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  1. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. - Up 33.4% (6,493 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 27% (3,937 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 23.7% (40,812 Vehicles Sold This Month) General Motors Co. - Up 18.3% (202,786 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 15.6% (169,164 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford Motor Company - Up 15.3% (145,007 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan Group USA - Up 15.1% (145,007 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi of America - Up 14.3% (11,541 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC - Up 14% (104,107 Vehicles Sold This Month) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 11.5% (102,184 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 9% (26,616 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 8.7% (6,547 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda North American Operations - Up 7.7% (20,271 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW Group U.S. - Up 6.8% (22,209 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia Motors America - Up 3.5% (38,299 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai Motor America - Up 1.1% (44,505 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 0.1% (3,794 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen of America - Up 0.04% (23,504 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 20.4% (452 Vehicles Sold This Month) Brands: Mitsubishi - Up 33.4% (6,493 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lexus - Up 31.2% (23,131 Vehicles Sold This Month) GMC - Up 28.6% (35,671 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche - ​Up 27% (3,937 Vehicles Sold This Month) MINI - Up 26.9% (3,228 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru - Up 23.7% (40,812 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jeep - Up 23% (51,523 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ram - Up 21% (31,392 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chevrolet - Up 20% (142,882 Vehicles Sold This Month) Sprinter - Up 16.8% (15,505 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan - Up 15.9% (94,449 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford - Up 15.5% (171,732 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi - Up 14.3% (11,541 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota - Up 13.5% (146,063 Vehicles Sold This Month) Land Rover - Up 13% (5,281 Vehicles Sold This Month) Honda - Up 11.6% (90,202 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chrysler - Up 11% (23,393 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lincoln - Up 10.8% (6,619 Vehicles Sold This Month) Acura - Up 10.7% (11,982 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz - Up 8.9% (24,619 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda - Up 7.7% (20,271 Vehicles Sold This Month) Infiniti - Up 7.3% (9,658 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW - Up 4% (18,891 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia - Up 3.5% (38,299 Vehicles Sold This Month) Cadillac - Up 2.6% (11,680 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai - Up 1.1% (44,505 Vehicles Sold This Month) Dodge - Up 1% (35,347 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat - Up 1% (3,255 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo - Up 0.1% (3,794 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen - Up 0.04% (23,504 Vehicles Sold This Month) Buick - Down 5.5% (12,533 Vehicles Sold This Month) Smart - Down 5.6% (492 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar - Down 6% (1,266 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati - Down 20.4% (452 Vehicles Sold This Month) Alfa Romeo - N/A (97 Vehicles Sold This Month)
  2. Subaru of America, Inc. Reports Record January Sales Record January - monthly sales increase 24 percent over January 2014 38th consecutive month of month-over-month growth Best January ever for Forester, WRX/STI, Legacy-sedan, Outback, XV Crosstrek 11th consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold 18th consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold Seven millionth vehicle sold in the U.S. CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 40,812 vehicle sales for January 2015, a 24 percent increase over January 2014. These results continue the company's sales momentum from 2014 where Subaru achieved six consecutive years of record sales and exceeded 500,000 annual sales – a first in company history. January marked the 11th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Forester, WRX/STI, Legacy, Outback, and XV Crosstrek sales were notably strong as each model line achieved its best January ever. WRX/STI and Legacy sales for January 2015 increased 59 and 41 percent respectively over January 2014. The XV Crosstrek small CUV also added 6,513 sales to the month's total. All seven 2015 Subaru models recently earned safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – two with Top Safety Pick and five with Top Safety Pick+ including the Forester, Legacy, Outback, Impreza, and XV Crosstrek, when equipped with optional EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. In January, Subaru also earned Kelley Blue Book's prestigious 2015 Best Resale Value Brand Award and three vehicle segment awards – Compact Car Category: 2015 Subaru Impreza; Sporty Compact Car Category: 2015 Subaru WRX; and Mid-Size Car Category: 2015 Subaru Legacy. "We are off to a strong start to 2015 by having the best January sales in our franchise's history and we expect strong demand to continue throughout the year," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "We are excited to see strong sales across our entire model line, as well as achieve the sale of our seven millionth vehicle." Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales said; "Subaru continues to receive outstanding accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the automotive press for our products. These favorable reviews are increasing the positive image and awareness of our products among the American buying public and help drive the demand we are seeing in our retail stores."
  3. Porsche Reports January Sales - up 27% over 2014 U.S. Porsche dealers sell 3,937 vehicles in January ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today announced January 2015 sales of 3,937 vehicles. PCNA kicked off the year successfully with record January sales, up 27.2 percent over January 2014 (3,096). "It's greatly encouraging that we are able to carry the momentum of last year's record sales into the start of 2015," said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America. "The 911 range with the new GTS models was an especially impressive performer this month with 1,052 deliveries." The 911 model line's strong demand in January put its sales up 32.8 percent over last January. In January, the Cayenne had 1,116 deliveries, and the sporty Macan recorded sales of 796 with demand still outpacing availability. The Panamera sports sedan had 437 deliveries. The mid-engine Boxster and Cayman models had a combined 502 deliveries. Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the U.S. were 1,023 for January 2015, an increase of 26.6 percent from the same period last year.
  4. Kia Motors America Announces Record January Sales Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New 2016 Sorento CUV Now in Showrooms IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America's (KMA) record-setting momentum carried into 2015 with best-ever January sales of 38,299 vehicles, up 3.5 percent over the same period last year. Kia's strong start was led by the U.S.-built* Optima and the iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle, and coincided with the arrival of the more capable and refined third generation of the popular U.S.-built* Sorento CUV. "Yahoo called Kia one of the 'hottest brands' in the industry in early January, and as economic conditions continue to improve, our record-setting January performance proved them right as more and more customers entered the market and considered Kia for the first time," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, sales & marketing, KMA. "Kia has one of the youngest and best-looking lineups in the business, including the completely redesigned Sedona, which brings unmatched styling and amenities to the segment and sold nearly four times as many units as the outgoing model did in January 2014." To announce the arrival of the all-new 2016 Sorento, KMA aired a 60-second spot titled "Perfect Getaway" in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, which replaced the usual action movie mayhem with the Sorento's capability to handle any adventure-seeker's lifestyle. A phased rollout of the multi-platform marketing campaign will incorporate TV, cinema, digital and social media.
  5. Mitsubishi Motors Extends Streak With January Sales Results 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases Best January sales month since 2008 Total sales up 33.4 percent from last January CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) continues its sales momentum with January 2015 vehicle sales of 6,493 units, a 33.4 percent sales increase from January 2014. MMNA ended 2014 with a nearly 25 percent sales increase over the previous year and January marks the brand's 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. The Mirage 5-door subcompact scored its best-ever month of sales since the vehicle was introduced in 2013 with 1,705 units sold. Outlander Sport continues to be the brand's top-selling model recording 2,267 units sold, up 23.3 percent year-over-year with its best ever January. Sales of the Outlander crossover climbed to 1,003 units, up 6.6 percent and represented its best January sales month since 2007. The Lancer compact sports sedan demonstrated excellent momentum with sales of 1,515 units, a 68.3 percent increase from January 2014 and the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. "After finishing 2014 with sales up nearly 25 percent over the previous year, we are off to a phenomenal start in 2015," said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President MMNA. "The Mirage had its best-ever sales month, Lancer sales are up significantly, Outlander Sport continues to lead the way and Outlander maintains solid sales traction."
  6. Hyundai Motor America Reports Best Ever January Sales Best January for Genesis - up 76 percent FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today reported its best January in company history, selling 44,505 units for the month, up one percent versus the same period last year. This is the seventh consecutive year of increased sales during the month of January. "With consumer confidence at a seven year high and gasoline and energy prices on the decline, more car buyers will be heading into the dealerships in 2015," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president, national sales. "Consumers are doing their homework - making sound, educated purchasing decisions – and looking for vehicles that equate to 'more for less'. The search for value was one of the key drivers of Hyundai's record setting January sales success as high-performing, quality vehicles such as Genesis, Sonata and Santa Fe continue to offer consumers unprecedented values." The all-new award-winning Genesis sedan, now available with Hyundai's HTRAC AWD system, saw sales gains in the mid-west and eastern part of the country in January, as the snow piled up. Genesis sedan sales were up 76 percent for the month, resulting in Genesis' best January. Sonata, our mid-size sedan was up 26 percent and Santa Fe, Hyundai's CUV, was up 15 percent.
  7. Mazda Reports January Sales Mazda CX-5 Sets Record January Sales IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported January U.S. sales of 20,271 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.7 percent versus last year. "Coming off our best sales year in 20 years, Mazda vehicles sales have continued the positive momentum into 2015," said Ron Stettner, vice president of sales, MNAO. "Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 all performed very well in January and our dealers' success is the product of focusing on fundamentals and building Mazda's brand value with our customers." Key January sales notes: Mazda CX-5 saw its best January ever with 5,949 vehicles sold and an increase of 19.0 percent YOY. This is the twelfth consecutive month of YOY increases for CX-5 sales. Mazda6 recorded its best January since 2012 with 3,766 vehicles sold, an increase of 18.7 percent YOY. Mazda3 performed very well in January 2015 with 7,896 vehicles sold, an increase of 26.7 percent year-over-year (YOY). SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY proves to be the key between performance and fuel efficiency as customers demand a no-compromise solution. In January 2015, 86.8 percent of Mazdas sold were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Mazda reported Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) January sales of 3,437 vehicles, up 18.0 percent YOY.
  8. Mercedes-Benz Delivers Record January Sales Volume with 24,619 Units, Up 8.9% Sprinter Vans posts 16.8% gain at 1,505 February 03, 2015 - MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz today reported a record January sales volume of 24,619, increasing 8.9% from the 22,604 units sold in January 2014. Adding 1,505 units for Sprinter Vans and 492 units at smart, MBUSA achieved its highest January to date with a grand total of 26,616 vehicles, up 9% from a year ago. "On the heels of record sales in 2014, a best-ever January is the perfect way to kick off the New Year," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Our product offensive continues in 2015 with the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach S600, a fully redesigned light truck lineup and the hero of our Super Bowl spot this year, the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Stay tuned." Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in January included the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The new C-Class took the lead at 6,236, up 8.5% from the 5,748 units sold the same month last year. The E-Class followed with sales of 4,336, while the brand's best-selling sport utility, the M-Class, rounded out the top three with an increase of 11.3% to 3,144. At the high end, sales of the flagship S-Class increased 22.2% from January 2014 to 1,566. Mercedes-Benz AMG high-performance models sold 790 units in January, while the brand's BlueTEC diesel lineup finished the month at 942. Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded their best January ever with sales of 9,456, up 13.9% from the 8,305 units sold the same month last year.
  9. BMW Group U.S. Reports January 2015 Sales BMW brand sales up 4.0 percent MINI brand sales up 26.9 percent Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 3, 2015… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.0 percent in January for a total of 18,981 compared to 18,253 vehicles sold in January, 2014. “Coming after a record December and a record 2014 year-end result, the January numbers are a solid start for the new year and I am confident the trend will accelerate in the months ahead,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “I am especially pleased that MINI is again showing its strength as availability of its new models improves.” To see and hear more of Ludwig Willisch's perspective on the January sales, click here. In January, notable vehicles sales included the BMW 3 and 4 series which increased 13.2 percent to 7,348 vehicles, the BMW 7 series increased 10.8 percent to 637 vehicles and the BMW X5 increased 16.7 percent to 3,214 vehicles. BMW Group Sales The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 22,209 vehicles, an increase of 6.8 percent from the 20,796 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. MINI Brand Sales For January, MINI USA reports 3,228 automobiles sold, an increase of 26.9 percent from the 2,543 sold in the same month a year ago.
  10. Audi sets 49th straight monthly U.S. record with 14.3% January 2015 gain February 03, 2015 | Herndon, Virginia The most recent month stands as the best for January sales Demand for SUV and A3 model lines was strong for the month All-time best January sales of Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles Audi reported that its January 2015 sales increased 14.3% to 11,541 vehicles, a total that stands as the 49th consecutive month of record U.S. sales for the premium brand. On the heels of its fifth consecutive year of record sales, Audi continued its retail momentum in January 2015, with the best-ever January results in Audi U.S. history. The previous January record was set in 2014 with sales of 10,101 vehicles. Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales also reached record levels during the most recent month. January 2015 marks the 18th consecutive month of record Audi CPO sales, through an 18% gain for the month on 3,730 CPO vehicles sold. “We are extremely pleased to start the year strong with records in both new and CPO sales,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “The family of Audi owners is steadily expanding, and the success of our CPO Sales Event is a testament to the growing size of our customer base.” January represented strong demand for Audi luxury SUVs, with a 15.8% increase in sales encompassing the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models. Consumer demand for the A3 model line (including the A3 sedan, the A3 Cabriolet and the S3 performance sedan) bolstered January results with 2,383 vehicles sold, making it the second-best selling model for Audi in the U.S. Highlights: Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 14.7% for the S3 sedan; 17.9% for the S4 sedan; 38.8% for the S5/RS 5; 2.6% for the S6; 43.2% for the S7/RS 7; 12.1% for the S8; 66.7% for the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster, and 7.2% for the SQ5 crossover. Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.
  11. Nissan Group reports January 2015 U.S. sales NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for January 2015 of 104,107 units, up 15.1 percent year-over-year and a January record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division also set a January record with 94,449 sales, an increase of 15.9 percent. Sales of the Altima midsize sedan set a January record at 26,408, up 17.3 percent. Rogue sales set a January record at 15,649, an increase of 13.1 percent. January sales of the Versa subcompact were 10,546, up 23.7 percent. Sentra sales increased 57.7 percent in January to 14,395. With the all-new 2015 Murano now available in dealer showrooms, sales of the model increased 72.4 percent in January. Nissan plans to continue growing its U.S. sales with new models in 2015, including the all-new Titan pickup recently revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and an all-new Maxima, which was previewed in Nissan’s “With Dad” television ad that aired during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. Preview photos of the new Maxima are available for media to download here.
  12. American Honda Kicks Off 2015 with Record January Sales Feb 3, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda and the Honda Division set new January records as Fit, CR-V and Pilot top prior monthly records with double digit percentage gains over January 2014 Both the Honda and Acura Brands set new light truck sales records for January Acura posts best January since 2007 as MDX and RDX set new monthly records American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported a new January record on Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 102,184 units, an increase of 11.5 percent versus January 2014. Overall AHM light trucks led sales gains for both brands and set a January record, increasing 25.2 percent on sales of 52,169 vehicles. The Honda brand set a January record, up 11.6 percent for the month while recording sales of 90,202 vehicles. The Acura brand posted sales of 11,982 units in January, increasing 10.7 percent over the same period last year. Honda 2015 began on a strong note for the Honda Division with record monthly sales for the brand, its light trucks and three key models, CR-V, Fit and Pilot. CR-V continued to build on its leadership as 2014's undisputed best-selling SUV in America, as the Honda's top-selling model in January with record monthly sales of 23,211 units, up 27.3 percent. Fit continued to bring record numbers of new buyers to the Honda brand, setting a new January record, up an amazing 85.8 percent with 5,802 vehicles sold in January. Pilot nearly doubled January 2014 sales while setting a new monthly record with 12,315 sold, up 97.9 percent. Accord sales of 21,011 vehicles grew by 2.0 percent in January Led by record CR-V and Pilot sales, Honda Division light truck sales surged to a new record of 44,271 units, up 27.7 percent. "The new year is off to a strong start with three core models selling at record pace, and this is only the beginning," said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. "With an all-new HR-V crossover coming in a few months, an all-new Pilot debuting at the Chicago Auto Show next week and more big news on the horizon, this is going to be an epic year for Honda." Acura The Acura Division posted its best January sales result since 2007 on the strength of record sales of the MDX and RDX and another strong showing from the all-new TLX performance luxury sedan. MDX set its second consecutive January sales record on sales of 4,381 vehicles, up 3.3 percent. It was the brand's best-selling vehicle in January. RDX set its third consecutive January sales record, up 28.8 percent with sales of 3,517 vehicles for the month. The all-new TLX sold 2,892 vehicles in its first January, easily besting the combined sales of its two predecessors in January 2014 by 27.9 percent. (Acura TL and TSX combined to sell 2,261 vehicles in January 2014.) "With a major mid-cycle refresh for the ILX gateway model on the way, it's great to begin the year with such strong sales," said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. "MDX and RDX are packing a stronger 1-2 punch than ever to create new energy and momentum for the Acura brand that we look forward to carrying through 2015."
  13. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JANUARY 2015 SALES January sales total 23,504 units, representing a .04 percent increase over January 2014 The all-new Golf delivered 2,040 units for the month, marking a 143% percent increase in sales for the model over the previous January The Golf GTI delivered 1,978 units, a 129% percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 8,320 units for the month Herndon, VA (Feb. 3, 2015) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 23,504 units delivered in January 2015. The all-new Golf family continued to find success in both deliveries and accolades. In January, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Golf and Golf GTI were named the North American Car of the Year. Golf family sales in January totaled 4,199 units, which includes 2,040 Golfs, 1,978 Golf GTIs and 181 e-Golf units. The Golf family continues to expand in 2015 with the addition of the much anticipated Golf-R which goes on sale later this month. Five hundred pre-orders of the Golf R were filled in less than a 12 hour period last month. “We are encouraged by the continued success of the Golf family, in fact it was one of the best months on record for Golf family sales. We look forward to the new additions of the much anticipated Golf R and Golf SportWagen later this quarter,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. The Jetta, refreshed for the 2015 model year now with a suite of driver assistance features, continued to show its strength as a core model, with 8,320 units delivered. The Touareg, refreshed for 2015, delivered 482 units, 257 of which were Clean Diesel TDI, amounting to 53 percent of sales of the model. The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 6,305 units delivered for the month. The Tiguan delivered 1,473 units.
  14. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. - Up 33.4% (6,493 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 27% (3,937 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 23.7% (40,812 Vehicles Sold This Month) General Motors Co. - Up 18.3% (202,786 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 15.6% (169,164 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford Motor Company - Up 15.3% (145,007 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan Group USA - Up 15.1% (145,007 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi of America - Up 14.3% (11,541 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC - Up 14% (104,107 Vehicles Sold This Month) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 11.5% (102,184 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 9% (26,616 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 8.7% (6,547 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda North American Operations - Up 7.7% (20,271 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW Group U.S. - Up 6.8% (22,209 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia Motors America - Up 3.5% (38,299 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai Motor America - Up 1.1% (44,505 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 0.1% (3,794 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen of America - Up 0.04% (23,504 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 20.4% (452 Vehicles Sold This Month) Brands: Mitsubishi - Up 33.4% (6,493 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lexus - Up 31.2% (23,131 Vehicles Sold This Month) GMC - Up 28.6% (35,671 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche - ​Up 27% (3,937 Vehicles Sold This Month) MINI - Up 26.9% (3,228 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru - Up 23.7% (40,812 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jeep - Up 23% (51,523 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ram - Up 21% (31,392 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chevrolet - Up 20% (142,882 Vehicles Sold This Month) Sprinter - Up 16.8% (15,505 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan - Up 15.9% (94,449 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford - Up 15.5% (171,732 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi - Up 14.3% (11,541 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota - Up 13.5% (146,063 Vehicles Sold This Month) Land Rover - Up 13% (5,281 Vehicles Sold This Month) Honda - Up 11.6% (90,202 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chrysler - Up 11% (23,393 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lincoln - Up 10.8% (6,619 Vehicles Sold This Month) Acura - Up 10.7% (11,982 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz - Up 8.9% (24,619 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda - Up 7.7% (20,271 Vehicles Sold This Month) Infiniti - Up 7.3% (9,658 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW - Up 4% (18,891 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia - Up 3.5% (38,299 Vehicles Sold This Month) Cadillac - Up 2.6% (11,680 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai - Up 1.1% (44,505 Vehicles Sold This Month) Dodge - Up 1% (35,347 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat - Up 1% (3,255 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo - Up 0.1% (3,794 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen - Up 0.04% (23,504 Vehicles Sold This Month) Buick - Down 5.5% (12,533 Vehicles Sold This Month) Smart - Down 5.6% (492 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar - Down 6% (1,266 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati - Down 20.4% (452 Vehicles Sold This Month) Alfa Romeo - N/A (97 Vehicles Sold This Month) View full article
  15. GM’s January Sales up 18 percent on Crossover, Truck Demand Chevrolet up 20 percent with Silverado up 25 percent GMC up 29 percent as every truck and crossover posts gains Cadillac up 3 percent driven by XTS, Escalade DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers in the United States delivered 202,786 vehicles last month for the company’s best January sales in seven years. Total sales were up 18 percent compared to a year ago. Retail sales were up 14 percent and fleet deliveries were up 32 percent. “Consumers feel very good because more people are working, the U.S. economy is expanding and fuel prices are low,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “Consumer and commercial demand for trucks and crossovers is really driving our business, and our move into the small crossover segment with the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore, and mid-size pickups with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, was well-timed.” Year-over-year pickup deliveries increased 42 percent, following last month’s 43 percent increase. Large pickup sales were up 22 percent and more than 8,000 all-new mid-size trucks were delivered. GM is the only U.S.-based automaker competing in this segment. Sales of crossovers and SUVs were up 36 percent year over year, with the Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse, the GMC Terrain and the Buick Encore all posting their highest January sales ever. Chevrolet will unveil a redesigned Equinox at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12. Highlights (vs. 2014 except as noted) Chevrolet: Chevrolet had its best January total and retail sales since 2008. Silverado deliveries increased 25 percent and in just five months, the all-new Colorado has overtaken the Nissan Frontier to become No. 2 in retail market share in the mid-size pickup segment. Tahoe sales were up 88 percent, Suburban sales more than doubled and the Traverse was up 89 percent. The Chevrolet Cruze, which had its best annual sales ever in 2014, began 2015 with its best January sales ever, as did the Spark. GMC: GMC had its best retail sales since 2004. Sierra sales were up 14 percent. Every GMC crossover and SUV saw higher sales: Yukon and Yukon XL sales more than doubled; Terrain was up 25 percent and Acadia was up 8 percent. The Canyon had its best January in 10 years following the launch of the all-new model late last year. Buick: Encore deliveries rose 46 percent for its best January ever. Cadillac: Deliveries of the XTS were up 14 percent. Demand for the new Escalade continues to exceed expectations, with deliveries up 149 percent. Average Transaction Prices (ATPs): ATPs were $34,800, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates through Jan. 25, up $2,400 per unit compared to a year ago. Incentives: Month over month, GM reduced incentive spending as a percentage of ATPs, according to PIN estimates. The company has had the lowest incentives of all domestic automakers on an ATP basis in 11 of the last 13 months. Incentive spending as a percentage of ATPs was 10.5 percent in January, down 0.3 points month over month, while industry average spending was 9.6 percent of ATPs, down 0.7 points. Fleet and Commercial: Commercial deliveries were up 17 percent, for the 15th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase. Truck, SUV and crossover deliveries all were higher. Sales to government customers were up 27 percent driven by crossover and SUV deliveries, including the new Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle. Industry Sales: GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in January was 16.6 million.
  16. FORD U.S. SALES UP 15 PERCENT IN JANUARY; COMPANY SEES BEST U.S. JANUARY RETAIL SALES RESULTS SINCE 2004 Ford Motor Company U.S. sales for January increase 15 percent, for a total of 178,351 vehicles sold; retail sales performance for January is best since 2004 F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for the 38th straight year, posts best January sales performance since 2004; Transit Connect reports another record month, driving best January van sales since 2001 Escape delivers its best-ever January sales performance; Explorer sales best since 2005 Mustang has best January performance since 2007 Lincoln has best January sales results in five years DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 3, 2015 – Ford Motor Company posted a 15 percent sales increase in the U.S. in January, with sales of 178,351 vehicles. Retail sales of 128,666 vehicles marked a 13 percent increase, providing the best retail January results since 2004. Retail passenger car sales were up 6 percent, utilities saw a 10 percent increase, and trucks gained 23 percent. “Customer demand is strong for our newest vehicles, driving retail sales gains across our lineup in January,” said Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst. “Momentum is especially strong for our F-Series pickup, with the all-new F-150 the hottest product on our dealer lots in January.” F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for the 38th straight year, posted sales gains of 17 percent in January, with 54,370 trucks sold last month. This was F-Series’ best January sales volume since 2004 – an all-time annual record sales year for F-Series. Part of F-Series’ strength is the all-new F-150. It is the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, with best-in-class payload, towing and gasoline fuel economy and recently named 2015 North American Truck of the Year. It is averaging just 12 days on dealer lots. High-end Platinum and King Ranch F-150 are turning even faster, averaging just 9 and 10 days on dealer lots, respectively. Transit Connect sales also increased 72 percent last month, for record January sales with 3,689 vehicles. Combined, Ford sales of Transit, E-Series, and Transit Connect totaled 13,377 vans, marking Ford’s best January sales results for vans since 2001. Escape sales of 20,054 vehicles increased 3 percent last month versus a year ago, for the utility’s best-ever January. Explorer sales of 14,995 vehicles were up 28 percent, marking its best January sales since 2005. Mustang sales more than doubled last month with sales of 8,694 vehicles. This represents a 124 percent increase versus last year and marks Mustang’s best January sales since 2007. Lincoln sales increased 11 percent last month versus January 2014, with 6,619 vehicles sold, providing Lincoln with its best January results in five years. MKC continues to build Lincoln momentum, along with Navigator, which realized a 144 percent sales increase for the month.
  17. FCA US LLC Reports January 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 14 Percent; Best January Sales Since 2007 58th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each post sales gains in January compared with same month a year ago Jeep brand records best ever January sales; Jeep Cherokee sales up 44 percent Dodge Challenger sales up 87 percent; best January sales ever Chrysler 200 turns in best January sales ever 10 FCA US vehicles set sales records in January February 3, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 145,007 units, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in January 2014 (127,183 units), and the group’s best January sales since 2007. The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in January compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 23 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand and its best January sales ever. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 58-consecutive months. “We kicked off 2015 with a 14 percent increase in sales and extended our year-over-year sales streak to 58-consecutive months,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “In spite of some tough 2015 comparisons, we remain confident in our ability to post year-over-year sales increases on the back of strong retail demand for our products.” Ten FCA US vehicles set records in the month of January, including four of the five Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass each recorded their best ever sales in the month of January. Likewise, the Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Dodge Challenger, Ram ProMaster, Ram Cargo Van and Fiat 500L each logged their best ever January sales. FCA US finished the month of January with a 101-day supply of inventory (563,575 units). U.S. industry sales figures for January are internally projected at an estimated 17.0 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). Jeep Brand Jeep brand sales were up 23 percent, the brand’s best sales performance ever in the month of January and its 16th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in each month dating back to November 2013. The Jeep Cherokee, Wrangler, Patriot and Compass each logged their best ever sales in the month of January. Sales of the Cherokee were up 44 percent, the largest percentage year-over-year sales gain of any Jeep brand model in January. The Cherokee Trailhawk – the most capable mid-size sport utility vehicle – was named “Four Wheeler of the Year” by Four Wheeler magazine in January, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was named “2015 Green SUV of the Year” by the Green Car Journal. The Grand Cherokee had its best January sales since 2004. Ram Truck Brand Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 14 percent in January; its 57th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. It was the pickup truck’s best January sales since 1999. Ram Light Duty pickup sales increased 17 percent in January while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 1 percent. Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, and Ram Cargo Van, were up 21 percent, the brand’s best January sales since 2004. The ProMaster and the Cargo Van each recorded their best ever sales in the month of January. Sales of the ProMaster City, the newest addition to the Ram Truck brand product lineup, began in Ram Truck dealerships in January. The Ram Truck brand unveiled the new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January. The Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment. The brand also announced that it will add a new, more fuel-efficient model to its half-ton truck lineup – the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE – which will deliver the highest fuel economy among all full-size truck competitors. Chrysler Brand Chrysler brand sales increased 11 percent, the brand’s best January sales since 2008. The year-over-year increase was driven by the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan. Sales of the 200 were up 30 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best ever sales in the month of January and its seventh-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the new 2015 Chrysler 300 sedan began in January as the first shipments from the Brampton (Ontario) Assembly Plant in Canada began reaching U.S. dealerships. The new 300 sedan’s iconic and unmistakable exterior proportions are now crafted with even more sculptural and expressive style for 2015, with a bolder “face of Chrysler” front grille, signature LED lighting, unique finishes and new wheel designs. Sales of the 300 were up 1 percent in January, its best January sales in two years. Dodge Brand Dodge brand sales were up 1 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago. Two Dodge brand vehicles set sales records to start the year. Sales of the Challenger were up 87 percent, the muscle car’s best ever sales in the month of January and the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand model in the month. Likewise, the Dart logged its best ever January sales with a 61 percent year-over-year sales gain. The Dodge Charger recorded its best January sales since 2008 with its 35 percent increase. The new 2015 Charger received a Best Resale Value Award in the Full-Size Car category in January from Kelley Blue Book. FIAT Brand FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500 and 500L, were up 1 percent in January, the brand’s best ever sales in the month of January. Sales of the Fiat 500L were up 19 percent in January compared with the same month a year ago. It was the 500L’s best January sales since the model was launched in the U.S. in June 2013. The FIAT brand is coming off of a record year in 2014. The FIAT brand’s full-year sales were up 7 percent in 2014, compared with sales in 2013. It was the FIAT brand’s best annual sales since the brand was re-introduced in the U.S. in 2011.
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