the most fan votes in the final round will receive $100,000 for his designated charity. Infiniti is promoting its G and M lines during regular season NCAA Men's Basketball, continuing with the launch of the Infiniti JX luxury crossover during the Final Four®.

Source: Infiniti  

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BMW Group U.S. January Sales Increase 5.8%
-- BMW brand sales up 3.1%
-- MINI brand sales up 21.2%

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 19,739 vehicles, an increase of 5.8 percent from the 18,656 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  

"The January results are the springboard for a year that will be full of new model launches beginning with the arrival of the sixth generation 3 Series in mid-February," said BMW of North America President and CEO Ludwig Willisch.  "Nationwide, inventories are low after the extraordinary sales in December and we're replenishing our dealers as fast as we can to meet the strong demand for our vehicles."

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 3.1 percent in January for a total of 16,405 compared to 15,905 vehicles sold in January, 2011.

In January, best performing vehicles include the X3 SAV – officially on sale in the U.S. for one year - up 56.9 percent to 1,687 units; the 6 Series, up 392.8 percent to 409 units and the 7 Series, up 56.1 percent to 977 units.  One month before the premiere of the next generation BMW 3 Series, sales of the current model were up 16.2 percent to 6,698 units.  

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In January, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 0.4 percent to 11,698 vehicles from the 11,650 vehicles sold in January 2011.  

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 3,334 automobiles in January, an increase of 21.2 percent from the 2,751 sold in January 2011.

Source: BMW  

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Mercedes-Benz Reports Highest January on Record With Sales of 21,726
Sales Up 25.8%


MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) started the year off strong with a 25.8% increase for January 2012 (21,726 vs. 17,273) making this the highest January in the company's history.  


Strong demand in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and SUVs fueled sales for the month with the sporty C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – as the volume leader posting sales of 6,525, up 56.4%.  The 9th generation E-Class followed with sales of 4,097 and the versatile M-Class rounded out the top three with sales of 4,002, up 61.1%.  Total diesel units sold in 2012 numbered 1,327, a 62.0% increase over the same period last year (819).

Momentum continued through to the high-end where the visionary CLS four-door coupe posted a 290.6 % increase over last January and 92 of the SLS AMG supercar were retailed for the month.

Separately, sales of Sprinter Vans also increased in January with sales of 924 – up 5.6% over last year.

Sales of the smart fortwo totaled 496 vehicles in January, up 38% for the month (compared to the 358 vehicles sold in January 2011); making this the strongest volume month for smart since MBUSA assumed responsibility in July 2011.  

Additionally, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,945 vehicles in January, a 7.8 % increase over 2011 (6,443).

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA  

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Audi Reports Best U.S. January Sales in its History; 13th Consecutive Record-Setting Month
- Vehicle sales up 19.7% vs. January 2011, the previous U.S. record
- Sales propelled by demand for C- and D-segment vehicles, representing more than 30% of the sales mix, and strong TDI® clean diesel sales
- Certified Pre-Owned sales of 2,570 vehicles marks an increase of 15% over the same period in 2011

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi today reported its 13th straight record-setting month of sales with 9,354 vehicles sold in January 2012, topping the 7,812 vehicles sold in January 2011.  Year-over-year vehicle sales increased 19.7% over 2011, the previous record set a year earlier.

"Consumers are sending a strong signal that Audi is at the top of the luxury vehicle market," said Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen. "I'm optimistic that 2012 will be another pacesetting year."

January results were buoyed by strong performance in the C and D segments, with sales for the technologically advanced Audi A6 increasing 90% over 2011, the Audi Q7 luxury SUV sales increasing 15%, and strong sales of 643 vehicles for the design-forward Audi A7, which was launched in the U.S. market in April 2011.  

Other highlights include:

   January 2012 ranks as the best January in Audi of America history, eclipsing the previous record set in 2011.
   2012 Audi A6 sales up 90%, compared to January 2011, and bolstered by 98.6% year-over-year sales increase in the sedan model.
   Audi TT sales up 88% vs. January 2011, boosted by increased demand for the Audi TT RS Coupe.
   Audi Q7 sales up 15%, compared to January 2011.
   Sales of Audi Q5 increased 26% in January 2012.
   Sales mix for Audi TDI clean diesel models finished the month at 67.2% for the A3 TDI, 35.8% for the Q7 TDI.
   Audi Certified Pre-Owned sales of 2,570 vehicles mark an increase of 15% over the same period in 2011.
   For the record-setting month of January 2012, four Audi models recorded year-over-year sales increases of 15% or more, including the Audi A6, the Audi Q5, the Audi Q7, and the Audi TT model range.  


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Posted: 02/01/12
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Hyundai Motor America Reports Record January Sales
- Total sales up 15 percent, retail sales up 19 percent
- North American Car of the Year - Hyundai Elantra

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record January sales of 42,694 units, up 15 percent versus 2011.  

Despite continued tight availability at Hyundai dealers across the nation, January retail sales were up 19 percent from last year due to continued strong performance throughout the Hyundai line-up, with the hot-selling Elantra up 13 percent and Genesis/Equus sales up 27 percent over last year. Fleet mix remains low at nine percent as the focus remains on optimizing dealer throughput and meeting consumer demand given ongoing production capacity constraints.

"January was a good month for us as January's go.  We set an all-time sales record for the month, saw continued stabilization in the general economy, and witnessed the Hyundai Elantra crowned as North American Car of the Year," said Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's executive vice president, national sales.   "All in all, a very solid base to build off in 2012."

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Posted: 02/01/12
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Toyota Motor Sales Reports Increase in January 2012 Sales
Camry Sales Jump 56 Percent


TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. reported monthly sales results of 124,540 units as momentum from the fourth quarter of last year picked up speed in January.  With 24 selling days in January 2011 and 2012, sales increased 7.5 percent over the year-ago month on a daily selling rate (DSR) and unadjusted raw volume basis.

Driven by an increase in sales of the all-new 2012 Camry and Camry hybrid, the Toyota Division posted January sales of 112,266 units, an increase of 9.0 percent compared to the same period last year.  The Lexus Division reported sales of 12,274 units, down 4.6 percent from last January.

"This month’s results show that the all-new Camry is a hit, attracting both new and loyal customers with its class-leading performance and value,” said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  "Our focus on delivering the best new products will continue as we enter the most aggressive launch of new vehicles in Toyota’s history."

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded sales of 67,602 units, up 20.1 percent over January 2012.  Passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid with combined sales of 28,295 units, an increase of 55.9 percent over the year-ago month.  Monthly sales of the Prius family increased 8.7 percent with combined sales of 11,555 units.  Avalon recorded monthly sales of 3,219 units, up 79.3 percent.  Corolla posted January sales of 17,988 units.

Toyota Division light trucks posted January sales of 44,664 units, a decrease of 4.4 percent year-over-year.  The RAV4 compact SUV led light truck with January sales of 9,819 units. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported an increase of 24.6 percent with sales of 8,898 units, which helped push total Toyota pickup truck sales up 8.9 percent in January.  The Tundra full-size pickup posted sales of 5,512 units, and the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 6,856 units for the month.  The 4Runner mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,919 units.  

Scion posted January sales of 3,535 units, an increase of 7.9 percent versus January 2011. The tC sports coupe led the way with sales of 1,309 units, while the xB urban utility vehicle recorded January sales of 1,200 units.  The xD reported sales of 652 units, up 4.2 percent over the year-ago month.  Currently on sale in specific regions, the iQ premium micro-subcompact posted sales of 374 units.

Lexus Division

Lexus reported passenger car sales of 6,069 units, up 9.1 percent over January 2011.  The ES entry luxury sedan led Lexus passenger car sales with sales of 2,410 units, an increase of 8.8 percent.  The IS luxury sports sedan reported combined sales of 1,810 units.

Lexus light trucks recorded sales of 6,205 units, a decrease of 15.0 percent compared to the same period last year.  The RX luxury utility vehicle led Lexus light truck sales with posted combined monthly sales of 5,038 units.  The GX mid-size luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 878 units.  

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted January sales of 16,065 hybrid vehicles, an increase of 19.8 percent.  Toyota Division posted sales of 14,102 hybrids for the month, up 15.7 percent year-over-year.  Lexus Division reported monthly sales of 1,963 hybrids, an increase of 60.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

Source: Toyota  

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