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  1. William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 4, 2013 Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 45.1% Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 40% BMW Group U.S. - Up 35.4% American Honda Motor Co. - Up 26.7% Mazda North American Operations - Up 26.4% Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 24.3% Toyota Motor Sales - Up 22.8% Nissan North America - Up 22.3% Audi of America - Up 21.5% Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 15.8% General Motors Co. - Up 14.7% Ford Motor Company - Up 12.8% Chrysler Group LLC - Up 12% Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10% Hyundai Motor America - Up 8% Kia Motors America - Up 4% Volkswagen of America - Down 1.3% Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Brands: Jaguar - Up 67% BMW - Up 45.7% Subaru - Up 45.1% Cadillac - Up 37.8% Buick - Up 36.9% Land Rover - Up 32% Smart - Up 31.9% Honda - Up 29.1% Ram - Up 29% Mazda - Up 26.4% Nissan - Up 24.3% Mitsubishi - Up 24.3% Lexus - Up 22.9% Toyota - Up 22.8% Audi - Up 21.5% Mercedes-Benz - Up 20.5% GMC - Up 14.2% Ford - Up 13.5% Dodge - Up 12% Chevrolet - Up 10.4% Porsche - Up 10% Acura - Up 9% Jeep - Up 8% Hyundai - Up 8% Infiniti - Up 6.5% MINI - Up 5.3% Kia - Up 4% Chrysler - Up 2% Fiat - Up 1% Volkswagen - Down 1.3% Lincoln - Down 6.4% Sprinter - Down 34.7% 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.
  2. Audi of America - Up 9.9% (18,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 130,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 6.9% (155,491 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,054,816 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 2% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 2% (201,672 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,461,842 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 5.4% (234,237 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,750,589 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Down 0.7% (270,480 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,048,537 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 2.9% (72,012 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,175 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 12.3% (6,368 Vehicles Sold This Month, 52,769 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 7.7% (58,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 426,160 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 1% (1,245 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,506 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 4.4% (29,938 Vehicles Sold This Month, 216,091 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 3.2% (31,250 Vehicles Sold This Month, 243,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 22.1% (8,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 65,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan North America - Down 0.8% (133,351 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,000,706 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10.3% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 4.9% (52,697 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,632 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Down 8.8% (224,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,627,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 8.1% (32,332 Vehicles Sold This Month, 238,074 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 18.3% (5,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,854 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Acura - Alfa Romeo - N/A Audi - Up 9.9% (18,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 130,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Buick - Cadillac - Chevrolet - Chrysler - Dodge - Fiat - Ford - GMC - Honda - Hyundai - Up 2.9% (72,012 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,175 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Jaguar - Jeep - Kia - Up 7.7% (58,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 426,160 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Lexus - Lincoln - Maserati - Up 1% (1,245 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,506 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Mercedes-Benz - MINI - Mitsubishi - Up 22.1% (8,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 65,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Porsche - Up 10.3% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Smart - Sprinter - Subaru - Up 4.9% (52,697 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,632 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Volkswagen - Down 8.1% (32,332 Vehicles Sold This Month, 238,074 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Up 18.3% (5,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,854 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
  3. Mercedes-Benz USA Hits Eighth Record-Breaking Month of 2013 as Sales Top 200,000 Units Mercedes-Benz brand posts 20.5% MTD gain at 24,761 MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported August sales of 27,144 units, an increase of 15.8% from the 23,439 vehicles sold in August 2012 including Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart models. Retail volumes for the Mercedes-Benz brand alone reached 24,761 for the month, up 20.5% from the previous year, while year-to-date sales climbed 13.0% to hit a record 190,359 units. Adding in year-to-date sales of 12,788 for Sprinter Vans and 6,312 units sold at smart brought MBUSA's year-to-date grand total to 209,459 vehicles, its highest on record. "The market is continuing to pick up steam, our sales momentum is on record pace and we have two major new products hitting the market in the next few weeks," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "At $29,900 the CLA will open a whole new gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand, and our next generation S-Class will redefine the standards of luxury and innovation for the entire industry. We're looking at a record year not only in terms of sales but also for recalibrating the Mercedes-Benz model lineup to lead the industry." August sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The sporty C-Class – the current gateway to the brand on the car side for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – took the lead at 6,701 units sold, up 2.8% from the same month in 2012. The E-Class followed with sales of 6,523 vehicles, jumping 44.5%, while MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with sales of 3,816, up 70.1%. Strong performers at the high end included the company's legendary SL-Class roadster, posting an increase of 18.5% from August 2012. The Sprinter model line, which receives a comprehensive redesign for the 2014 model year arriving this fall, delivered month-to-date volumes of 1,390 units, while smart sales vaulted 31.9% to 993, boosted by the growing popularity of the 2013 electric drive. Sales of Mercedes-Benz's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,556 in August, increasing 104.7% from the 760 vehicles sold during the same period last year. The company's high-performance AMG models finished the month with sales of 732, up 14.9% fromAugust 2012. Separately, the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program accomplished the best sales month in its history with volumes of 9,261 in August, an increase of 33.8% when compared to August 2012 (sales of 6,921 vehicles). On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 66,241 vehicles, rising 25.3% over the comparable period (52,859 vehicles) in 2012.
  4. Toyota has Best Month in More Than Five Years With Sales Increase of Nearly 23 Percent TMS leads industry in retail sales; Camry posts sales of nearly 45,000 units TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August 2013 sales results of 231,537 units, an increase of 18.4 percent over August 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 28 selling days in August 2013, versus 27 selling days in August 2012, TMS sales increased 22.8 percent compared to the year-ago month. Toyota Division posted August 2013 sales of 201,745 units, up 18.4 percent year-over-year on a DSR basis. Volume wise, Toyota division sales increased 22.8 percent compared to August 2012. “The auto industry continues to be a bright spot in the economic recovery,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “August capped a great summer for new vehicle sales, and it was Toyota's best month in more than five years." Lexus reported August 2013 sales of 29,792 units, a year-over-year increase of 18.5 percent on a DSR basis and 22.9 percent on a raw volume basis. "August has traditionally been a big sales month for us and our Lexus dealers made it happen again, reaching a new high for the year," said Steve Hearne, Lexus vice president sales and dealer development. "Sales of the new IS sport sedan more than doubled and continues to bring new buyers into Lexus showrooms." Other Highlights: Toyota division No. 1 retail brand for sixth consecutive month Camry best-selling car in America with sales of nearly 45,000 units Prius family up 30 percent with best-ever August TMS hybrid sales increase 34 percent with more than 60 percent market share All-new Avalon posts triple-digit gains for sixth consecutive month in a row All-new RAV4 sales up 50 percent Sienna up 23 percent Tacoma leads pickup sales with 25 percent increase All-new Lexus IS up 87 percent Lexus ES luxury passenger car leader with sales of more than 7,600 units Lexus GS up 22 percent Lexus RX leads luxury utility vehicle segment with sales of more than 11,400 units
  5. JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR AUGUST 2013 Jaguar Land Rover North America achieves highest August sales since 2005 with 40 percent increase Jaguar U.S. boasts August sales increase of 67 percent with strong performance on XJ, XF and F-TYPE Land Rover U.S. sales increase 32 percent driven by extremely strong results for the newly launched Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque; making it the best August sales month ever for the brand (MAHWAH, NJ) - September 4, 2013 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported August 2013 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 1,723 units, 67 percent up from 1,029 units in August 2012; Land Rover sales were 4,938 units, 32 percent up from 3,727 units in August 2012. Jaguar Land Rover North America August U.S. sales for both brands hit 6,661 units, a 40 percent increase from 4,756 in August 2012. This month marks the best Land Rover August retail sales month ever and best since 2005 for Jaguar. Year to date through August, Jaguar Land Rover North America is up 18 percent, with Jaguar up 30 percent and Land Rover up 14 percent. "It is an incredibly exciting time for Jaguar and Land Rover retailers and we are thrilled that the current pattern of strong sales performances for Jaguar Land Rover has continued, said Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America. "A 40 percent increase over last August is extremely creditable and shows the impact of our recent model launches of Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and F-TYPE." The all-new Range Rover Sport is in showrooms now and Jaguar will continue to expand its product offering with the XJR and XFR-S. U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS Land Rover The all-new Range Rover Sport, which is arriving in showrooms now, had a very strong sales month, increasing 21 percent to 1,846 sales from 1530, to be JLRNA's U.S. monthly volume leader. Range Rover sales were 972 units, up 48 percent from 658 in August, 2012. In the 2013 J.D. Power 2013 U.S. APEAL Study, the Range Rover was the industry's highest scoring model. Range Rover Evoque was the growth leader, with an increase of 53 percent to 1,070 units from 700 units in August, 2012. Land Rover's 2013 model year line-up features five models: The 240-hp 2.0 liter powered LR2 and Range Rover Evoque; the LR4 powered by the 375-hp 5.0 liter V8; the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover, both available with the Naturally-aspirated 375-hp V8 and 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains. For MY14 both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport come equipped with a choice of supercharged 340-hp 3.0 liter V6 or 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains. Jaguar For the month of August, the Jaguar XF was the Jaguar volume and growth leader with 757 units sold, up 54 percent from 493 sales in August 2012. The Jaguar XJ sales were 499 units, up 17 percent from 426 in August, 2012. After four months of retail, the exciting new Jaguar F-TYPE two seat convertible sports car sold 401 units. Year to date, Jaguar sales are 11,134, up 30 percent from 8,546 sales, with both XJ and XF sales increasing on the appeal of new powertrains and All Wheel Drive. At the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Jaguar debuted two new models, the 550-hp Jaguar XJR and Jaguar XKR-S GT, expanding its R performance lineup to six models. For MY13 the transformed Jaguar U.S. lineup includes: Instinctive All Wheel Drive™ - Available on both the XF and XJ Supercharged 340hp V6 engines in the XF and XJ Turbocharged 240hp four cylinder engine available in the XF Eight Speed ZF® Automatic Transmissions on all XF and XJ models Auto Engine Stop/Start on select XF and XJ models Jaguar's 2013 model year line-up features four models: The Jaguar XJ luxury sedan, powered by either the supercharged 3.0 liter V6 in rear wheel or all wheel drive configuration, naturally-aspirated 385-hp 5.0 liter V8, the 470-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 or the 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8; the Jaguar XF sports sedan powered by the 240-hp 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder, supercharged 340-hp 3.0 liter V6 in rear wheel or all wheel drive configuration, the naturally-aspirated 385-hp 5.0 liter V8, the 470-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 or, in the XFR, the 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains; and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars powered by either the naturally-aspirated 385-hp V8, or for the XKR, the 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains. Jaguar also offers its highest performance models ever, the 2013 Jaguar XKR-S coupe and convertible with a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrain. The 2014 MY Jaguar F-TYPE convertible comes in three variants, 340-hp F-TYPE, 380-hp F-TYPE S and 495-hp F-TYPE V8 S.
  6. Hyundai Motor America Reports Record August Sales - Best August in company history - Premium models soar with Equus up 47 percent, Genesis up 30 percent - All-new Santa Fe up 79 percent, Elantra up 37 percent COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced an all-time August sales record of 66,101 units, up eight percent versus the same period in 2012. U.S.-built Santa Fe, Sonata and Elantra continue to be in hot demand, with dealer stock levels just half of competitor levels. Fleet mix for the month was 12 percent. "You always hear about the strong summer selling months but it's still particularly gratifying to experience it first hand, as we did in August, leveraging high consumer demand with a great lineup of products to continue our string of record- breaking volume months," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales. "We have good momentum, innovative marketing and incentive support, excellent inventory balance, and a steadily improving economic climate so we feel pretty bullish about the final four-month home stretch of 2013." Sales of Hyundai's three core U.S.-built models – Santa Fe, Sonata and Elantra – were up a combined 18 percent, and represented 75 percent of total sales this month. The all-new Santa Fe continues its strong sales pace with a 79 percent gain over last August. Consumers continue to be drawn to Elantra, ALG's highest residual value compact car for three straight years, with sales up 37 percent to 24,700. Sonata continues to be in high demand, but sales have been constrained by production capacity limitations at the Hyundai Alabama plant which is now running a three-shift, 24-hour-a-day operating pattern to meet demand. Both Sonata and Elantra are operating with less than a 30-day supply. "With our U.S. plants setting another production record in August, our dealers are seeing some inventory relief, with more car transporters unloading fresh new Hyundai models at their dealerships," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "Last month, we also saw the impact of improved Genesis and Equus availability, with Equus hitting an all-time sales record with the launch of the 2014 model and Genesis sales up 30 percent." Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales set an all-time, any-time record at 7,306, up 15 percent over August 2012. Hyundai's CPO program is recognized as one of the best in the industry, and is one of the drivers of Hyundai's 2013 top-two residual value ranking by ALG.
  7. American Honda Posts Record August Sales Up 26.7 Percent As Year To Date Sales Top 1 Million Vehicles 09/04/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. Best month ever for CR-V contributes to Honda brand 29.1 percent sales increase Accord, Civic and CR-V each top sales of 30,000 units in August All-new MDX breaks all-time record, boosting Acura brand sales up 9.0 percent Acura RDX posts 16th straight record month of sales Setting a new August record, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported U.S. sales of 166,432 units, a total increase of 26.7 percent compared with a year ago (up 22.2 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*). Year-to-date sales of 1,053,449 units represent a year-over-year increase of 11.0 percent. The Honda Division posted August 2013 sales of 149,381 units, an increase of 29.1 percent compared with August 2012. Acura Division U.S. August sales of 17,051 units were up 9.0 percent compared with the prior year. Honda CR-V breaks all-time sales record set in March 2012, with sales of 34,654 up 45.1 percent compared to August 2012 Accord and Civic both top 38,000 units, with Civic posting its best August since 2009 Pilot and Ridgeline both see sixth consecutive month of double digit sales gains, contributing to a new all-time Honda light-truck record "With three of our core models topping 30,000 units and the Honda brand up more than 29 percent, our August sales definitely didn't take a break for the holiday weekend," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. "We're keeping our foot on the gas as we transition into the 2014 model year including the introduction an all-new Accord Hybrid in October." Acura Acura posts a 9.0 percent sales gain, and a 27.3 percent gain in light-truck sales, setting an all-time light-truck sales record for the second straight month The all-new MDX set a new all-time record with its best month ever, up 17.1 percent RDX was up 49.7 percent with its 16th successive monthly sales record "More luxury SUV shoppers are choosing the Acura brand than ever before," said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales. "RDX is unstoppable after 16 straight monthly records, and the all-new MDX is already proving it's the one to beat, setting records in its first two full months of sales."
  8. MAZDA SETS 10-YEAR SALES RECORD IN AUGUST Mazda Shows No Signs of Slowing as CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 Post Strong Sales Results IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported its best August U.S. sales of 28,106 vehicles in 10 years, representing an increase of 26.4 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through August are up 6.8 percent versus last year, with 198,026 vehicles sold. Key August sales notes: Mazda reported its best August since 2003 with 28,106 vehicles sold, accounting for a 26.4 percent increase year-over-year (YOY). SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY-equipped vehicles continue to perform very well as they accounted for 74.8 percent of all Mazda's sold in August. To help support demand, Mazda recently announced increased production on SKYACTIV Engines and Transmissions and has stated production will reach 1.1 million units by July 2014. CX-5 had its best month ever with 8,506 vehicles sold, accounting for a 82.3 percent increase YOY. Mazda6 continues to outpace expectations with 4,249 vehicles sold, representing an increase of 166.9 percent YOY. Mazda3 had its best month of sales since September 2012 with 11,031 vehicles sold in August 2013. The first units of the all-new 2014 Mazda3 started arriving in dealers on August 21, 2013, and although inventory is tight, response from customers and dealers has been very positive. Even as Summer is winding down, MX-5 Miata showed a YOY increase of 3.2 percent with 578 vehicles sold in August 2013.
  9. BMW Group U.S. Reports August 2013 Sales BMW brand sales up 45.7 percent MINI brand sales up 5.3 percent, best August ever Woodcliff Lake, NJ - September 4, 2013… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 30,546 vehicles, an increase of 35.4 percent from the 22,553 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 12 percent on sales of 233,326 in the first eight months of 2013 compared to 208,268 in the same period in 2012. “This has been a summer of momentum, giving us a good tail-wind as we enter the all-important autumn selling season,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, LLC. “The sales records set before the financial crisis continue to fall and with the arrival of the new X5 and the new 4 Series Coupe in the next couple of months, we are heading towards a strong finish for the year.” BMW Brand Sales Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 45.7 percent in August for a total of 24,523 compared to 16,835 vehicles sold in August, 2012. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 14.8 percent on sales of 188,997 compared to 164,636 sold in the first eight months of 2012. In August, best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 66.9 percent to 10,357 units; the 5 Series, up 158.2 percent to 4,359 units; the 6 Series, up 67.8 percent to 760 units and the 7 Series, up 172.6 percent to 924 units. BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles In August, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 19.2 percent to 16,706 vehicles compared to the 14,012 vehicles sold in August, 2012. January through August, BMW used vehicle sales are up 8.5 percent on volume of 118,259 compared to 108,952 in the same period of 2012. MINI Brand Sales – best August ever MINI USA reported the best August ever with sales of 6,023 automobiles, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 5,718 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 1.6 percent on volume of 44,329 compared to 43,632 in the first eight months of 2012. MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles – best month ever In August, MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) reported the best month ever with sales of 2,182 automobiles, an increase of 23 percent from the 1,774 sold in August, 2012. January through August, MINI used vehicle sales are up 20.5 percent on volume of 14,480 compared to 12,015 in the same period of 2012.
  10. Kia Motors America Posts Record August Sales Cadenza Premium Sedan Tops 1,500 Units for Second Consecutive Month; Optima, Sorento and Soul Lead Sales IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever August sales of 52,025 units, a 4-percent increase over the same period in 2012. Sales of the all-new 2014 Cadenza continue to climb, exceeding the 1,500 unit mark for the second month in a row, while the U.S.-built* Optima logged its 21st straight month as Kia's top seller with 15,199 units sold. August also marked the debut of the "Totally Transformed" marketing campaign for the all-new 2014 Soul, which will soon be arriving in showrooms. "Our award-winning products deliver on Kia's promise to combine world-class design with cutting-edge technologies and premium amenities, and with the all-new Soul scheduled to arrive in showrooms soon, our sales momentum is poised to continue through the end of the year," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. "Exemplified by the redesigned Sorento and all-new Cadenza and Forte sedans, Kia's product offerings are more refined than ever, bringing a new level of sophistication to buyers seeking more features and options at affordable prices."
  11. CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported August sales of 5,281, an increase of 24.3 percent compared to August 2012. The U.S.-built Outlander Sport crossover led the way with sales of 2,171, an increase of more than 59 percent. August marks twelve consecutive months of sales increases for the fuel-efficient CUV. Outlander Sport sales are up more than 53 percent year to date. Sales of the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, showed a year-over-year increase of more than 100 percent for the second consecutive month. Overall Outlander sales are up 43 percent year-to-date. In October, Mitsubishi Motors will celebrate the full sales launch of the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact – the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered, non-hybrid vehicle in America. Mitsubishi August sales highlights: Outlander Sport sales were up 59.5 percent in August and are up 53.5 percent for the year. Outlander sales were up 103.0 percent in August and are up 43.0 percent year-to-date. Lancer sedan sales were up 9.8 percent in August and are up 29.5 percent year-to-date. Lancer Evolution sales were up 13.2 percent in August and are up 5.0 percent for the year.
  12. Nissan August U.S. Sales Rise 22.3% Nissan division sets sixth consecutive monthly record; best-ever retail sales month Infiniti sets new QX60 record; begins deliveries of all-new 2014 Q50 sports sedan NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan U.S. sales totaled 120,498 to set an August record, an increase of 22.3 percent over last year's total of 98,515. Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose 24.3 percent in August to 108,614 units, also an August record. Sales of Infiniti vehicles finished August at 11,884 units, up 6.5 percent. Nissan Highlights Nissan division posted record August sales of 108,614 units, up 24.3 percent from 87,360 the prior year. For the first time, Nissan exceeded 100,000 retail sales in a month. Nissan LEAF had its best-ever month, with 2,420 August deliveries. Sales in new wave markets continue to grow, with Atlanta taking the crown as the No. 1 LEAF market in August. Since introducing the 2013 LEAF in March, deliveries are up 317 percent over the same period in the prior year. Altima sales jumped 19.6 percent in August to 30,976, an August record. Altima sales are up 8.9 percent year-to-date and gained over a point of segment share in the first seven months of the year. Sentra sales rose 18.7 percent to 12,605, in spite of low inventory levels. Sentra sales for 2013 are up 18.3 percent. Versa deliveries increased 8.8 percent over the prior year to 9,991, in part due to the ongoing launch of the all-new 2014 Versa Note. In 2013, Versa continues to be the leader among subcompacts, topping the segment 21 of the last 24 months (through July). Sales of Rogue crossovers set an August record at 17,273, an increase of 36.8 percent over the prior year. On Sept. 10, Nissan will unveil the all-new 2014 Rogue, which will be produced in Smyrna, Tenn., beginning later in 2013. Sales of the current-generation Rogue are up 16 percent in 2013. Pathfinder sales continue to roll, up 258.4 percent to an August record of 8,859. Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Sales and Marketing and Service and Parts, Nissan U.S.A. said: "Top models like Altima, Sentra, Rogue and Pathfinder continue to gain share in their segments, driving Nissan to a sixth consecutive record month for the division and our best retail month ever in the history of Nissan in the U.S. The recent introduction of the all-new Versa Note and the all-new Rogue launching this fall will only help Nissan sales to continue the winning streak." "If you haven't been in a Nissan showroom in the last 12 months, you may not recognize much of it—as we continue to bring out new vehicles, the average model age is down 40 percent from a year ago," Diaz said. Infiniti Highlights Infiniti today reported sales of 11,884 units for August, an increase of 6.5 percent from 11,155 units a year earlier. August saw the first sales of the all-new Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan, with 2,434 units sold. The Infiniti QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover had 3,026 deliveries, up 27.2 percent, making August its best month ever; year-to-date, sales of the QX60 have totaled 20,556 units, up 69.9 percent. In August, the Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury sport utility vehicle was up 19.4 percent to 1,225 units. Infiniti's crossover and sport utility vehicles were up 15.5 percent in August, and are up 19.4 percent for the year.
  13. Subaru Reports 45 Percent Increase In Sales And Best Ever Month In Company History August sales of 41,061 marks best-ever sales month for Subaru Subaru also reported best-ever month for Forester and best-ever August for Impreza, and BRZ models CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported the best sales month in company history: 41,061 vehicle sales for the month of August, a 45 percent increase over August 2012. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 281,652 – 29.3 percent higher than the same period in 2012. The company is on track to achieve its fifth-consecutive year of sales increases. With 13,163 vehicles sold, August was the best-ever sales month for the Forester model. Sales for Impreza and BRZ reached 6,784 and 868 respectively, representing record-high August sales for both vehicle lines. "These sales milestones are the result of hard work, dedication and unwavering commitment to serving our customers and working cooperatively with our retail organization," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "August was our best-ever with demand strong across all models. Significant to our success this year is more than half our sales are to people new to Subaru," said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "More and more people are recognizing our core brand attributes of longevity, safety, versatility and adventure."
  14. Sep 4, 2013 , HERNDON, Va. Audi finishes August with second highest monthly U.S. sales in its history Audi tops 100,000 vehicles sold year to date; demand for Audi premium cars and SUVs tops 14,005 for month, a 21.5% gain Audi R8, Q5, Q7, A6 sales jump; premium segment vehicles rose 22.0%; Q5 sales increased to 91.6% to set a record in August Audi Certified pre-owned sales set all-time monthly record Audi reported August 2013 sales of 14,005 vehicles, a 21.5% increase over the previous August record set last year. August also stands as the brand’s 32nd consecutive month of record sales. Audi sales YTD increased 14.7% to 101,346 vehicles sold. “Audi needed just eight months to top 100,000 U.S. sales, a level that required a full year as recently as 2010,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “Previously, Audi had never approached that sales milestone in its 40-year history, proof positive of the sales momentum our brand has rapidly built in this competitive luxury market.” Sales for August 2013 were only exceeded by the record 14,841 vehicles sold in December 2012. Audi TDI® clean diesel vehicle sales approached the highest levels ever, proving that America’s appetite for the alternative fuel is growing. Sales of the all-new A6 TDI, A7 TDI and Q5 TDI, along with the previously introduced A8 TDI and Q7 TDI models achieved a volume of 1,180 vehicles in August. Demand for the Q7 TDI represented 25.6% of overall Q7 sales in August. August results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with the Audi Q5 luxury crossover posting a 91.6% gain in August with an all-time record 3,845 units delivered for the month. Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 55.4% to 1,478 vehicles sold for the month. Year-to-date sales for the Audi Q5 increased 43.6% while sales for the Audi Q7 increased 49.2%. Sales of the Audi R8 soared to 65.2% for the month, as customers responded to the updated 2014 models. Audi sedan sales remained strong with the Audi A6 leading by an increase of 34.5% over the same period last year to 2,110 vehicles sold for the month. Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (Audi A8, Audi A7, Audi A6, and Audi Q7) increased 22.0% YTD, representing 32.6% of total Audi sales year-to-date and 46.0% of the Audi year-to-date sales gain. Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles surpassed the all-time monthly sales record with 3,651 vehicles sold. The previous record was established in June 2011 with 3,636 vehicles sold. August 2013 now stands as the top monthly CPO sales result in AoA history. Highlights: • Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 16.4% for the S4 sedan; 31.9% for the S5/ RS 5; 7.8% for the S6; 15.7 % for the S7; 15.8% for the S8; 27.3% for the TTS / TT RS and TTS Roadster and 7.6% for the SQ5 crossover. • Sales of Audi A6 increased 34.5% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 19.1% compared to previous period. • Sales of Audi A8 increased 14.7% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 19.6% compared to previous period. • Sales of the Audi Q5 increased 91.6% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 43.6% compared to previous period. • Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 55.4% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 49.2% compared to previous period. • Audi sold 456 allroad models in August 2013, bringing YTD sales to 3,665 of the sport wagon, a 161.0% increase compared to previous period. • Audi R8 sales up 65.2% compared to August 2012. • Sales mix for Audi A8 TDI finished the month at 17.4%; sales mix for the Audi Q7 TDI finish the month at 25.6%. • The Audi A3 is being phased out in advance of the all-new A3 sedan arriving in the U.S. market next spring. • Audi Certified pre-owned sales increased 8.5% to 3,651 vehicles in August; YTD increased 5.0% to 26,088 vehicles sold.
  15. PORSCHE REPORTS BEST AUGUST SALES EVER Porsche dealers sell 3,327 vehicles in August Atlanta. 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 August 2013 sales of 3,327 vehicles, an increase of 10 percent over the same month last year and a record August in the history of PCNA. For the year, Porsche has sold 28,456 cars in the U.S., a 28 percent increase over last year’s sales (22,279). Setting the pace was the Cayenne model line, which sold 1,435 units, up six percent over last August and a 40 percent increase year-to-date. Combined Boxster and Cayman sales were 669, compared to 394 in August 2012 (plus 70 percent). For the year, the mid-engine sports cars are up more than 200 percent. The 911 line, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, remained strong with sales of 769 units, an increase of 22 percent over the same period last year (plus 12 percent YTD). “Announcing a historic sales month is always a great way to start a new position,” commented Joe Lawrence, Executive Vice President and COO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. The former President and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., Lawrence joined the U.S. sales organization of Porsche on September 1. “With the new Panamera line in our dealerships this month, we are confident that we will maintain this strong pace going into the fall season,” he added. “We are particularly excited about the arrival of the Panamera S E-Hybrid in November, the very first plug-in hybrid in the luxury segment, which will provide further momentum to our second-generation Gran Turismo.”
  16. William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 4, 2013 Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 45.1% Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 40% BMW Group U.S. - Up 35.4% American Honda Motor Co. - Up 26.7% Mazda North American Operations - Up 26.4% Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 24.3% Toyota Motor Sales - Up 22.8% Nissan North America - Up 22.3% Audi of America - Up 21.5% Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 15.8% General Motors Co. - Up 14.7% Ford Motor Company - Up 12.8% Chrysler Group LLC - Up 12% Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10% Hyundai Motor America - Up 8% Kia Motors America - Up 4% Volkswagen of America - Down 1.3% Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Brands: Jaguar - Up 67% BMW - Up 45.7% Subaru - Up 45.1% Cadillac - Up 37.8% Buick - Up 36.9% Land Rover - Up 32% Smart - Up 31.9% Honda - Up 29.1% Ram - Up 29% Mazda - Up 26.4% Nissan - Up 24.3% Mitsubishi - Up 24.3% Lexus - Up 22.9% Toyota - Up 22.8% Audi - Up 21.5% Mercedes-Benz - Up 20.5% GMC - Up 14.2% Ford - Up 13.5% Dodge - Up 12% Chevrolet - Up 10.4% Porsche - Up 10% Acura - Up 9% Jeep - Up 8% Hyundai - Up 8% Infiniti - Up 6.5% MINI - Up 5.3% Kia - Up 4% Chrysler - Up 2% Fiat - Up 1% Volkswagen - Down 1.3% Lincoln - Down 6.4% Sprinter - Down 34.7% 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. View full article
  17. Audi of America - Up 9.9% (18,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 130,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 6.9% (155,491 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,054,816 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 2% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 2% (201,672 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,461,842 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 5.4% (234,237 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,750,589 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Down 0.7% (270,480 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,048,537 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 2.9% (72,012 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,175 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 12.3% (6,368 Vehicles Sold This Month, 52,769 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 7.7% (58,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 426,160 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 1% (1,245 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,506 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 4.4% (29,938 Vehicles Sold This Month, 216,091 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 3.2% (31,250 Vehicles Sold This Month, 243,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 22.1% (8,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 65,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan North America - Down 0.8% (133,351 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,000,706 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10.3% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 4.9% (52,697 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,632 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Down 8.8% (224,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,627,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 8.1% (32,332 Vehicles Sold This Month, 238,074 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 18.3% (5,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,854 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Acura - Alfa Romeo - N/A Audi - Up 9.9% (18,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 130,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Buick - Cadillac - Chevrolet - Chrysler - Dodge - Fiat - Ford - GMC - Honda - Hyundai - Up 2.9% (72,012 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,175 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Jaguar - Jeep - Kia - Up 7.7% (58,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 426,160 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Lexus - Lincoln - Maserati - Up 1% (1,245 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,506 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Mercedes-Benz - MINI - Mitsubishi - Up 22.1% (8,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 65,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Porsche - Up 10.3% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Smart - Sprinter - Subaru - Up 4.9% (52,697 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,632 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Volkswagen - Down 8.1% (32,332 Vehicles Sold This Month, 238,074 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Up 18.3% (5,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,854 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) View full article
  18. Volvo Announces August Sales ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Sept. 3, 2014) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 4,960 units for the month of August. Year-to-date sales are down 11 percent versus the first eight months of 2013. The top seller for August was the XC60 crossover with 1,792 units sold, while the S60 sports sedan finished the month right behind with 1,724 units sold. Revealed in Stockholm last week to much acclaim, the all-new XC90 will begin production at the end of January 2015. With world-leading safety features, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency, including the world’s first seven-seat plug-in hybrid, and a striking design, it will signal a new era of success.
  19. Audi achieves best month ever in history of U.S. sales - August stands as the 44th consecutive month of record U.S. sales - Sales for the most recent month rose 22.1% to 17,101 vehicles - Best month of sales for Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles HERNDON, Va., September 3, 2014 – Audi achieved the best month ever in AoA sales history in August 2014. This month’s record sales increased to 22.1% to 17,101 vehicles, a total that stands as the 44th consecutive month of record monthly U.S. sales for the brand. Audi U.S. sales year-to-date have increased 14.5% to 116,066 vehicles. Audi has maintained steady momentum throughout 2014, with the best-ever August result. The previous August record was set in 2013 with sales of 14,005 vehicles. “Audi dealers nationwide are selling new models as quickly as they are delivered to showrooms – resulting in the best month ever in AoA history,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “By accelerating 2015 model introductions we are able to keep pace with this momentum to carry it through the end of 2014 and beyond.” Audi August sales also improved throughout the lineup when compared to year-earlier results. The A3, A4, allroad, A5, and Q7 all posted sales gains. August results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with the Audi Q7 crossover posting a 25.8% gain on 1,859 units sold for the month. Year-to-date sales for the Audi Q5 increased 6.1%, while YTD sales for the Audi Q7 increased 25.1%. After its April U.S. sales debut, the 2015 Audi A3 models have maintained a strong and consistent sales pace. August 2014 brought 2,430 A3 sales to solidify the model’s standing among the top three of the brand’s best sellers. August is the 13th consecutive month and all-time record sales for Audi Certified pre-owned. This month marked an increase of 29.6% and a total of 4,733 CPO vehicles sold; CPO sales year-to-date increased 17.6%. Highlights: - The all-new 2015 Audi A3 models officially went on sale this spring, with 12,329 cars sold since launch. - Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, and Audi Q7) increased 11% year-to-date, representing 31.7% of total Audi sales year-to-date and 26% of the Audi year-to-date sales gain. - Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 13.9% for the S4 sedan; 27.6% for the S5/ RS 5; 5.3% for the S6; 22.9% for the S7 / RS 7; 15.8% for the S8; 45.3% for the TTS and TTS Roadster, and 6.5% for the SQ5 crossover. - Sales of the Audi Q5 YTD sales grew 6.1% compared to previous period. - Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 25.8% compared to August 2013; YTD sales grew 25.1% compared to previous period. - August sales mix for Audi TDI models: Audi A3 TDI at 0.9%; Audi A6 TDI at 11.3%; Audi A7 TDI at 12%; A8 TDI at 11.5%; Audi Q5 TDI at 13.5%, Audi Q7 TDI at 18.6%, with an overall mix of 11.2% on 1,224 total TDI sales for August. - Audi Certified pre-owned sales increased 29.6% to 4,733 vehicles in August; YTD CPO sales rose 17.6% to 30,676 vehicles sold. - Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.
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