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Toyota Sales Increase Nearly 90 Percent In May 2012
Daily selling rate reaches highest levels since August 2008

TORRANCE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -
- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported sales of 202,973 units, an increase of 72.9 percent compared to May 2011 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  Unadjusted for 26 selling days in May 2012 versus 24 selling days in May 2011, TMS sales were up 87.3 percent over the year-ago month on a raw volume basis.

The Toyota Division posted May total sales of 181,510 units, an increase of 74.4 percent over May 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Toyota Division sales were up 88.9 percent over the year-ago month.

"We're grateful to our customers who have made Toyota the number one retail brand in America for the third consecutive month," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.  "Our growth has been driven by the success of our new products, led by Camry and Prius family, part of the most aggressive product launch in our history.  With the much anticipated Scion FR-S on sale today and the continued recovery of the overall automotive market, we're confident our sales momentum will continue."

The Lexus Division reported total sales of 21,463 units, up 61.0 percent over May 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Lexus Division sales were up 74.4 compared to last year.

"With exciting new Lexus products reaching dealerships on a daily basis, inventories are at optimal levels, and we look forward to continued sales growth throughout the rest of the year," said Tim Morrison, Lexus Division vice president of sales and dealer development.

Toyota Division                                                                    

Toyota Division passenger cars posted combined sales of 104,422 units, up 88.1 percent over May 2011.  The all-new Camry and Camry Hybrid led passenger cars with combined monthly sales of 39,571 units, an increase of 94.0 percent year-over-year.  Corolla reported sales of 31,847 units, up 73.1 percent over the year-ago month.  The Prius family recorded May sales of 21,477 units, increasing 186.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

Toyota Division light trucks recorded May sales of 77,088 units, an increase of 58.7 percent compared to May 2011.  The RAV4 compact SUV led light trucks, posting monthly sales of 19,248 units, up 106.0 percent over last year.   The Sienna minivan followed with sales of 14,606 units and an increase of 56.4 percent year-over-year.  Increasing 87.0 percent over last May, the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid midsize crossover reported combined sales of 11,657 units.  The 4Runner midsize SUV also posted a year-over-year increase with sales of 4,421 units, up 26.3 percent.  The Tacoma mid-size pickup recorded sales of 12,269 units, up 24.6 percent over May 2011, followed by the Tundra full-size pickup, which increased 87.9 percent year-over-year with sales of 8,765 units.

Scion posted May sales of 6,047 units, up 18.9 percent versus May 2011. The tC sports coupe led the way with sales of 2,190 units, and the xB urban utility vehicle recorded May sales of 1,855 units, up 45.4 percent compared to the same period last year.  The xD five-door urban subcompact posted a year-over-year increase of 10.1 percent with sales of 1,019 units, and the all-new iQ premium micro-subcompact posted monthly sales of 897 units.

Lexus Division

Lexus reported passenger car sales of 9,621 units, up 56.3 percent over May 2011.  The ES entry luxury sedan led Lexus passenger car sales with sales of 2,937 units, an increase of 13.0 percent over the year-ago month.  The IS luxury sports sedan recorded an increase of 43.0 percent versus last May with sales of 2,656 units.  The all-new GS and GS Hybrid sports sedan posted combined sales of 1,996 units, up 502.1 percent over May 2011.  The CT 200h premium hybrid compact posted sales of 1,549 units, increasing 214.9 percent year-over-year.

Lexus luxury utility vehicles reported sales of 11,842 units, up 65.0 percent compared to May 2011.  The new RX and RX Hybrid luxury utility vehicle posted a year-over-year increase of 68.1 percent with combined monthly sales of 10,647 units, while the new LX luxury utility vehicle recorded sales of 387 units, up 151.6 percent over last May.

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted May sales of 29,069 hybrid vehicles, an increase of 199.2 percent compared to the same period last year.  Toyota Division posted sales of 26,440 hybrids for the month, up 218.4 percent over the year-ago month.  Lexus Division reported monthly sales 2,629 hybrids, increasing 86.2 percent year-over-year.

Source: Toyota  

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Jun 1, 2012 , HERNDON, Va.
Audi sets all-time U.S. sales record for the month of May
- Audi reports 17th consecutive month of record sales, marking the fifth-best month ever in U.S. for the brand
- May new vehicle sales up 10% to 11,503 vehicles sold in the U.S.
- Premium category vehicle sales (A8, A7, A6, and Q7) up 54% YTD

Audi today reported record-setting May sales with a 10% increase to 11,503 new vehicles sold, marking the 17th consecutive month of unprecedented sales in the U.S. May sales not only represented all-time record total sales for the January-May period, but also marked the fifth-best month ever for the brand, exceeding more than 11,000 in total vehicle sales.

“Consumers are responding favorably to Audi as 17 consecutive months of record-setting sales attests,” said Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen. “Audi’s progressive luxury and technologically advanced vehicle portfolio continues to set the pace in the high-end sector of the luxury car market.”

Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (A8, A7, A6, and Q7) jumped 54% YTD and represented 34.2% of total May sales. Overall, sales improvements shown by Audi in the top tiers of the luxury sector accounted for 125% of the Audi May gain.

May year-over-year results were buoyed by strong premium vehicle performance of the Audi A6 increasing 260.2% to 1,693 vehicles sold. Sales for the design-forward Audi A7 continued with 792 vehicles sold, while sales of the Audi R8 coupe jumped 14.6% to 47 vehicles sold in May.

Highlights:

- May 2012 ranked as the best May in Audi of America history, marking the fifth-best month ever for the brand.
- Audi A6 sales up 260.2% compared to May 2011; YTD sales grow 124.7% compared to previous period.
- Audi A7 YTD sales increased 194.8%, compared to previous period.
- Sales of Audi Q5 increased 5% compared to May 2011; YTD sales up 14.4% compared to previous period.
- Audi Q7 recorded an 8.8% boost in sales with 919 units sold, compared to May 2011.
- Sales of the Audi R8 coupe rose 14.6%, accounting for 47 vehicles sold within the total 90 new vehicle sales for the sports car line in the month.
- Audi A4 sales remained steady despite an inventory draw down in advance of the updated 2013 models just now reaching dealership showrooms.
- Audi May Certified Pre-Owned sales jumped 16.9% compared to vehicles sales from April 2012.

Source: AUDI



AUDI US SNAPSHOT       --YTD--
Model Line May '12 Actual May '11 Actual Yr/Yr % change May '12 YTD Actual May '11 YTD Actual Yr/Yr % change
A3 629 664 -5.3% 2,958 2,941 0.6%
A4 3,058 3,192 -4.2 14,852 15,201 -2.3%
A5 1,264 1,438 -12.1% 6,395 6,459 -1.0%
A6 1,693 470 260.2% 6,839 3,043 124.7%
A7 792 812 -2.5% 3,597 1,220 194.8%
A8 528 495 -6.7% 1,951 2,368 --17.6%
Audi Q5 2,332 2,222 5.0% 10,764 9,405 14.4%
Audi Q7 919 845 -8.8% 3,761 3,872 -2.9%
R8 90 99 -9.1% 425 492 -13.6%
TT 198 220 -10.0% 952 857 11.1%
Total New Sales 11,503 10,457 10.0% 52,494 45,858 14.5%
Total CPO Sales 3,346 3,470 -3.6% 14,995 15,206 -1.4%  

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Hyundai Motor America Reports Best-Ever May Sales
- Second best month in company history
- Third month in a row topping 60,000 sales
- Fleet sales mix down to seven percent

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America, the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S., today announced an all-time May sales record of 67,019 units, up more than 13 percent over last year's all-time May record, and the second best sales month in company history.



"The industry experienced choppier waters than anticipated in May," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "While industry demand and traffic remained strong, consumer confidence was clearly conflicted with a recovering market being hedged against the inherent uncertainties of a looming presidential election and some disappointing housing and unemployment news.  Amidst this economic backdrop and our own very low inventories, we felt great about setting yet another monthly volume record and are really well positioned for what we fully expect to be a robust summer sales period."

Hyundai is operating with a 32-day supply of inventory, believed to be the leanest among all competitive brands and running at about half of current industry levels.  The company's supply of the highly fuel-efficient Accent, Elantra, and Veloster models are running at extremely low levels of availability.  "Having demand exceed supply is an enviable position to be in but it forces us to be exceptionally efficient in our production planning, inventory management, and sales velocity," added Zuchowski.

The all-new Azera, a recent recipient of IIHS' Top Safety Pick, the seventh Hyundai model to hold this recognition, continued its strong launch sales pace with a 558 percent increase over last May, while the Veloster saw sales gains of almost 14 percent over last month.  Hyundai's family of premium products, Genesis and Equus, continue to deliver outstanding sales results with another all-time record volume month, representing a year-over-year sales increase of about 40 percent.  Business to fleet accounts was less than a seven percent mix, among the lowest levels in the industry.

Source: Hyundai  

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American Suzuki May 2012 Sales Up 3 Percent

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Mazda Sales Up More Than 13 Percent Year-over-year

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported May U.S. sales of 20,357 vehicles, representing an increase of 13.9 percent (up 5.4 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis) versus last year. On a calendar year-to-date basis, Mazda's sales are up 20.2 percent (19.3 percent DSR), with 123,886 vehicles sold.

Key May sales notes:

   The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV, named "2012 Crossover of the Year" by Autobytel and an IIHS "Top Safety Pick" is a popular choice for customers.  In its third full month of sales, 3,973 vehicles were sold in May.  Mazda 6 sales are up 40.0 percent versus last year with 2,294 vehicles sold.
   Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the brand's engineering-focused philosophy toward improving all-around vehicle efficiency, is already demonstrating strong sales through its fitment in the 2012 Mazda3 (up to 40 MPG highway) and the CX-5 (highest highway (35 MPG) and best combined (29 MPG) fuel economy of any SUV sold in the U.S.).  Mazda's total SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY vehicle sales for May account for 72 percent of total sales for the month.

Rounding out sales for the North American market, Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported its best May sales ever of 2,143 vehicles, up 4.0 percent versus May of last year.

Source: www.thenewsmarket.com/mazda.  

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BMW Group U.S. Reports May 2012 Sales
BMW brand up 13.8 percent year-to-date
MINI brand up 6.0 percent year-to-date

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 28,321 vehicles, an increase of 7.1 percent from the 26,452 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 12.2% on sales of 130,843 in the first five months of 2012 compared to 116,656 in the same period in 2011.

"The auto business looks to be the strongest part of the economy right now with both BMW and MINI keeping up the sales momentum to give BMW Group in the U.S. it's best May since 2008," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC. "Our optimism for rest of the year is fueled by the new BMW models on their way to market and improving availability so that we can meet demand."

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 7.3 percent in May for a total of 22,168 compared to 20,651 vehicles sold in May, 2011. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 13.8 percent on sales of 104,779 compared to 92,068 sold in the first five months of 2011.

In May, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 45.3 percent to 6,102 units; and the 6 Series, up 159.9 percent to 725 units; and the Sports Activity Vehicle segment (X3, X5 and X6), up 23.8 percent to 6,939 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In May, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 7.4 percent to 13,930 vehicles from the 12,975 vehicles sold in May 2011. January through May, BMW used vehicle sales are up 3.1 percent on volume of 68,792 compared to 66,710 in the same period of 2011.

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 6,153 automobiles in May, an increase of 6.1 percent from the 5,801 sold in May 2011. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 6.0 percent on volume of 26,064 compared to 24,588 in the first five months of 2011.  

Source: BMW  

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Mitsubishi Motors Reports May Sales

CYPRESS, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported May 2012 sales of 5,575 units.  This represents Mitsubishi second best month of sales since September 2011.

"For several more months our year-over-year sales will continue to be impacted by our models whose production was completed last summer," said MMNA President & CEO Yoichi Yokozawa.  May sales were 26 percent below the level of sales in May 2011.

"Mitsubishi i sales continue to grow every month," Yokozawa added, "and we are looking forward to next month when we will transition to domestic production in Normal, Illinois of our Outlander Sport."

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

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Subaru of America, Inc. Breaks May Sales Record
-- May marks sixth consecutive month of sales gains for the brand
-- May sales increase more than 48 percent
-- Year-to-date sales for the brand are up 22 percent

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/
-- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for May 2012 of 29,724 vehicles, a 48 percent gain over May 2011.  The company also reported year-to-date sales of 136,602, a 22 percent gain over prior year.

The all-new Impreza continues to achieve triple-digit sales gains.  May Impreza sales are up more than 235 percent over May 2011; year-to-date sales represent a 170 percent gain over 2011.

"Strong demand and a great product lineup are driving record sales for Subaru," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc.  "Demand for the newly-introduced Impreza has far exceeded expectations.  With new product launches just around the corner, we know the upward sales trend will continue throughout the year."

"May marked the much-anticipated arrival of the new BRZ sports car and a resultant spike in showroom traffic," said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc.  "We anticipate similar enthusiasm for the new XV Crosstrek, our exciting small crossover vehicle, when it arrives at dealerships later this year."

Source: Subaru of America, Inc.  

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Nissan North America Sales Increase 20.5% In May

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May U.S. sales of 91,794 units versus 76,148 units a year earlier, up 20.5 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 16.4 percent for the month at 81,202 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 65.8 percent over the prior year, to 10,592 units.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

   Nissan Division posted 81,202 sales, up 16.4 percent from last May's 69,759 units.
   Nissan Rogue sales set a new May record with 11,977 units sold, up 72 percent from a year ago.
   Nissan Juke also saw best-ever May sales, with 3,298 units marking a 66.2 percent increase over May 2011.
   Sales of the Nissan Versa rose 80.3 percent from year-ago, to 8,643 deliveries.
   Nissan's lineup of trucks and SUVs delivered strong gains, with sales increases across the lineup, including: Frontier up 17.2 percent; Titan up 86.7 percent; Pathfinder up 32.6 percent; and Armada up 26 percent.

"Fuel-efficient models like the Versa, Juke and Rogue had a great May, but moderating gas prices drove gains across our entire truck lineup," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "Demand for the Altima remains strong through our sell-down efforts, with sales for the year up more than 20 percent. We look for that momentum to carry into the launch of the all-new 2013 Altima, which goes on sale by the end of June."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

   Infiniti today reported sales of 10,592 units for May, an increase of 65.8 percent from 6,389 units a year earlier.
   The Infiniti G Sedan had sales of 3,758, an increase of 40 percent and the best May since 2008.
   The Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV had its best May since 2006, with sales of 994, an increase of 27.6 percent.
   The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover contributed incremental sales of 2,678 units for May, and 5,297 for the year.

NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. May 2012 had 26 selling days, while May 2011 had 24 selling days.


Source Nissan  

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Kia Motors America Sells Four Millionth Vehicle During Record-Setting Month Of May
Fastest-Growing Auto Brand in the U.S.[1] Achieves 21st Consecutive Monthly Sales Record; Fuel-Sipping Optima, Sorento and Soul are Kia's Top Performers in May

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a diverse line-up of fuel-efficient, stylish and fun-to-drive vehicles that is attracting more new customers to its showrooms, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued with best-ever May sales of 51,771 units, a 7.4-percent increase over the same period last year. Year-to-date sales are up 18.7 percent, and May also saw the sale of Kia's four millionth vehicle in the U.S. (since entering the market in 1994) and extended the brand's run of consecutive monthly sales records to 21.

Vehicles that achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway[2] accounted for 78 percent of sales in May, while sales of the fuel-efficient 2012 Rio subcompacts, which can deliver up to 40 miles per gallon[3] on the highway, increased 59.5 percent over the same period in 2011. The record-setting May performance was driven by strong demand for the brand's two U.S.-built* products – the Optima midsize sedan and Sorento CUV built at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) – as well as the ongoing popularity of the Soul urban passenger vehicle.

"Kia has experienced dramatic growth over the past few years, and our record-breaking momentum continues as we gather industry-wide recognition for reliability, low cost of ownership, increased residual values and outstanding brand loyalty," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG. "Our line of fuel-efficient vehicles combines cutting-edge technologies with world class design to create a standout value formula, and we'll have more new products and technologies arriving in showrooms within the next year."

Kia's Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is 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 two of the company's best-selling vehicles in the U.S. – the Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*. Kia's value and technology-laden 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, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

Source: Kia Motors America  

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Infiniti Sales Increase 65.8 Percent For May
- Automaker Has Best May Since 2007 -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today reported U.S. sales of 10,592 units for the month of May, an increase of 65.8 percent versus 6,389 units a year earlier. Infiniti sales have increased 7.2 percent to 43,941 vehicles for the first five months of 2012.

Highlights of Infiniti's sales results for May, which was the automaker's best performance in five years, include:

   The Infiniti G Sedan had sales of 3,758, an increase of 40 percent, and the best May since 2008.
   The Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV had its best May since 2006, with sales of 994 units, an increase of 27.6 percent.
   The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover contributed incremental sales of 2,678 units for May, and 5,297 for the year.

"With a sales increase of more than 65 percent, May was a fantastic month for Infiniti, our best since 2007," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Americas. "Our retailers reported strong traffic in their showrooms, not only for the all-new Infiniti JX, which has successfully fulfilled customers' desires for a unique, new take on a luxury crossover, but for our Infiniti G and M lines as well."

Also in May, the Infiniti JX added to its list of accolades with the announcement that The Robb Report placed it on its "Best of the Best" list of sport utility vehicles for 2012. The Infiniti JX features the world's first Back-Up Collision Intervention system, easy access to the spacious third row, even with a second row-mounted child safety seat, as well as best-in-class interior volume and fuel economy.

Source: Infiniti  

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American Honda Reports May Auto Sales: Civic, CR-V and Accord Fuel Honda Double-Digit Sales Gain; New Acura RDX Sets All-Time Monthly Sales Record
Honda division sales up 46 percent, Acura sales up 62 percent

TORRANCE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda today reported May 2012 U.S. sales of 133,997 units, an increase of 47.6 percent compared to May 2011 (an increase of 36.3 percent based on the daily selling rate*). The Honda Division posted May 2012 sales of 119,411 units, an increase of 46.0 percent compared to May 2011. Acura's U.S. May sales of 14,586 units increased 62.1 percent compared to May 2011.

Honda
- Civic sales up more than 80 percent compared to May 2011; an exceptional sales figure for any month, Honda sold 33,490 Civics in May

- CR-V sets a May sales record (25,186 units), besting previous record by 5,226 units, leading Honda to a May record for light truck sales

- Accord sales (29,737 units) continue to show strength in the tough mid-size segment, up more than 70 percent from May 2011

"With our best May sales performance since before the financial crisis it's obvious Honda's return to strength is in full swing, and our May sales are impressive irrespective of last year's production supply problems," said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales. "Any time Honda Civic sales surpass 33,000 units in a month, it shows real demand in the marketplace."

Acura
- Total Acura sales of 14,586 units were up 62.1 percent, making this Acura's best month since December of 2010

- The RDX had its best sales month ever (3,301 units), with May 2012 sales up 216.8 percent. The RDX is expected to be at the top of the compact luxury SUV segment

- Overall, Acura light trucks posted a best-ever May result of 8,226 units, up 64.7 percent

- The all-new ILX compact luxury sedan went on sale May 22. As dealer inventory builds, the ILX marketing campaign launches with national TV advertising beginning in early June with the NBA conference finals on ESPN

"With the new RDX setting an all-time sales record this month, Acura went well beyond recovering from last year's supply issues," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "Now, with the new ILX reaching dealerships across America, Acura is just beginning a great new hot streak."

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for May 2012 and 24 days for May 2011. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 127 days for 2012 and 126 days for 2011. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

Source: American Honda  

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Porsche Reports May Sales
New 911 sales up 43%

ATLANTA, June 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 May 2012 sales of 2,852 vehicles. This compares to 2,817 vehicles last May, for an increase of one percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 13,448 cars in the U.S., which is a three percent increase over last year's sales of 12,996.

"May was another solid month, especially for the new, seventh-generation 911," said PCNA's President and CEO, Detlev von Platen. "In addition, our Panamera model line scored a 22% increase over last year. We're now looking forward to the arrival of our highly anticipated third-generation Boxster, which should help boost our sales growth once it comes to Porsche dealerships in the beginning of July."

With 878 sales of the new 911, the recently-launched iconic sports car showed a 43 percent increase over May 2011.

Porsche's Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales set a record for the month of May 2012, with 871 vehicles sold compared to 750 last year – a 16 percent increase. Year-to-date, Porsche's CPO sales are up 12 percent (4,025 vs. 3,597).

Source: Porsche  

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Kia Motors America Sells Four Millionth Vehicle During Record-Setting Month Of May
Fastest-Growing Auto Brand in the U.S.[1] Achieves 21st Consecutive Monthly Sales Record; Fuel-Sipping Optima, Sorento and Soul are Kia's Top Performers in May

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a diverse line-up of fuel-efficient, stylish and fun-to-drive vehicles that is attracting more new customers to its showrooms, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued with best-ever May sales of 51,771 units, a 7.4-percent increase over the same period last year.  Year-to-date sales are up 18.7 percent, and May also saw the sale of Kia's four millionth vehicle in the U.S. (since entering the market in 1994) and extended the brand's run of consecutive monthly sales records to 21.  

Vehicles that achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway[2] accounted for 78 percent of sales in May, while sales of the fuel-efficient 2012 Rio subcompacts, which can deliver up to 40 miles per gallon[3] on the highway, increased 59.5 percent over the same period in 2011.  The record-setting May performance was driven by strong demand for the brand's two U.S.-built* products – the Optima midsize sedan and Sorento CUV built at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) – as well as the ongoing popularity of the Soul urban passenger vehicle.

"Kia has experienced dramatic growth over the past few years, and our record-breaking momentum continues as we gather industry-wide recognition for reliability, low cost of ownership, increased residual values and outstanding brand loyalty," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG.  "Our line of fuel-efficient vehicles combines cutting-edge technologies with world class design to create a standout value formula, and we'll have more new products and technologies arriving in showrooms within the next year."

Kia's Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is 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 two of the company's best-selling vehicles in the U.S. – the Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*.  Kia's value and technology-laden 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, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

Source: Kia Motors America  

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