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    Sales Figure Ticker: July 2014


    • The Sales Figure Ticker For July Is Up

    Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 315.6% (1,172 Vehicles Sold This Month; 6,574 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 27% (45,714 Vehicles Sold This Month; 283,722 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 21.4% (6,349 Vehicles Sold This Month; 46,021 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Chrysler Group LLC - Up 20% (167,667 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,187,790 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Mazda North American Operations - Up 17.1% (29,238 Vehicles Sold This Month; 185,669 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 16.4% (30,757 Vehicles Sold This Month; 198,511 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 12.6% (4,300 Vehicles Sold This Month; 27,219 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Audi of America - Up 11.9% (14,616 Vehicles Sold This Month; 98,965 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Toyota Motor Sales - Up 11.6% (215,082 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,381,409 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Nissan North America - Up 11.4% (121,452 Vehicles Sold This Month; 825,929 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Ford Motor Company - Up 9.6% (212,236 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,482,268 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    General Motors Co. - Up 9.4% (256,160 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,712,028 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    BMW Group U.S. - Up 7.4% (32,220 Vehicles Sold This Month; 213,754 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Kia Motors America - Up 6.7% (52,309 Vehicles Sold This Month; 349,722 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 2.9% (5,830 Vehicles Sold This Month; 40,333 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Hyundai Motor America - Up 1.5% (67,011 Vehicles Sold This Month; 431,445 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    American Honda Motor Co. - Down 3.9% (135,908 Vehicles Sold This Month; 875,344 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Volkswagen of America - Down 14.6% (30,533 Vehicles Sold This Month; 209,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC -

    Brands:

    Maserati - Up 315.6% (1,172 Vehicles Sold This Month; 6,574 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Smart - Up 57.1% (1,351 Vehicles Sold This Month; 5,998 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Jeep - Up 41% (59,588 Vehicles Sold This Month; 392,390 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Subaru - Up 27% (45,714 Vehicles Sold This Month; 283,722 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    GMC - Up 22% (48,081 Vehicles Sold This Month; 280,452 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Mitsubishi - Up 21.4% (6,349 Vehicles Sold This Month; 46,021 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Lexus - Up 18.7% (27,333 Vehicles Sold This Month; 166,022 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Ram - Up 18% (37,699 Vehicles Sold This Month; 252,056 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Mazda - Up 17.1% (29,238 Vehicles Sold This Month; 185,669 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Chrysler - Up 17% (23,455 Vehicles Sold This Month; 164,523 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Sprinter - Up 15.6% (2,214 Vehicles Sold This Month; 13,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Mercedes-Benz - Up 15% (27,192 Vehicles Sold This Month; 178,816 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Land Rover - Up 14.6% (4,643 Vehicles Sold This Month; 30,829 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Lincoln - Up 13.6% (7,863 Vehicles Sold This Month; 52,385 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Porsche - Up 12.6% (4,300 Vehicles Sold This Month; 27,219 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Audi - Up 11.9% (14,616 Vehicles Sold This Month; 98,965 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Nissan - Up 11.5% (112,914 Vehicles Sold This Month; 758,050 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    BMW - Up 9.8% (26,409 Vehicles Sold This Month; 183,791 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Toyota - Up 10.6% (188,649 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,215,387 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Infiniti - Up 10% (8,538 Vehicles Sold This Month; 67,879 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Ford - Up 9.4% (204,373 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,429,883 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Buick - Up 7.9% (17,863 Vehicles Sold This Month; 131,155 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Chevrolet - Up 7.7% (175,155 Vehicles Sold This Month; 1,203,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Kia - Up 6.7% (52,309 Vehicles Sold This Month; 349,722 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Dodge - Up 3% (43,118 Vehicles Sold This Month; 350,042 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Hyundai - Up 1.5% (67,011 Vehicles Sold This Month; 431,445 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Fiat - Up 1% (2,371 Vehicles Sold This Month; 20,550 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Honda - Down 2.3% (123,428 Vehicles Sold This Month; 784,913 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    MINI - Down 2.3% (5,811 Vehicles Sold This Month; 29,963 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Cadillac - Down 2.6% (15,241 Vehicles Sold This Month; 97,358 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Volkswagen - Down 14.6% (30,533 Vehicles Sold This Month; 209,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Acura - Down 17.6% (12,480 Vehicles Sold This Month; 90,431 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Scion - Down 18.1% (5,127 Vehicles Sold This Month; 35,763 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Jaguar - Down 26.4% (1,187 Vehicles Sold This Month; 5,904 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

    Volvo -

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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