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Ford Motor Company June and Year-to-Date Sales Up 7%; Escape Sales Best Ever, While Fusion Posts June Record

DEARBORN, Mich., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

   Ford Motor Company's year-to-date U.S. sales through June increase 7 percent, totaling 1.14 million vehicles; June sales increase 7 percent from last year at 207,759 vehicles sold
   Ford Escape sales increase 28 percent – the vehicle's best month ever; the all-new 2013 Escape is selling on dealer lots in less than five days
   Ford Fusion sales in June increase 17 percent – the best June sales performance ever
   Ford Explorer sales up 35 percent in June and 15 percent year to date
   Ford F-Series sales top 50,000 – the best June sales performance in five years, with 55,025 pickups sold

Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) U.S. sales are up 7 percent so far this year, with 1.14 million vehicles sold. June sales also increased 7 percent from last year, with 207,759 vehicles sold.

Ford sales are increasing across the company's lineup – with cars up 3 percent, utilities up 9 percent and trucks up 9 percent year to date.

In June, the Ford Escape set an any-month record – with sales up 28 percent – while the Ford Fusion set a record for June. Ford Explorer sales were up 35 percent from last year, and F-Series sales are up 11 percent and topped 50,000 for the first June in five years.

"June was a good month for Ford and a particularly strong month for vehicles like Escape, Fusion, Explorer and F-Series," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "The new 2013 Escape also is off to a very strong start, with vehicles selling on dealer lots in less than five days – even topping the strong start of the new Explorer in 2010."

Fusion has posted four months in a row of sales records, including its best June result ever with 24,433 vehicles sold – a 17 percent increase from last year. In the first half of this year, Fusion sales are up over last year's record first half by 4 percent, with 136,849 vehicles sold.

Other sales milestones in June: Explorer sales are up 35 percent; Edge sales are up 6 percent; and America's top-selling vehicle for 30 years, the F-Series, sold 55,025 pickups. F-Series remains America's number one selling vehicle in the first half of 2012.

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Chrysler Group LLC Reports June 2012 U.S. Sales Increased 20 Percent; Best June Sales in Five Years

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

   Best June sales since 2007
   27th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
   Second-quarter sales up 24 percent versus same period last year
   Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales increases in June compared with same month a year ago
   FIAT brand sets sales record for fifth-consecutive month
   First-half FIAT brand sales surpass total sales in 2011
   All-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car begins arriving in dealership showrooms
   Chrysler brand sales up 63 percent; best June sales since 2008
   Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan sets sales record for month of June
   Chrysler 300 flagship sedan posts lofty 179 percent increase; best June sales in five years
   Chrysler Town & Country minivan logs double-digit sales gain
   Jeep brand sales up 23 percent; best June sales since 2007
   Jeep Wrangler sales up 28 percent; sets all-time sales record
   Jeep Grand Cherokee has best June sales since 2005
   Ram pickup truck sales up 12 percent; best June sales since 2007
   Dodge brand sales up 2 percent; best June sales since 2007
   Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan sales up 68 percent; sets sales record for month of June
   Dodge Challenger muscle car sets sales record for month of June
   Dodge Journey full-size crossover logs 49 percent increase; sets sales record for month of June
   Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com names all-new 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Fiat 500 to its '10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000' list
   Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 make Robb Report's 'Best of the Best: 2012' list
   Edmunds.com and Parents magazine select 2012 Dodge Durango among the 'Best Family Cars of 2012'

Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 144,811 units, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in June 2011 (120,394 units), and the group's best June sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each posted sales increases in June compared with the same month a year ago. Chrysler Group recorded its 27th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains in June. Chrysler Group's second-quarter sales were up 24 percent versus the same period last year.

The FIAT brand set a sales record for the fifth-consecutive month and the brand's 122 percent year-over-year sales gain was the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand in June. More Fiat 500 vehicles were sold during the first six months of this year than during all of 2011.

The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car has started to arrive in dealership showrooms across the country. The first sales of the highly-anticipated Dart are included in the June sales table. More than 1,000 Dodge dealers, eager to drive their first Dodge Dart back to their dealerships, converged on 12 "Dart Drive Away" events held around the country, some traveling distances greater than 500 miles to attend.

"June was another solid month for the Chrysler Group with U.S. sales up 20 percent and second-quarter sales increasing 24 percent compared with the same period in 2011," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. "June also marked our 27th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. Continuous improvement remains a key focus at Chrysler as we have steadily increased sales, improved quality, added production and created jobs."

As the Fiat 500 was setting its June sales record, five other Chrysler Group models also posted record sales. For the third time in the last 12 months, the iconic Jeep Wrangler set an all-time monthly sales record. The Dodge brand had three record setters in June. The sporty Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan, the Dodge Challenger muscle car, and the Dodge Journey full-size crossover each set a sales record for the month of June. Rounding out the month's pacesetters, the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan set a sales record for the month of June.

Also contributing to Chrysler Group's 20 percent increase was the Chrysler 300 flagship sedan with a convincing 179 percent gain. The Chrysler Town & Country minivan and Jeep Grand Cherokee each logged sales increases of more than 30 percent while the Ram pickup truck, with its 12 percent increase, recorded its 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and best June since 2007.

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 67-days supply of inventory (358,260 units). U.S. industry sales figures for June are projected at an estimated 14.4 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

June 2012 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand

FIAT Brand

The FIAT brand continued its record-setting pace in June with another monthly sales record. The brand has now strung together five-consecutive months of record-setting monthly sales. FIAT brand sales were up 122 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago, the largest year-over-year sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand. FIAT brand sales (20,706 units) in the first half of this year have already surpassed sales during all of 2011. Sales of the Fiat 500 began in the U.S. in March last year.

The Fiat 500 took home two awards in June. The Fiat 500 Cabrio by Gucci won "Best Small Convertible of the Year" at the "Topless in Miami" convertible event held last month by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA). More than 60 journalists attended this annual event. Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com editors named the Fiat 500 as one of their "10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000."

Chrysler Brand

Chrysler brand sales were up 63 percent in June, the brand's best June sales in four years and 12th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. All three Chrysler models contributed to the brand's sound sales performance led by the Chrysler 300's 179 percent increase, the flagship sedan's best June sales since 2007. The Chrysler 300's triple-digit sales gain was the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group model in June. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, the brand's volume leader for the month, and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan each turned in double-digit sales increases in June. The 200 set a sales record for the month of June. The Chrysler 300 SRT8 last month made Robb Report's "Best of the Best: 2012" list in the sedan category.

Jeep® Brand

Jeep brand sales were up 23 percent, the brand's best June sales since 2007, and its 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep Wrangler continued its torrid sales pace setting a monthly sales record in June, the third time during the last 12 months that this iconic SUV has established an all-time sales record. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the most awarded SUV ever, were up 39 percent, its best June sales since 2005. Jeep Liberty sales increased a healthy 50 percent, the mid-size SUV's best June sales since 2007 and best sales month this year.

The international luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report recently selected the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 as one of the top performers in its annual "Car of the Year" competition, ranking the high-performance SUV at number nine amongst new vehicles from around the world. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 also was chosen by the magazine for the "Best of the Best: 2012" list in the SUV category. Robb Report readers were among the judges who joined the magazine's editors and writers in driving, evaluating and ranking the "Car of the Year" and "Best of the Best" vehicles based on interior design, layout, amenities and luxury features.

Ram Truck Brand

The Ram pickup truck, Chrysler Group's volume leader, continued on its sales roll with a 12 percent increase in June compared with the same month a year ago. It was the pickup truck's 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best June since 2007. The Ram 1500 pickup led the way with an 18 percent increase. Of the Ram 1500 sales, the regular cab pickups posted the largest percentage sales increase in June, while the quad cab trucks led in volume. The highly-versatile Ram Cargo Van, designed for small businesses and commercial fleets, posted a 272 percent increase in June compared with sales in the previous month of May. The Ram Truck brand posted its best June sales since 2007.

Dodge Brand

Dodge brand sales increased 2 percent in June, the brand's best June sales since 2007 and its 13th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. Dodge dealers in June began selling the first of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact cars to arrive at their dealerships. Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com placed the Dart at the top of its list of the "10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000." The Dart, the first Chrysler Group vehicle built on FIAT architecture, blends Alfa Romeo DNA with Dodge's passion for performance and style, resulting in a groundbreaking vehicle that delivers features and benefits never before found in a compact car, all starting at $15,995 while offering up to 41 mpg highway.

Three Dodge vehicles – the Avenger, Challenger, and Journey – set sales records for the month of June. Sales of the Avenger mid-size sedan were up 68 percent, the largest year-over-year percentage sales increase of any Dodge model in June. The Dodge Journey full-size crossover turned in a robust sales performance as well. Journey sales were up 49 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

Edmunds.com and Parents magazine have selected the 2012 Dodge Durango among the "Best Family Cars of 2012." This marks the 10th industry award for the Durango, including "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and "Full-size SUV of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

Source: Chrysler  

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Subaru of America, Inc. Breaks June Sales Record
-- June marks seventh consecutive month of sales gains for the brand
-- June sales increase 40 percent over prior month
-- Subaru year-to-date sales are up 24 percent

CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for June 2012 of 27,702 vehicles, a 40 percent gain over June 2011.  The company also reported year-to-date sales of 164,304 – a 24 percent gain over prior year.

June sales for the all-new 2012 Impreza continue to climb.  Sales for the 36 MPG all-wheel drive Impreza are up 146 percent over June 2011. Outback and Legacy models also enjoyed 17 and 12 percent month-over-month gains, respectively.

"Subaru is celebrating the half-year mark with another month of consecutive sales gains," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our brand is poised for a record-breaking summer and another record-breaking year."

"Consumers value reliability, safety, fuel efficiency and performance; car shoppers are turning to Subaru because we deliver on those values," said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc.  "A seventh consecutive month of sales gains clearly indicates that our line-up of sedans and crossover vehicles – and our new BRZ sports car – are hitting the sweet spot for consumers."

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Porsche Reports June Sales
Retail sales up 18% for the month

ATLANTA, July 3, 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 June 2012 sales of 3,002 vehicles. This compares to 2,546 vehicles sold last June, for an increase of 18 percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 16,450 cars in the U.S., a six percent increase over last year's sales of 15,542.

"June was an exciting month for sports car fans. The all-new Boxster models arrived in Porsche dealerships right at the end of the month joining the recently introduced seventh-generation 911 coupe and cabriolet models," said PCNA's President and CEO, Detlev von Platen.

Porsche sold 464 Boxster models in June (458 of which were the all-new 2013 Boxster) – a 117 percent increase over June 2011. In addition, Porsche sold 861 new 911 models, a 44 percent increase over June 2011.

Porsche's Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 646 for June 2012. Year-to-date, Porsche has sold 4,669 CPO models, a 10 percent increase versus 2011 (4,232).

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Kia Motors America Completes Best First Half Sales In Company History With Record June Performance
Fastest-Growing Car Company in the U.S.[1] Breaks 150,000 Quarterly Sales Mark for First Time in Q2 and Achieves 22nd Consecutive Monthly Sales Record

IRVINE, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America's (KMA) unprecedented momentum and growth reached new heights last month with best-ever June sales of 51,326 units, a 13.9-percent increase over the same period last year, contributing to the brand's best quarter ever of 150,647 units – topping more than 150,000 units in a three month period for the first time.  Kia's streak of consecutive monthly sales records extended to 22 months, and the brand's historic second quarter performance capped off the best first half in company history with year-to-date sales up 17.8 percent.

The record-setting June sales were highlighted by continued healthy demand for the brand's two U.S.-built* products – the Optima midsize sedan and Sorento CUV built at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) – with Optima surpassing the 70,000 unit mark.  Consumers also continued to turn to Kia for fuel efficient vehicle choices such as the Soul urban passenger vehicle, which was honored as a segment winner in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) in June.  In total, Kia vehicles that achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway[2] accounted for 78 percent of June sales.

"Kia has been setting one sales record after another for nearly two years, and the ongoing popularity of our two U.S.-built products as well as the Soul have attracted new customers to our showrooms and dramatically raised awareness, perception and consideration for the brand in a very short period of time," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG.  "Kia offers discerning shoppers a standout combination of world-class design and quality, outstanding fuel efficiency, advanced technologies and tremendous value, and with more new products arriving in the next year, we will continue to draw new customers into our showrooms to look at Kia for the first time."

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[3] and the industry's highest brand loyalty ranking[4].  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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Mitsubishi Motors Reports Outlander Sport Sales Up 13 Percent In June

CYPRESS, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported June 2012 sales, including 1,461 sales of the Outlander Sport CUV.  This marks a 13 percent increase compared to June of 2011.  Year-to-date sales of Outlander Sport are up 2.6 percent.

"We're pleased that U.S. consumers are confirming our strategy of focusing on fuel-efficient models like this stylish crossover," said MMNA President & CEO Yoichi Yokozawa.  "We'll begin U.S. production of this popular model this month in Normal, Illinois."

Mitsubishi had good news on the high-performance front, as well.  Sales of the Lancer Evolution continue to grow, with an increase of more than 31 percent in June.  Lancer Evolution sales are up more than 35 percent year to date.

Sales of the Galant sedan were up 116 percent for the month and are up 3.1 percent year to date.

"Our overall sales volume will continue to be impacted by our models that have not been in production since summer 2011," Yokozawa added.  Total Mitsubishi June sales were 34 percent below the level of sales in June 2011, but sales of models currently in production were up 10.2 percent.

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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Nissan North America Sales Increase 28.2% In June
- Nissan Division achieves record June sales -
- Infiniti sales increase 66.1% from prior year -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported June U.S. sales of 92,237 units versus 71,940 units a year earlier, up 28.2 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 24.6 percent for the month at 81,801 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 66.1 percent over the prior year, to 10,436 units.


NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

   Nissan Division posted 81,801 sales, a June record and up 24.6 percent from last June's 65,659 units.
   Nissan Juke sales of 3,101 units represented an increase of 52.7 percent from the prior year, a June record.
   Nissan Rogue also achieved best-ever June sales, with 10,999 units marking a 46.8 percent increase over June 2011.
   Nissan Altima sales of 21,812 increased 11.7 percent from year-ago.
   All vehicles in Nissan's truck, SUV and crossover lineup posted sales increases, with trucks collectively posting a 38 percent rise in June from a year ago.

"Nissan's sales increase of almost 25 percent in June was driven by double-digit gains for the majority of models across our lineup," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "We expect our momentum to continue into July, the first full month of sales for our all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, which is our most innovative mid-size sedan ever."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

   Infiniti today reported sales of 10,436 units for June, an increase of 66.1 percent from 6,281 units a year earlier.
   Sales of the Infiniti G Sedan for the month were up 48.5 percent to 3,923 units, which was the best in June since 2007.
   Infiniti M Line sales of 815 represented a 24.8 percent increase, while the Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV was up 24.4 percent to 1,044 units, its best performance in five years.
   The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover, introduced this March, continued its strong launch with 2,428 sold in June.
   Overall, this was Infiniti's best June sales performance since 2007.

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. June 2012 had 27 selling days, while June 2011 had 26 selling days.

Source: Nissan North America  

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Infiniti U.S. Sales Up 66 Percent In June
- Luxury Automaker Reports Best June Sales Since 2007 -

FRANKIN, Tenn., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today reported U.S. sales of 10,436 units for the month of June, an increase of 66.1 percent versus 6,282 units a year earlier.  Calendar year-to-date Infiniti sales of 54,377 vehicles are up 15 percent compared to the 47,268 units sold during the same period last year.  

Highlights of Infiniti's sales performance for June include:

   Sales of the Infiniti G Sedan for the month were up 48.5 percent to 3,923 units, which was the model's best June since 2007.
   Infiniti M Line sales of 815 units represented a 24.8 percent increase, while the Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV was up 24.4 percent to 1,044 units, its best performance in five years.
   The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover, introduced this March, continued its strong launch with 2,428 units sold in June.
   Overall, this was Infiniti's best June sales performance since 2007.

"June was a great month for Infiniti, with increased sales of practically every one of our lines and the Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover adding incremental volume, said Ben Poore, vice president of Infiniti Americas. "We expect our sales growth to continue in July, as retailers continue to build inventory of the Infiniti JX, and we begin our Limited Engagement Summer Event."

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BMW Group U.S. Reports June 2012 Sales
BMW brand up 11.3 percent year-to-date
MINI brand up 7.5 percent, new year-to-date record

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported June sales of 27,720 vehicles, an increase of 3.2 percent from the 26,865 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 10.5 percent on sales of 158,563 in the first six months of 2012 compared to 143,521 in the same period in 2011.

"The June numbers continue the solid, consistent growth we predicted but, most important, the first six months of the year are setting the stage for even better results ahead," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC.  "Demand is strong though we've been constrained by new model ramp up but supply will soon catch up in the second half of the year."    

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.4 percent in June for a total of 21,725 compared to 21,637 vehicles sold in June, 2011.  Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 11.3 percent on sales of 126,504 compared to 113,705 sold in the first six months of 2011.

In June, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 23.1 percent to 5,374 units; and the 6 Series, up 105.8 percent to 642 units; and the Sports Activity Vehicle segment (X3, X5 and X6), up 21.5 percent to 7,489 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In June, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 5.4 percent to 13,489 vehicles from the 12,801 vehicles sold in June 2011.  January through June, BMW used vehicle sales are up 3.5 percent on volume of 82,281 compared to 79,511 in the same period of 2011.  

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 5,995 automobiles in June, an increase of 14.7 percent from the 5,228 sold in June 2011.  Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 7.5 percent on volume of 32,059 compared to 29,816 in the first six months of 2011.

"Here we are at the midpoint of 2012 with MINI achieving record sales in June and in the first half of the year," said Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA.  "Tomorrow we launch the nationwide MINI Takes the States – 16 states, 13 cities – the greatest rally in our fabled history.  It's a wonderful time to be MINI."

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American Honda Reports June Auto Sales: 48-Percent Surge Nets Best June Sales Since 2008; Honda CR-V and Acura RDX Set Best-Ever June Records
Honda division sales up 45 percent, Acura sales up 76 percent

TORRANCE, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda today reported June 2012 U.S. sales of 124,808 units, an increase of 48.8 percent compared with June 2011 (an increase of 43.3 percent based on the daily selling rate*). The Honda Division posted June 2012 sales of 109,438 units, an increase of 45.6 percent compared with June 2011. Acura's U.S. June sales of 15,370 units increased 76.5 percent compared with June 2011.


Honda
- CR-V sets sixth-consecutive monthly sales record with a new June record (23,282 units), up more than 50 percent from June 2011

- Accord sales top 28,000 units, up more than 80 percent from June 2011

- Exceptional month for core Honda products (Accord, Civic, CR-V) with sales up more than 50 percent from last June for each model

"With robust inventories and great customer demand, it feels good to be back in the race," said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales. "The strong performance of our core models, including another record-breaking month for the CR-V, demonstrates the fundamental competitiveness of Honda products."

Acura
- Total Acura sales of 15,370 units were up 76.5 percent over June 2011, the best June sales since 2007

- The new RDX continued its sales success with another record sales month (3,090 units), up 189.3 percent. In May, the RDX was the best-selling compact luxury SUV and is expected to retain that position for June

- Acura light trucks posted a best-ever June result of 8,278 units, up 82.1 percent from last year

- Both the TL and TSX enjoyed substantial sales increases over June 2011, up 47.1 percent and 43.9 percent respectively. With national advertising just starting in June, the all-new ILX has begun to build both inventory and awareness, posting June sales of 1,081 units

"The weather may be too hot in many parts of the country, but Acura sales are continuing to heat up," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "With our light trucks setting records and our volume sedans showing major increases, it's going to be a great summer for Acura."

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 27 days for June 2012 and 26 days for June 2011. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 154 days for 2012 and 152 days for 2011. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

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Hyundai Motor America Reports June And Mid-Year Sales
- Beats all-time sales record for the first half of the year
- Best June ever
- Equus has best month ever

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America, the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S., today announced an all-time June sales record of 63,813 units, up eight percent over last year's all-time June record. Retail-only sales were up nine percent. For the first half of the year, sales are up 10 percent to a record 356,669 units, with retail sales up 13 percent.

"Despite a slight softening in May and June from the surprisingly strong industry retail sales pace for the first four months of the year, the Hyundai brand continues to build retail sales momentum and consistently achieve all-time monthly volume records," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of sales. "We expect continued sales growth during the robust summer selling season, with help from three recent and extremely exciting new additions to our line-up of industry-leading fuel-efficient vehicles:  our all-new Veloster Turbo, the Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe."

The all-new Azera, recently named an IIHS' Top Safety Pick, continued its strong sales pace resulting in a 350 percent gain over last June.  Accent and Sonata saw sales gains of 57 percent and 12 percent respectively, over the same period a year ago.  Elantra sales declined 12 percent purely as a function of very low inventory levels, with just 8,160 Elantra sedans in dealer stock nationally at month-end. Hyundai's family of premium products, Genesis and Equus, continue to deliver outstanding sales results finishing the month up 11 percent. Contrary to industry trends this month, Hyundai fleet sales and mix were once again down from last year, to an 11 percent mix for the month and a nine percent mix year-to-date, among the lowest in the industry.

In keeping with its industry-leading fuel efficiency status, Hyundai achieved a corporate average fuel economy level of 37.0 MPG (28.5 MPG label value) in June, while selling 24,140 vehicles (38 percent of total sales) with 40 MPG window label highway fuel economy ratings.  

"June was another month for us to salute the dedicated Hyundai manufacturing teams for their efforts to keep up with consumer demand, and our hard-working dealers for their efforts matching consumers with light on-ground and inbound inventory," said John Krafcik president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.  "With retail inventories of just 28 days, we're doing our best to meet demand and appreciate the patience of Hyundai shoppers looking to put a new Hyundai in their driveway."

Source: HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA  

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Toyota Sales Increase More Than 60 Percent In June 2012
Prius, Camry and Corolla continue to set the pace

TORRANCE, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported June 2012 sales results of 177,795 units, an increase of 54.3 percent compared to the same period last year on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in June 2012 compared to 26 selling days in June 2011, TMS sales were up 60.3 percent from the year-ago month.

The Toyota Division posted June total sales of 157,773 units, an increase of 51.7 percent on a DSR basis from June 2011.  On a raw volume basis, Toyota Division sales were up 57.5 percent from the year-ago month.

For the first half of the year, TMS reported sales of 1,046,096 units. With 154 selling days in the first half of 2012, compared to 152 selling days during the first half of 2011, sales were up 27.0 percent on a DSR basis from the same period last year. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for two extra selling days in 2012, sales were up 28.7 percent during the first half of the year.

"June and first-half year sales were driven by consumer interest in our new models including the Prius c, the newest member of the Prius family, and the Camry, the best-selling car in America," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.  "We expect to see continued stability in the automotive market during the second half of 2012 thanks to pent-up demand, low interest rates and a continued influx of new products."

The Lexus Division reported total sales of 20,022 units in June 2012, up 79.0 percent from June 2011 on a DSR basis.  Volume-wise, Lexus Division sales were up 85.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded combined monthly sales of 90,079 units, up 68.1 percent from June 2011.  Passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid with combined sales of 32,107 units, and Corolla reported combined June sales of 26,647 units.  The Prius family of vehicles posted June sales of 19,150 units.

Toyota Division light trucks recorded June sales of 67,694 units, an increase of 34.3 percent compared to the same month last year.  Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV and Tacoma mid-size pickup truck, with monthly sales of 15,129 and 11,864 respectively.  Highlander and Highlander Hybrid reported combined sales of 10,379 units, and the Tundra full-size pickup reported sales of 8,693 units.

Scion posted June sales of 8,400 units, up of 134.1 percent over June 2011. The newly launched FR-S sports car led the way with sales of 2,684.  The tC sports coupe reported sales of 2,128 units, flat year-over-year.  The xD five-door urban subcompact posted sales of 1,017 units, and the xB urban utility vehicle posted June sales of 1,869 units. The all-new iQ premium micro-subcompact posted monthly sales of 702 units.

Lexus Division
Lexus reported passenger car sales of 10,247 units, up 99.7 percent from June 2011.  The ES 350 entry luxury sedan led Lexus passenger car sales with sales of 3,780 units, while the IS luxury sports sedan reported sales of 2,572 units.  The CT 200h premium hybrid compact posted 1,387 units.

Lexus luxury utility vehicles recorded sales of 9,775 units, up 61.4 percent over June 2011.  Lexus light truck sales were led by the RX and RX Hybrid luxury utility vehicle, which posted combined June sales of 8,641  units.  The GX 460 mid-size luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 808 units, while the LX luxury utility vehicle recorded sales of 326 units.

TMS Hybrids
TMS posted June sales of 25,776 hybrid vehicles, an increase of 335.2 percent compared to the same period last year.  Toyota Division posted June sales of 23,105 hybrids, while Lexus Division reported sales of 2,671 hybrids for the month.

Source: Toyota  

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American Suzuki June 2012 Sales Up 1%

BREA, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today reported June 2012 sales of 2,299 units, up 1 percent from last year. This is the second consecutive month of year over year sales growth fueled by a competitive 0% APR program on all models, which will continue into July.  June's sales increase was led by a 5 percent sales increase of the multipurpose SX4 Crossover and spirited Sedan. Grand Vitara sales remained steady with a 2 percent increase over June 2011.



Source: Suzuki Auto  

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Hyundai Sets New Half-Year Sales Record

MARKHAM, ON, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced that its sales of 71,642 units during the first six months of 2012 has set a new company record with an increase of 4.3% over the same period last year. During the month of June, the company sold 13,761 units representing an increase of 2.4% over the same month last year.

"June was a pivotal month for Hyundai," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "We extended our streak of monthly sales increases to 42, set a new record for half-year sales, and launched two new members of the Elantra family: a sporty Elantra Coupe and the European-style Elantra GT 5-door. With a sedan, coupe, and GT now available at dealers nation-wide, the Elantra now represents one of the most comprehensive offerings in Canada's critical compact segment."

With sales of 180 units, June marked a new best month for sales in the history of the Genesis luxury sedan (previously May, 2012). Similarly, the radically-styled Veloster three-door coupe saw its best month yet with sales of 678 units, as did the Elantra family, including the North American and Canadian Car of the Year (the Elantra Sedan), with 3,720 units sold.

In June, Hyundai vehicles consuming 5.0 L/100 km or less represented 52.4% of total sales. The Accent subcompact, Elantra family of compacts, Veloster 3-door coupe, and Sonata Hybrid intermediate sedan all consume fuel at rates of 5.0 L/100 km or less on the highway.

Source: Hyundai  

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