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  1. Chevrolet Continues as the Industry’s Fastest Growing Brand, Leading GM Retail Sales Increase GM retail sales climbed 9 percent in January Chevrolet retail deliveries up 12 percent in January – retail share up almost 2 percentage points Buick retail sales up 45 percent Commercial deliveries up for 27th consecutive month DETROIT – General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 203,745 vehicles in January 2016, the company’s best January sales performance in eight years. GM’s retail sales were up sharply, climbing 9 percent year over year on the strength of a 12 percent increase at Chevrolet and a 45 percent increase at Buick. Total sales were up 0.5 percent. “GM began 2016 in very strong competitive position,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. vice president of sales operations. “We built on that momentum in January, with Chevrolet, Buick and GMC outperforming the retail industry by a wide margin. In fact, Chevrolet continues to grow faster than any other full-line brand.” Chevrolet gained close to 2 percentage points of retail market share in January after the brand had the largest retail market share increase of any full-line brand in 2015. Chevrolet had its best January passenger car retail sales since 1997. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra posted a combined 7 percent increase in total sales. GM grew full-size pickup market share faster than all other competitors in 2015. Throughout 2015 and continuing into January, the GMC Sierra, Canyon, Yukon and Yukon XL have had the highest average transaction prices in their respective segments, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates. Buick retail deliveries surged 45 percent in January, driven by owner loyalty. “We believe industry fundamentals such as the age of the vehicle fleet, well managed inventory levels, firm used car pricing, good credit availability and low fuel prices will support higher industry sales in 2016,” said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM’s chief economist. “In addition, household balance sheets are strong and the labor market continues to improve.” GM’s strong sales dovetailed with a strategic approach to inventories and fleet deliveries: GM inventories are disciplined, and the company expects to operate with about a 70 days’ supply throughout the year in most months, with some months higher or lower. GM’s Commercial sales are growing and daily rental sales are becoming a smaller part of the overall business. As a result of lower rental deliveries, GM expects its fleet mix in 2016 to be about 20 percent, compared with a historical range of 22 – 24 percent. January Sales Highlights vs. 2015 (except as noted) Chevrolet Chevrolet had its best January retail performance since 2005, with car sales up 25 percent, truck sales up 5 percent and crossover deliveries up 5 percent. The brand has had 10 consecutive months of retail sales gains. Silverado had its best January total and retail sales since 2007. Ten Chevrolet models – Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Colorado, Camaro, Impala, Malibu, Cruze, Sonic and Traverse – grew retail market share in their respective segments. The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu accounted for about half of Malibu sales in January. Malibu had its best January retail sales since 1981. Tahoe and Suburban had their best January retail sales since 2008. Cruze and Volt had their best January retail sales ever and the Camaro had its best January retail sales since 1996. Trax total and retail sales more than doubled. GMC GMC had its best January total and retail sales since 2004. Combined Sierra and Canyon total sales increased, with Sierra up 14 percent and Canyon up 3 percent. Yukon retail sales were up 4 percent. Buick Buick had its best January retail performance since 2003, with retail deliveries up 45 percent. Total sales were the best January since 2004. Combined sales of Buick’s passenger cars were up 73 percent. LaCrosse had its best January total sales since 2010. Sales of Buick’s crossovers were up a combined 24 percent. Encore has had 25 months year-over-year growth in both retail and total sales. The all-new Cascada is now arriving at Buick dealers. Cadillac SRX total deliveries were up 37 percent for its best January total sales ever. Cadillac is maintaining the highest ATPs in the brand’s history, and leads its competitive set. Average Transaction Prices/Incentives GM grew ATPs three times faster than the industry average from 2010-2015. In January 2016, ATPs were $33,600, about $3,000 above the industry average. GM’s incentive spending as a percentage of ATP was 12.4 percent in January, in line with the domestic competitors and lower than some Asian competitors. Industry average spending was 10.7 percent. Fleet and Commercial Commercial deliveries up for 27th consecutive month GM grew Commercial sales 6 percent in January after growing sales 38 percent since 2013. In January, GM sold nearly 13,000 fewer rental vehicles compared to January 2015, per plan. GM expects another significant reduction in rental deliveries in 2016. Industry Sales GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in January was 17.5 million units.
  2. Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 16.2% (525 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 11.9% (4,244 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10.6% (155,034 Vehicles Sold This Month) FCA US LLC - Up 7% (155,034 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 7% (7,007 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi of America - Up 2.7% (11,850 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan Group U.S. - Up 1.6% (105,734 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 1.3% (26,962 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai Motor America - Up 1.1% (45,011 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 0.7% (41,101 Vehicles Sold This Month) General Motors Co. - Up 0.5% (203,745 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia Motors America - 0% (38,305 Vehicles Sold This Month) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 1.7% (100,497 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford Motor Company - Down 2.6% (173,273 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda North American Operations - Down 2.8% (19,703 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Down 3.5% (6,264 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW Group U.S. - Down 4% (21,320 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota Motor Sales - Down 4.7% (161,283 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen of America - Down 14.57% (20,079 Vehicles Sold This Month) Brands: Acura - Down 14.5% (10.250 Vehicles Sold This Month) Alfa Romeo - N/A (67 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi - Up 2.7% (11,850 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW - Down 4.7% (18,082 Vehicles Sold This Month) Buick - Up 45.5% (18,269 Vehicles Sold This Month) Cadillac - Down 8% (10,740 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chevrolet - Down 3.6% (137,803 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chrysler - Down 22% (18,214 Vehicles Sold This Month) Dodge - Up 19% (42,109 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat - Down 20% (2,594 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford - Down 3% (166,546 Vehicles Sold This Month) GMC - Up 3.5% (36,933 Vehicles Sold This Month) Honda - 0% (90,247 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai - Up 1.1% (45,011 Vehicles Sold This Month) Infiniti - Down 11.8% (8,514 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar - Up 6.8% (1,352 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jeep - Up 15% (59,032 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia - 0% (38,305 Vehicles Sold This Month) Land Rover - Up 7.1% (5,655 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lexus - Down 9.5% (20,933 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lincoln - Up 8.4% (7,177 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati - Up 16.2% (525 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda - Down 2.8% (19,703 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz - Up 0.2% (24,664 Vehicles Sold This Month) MINI - Up 0.3% (3,238 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi - Down 3.5% (6,264 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan - Up 2.9% (97,220 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche - Up 10.6% (155,034 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ram - Up 5% (33,021 Vehicles Sold This Month) Smart - Down 18.9% (399 Vehicles Sold This Month) Sprinter Vans - Up 26.2% (1,899 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru - Up 0.7% (41,101 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota - Down 3.9% (140,350 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen - Down 14.57% (20,079 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo - Up 11.9% (4,244 Vehicles Sold This Month) View full article
  3. Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 16.2% (525 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 11.9% (4,244 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10.6% (155,034 Vehicles Sold This Month) FCA US LLC - Up 7% (155,034 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 7% (7,007 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi of America - Up 2.7% (11,850 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan Group U.S. - Up 1.6% (105,734 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 1.3% (26,962 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai Motor America - Up 1.1% (45,011 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 0.7% (41,101 Vehicles Sold This Month) General Motors Co. - Up 0.5% (203,745 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia Motors America - 0% (38,305 Vehicles Sold This Month) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 1.7% (100,497 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford Motor Company - Down 2.6% (173,273 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda North American Operations - Down 2.8% (19,703 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Down 3.5% (6,264 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW Group U.S. - Down 4% (21,320 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota Motor Sales - Down 4.7% (161,283 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen of America - Down 14.57% (20,079 Vehicles Sold This Month) Brands: Acura - Down 14.5% (10.250 Vehicles Sold This Month) Alfa Romeo - N/A (67 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi - Up 2.7% (11,850 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW - Down 4.7% (18,082 Vehicles Sold This Month) Buick - Up 45.5% (18,269 Vehicles Sold This Month) Cadillac - Down 8% (10,740 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chevrolet - Down 3.6% (137,803 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chrysler - Down 22% (18,214 Vehicles Sold This Month) Dodge - Up 19% (42,109 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat - Down 20% (2,594 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford - Down 3% (166,546 Vehicles Sold This Month) GMC - Up 3.5% (36,933 Vehicles Sold This Month) Honda - 0% (90,247 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai - Up 1.1% (45,011 Vehicles Sold This Month) Infiniti - Down 11.8% (8,514 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar - Up 6.8% (1,352 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jeep - Up 15% (59,032 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia - 0% (38,305 Vehicles Sold This Month) Land Rover - Up 7.1% (5,655 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lexus - Down 9.5% (20,933 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lincoln - Up 8.4% (7,177 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati - Up 16.2% (525 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda - Down 2.8% (19,703 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz - Up 0.2% (24,664 Vehicles Sold This Month) MINI - Up 0.3% (3,238 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi - Down 3.5% (6,264 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan - Up 2.9% (97,220 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche - Up 10.6% (155,034 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ram - Up 5% (33,021 Vehicles Sold This Month) Smart - Down 18.9% (399 Vehicles Sold This Month) Sprinter Vans - Up 26.2% (1,899 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru - Up 0.7% (41,101 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota - Down 3.9% (140,350 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen - Down 14.57% (20,079 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo - Up 11.9% (4,244 Vehicles Sold This Month)
  4. Kia Motors America Announces Record January Sales Double Digit Gains for Soul, Sportage and Sedona Despite Severe Winter Weather IRVINE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – After setting an all-time annual sales record in 2015, Kia Motors America (KMA) recorded best-ever January sales of 38,305 vehicles. Kia’s ninth consecutive monthly sales record was driven by sharp increases over the same period last year for the Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage CUV and Sedona minivan. “Despite fewer selling days and record snowfall up and down the East Coast, our dealers worked diligently with customers who continue to discover the world-class products and ownership experience that encompasses the ‘New Kia,’” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA.
  5. Volvo Announces January Sales Continues double digit growth into 2016 ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2016) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 4,244 units, an 11.9 percent increase versus January 2015. The top seller for the month was the award winning XC90 luxury SUV with 2,375 units sold. “This is the seventh consecutive month of double digit growth here in the US,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “The XC90 continues to contribute to this growth, and the industry has certainly agreed by awarding it virtually every honor including the 2016 North American Truck of the Year.” Following an $11 billion investment, the positive momentum has materialized with the first all-new model off the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the XC90, with world-first safety technologies, a new design language, new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
  6. Subaru of America, Inc. Reports Record January Sales CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Record January - monthly sales increase 1 percent over January 2015 50th consecutive month of month-over-month growth Best January ever for Crosstrek, Forester and Legacy 23rd consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold 30th consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 41,101 vehicle sales for January 2016, a one (1) percent increase over January 2015. These results continue the company's sales momentum from 2015 where Subaru achieved seven consecutive years of record sales and exceeded 580,000 annual sales – a first in company history. January marked the 23rd consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Forester, Legacy and Crosstrek sales were notably strong as each model line achieved its best January ever. Legacy sales for January 2016 increased 15 percent over the same month in 2015. BRZ also enjoyed gains over January 2015. Six 2016 Subaru models, the Legacy, Outback, Forester, Impreza, WRX and Crosstrek, recently earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. Subaru also earned Kelley Blue Book's prestigious Best Resale Value Brand Award for the second consecutive year and four vehicle segment awards – Compact Car Category: 2016 Subaru Impreza; Sporty Compact Car Category: 2016 Subaru WRX; Mid-Size Car Category: 2016 Subaru Legacy; and Best Resale Value Top 10 Category: 2016 Subaru Forester. "Subaru of America closed calendar year 2015 strongly and recorded our seventh consecutive year of record sales so it is fantastic that our sales momentum is continuing into 2016 with the best January sales in our franchise's history," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer. "Subaru is experiencing tight supply in the first quarter of 2016 and we expect this situation to improve as the year progresses." "Our retailers are doing a great job of welcoming more new customers to our brand along with supporting our industry-leading loyalty," said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales. "Providing a great purchase and ownership experience is key to our growth and they continue to do just that."
  7. Porsche Reports Strong January Sales U.S. Porsche dealers sell 4,354 vehicles in January ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2016 /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 2016 sales of 4,354 vehicles, up 10.6 percent over January 2015 (3,937). This kicks the year off for PCNA with a record-setting January. The Macan model line continued to experience high demand in January with 1,469 deliveries, resulting in a sales increase of 84.5 percent compared to the previous January. The Cayenne model line recorded 1,395 deliveries in January while Boxster models saw 243 deliveries, up 25.0 percent and 22.7 percent respectively, when compared with January 2015. Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the U.S. were 1,165 for January 2016, an increase of 13.0 percent compared to the same period last year.
  8. Mitsubishi Motors' Family Of CUVs Leads The Way In January With Sales Up 15.5 Percent Outlander sales continue to be strong in the new year with sales up 53.8 percent Outlander Sport posts strong sales of 2,233 CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While frigid weather swept across the country in January, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) CUV sales were hot. The Mitsubishi Outlander led the way recording its best January since 2007 with sales of 1,543, an increase of 53.8 percent over January 2015. This marks the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases for Outlander. Total January 2016 sales for Mitsubishi were 6,264, down 3.5 percent year-over-year.
  9. Hyundai Motor America Reports Its Best January Ever FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today reported its best January in company history, selling 45,011 units for the month, up one percent versus the same period last year. "We were able to capitalize on demand in the crossover segment with Tucson sales soaring 72 percent for the month," said Derrick Hatami, vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America. "We're poised to grab more of this segment as we introduce our refreshed Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models next week at the Chicago Auto Show. Additionally, the all-new 2017 Elantra has begun hitting showrooms and based on the positive media response at our launch last week, we expect to see great things from Elantra in 2016." Other standouts include Veloster with sales up 55 percent; Sonata up 23 percent (both, best January ever); and Accent, up 14 percent for the month.
  10. Toyota Motor Sales Posts January 2016 Results RAV4 continues surge, marks best January TMS light trucks set new January record Lexus LX, RX, and NX see strong gains TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis. Toyota division January 2016 sales were up 4.1 percent on a DSR basis with sales of 140,350 units, down 3.9 percent in volume. “The industry is off to a healthy start in 2016,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division. “For Toyota Division, RAV4 led the way with a record January and pick-up truck sales continued to rise, setting a new January Toyota division light truck record.” Lexus reported January 2016 sales of 20,933 units, a decrease of 9.5 percent on a volume basis. “The appetite for crossovers and SUVs in the luxury market has continued to drive customers to Lexus,” commented Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “In January, our new vehicle sales were propelled by the all-new RX crossover and the NX, which continue to exceed sales forecasts.” January 2016 Highlights: Combined TMS light truck sales of 84,841, up 4.4 percent RAV4 posts best-ever January with sales of 21,554 units; up 8.7 percent Highlander reports best January sales since 2008 of 11,258 vehicles 4Runner and Sienna up 7.9 and 23 percent respectively Tacoma is up 11.5 percent Camry sales up year-over-year NX up 11.4 percent RX up 5.9 percent at 6,956 units LX up 99.7 percent
  11. BMW Group U.S. Reports January 2016 Sales BMW brand sales decrease 4.7 percent MINI brand sales increase 0.3 percent Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 2, 2016… Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 4.7 percent in January for a total of 18,082 compared to 18,981 vehicles sold in January, 2015. "As expected, January suffered a bit from the strong storms that froze large parts of the country," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. "In spite of the obstacles, the new BMW X1 showed extraordinary growth and our 7 Series and X3 set the momentum we expect to continue in the year ahead." Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles gave a boost to January with the new BMW X1 leading the way, increasing 274.0 percent and the BMW X3 increasing 49.3 percent. In its third full month of sales, the new BMW 7 Series continued its upward momentum increasing 33.0 percent from January a year ago. BMW Group Sales In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 21,320 vehicles, a decrease of 4.0 percent from the 22,209 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. MINI Brand Sales For January, MINI USA reports 3,238 automobiles sold, an increase of 0.3 percent from the 3,228 sold in the same month a year ago.
  12. American Honda Reports January 2016 Car and Truck Sales; New Civic Leads Honda Division to January Record Feb 2, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. Honda division sets new January benchmark on sales of 90,247 vehicles All-new 2016 Honda Civic, the 2016 North American Car of the Year, defies winter weather and competition to net huge sales gain of 54.9 percent and a new January record Acura ILX bucks market trends and unusual month to gain 24.3 percent American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported January sales of 100,497 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 1.7 percent in an unusual month as the industry endured winter weather on both coasts along with two fewer selling days and one less weekend than January 2015. Honda Division set a new January record with 90,247 units sold; Honda car sales reached 50,812 while truck sales totaled 39,435 for the month. Acura sales totaled 10,250 with sedan sales of 3,570 and trucks reaching 6,680 units in January. Honda Despite the rains of El Nino on the West Coast and ice and a crippling snow storm on the Eastern seaboard, along with two fewer selling days and one less weekend due to quirks in the calendar, Honda sales crested its previous January record set just last year, led by the all-new 2016 Civic Sedan and strongly supported by Accord and HR-V. The Civic demonstrated why it is the newly crowned North American Car of the Year with sales of 26,741, leaping 54.9 percent to set a new January record. Accord held its own despite the winter challenges with sales of 20,765 units. HR-V posted sales of 4,177 to also defy the unusual month. "Led by incredibly strong demand for the all-new Civic, the Honda brand persevered rain, snow and two fewer selling days to post a strong first month of the year," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "With Honda's strong cadence of new models throughout 2016 we will continue our momentum and remain positive about 2016." Acura With a thick blanket of winter snow covering one of the Acura brand's strongest markets in the Northeastern U.S., Acura sales dimmed slightly in January, but the performance of gateway model ILX defied the challenges. Acura's gateway luxury sedan, ILX gained a substantial 24.3 percent on sales of 1,233 in January "The blowing snow obscured the fact that Acura's momentum continued in January, with both sedan and truck sales essentially on track," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "2016 will be an exciting year for Acura with the 2017 NSX on the way to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Acura brand."
  13. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JANUARY 2016 SALES RESULTS January sales totaled 20,079 units Tiguan delivered 2,528 units, a 71.6 percent increase, marking the best January ever for the vehicle The Golf R delivered 477 vehicles, marking the best January on record The e-Golf delivered 328 vehicles, the best January ever for the vehicle Herndon, VA — (February 2, 2016) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 20,079 units delivered in January 2016. The Tiguan produced the best January results on record for the vehicle with 2,528 vehicles delivered, a 71.6 percent increase. “We are encouraged by the strong performance of the Tiguan,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. “January sales numbers were down due to the seasonal nature of the fleet business. Despite that and the weather conditions in the Northeast portion of the country, Volkswagen dealers improved in terms of retail business.” This month also marked the best January ever for the Golf R with 477 vehicles delivered. The e-Golf also had its best January ever with 328 vehicles delivered, an 81.2 percent increase versus last year. At the recent CES 2016, Volkswagen presented the e-Golf Touch which featured a gesture control system and showed technologies that are close to production.
  14. Mazda Reports January Sales CX-5 and MX-5 Experience Record January Sales IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported January U.S. sales of 19,703 vehicles, representing a decrease of 2.8 percent versus last year. Key January sales notes: Mazda CX-5 had its best January ever with 7,063 vehicles sold, representing an increase of 18.7 percent year-over-year (YOY). MX-5 accounted for 560 units sold in January and is up 65.4 percent YOY. This is the best January sales for MX-5 since 2008. Mazda CX-3 had 1,375 vehicles sold in January 2016. This all-new segment and model for Mazda continues to outperform sales expectations. January sales are the best ever for Mazda's SUVs. Between CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9, Mazda sold 8,950 vehicles, an increase of 24.0 percent YOY. Much of this increase in winter sales has to do with the outstanding performance of i-ACTIV AWD currently available on the CX-3 and CX-5. SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY proves to be the key between performance and fuel efficiency as customers demand a no compromise solution. More than 95.0 percent of Mazdas sold in January were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Mazda reported Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) January sales of 2,596 vehicles, down 24.0 percent YOY.
  15. Audi sets 61st straight monthly U.S. sales record in January February 02, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia Sales for the month rose 2.7% to 11,850 vehicles All-new Audi Q7 has best sales month ever Demand for Audi SUV models increased 26.7% for the month Audi reported that its January 2016 sales increased 2.7% to 11,850 vehicles, the 61st consecutive monthly record as the new Q7 helped stoke demand for Audi SUVs. After surpassing 200,000 annual sales for the first time, marking a sixth consecutive year of record sales in the U.S., Audi continued that momentum in January. Audi set the previous record for the month, 11,541 deliveries, last year. Sales of the all-new Audi Q7, Audi’s most technologically advanced vehicle, more than doubled in its first month in the U.S. market. The 2,336 units sold was an all-time monthly sales record for the SUV. Consumer demand for all Audi SUV models bolstered January results, with an increase of 26.7% for the Q3, Q5 and Q7 models combined. Sales of the A7 and A8 rose 51.6% and 12.7%, respectively, from a year earlier. The A3 Sportback e-tron also performed well in its first full month of sales, with 327 units sold. “The new dynamic Audi Q7 produced an unprecedented level of demand right at launch,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “With benchmark models such as the Q7 and the all-new A4 coming this spring, we believe that our sales momentum will continue unabated this year.”
  16. FORD BRAND SUVS POST STRONGEST START SINCE 2004; FORD VANS HAVE BEST START IN 31 YEARS, THANKS TO NEW TRANSIT Ford brand SUVs have their best start since 2004 with 50,212 vehicles sold; Edge sales up 26 percent Transit sales increase 51 percent, driving Ford van sales to their best January since 1985 Lincoln posts January sales up 8 percent on strong demand for all-new Lincoln MKX Ford Motor Company average transaction prices grow almost three times the rate of overall industry; U.S. sales of 173,723 vehicles decline 3 percent versus last year DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 2, 2016 – Coming off strong results last January, Ford Motor Company’s total U.S. sales of 173,723 vehicles declined 3 percent last month versus a year ago. Bright spots for January include industry-leading transaction price increases for the month, the best start since 2004 for Ford brand SUV sales and an 8-percent gain in sales for Lincoln. “For Ford, overall transaction prices were up $1,800 in January – almost three times more than the overall industry average – driven largely by strong customer demand, especially for our SUVs and F-Series pickups,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. Ford SUVs totaled 50,212 sales last month – a 3 percent increase versus a year ago and the brand’s best sales start since 2004. The all-new Edge was the biggest driver, posting a 26 percent jump on sales of 9,533 vehicles. Transit sales increased 51 percent in January with 9,631 vehicles sold, lifting overall Ford van performance 20 percent for their best start since 1985. F-Series January sales totaled 51,540 vehicles, down 5 percent. F-Series average transaction pricing grew $2,500 last month, while incentive spending was down $500 versus a year ago. “We continue seeing strong commercial fleet orders for F-150 and will be filling more orders this year,” LaNeve said. “As the largest seller of commercial vehicles, this represents good news for Ford trucks and the overall economy.” Lincoln sales increased 8 percent, for the best start of the year since 2008. Lincoln sold 7,177 vehicles, and the all-new MKX posted a 51 percent increase with 2,052 vehicles sold. It was Lincoln’s best January for SUVs since 2001.
  17. Nissan Group reports January 2016 U.S. sales NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for January 2016 of 105,734 units, an increase of 2 percent over the prior year and a January record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished January with 97,220 sales, up 3 percent and also a January record. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a January record, up 18 percent. Sales of the Nissan Rogue crossover set a January record at 19,762, an increase of 26 percent. Sales of the Pathfinder SUV set a January record at 6,451, up 5 percent. Sales of the Murano crossover increased 46 percent to 5,516. Sales of the Sentra compact sedan increased 12 percent to 16,144. Nissan Maxima sales climbed to 4,415, up 106%.
  18. FCA US LLC Reports January 2016 U.S. Sales Increased 7 Percent; Best January Sales Since 2007 70th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Jeep® brand sales up 15 percent; best January sales ever Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass record their best January sales ever Dodge brand sales up 19 percent; Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Journey register their best January sales ever Ram pickup truck posts best January sales ever February 2, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 155,037 units, a 7 percent increase compared with sales in January 2015 (145,007 units), and the group’s best January sales in nine years. The Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in January compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge brand’s 19 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 70-consecutive months. “Mother Nature was no match for our Jeep brand last month as we recorded our best January Jeep sales ever,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Overall, FCA US achieved its best January sales in nine years and our 70th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.” Nine FCA US vehicles set records in the month of January, including three Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass; the Dodge Journey crossover, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger; and the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, and Ram ProMaster City posted their best January sales ever. The Jeep brand continued to set records. Coming off of its best annual sales ever in the U.S. in 2015, the Jeep brand logged its best January sales ever. FCA US finished the month of January with a 103-day supply of inventory (666,652 units). U.S. industry sales figures for January are internally projected at an estimated 17.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). Dodge Brand Dodge brand sales were up 19 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand’s best January sales in three years. The brand’s 19 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Journey crossover each posted their best January sales ever. The Dodge Grand Caravan’s 83 percent increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand vehicle in the month and its best January since 2007. The Dodge Durango’s 70 percent increase was its best January sales performance in 10 years. Jeep® Brand The Jeep brand continued its record-setting pace in January. Jeep brand sales increased 15 percent, the brand’s best January sales ever and its 28th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass each logged their best January sales ever. The Compass’ 18 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any Jeep brand vehicle in the month. The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 3 percent increase was its best January sales performance since 2004. The brand last month introduced its new premium Jeep Cherokee Overland model at the New England International Auto Show, and announced distinctive, 75th-Anniversary special-edition models available across the entire Jeep lineup. Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster, and Ram ProMaster City, were up 5 percent in January, the brand’s best January sales since 2004. Ram pickup truck sales were up 5 percent in January, its best January sales ever. The pickup is coming off of its best annual U.S. sales ever in 2015 and its sixth-straight year of annual sales growth in the U.S. Just last month, Four Wheeler Magazine, a popular off-road enthusiast publication, named the new 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel its “Pickup Truck of the Year.” The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans each logged their best January sales ever. Chrysler Brand Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 39 percent in January, the minivan’s best January sales since 2008. Sales of the Chrysler 300, the brand’s flagship sedan, were up 45 percent for its best January sales performance in three years. Chrysler brand sales were down 22 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand last month unveiled the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, reinventing the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility and technology. The Pacifica will be available in dealer showrooms in spring, with the Pacifica Hybrid arriving in the fourth quarter of 2016. FIAT Brand The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the latest addition to the FIAT brand lineup in the U.S., will arrive in FIAT Studios this summer. A favorite at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and 500X, were down 20 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago.

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