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  1. GM, Chevrolet Lead with the Industry’s Largest Retail Market Share Increases of 2015 GM full-year retail sales up 8 percent; retail share up 0.4 percentage points Chevrolet grew retail market share faster than any other full-line brand in the industry in 2015 GM Commercial deliveries up for 26th consecutive month DETROIT – General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands delivered 290,230 vehicles in December 2015, driven by an 8 percent year-over-year increase in retail deliveries and the company’s 26th consecutive month of Commercial sales growth. Total sales were up 6 percent. For the year, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 3.1 million vehicles, driven by an 8 percent increase in retail deliveries compared to 2014. Total sales were up 5 percent. “The momentum that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have carried all year, hits like the Chevrolet Trax and Colorado, and innovative designs like the GMC Canyon and Buick Encore, have had a tremendous positive impact on our sales results,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “In a record year for the industry, GM gained significant retail market share and we grew our Commercial business by 12 percent.” GM’s retail deliveries have grown every month since March 2015, driven by strong crossover and truck sales. Retail market share for 2015 is estimated to be up 0.4 percentage points, the largest increase of any automaker, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates. Chevrolet, GM’s largest brand, has increased its retail sales every month since March, and the brand’s 2015 retail market share is up 0.4 percentage points compared to 2014, according to PIN – the largest increase of any full-line brand. "Chevrolet is the hottest retail franchise in the strongest market we have seen in this country,” said McNeil. The GMC brand gained 0.2 percent points of retail market share. Combined, Chevrolet and GMC sold 1.2 million trucks in 2015, up 14 percent compared to 2014. This includes 939,198 pickups. GM’s retail share of the full-size pickup segment improved by more than one percentage point to 39.2 percent, according to PIN. GM’s retail share of the mid-size pickup segment is now 32.5 percent, up from less than 5 percent in 2014, the launch year for the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. In the crossover market, the Chevrolet Equinox has increased its sales for seven consecutive years. Five other crossovers, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Buick Encore, the GMC Acadia and Terrain, and the Cadillac SRX had their best-ever annual sales. “The U.S. economy continues to expand and the most important factors that drive demand for new vehicles are in place, so we expect to see a second consecutive year of record industry sales in 2016,” said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM’s chief economist. “The single most important pieces are the ongoing gains in employment and the growth in personal income. When you add in lower energy prices, it’s easy to see why consumer spending is strong.” December Sales Highlights vs. 2014 (except as noted) Chevrolet Chevrolet had its best December sales since 2006 and its highest retail sales since 2005. Crossover deliveries were up 20 percent – the 13th consecutive monthly year- over-year increase. Truck deliveries, which include pickups, vans and SUVs, were up 10 percent. Silverado had its best December since 2005. Retail deliveries of the Suburban were up 24 percent and the Tahoe was up 25 percent. Volt retail deliveries, which are nearly all 2016 models, were up 41 percent and the retail days’ supply is only 10 days. The Sonic was up 34 percent in total and Cruze retail deliveries were up 20 percent for a December retail sales record. GMC Truck deliveries were up 23 percent. The Sierra was up 17 percent, the Yukon was up 12 percent and the Yukon XL was up 39 percent. Buick Buick had its best retail sales for any December since 2005. Regal total sales increased 42 percent and Encore total deliveries increased 110 percent. Cadillac Cadillac had its best December sales since 2007. ATS and XTS deliveries were up 40 percent and 35 percent, respectively. SRX deliveries were up 44 percent and the Escalade was up 25 percent. Full-year Sales Highlights vs. 2014 (except as noted) Chevrolet Chevrolet had its best sales year since 2007. Silverado and Colorado deliveries totaled 684,974 units, up 27 percent. Crossover deliveries were a record 470,902 units, up 23 percent. Malibu sales increased 3 percent, and the new model is building momentum as dealers build their stock. GMC GMC had its best year since 2005 and has grown its total and retail sales for six consecutive years. Sierra and Canyon sales totaled 254,216 units, up 18 percent. Acadia and Terrain sales were a record 208,423 units, up 10 percent. Yukon and Yukon XL sales were up 3 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Denali penetration was 23 percent – the highest ever – and the Sierra, Canyon, Yukon and Yukon XL had the highest average transaction prices in their respective segments. Buick Encore sales were up 38 percent to a record 67,549 units. Cadillac Cadillac sales were driven by a 28 percent increase in SRX deliveries and an 18 percent increase in Escalade deliveries. Average Transaction Prices (J.D. Power PIN) GM’s average transaction prices (ATPs) were a record $37,000 in December, up $1,150 year over year. Full-year ATPs were a record $34,500, up $630 year over year. In December, GM’s incentive spending was 10.7 percent of ATP, down 0.1 percentage point year over year. Industry average spending was 10.7 percent of ATP, up 0.4 percentage points. GM’s full-year incentive spending was 11.2 percent of ATP, up 0.3 percentage points. Industry average spending was 10.5 percent, up 0.5 percentage points. Fleet and Commercial During December, deliveries to Commercial customers were up 2 percent and government deliveries were up 8 percent. Deliveries to rental customers declined 14 percent, or 3,300 units, per plan. In 2015, Commercial deliveries were up 12 percent and government deliveries were up 2 percent. Rental deliveries were down 11 percent, or nearly 50,000 units, per plan. In the last two years, GM has grown its Commercial business by 38 percent to approximately 213,000 units. GM expects another significant reduction in rental deliveries during 2016. SAAR The seasonally-adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was an estimated 17.8 million units in December. Light vehicle volumes for 2015 are projected to be a record 17.5 million units, surpassing the year 2000, when 17.4 million vehicles were delivered.
  2. Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 29.6% (9,638 Vehicles Sold This Month, 85,048 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 24.5% (9,341 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,047 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 20.5% (7,887 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,342 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 20.2% (3,936 Vehicles Sold This Month, 51,756 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 19% (54,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 625,818 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan Group U.S. - Up 18.7% (139,300 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,484,918 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 18.1% (29,294 Vehicles Sold This Month, 319,184 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 13% (217,527 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,243,907 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 12.7% (56,274 Vehicles Sold This Month, 582,675 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales USA - Up 10.8% (238,350 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,499,313 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 9.9% (150,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,586,551 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 8.4% (239,242 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,613,162 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 6% (20,399 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,202 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 5.7% (290,230 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,082,366 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 1.7% (38,918 Vehicles Sold This Month, 380,461 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Down 1.5% (63,508 Vehicles Sold This Month, 761,710 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 9.11% (30,956 Vehicles Sold This Month, 349,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Down 17.7% (39,634 Vehicles Sold This Month, 404,537 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 24% (1,073 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Acura - Down 5.5% (16,823 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,165 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (57 Vehicles Sold This Month, 663 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 6% (20,399 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,202 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Down 16.6% (34,625 Vehicles Sold This Month, 346,023 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Up 1.7% (20,708 Vehicles Sold This Month, 223,055 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Up 28.7% (20,787 Vehicles Sold This Month, 175,267 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Up 2.1% (188,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,125,347 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Down 21% (24,292 Vehicles Sold This Month, 324,846 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Up 6% (49,256 Vehicles Sold This Month, 517,153 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Up 1% (3,805 Vehicles Sold This Month, 42,410 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 8.2% (228,382 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,227 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 13% (59,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 558,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Up 12.2% (134,070 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,409,386 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Down 1.5% (30,956 Vehicles Sold This Month, 349,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 0.6% (15,093 Vehicles Sold This Month, 133,498 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Down 28.9% (1,197 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,466 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 42% (89,654 Vehicles Sold This Month, 865,028 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Up 19% (54,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 625,818 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 46.7% (8,441 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,582 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 3.8% (41,380 Vehicles Sold This Month, 344,601 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 12.1% (10,860 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,227 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Down 24% (1,073 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Up 18.1% (29,294 Vehicles Sold This Month, 319,184 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 25.7% (34,203 Vehicles Sold This Month, 343,088 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Down 24.3% (5,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 58,514 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 20.5% (7,887 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,342 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 17.9% (124,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,351,420 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche - Up 20.5% (7,887 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,342 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram Trucks - Up 4% (50,463 Vehicles Sold This Month, 493,807 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) smart - Down 31.2% (669 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,484 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Up 23.1% (4,046 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,889 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 12.7% (56,274 Vehicles Sold This Month, 582,675 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Up 12.4% (196,970 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,154,712 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Down 9.11% (30,956 Vehicles Sold This Month, 349,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Up 24.5% (9,341 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,047 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
  3. Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 29.6% (9,638 Vehicles Sold This Month, 85,048 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 24.5% (9,341 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,047 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 20.5% (7,887 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,342 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 20.2% (3,936 Vehicles Sold This Month, 51,756 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 19% (54,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 625,818 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan Group U.S. - Up 18.7% (139,300 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,484,918 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 18.1% (29,294 Vehicles Sold This Month, 319,184 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 13% (217,527 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,243,907 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 12.7% (56,274 Vehicles Sold This Month, 582,675 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales USA - Up 10.8% (238,350 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,499,313 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 9.9% (150,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,586,551 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 8.4% (239,242 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,613,162 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 6% (20,399 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,202 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 5.7% (290,230 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,082,366 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 1.7% (38,918 Vehicles Sold This Month, 380,461 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Down 1.5% (63,508 Vehicles Sold This Month, 761,710 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 9.11% (30,956 Vehicles Sold This Month, 349,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Down 17.7% (39,634 Vehicles Sold This Month, 404,537 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 24% (1,073 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Acura - Down 5.5% (16,823 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,165 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (57 Vehicles Sold This Month, 663 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 6% (20,399 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,202 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Down 16.6% (34,625 Vehicles Sold This Month, 346,023 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Up 1.7% (20,708 Vehicles Sold This Month, 223,055 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Up 28.7% (20,787 Vehicles Sold This Month, 175,267 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Up 2.1% (188,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,125,347 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Down 21% (24,292 Vehicles Sold This Month, 324,846 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Up 6% (49,256 Vehicles Sold This Month, 517,153 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Up 1% (3,805 Vehicles Sold This Month, 42,410 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 8.2% (228,382 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,227 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 13% (59,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 558,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Up 12.2% (134,070 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,409,386 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Down 1.5% (30,956 Vehicles Sold This Month, 349,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 0.6% (15,093 Vehicles Sold This Month, 133,498 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Down 28.9% (1,197 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,466 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 42% (89,654 Vehicles Sold This Month, 865,028 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Up 19% (54,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 625,818 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 46.7% (8,441 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,582 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 3.8% (41,380 Vehicles Sold This Month, 344,601 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 12.1% (10,860 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,227 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Down 24% (1,073 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Up 18.1% (29,294 Vehicles Sold This Month, 319,184 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 25.7% (34,203 Vehicles Sold This Month, 343,088 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Down 24.3% (5,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 58,514 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 20.5% (7,887 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,342 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 17.9% (124,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,351,420 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche - Up 20.5% (7,887 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,342 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram Trucks - Up 4% (50,463 Vehicles Sold This Month, 493,807 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) smart - Down 31.2% (669 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,484 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Up 23.1% (4,046 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,889 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 12.7% (56,274 Vehicles Sold This Month, 582,675 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Up 12.4% (196,970 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,154,712 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Down 9.11% (30,956 Vehicles Sold This Month, 349,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Up 24.5% (9,341 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,047 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) View full article
  4. Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Highest Year Ever With 2015 Sales Of 380,461 December sales of 38,918 are highest month on record January 05, 2016 - ATLANTA - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest volume month ever with December 2015 sales of 38,918, bringing the company to the highest annual volume in its U.S. history at 380,461. MBUSA's sales for December were up 1.7 percent versus the 38,270 sold in December 2014 (the previous record volume for December) and up 3.8 on a year-to-date basis relative to the 366,589 vehicles sold in 2014. "This has been a great year and we begin 2016 with strong momentum from the recent launches of our GLE and GLC models. We'll have a constant stream of new products in 2016 – cabriolets, coupes and AMG models – leading us to yet another banner year," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. December sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-Class, GLE and E-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 7,023 units, followed by the newly introduced GLE-Class. The GLE finished second this month with 6,310 sales, marking a total of 20,663 units sold since its market debut in August. The E-Class recorded the third-highest December sales number with 4,999 units. For the year, the Mercedes-Benz brand was led by the C-Class, M/GLE-Class and E-Class model lines. Like the month of December, the C-Class took the top spot for 2015 with 86,080 units, followed by the M/GLE-Class with 53,213 sales. The E-Class finished third, recording 49,736 sales for the year. Mercedes-Benz Vans sold 4,046 vehicles during the month of December, up 23.1% over December 2014, bringing annual sales to their highest volume on record. For the year, Mercedes-Benz Vans tallied 29,889 vehicles sold, a 16.1% increase over the 25,745 from 2014. December saw smart deliver 669 units, finishing with 7,484 for the year. Mercedes AMG high-performance models posted a 150.2% monthly sales increase to 2,807 units in December, while year-over-year sales climbed 54.4% to 17,456. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models recorded 621 for the month and 11,057 for the year. Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered December sales of 11,714, a 2.9% increase over 11,379 units sold in December 2014. For 2015, MBCPO recorded 120,509 vehicles sold, an increase of 1% over last year (119,257 vehicles).
  5. Mitsubishi Motors Closes 2015 Up Over 22 Percent For The Year Mitsubishi reports December sales of 7,887, an increase of 20.5 percent over last December December 2015 marks the 22nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases Outlander Sport posts its best December sales month ever Mitsubishi CUVs lead the charge in December with sales up 37.4 percent over 2014 CYPRESS, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported calendar year 2015 total sales of 95,342, up 22.8 percent over 2014 and the best yearly sales since 2008. For the month of December, sales were 7,887, continuing a historic streak of 22 consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases. "2015 was a monumental year for Mitsubishi Motors in many ways: we reported sales increases every month over the prior year, our dealer network has strengthened and we successfully launched the new 2016 Outlander. Most importantly, we're poised to repeat our success in 2016," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. "Mitsubishi's strategy for the U.S. is all about crossover SUVs and the launch of the 2017 Mirage G4. In 2015 both Outlander and Outlander Sport showed strong demand at dealerships and posted total sales of 5,292, up 37.4 percent over the previous year." The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport CUVs remained the volume leaders for the brand. Outlander sales were up 76.6 percent over December 2014 with total sales of 1,936. Outlander Sport reports sales of 3,356, which represents a 21.8 percent increase year-over-year. This was Outlander Sport's best December since the CUV went on sale in October 2010. Looking ahead, the redesigned 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer will be in full supply at dealerships in January 2016. In addition, the highly anticipated 2016 Outlander Sport featuring a new design begins production in January and will be at dealerships in the first quarter of 2016. "The support of our dealers, along with a very strong showroom of revamped product offerings will propel us into the new year; Mitsubishi's sales momentum will continue strong through 2016 and beyond," said Swearingen.
  6. Record December Powers Kia Motors America To Best-Ever Annual Sales Total Year-Over-Year Sales Up 7.9 Percent as Kia Surpasses 600,000 Units for the First Time IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the strength of eight consecutive monthly sales records – including December – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced all-time best annual sales of 625,818 vehicles in 2015, up 7.9 percent year-over-year. The record-setting December total of 54,241 vehicles increased 19 percent over the same period last year and pushed Kia over the 600,000-unit mark for the first time in company history. Kia's historic year included a number of standout performances, including: Optima establishing a new single nameplate record of 159,414 units Soul sales increasing for the sixth straight year Best-ever sales of the Forte, Forte5 and Forte Koup family of compact cars K900 sales nearly doubling and Sedona sales increasing more than 150 percent Combined year-over-year CUV sales – Sportage and Sorento – climbing 16.9 percent The sale of Kia's six millionth vehicle in the U.S. since 1994 "Even without the benefit of a truck in our lineup, Kia began 2015 as one of Yahoo!'s 'hottest brands' and it only got better from there as we outperformed the record-setting industry and posted big gains in several passenger car and CUV segments," said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. "The new Kia is a recognized leader in design, quality, advanced technology and value, and with three all-new products scheduled to launch in 2016, we will continue challenging everything people think they know about this brand and our world-class products."
  7. Hyundai Motor America Reports Best Sales Year In Its History Best All-Time Sales Month for Genesis sedan and Tucson FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America posted its best year ever with sales of 761,710, up five percent compared with 2014 and this marks sixth consecutive year of record U. S. sales. For the month of December, sales were down 1.5 percent "Hyundai once again experienced a record year and the CUV segment proved to be the star," said Derrick Hatami, vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America. "Not only did Tucson end the year with sales up 34 percent, but for the month of December we experienced a 167 percent sales gain over last December. For the year, Santa Fe was up nine percent." Hyundai Sonata and Genesis sedans saw sales increases for the month of December, up 27 and 15 percent, respectively.
  8. BMW Group U.S. Reports December and 2015 Sales BMW Group U.S. (BMW + MINI) breaks sales record BMW brand sets new sales record for the year MINI brand sales up 4.3 percent for the year Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 5, 2016… Sales of BMW brand vehicles in December totaled 34,625 compared to 41,526 vehicles sold in December 2014. For the year, BMW brand is up 1.8 percent on sales of 346,023 compared to 339,738 from last year, breaking last year’s all time sales record. “The new sales record in 2015 is the third record year in a row for BMW with the numbers further emphasizing the growth of luxury trucks, which are now one-third of BMW sales in the U.S.” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “I fully expect our Sports Activity Vehicles to be the key driver of growth in the new year with both demand and availability increasing. As the maker of the Ultimate Driving Machine, the record sales of our high-performance BMW M brand in the U.S. is especially satisfying and we are looking forward to the new M4 GTS and the all-new M2 coming this year.” Of note in 2015: The BMW X5 set a new sales record with 54,997 sold, nearly 17% more than 2014. The BMW i3 EV in its first full year of sales in the U.S. reached 11,024 sold. The BMW M brand set a new U.S. sales record with 14,504 cars sold, an increase of 68 percent over 2014. BMW Group Sales In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported December sales of 39,634 vehicles, a decrease of 17.7 percent from the 48,141 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. At year end, BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 2.2 percent on sales of 404,537 compared to 395,850 in 2014, a new record for the BMW Group U.S. MINI Brand Sales For December, MINI USA reports 5,009 automobiles sold, a decrease of 24.3 percent from the 6,615 sold in the same month a year ago. For the year, MINI USA sales are up 4.3 percent to 58,514 compared to 56,112 in 2014.
  9. Jaguar Land Rover Reports U.S. Sales for December and Full Year 2015 Jaguar Land Rover U.S. December sales increase 30 percent for best December sales month ever Land Rover up 47 percent for December driven by strong performance of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport; making it the best U.S. sales month ever Jaguar Land Rover 2015 full year U.S. sales increase to 85,048 units, a 26 percent increase from 67,238 units in 2014 For full year 2015, Land Rover brand increases 37 percent to establish a new U.S. annual sales record of 70,582 units. The Jaguar F-TYPE up 13 percent for the year (MAHWAH, NJ) - January 5, 2016 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported December 2015 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales reached 8,441 units, a 47 percent increase from 5,754 units in December 2014; Jaguar sales were 1,197 units, down 29 percent from 1,683 units in December 2014. Jaguar Land Rover North America December U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,638 units, a 30 percent increase from 7,437 units in December 2014. For the full year 2015, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales were up 26 percent with 85,048 units sold compared to 67,238 units sold in 2014. Land Rover brand U.S. sales reached a new all-time high of 70,582 units, an increase of 37 percent and surpassing last year's sales of 51,465 units. Due to new model changeover, Jaguar U.S, sales were down 8 percent with 14,466 in 2015 versus 15,773 units in 2014. "2015 was a landmark year for Jaguar Land Rover in the United States as our product innovations continue to spur consumer demand, especially for luxury sports cars and SUVs," said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, North America, LLC. "With 70, 582 vehicles sold, Land Rover has established a new U.S. sales record and Jaguar has built the foundation for a spectacular coming year with the all-new XE and F-PACE and its EliteCare ownership package." U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS Land Rover For the month of December, Land Rover sales hit its highest monthly sales ever with 8,441 units sold, up 47 percent from 5,754 units sold in December 2014. The Range Rover hit 1,835 units in December; increasing 24 percent from 1,482 units sold in December 2014.The Range Rover Sport hit 2,246 units in December, increasing 10 percent from 2,036 units sold in December 2014. For the full year 2015, Land Rover brand U.S. sales reached a new all-time high of 70,582 units, an increase of 37 percent and surpassing last year's sales of 51,465 units. The Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque established new U.S. annual sales records. Full year sales were led by the brand volume leader Range Rover Sport with 21,459 sales up 20 percent from 17,897 units in 2014. For the full year 2015, the Discovery Sport which went on sale in the spring of 2015, sold 7,611 units. Jaguar For the month of December, Jaguar sales hit 1,197 units, down 29 percent from 1,683 units in December 2014. With 559 units sold, the Jaguar XF had its best retail month since March as the new generation model began to reach the market. For the full year 2015, Jaguar is down 8 percent, due to run down on recently introduced new and refreshed models. In 2016, Jaguar will introduce two new models - the Jaguar XE sports sedan and F-PACE performance SUV. For the full year, Jaguar F-TYPE sales hit 4.629 sales, up 13 percent from 4,112 units in 2014.
  10. American Honda Sets New All-Time Annual Sales Record Jan 5, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. Total combined annual Honda & Acura vehicle sales eclipse previous record set in 2007 with a 3.0 percent gain over 2014 Honda Division records its best-ever year in 2015, gaining 2.6 percent Total Honda & Acura trucks set new all-time annual marks, up 9.7 percent in 2015 Honda CR-V maintains position atop SUV market with fourth straight annual record American Honda also sets all-time record for month of December American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported all-time record annual sales of 1,586,551 Honda and Acura vehicles for 2015, an increase of 3.0 percent to beat the previous record set in 2007. Honda and Acura truck sales also set a new annual record, gaining 9.7 percent on sales of 770,424. Honda Division sales topped last year`s record to set a new annual mark, rising 2.6 percent on sales of 1,409,386 units. Acura sales totaled 177,165, a 5.6 percent increase for the year and the division's best result since 2007. "What better way to celebrate the "Year of Honda" than with an all-time automobile sales record," said John Mendel, executive vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We are grateful to our customers who embraced our entire product lineup and are the true power behind the Honda brand." Honda The Honda Division maintained its strong momentum through the end of 2015, grabbing both annual and December all-time records for the second straight year. Core models CR-V, Civic and Accord all finished strong, with CR-V setting a new annual mark, while the Pilot and Odyssey continued to flex sales muscle. The addition of the HR-V to the lineup also helped push the division to new annual heights. CR-V set a new all-time annual record, gaining 3.2 percent on sales of 345,647 as it maintains its position as best-selling SUV in America. Core models CR-V, Accord and Civic combined for over 1-million in sales for the third straight year. In addition to the new annual record, Honda Division sales set a new combined car & truck December mark of 134,070 units, rising 12.2 percent for the month. Both cars and trucks set individual December records as well. Car sales were up 13.3 percent on sales of 72,839 units, while trucks gained 11.0 percent with sales of 61,681 vehicles. "While we are excited about the all-time sales record, we continue to have incredible momentum driven by the relentless cadence of new and successful products we introduced in 2015 that will give the Honda brand tremendous energy going into the new year," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "With a similar pace of new products coming this year, we're anticipating a very robust 2016." Acura The Acura Division enjoyed its best sales year since 2007, with strong performances from both sedans and trucks. The updated RDX set a new record and MDX recorded another year of sales over 50,000, despite limited inventory in last quarter of the year. Sedans also played a key role, with the TLX leading the way to take a larger share of the mid-luxury sedan segment. One of the hottest players in a hot luxury SUV segment, the Acura RDX set an all-time annual sales record, climbing 13.7 percent on sales of 51,026 vehicles. MDX exceeded 50,000 sales for the fourth straight year and continues to be the best-selling luxury three-row SUV in America. TLX sales of 47,080 and a stronger performance from ILX as the gateway to the sedan lineup helped boost Acura sedan sales more than 18 percent in 2015. Acura enjoyed a fourth consecutive year of sales growth in 2015 with 177,165 vehicles sold, gaining 5.6 percent for the year. Acura truck sales exceeded 100,000 for the second straight year. "The Acura brand continues on its steady march, now four years strong— with both our sales and brand power gaining increasing momentum with both trucks and sedans," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "Importantly for our future, Acura sedans continue to gain strength – which will be our critical focus in the next phase of our strategic plan."
  11. Audi surpasses 200,000 U.S. sales for first time with sixth straight record year January 05, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia December 2015 marks the 60th consecutive month of record sales for Audi in the U.S. The most recent month stands as the best-ever U.S. sales month and the first time monthly sales have exceeded 20,000 vehicles All-time record sales year for Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles Audi reported that its U.S. sales in 2015 increased 11.1% from the previous annual record in 2014 to 202,202 vehicles sold. December 2015 sales increased 6.0% to 20,399 vehicles. December 2015 represented the best-ever December U.S. sales results in Audi history, as well as the 60th consecutive month of record sales for Audi in the U.S. The previous December record was set in 2014 with sales of 19,238 vehicles. 2015 marks the sixth consecutive year of record sales for Audi in the U.S. and the first time the brand has achieved annual sales of more than 200,000 vehicles. “The power of the Audi brand is shown by passing 200,000 in U.S. sales five years ahead of schedule,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “But we will not rest. We have more growth, more leading-edge technologies and exciting additions to our product line-up in sight.” Sales of Audi SUV models remained robust through the end of the sales year. The Audi Q3 and Q5 both achieved all-time record sales in the month of December, with the Q3 posting a 66.6% increase over December 2014 and the Q5 posting a 33.1% increase over December 2014. Year-to-date sales for the Audi luxury SUVs were strong, with an overall increase of 30.4% for the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models combined. The Audi A3 family also continued to perform well, with a 20.9% sales increase for the month of December and a 61.7% increase for the year. Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles also increased to record levels for the year. December resulted in 4,286 CPO vehicles sold, which brought the annual CPO sales for 2015 to an all-time high of 48,608 vehicles, a 3.4% increase over the previous year. Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.
  12. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS DECEMBER SALES AND 2015 YEAR-END RESULTS - December sales totaled 30,956 units, 2015 sales closed at 349,440 units - December 2015: Tiguan delivered 4,900 units, a 131.6 percent increase, marking the best month ever for the vehicle 2015 Total: Tiguan delivered 35,843 units, a 42 percent increase versus 2014 deliveries, marking the best year on record for the vehicle December 2015: The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 5,715 units, a 29.7 percent increase over the previous December 2015 Total: Golf GTI delivered 2,369 units for the month, a 32.4 percent increase over total sales in 2014 Herndon, VA — (January 5, 2016) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,956 units delivered in December 2015. Sales for 2015 total 349,440 units. The Tiguan produced the best month on record for the vehicle with 4,900 vehicles delivered, a 131.6 percent increase. In 2015, Tiguan deliveries totaled 35,843 units, a 42.7 percent increase versus 2014, this marks the best year on record for the vehicle. “We are very pleased with the strong Golf family results and record-setting performance of the Tiguan in 2015,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. “As we look towards 2016, we are committed to rebuilding trust in the brand and would like to thank our customers and dealers for their continued patience and loyalty.”
  13. Toyota Motor Sales Results Up 10.8 Percent in December; 5.3 Percent for 2015 Toyota and Lexus post best-ever December sales TMS light trucks set new December record Toyota Division No. 1 retail brand in 2015 TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2015 sales of 238,350, an increase of 10.8 percent from December 2014 on a volume basis. With two additional selling days in December of 2015, sales were up 2.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the year TMS reported sales of 2,499,313 units, a 5.3 percent increase. Toyota Division posted record December 2015 sales of 196,970 units, up 12.4 percent. For the year, Toyota Division sales of 2,154,712 were up 4.5 percent. “2015 was a standout year for the auto industry,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division. “Best-ever light truck sales helped the Toyota division earn the retail sales crown for the fourth consecutive year.” Lexus reported all-time, any-month record sales in December of 41,380 units, a 3.8 percent increase. For the year, Lexus sales of 344,601 units were up 10.7 percent. “December closed out an all-time, best-ever year with sales we couldn’t have predicted,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for the Lexus division. “Lexus’ SUV sales momentum and the strength of our product lineup has us well positioned for 2016.” “Next week in Detroit, we will debut a Lexus vehicle that opens a new chapter for an even brighter future,” Bracken added. December 2015 Highlights: Toyota and Lexus post best-ever sales December sales Combined TMS light truck sales set December record RAV4 posts best-ever December with sales of 31,866 units; up 38.6 percent Highlander reports best-ever December with sales of 16,100 units NX up 76.7 percent; 5,134 units sold LX up nearly 80 percent GS posts sales of 3,423 units Lexus Certified Used Vehicles reports best-ever month 2015 CY Highlights Best-ever year for Corolla, with sales of 363,332 units Best-ever year for RAV4 and Highlander, up 17.8 and 8.8 respectfully 4Runner sales up 26.2 percent Tacoma sales up 15.8, with sales of nearly 180,000 units Camry best-selling passenger car in America for 14th straight year Lexus luxury utility vehicles sales up 26.5 percent GX up 11.1 percent *Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume
  14. Nissan Group reports December and 2015 calendar year U.S. sales NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for December 2015 of 139,300 units, an increase of 19 percent over the prior year and a December record. For calendar year 2015, Nissan set an all-time record with 1,484,918 total U.S. sales, an increase of 7 percent. Nissan Division calendar year highlights: In 2015, Nissan Division set an all-time record with 1,351,420 total sales. Nissan also set annual sales records for Rogue, Versa, NV and NV200. In 2015, Nissan's light-truck sales set an all-time record with 575,797 total sales and up 20 percent for the year. Nissan Division December highlights: Nissan Division finished December with 124,207 sales, up 18 percent and a December record. Sales of the Versa subcompact set a December record at 11,058, an increase of 21 percent. Sentra sales increased 28 percent with 19,760 in sales and set a December record. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a December record, up 41 percent. The Nissan Rogue crossover set a December record at 26,479, an increase of 78 percent. Sales of the Murano crossover increased 62 percent to 7,083 and set a December record. Sales of the NV and NV200 each set best month ever records. Nissan's total car sales set a December record with 68,934 in sales, up 4 percent. Infiniti today reported sales of 15,093 vehicles in the U.S. during December, an increase of 25.7 percent versus the prior year making this its best month ever. The new QX50 luxury crossover had its best December with an increase of 548.7 percent to 1,453 units. The QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover also saw its most successful month ever with sales of 4,987, an increase of 48.1 percent. In all, Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicles were up 64.6 percent over prior year. Deliveries of the Q50 sports sedan were up 21.3 percent to 4,678 units. At a total of 43,874 units in 2015 this marked the Q50’s best December ever.
  15. IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported December U.S. sales of 29,294 vehicles, an increase of 18.1 percent versus December 2014 and the best December since 1994. The company also reported calendar year (CY) 2015 total (combined fleet and retail) sales in the U.S. of 319,184, up 4.4 percent over 2014 and the best result since 1994 (20 years). MNAO retail-only sales reached 290,918 units, representing an increase of 4.3 percent over 2014, and again, this represents the best retail sales year since 1994, further showing the company's reduced reliance on fleet sales. Key December and CY2015 sales notes: Mazda reported sales of 29,294 in December 2015. This represents an increase of 18.1 percent year-over-year (YOY). MNAO achieved its best combined fleet and retail year of sales since 1994 with a total of 319,184 vehicles sold. In 1994, MNAO sold 375,416 units. For historical reference, MNAO's best-ever sales year was 1986, with 379,883 sales. MNAO achieved its best retail-only sales year since 1994 with 290,918 units. In 1994, MNAO sold 310,985 vehicles to retail customers. Mazda CX-5 had its best December ever with 11,417 vehicles sold. YOY, CX-5 sales were up 47.9 percent (7,721 vehicles sold in December 2014). CY2015 was the first time CX-5 eclipsed more than 100,000 (111,450) sales and it was the best-selling Mazda in the United States for the CY. Mazda's all-new CX-3 sold 1,663 vehicles. This is CX-3's best month of sales since it launched in August. Continued sales success of the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata resulted in the best December since 2007, with 706 vehicles sold representing an increase of 86.8 percent YOY. The 2016 MX-5 launched in July. Total CY2015 sales were 8,591, the best total sales since 2008. Mazda3 had its best December since 2012 with 9,838 vehicles sold, an increase of 1.2 percent YOY. Total CY2015 sales equals 107,885, the best since 2012. CY2015 sales for Mazda6 were 57,897, the best calendar year of sales since 2006. As the company's sixth-generation of vehicle sales grow so does SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Mazda's no-compromise solution to driving performance and fuel efficiency has proven to be an affordable and beneficial solution for consumers. In December 2015, 94.1 percent of Mazdas sold were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Mazda reported Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) December sales of 3,391 vehicles, down 10.0 percent YOY.
  16. NEW PRODUCTS MAKE FORD AMERICA’S BEST-SELLING BRAND FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT YEAR; F-SERIES NO. 1 VEHICLE FOR 34TH YEAR Ford Motor Company 2015 U.S. sales total 2,613,162 – up 5 percent, the company’s best annual sales performance since 2006; Ford is America’s best-selling vehicle brand for sixth straight year Ford Motor Company posts best U.S. December monthly sales results since 2005, selling 239,242 vehicles, up 8 percent F-Series sales total 85,211 trucks in December, surpassing 85,000 sales for the first time in a decade; F-Series now America’s best-selling pickup for 39 straight years and the best-selling vehicle for 34 straight years with 780,354 trucks sold; Ford vans set annual sales record Ford brand SUVs up 13 percent, for best December since 2003; Escape, Edge and Explorer contribute to gains Fusion posts record December results, with total sales of 25,576 cars Lincoln has its best December since 2006, with annual volume their highest levels since 2008; sales of all-new Lincoln MKX up 77 percent DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 5, 2016 – Ford Motor Company’s total 2015 U.S. sales of 2,613,162 vehicles are the company’s best annual sales results in nine years – up 5 percent. Ford brand sales of 2,511,935 vehicles make Ford America’s best-selling brand for six straight years. U.S. December sales total 239,242 vehicles, up 8 percent versus a year ago. An 8 percent retail sales increase drove overall performance, with 174,509 vehicles sold last month. F-Series sales totaled 85,211 trucks in December, up 15 percent. Strong demand for F-150 contributed to the performance, as F-Series broke through the 85,000 vehicle mark for the first time in a decade. For the year, F-Series sales totaled 780,354 trucks – making it America’s best-selling pickup for 39 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 34 straight years. “December capped off six straight months of year-over-year sales gains for F-Series, with strong increases coming from both retail sales and the strength of commercial fleet orders, as we closed out 2015,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Ford-brand SUVs delivered their best sales results in more than a decade, with our newest SUVs leaving dealer lots in a matter of days.” Ford sold a total of 220,586 vans in 2015. This was an increase of 32 percent compared to the year prior and represents Fords highest van sales performance in company history. For the month of December, Ford van sales totaled 21,549, a 6 percent increase. Ford-brand SUVs totaled 65,675 sales last month – a 13 percent increase versus a year ago, for the best December performance since 2003. Escape sales of 27,954 rose 9 percent, for a record December and a record year. The all-new Edge delivered a 29 percent increase, with 10,263 vehicles sold. New Explorer sold a total 18,892 SUVs, a 14 percent increase, marking its best December performance since 2005. December Fusion sales increased 15 percent at retail and 10 percent overall, making it Fusion’s best-ever December sales performance with 25,576 cars sold. Lincoln sales totaled 10,860 vehicles for the month, representing a 12 percent increase and a 13 percent retail gain. Strong performance from the all-new Lincoln MKX, with 2,960 vehicles sold, contributed to a 77 percent increase compared with a year ago. Lincoln MKZ sales were 3,207, up 22 percent.
  17. FCA US LLC Reports December 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 13 Percent – Best December in 90 Years; Full-Year Sales Up 7 Percent – Strongest Annual Sales Since 2005 69th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Annual U.S. sales up 7 percent in 2015; sixth-consecutive year of annual sales growth Jeep® brand sales up 42 percent; best monthly sales ever and best annual U.S. sales ever Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade record their best monthly sales ever; Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each log their best December sales ever Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City post their best monthly sales ever Dodge Journey crossover registers its best December sales ever January 5, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 217,527 units, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in December 2014 (193,261 units), and the group’s best December sales ever. The Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in December compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 42 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 69 consecutive months. “FCA US finished 2015 strong with sales up 13 percent and our best December sales since we started business more than 90 years ago,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “For the second straight year, the company has topped 2 million in U.S. sales. FCA US sales have now grown annually for the past six years.” Eight FCA US vehicles set records in the month of December, including five Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade turned in their best monthly sales ever, while the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best December sales ever. The Compass generated the largest percentage year-over-year increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month. In addition, the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each recorded their best sales months ever, while the Dodge Journey crossover posted its best December sales ever. FCA US finished the month of December with an 81-day supply of inventory (631,668 units). U.S. industry sales figures for December are internally projected at an estimated 18.3 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). Jeep® Brand Jeep brand sales increased 42 percent, the brand’s best monthly U.S. sales ever and its 27th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Five Jeep models set sales records in December. The Cherokee, Compass and Renegade each logged their best monthly sales ever, while the Wrangler and Patriot tallied their best December sales ever. The Compass’ 78 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any FCA US vehicle in the month. Sales of the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 22 percent for its best December sales in 10 years. Jeep Renegade sales were up 22 percent month-over-month for its best sales month since launch in March. Full-year Jeep brand sales were up 25 percent for its best annual U.S. sales ever. It was the Jeep brand’s sixth-straight year of annual sales growth. In addition, the Wrangler, Cherokee, Compass and Patriot each posted their best annual U.S. sales ever. The Grand Cherokee had its best annual sales in 10 years. Dodge Brand Dodge brand sales were up 6 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand’s best December sales in three years. Dodge Journey sales increased 3 percent, the crossover’s best December sales ever. Dodge Durango’s 25 percent sales gain was its best December sales in 11 years. Both the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the Dodge Charger posted year-over-year sales gains in December as well. The Dodge Dart compact car, the Dodge Challenger iconic muscle car, and the Journey each recorded their best annual U.S. sales ever in 2015. The Challenger has posted seven-consecutive years of annual sales growth. Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City and Ram Cargo Van, were up 4 percent in December, the brand’s best December sales since 1999. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were down 2 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram ProMaster recorded its best monthly sales ever, while the Ram ProMaster City posted its best sales month since launch in January. The Ram Truck brand had its best annual sales since 2005. Full-year Ram pickup truck sales were up 3 percent for its best annual U.S. sales ever. It was the pickup truck’s sixth-straight year of annual sales growth in the U.S. FIAT Brand FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and 500X, were up 1 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand’s best December sales ever. Sales of the all-new Fiat 500X small crossover were up 9 percent in December, compared with the previous month of November. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced in December that the 500X merits the Top Safety Pick+ rating for 2016. The 500X first earned that distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS. Chrysler Brand Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 1 percent in December, the minivan’s second best sales month this year. The Town & Country ended the year on a strong note with its best December sales since 2007. The Chrysler 300, the brand’s flagship sedan, turned in its best December sales in two years. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were down in December, but the 200 finished the year with its best annual sales ever. The IIHS announced in December that the 200 retained its Top Safety Pick+ rating for 2016. The 200 earned the distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS. Chrysler brand sales were down 21 percent in December, but the brand’s full-year sales were its best since 2008.

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