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  1. FORD POSTS BEST JULY U.S. SALES PERFORMANCE IN NINE YEARS ON STRONG DEMAND FOR ITS NEWEST VEHICLES Total Ford Motor Company U.S. sales up 5 percent last month – its best July since 2006; retail sales up 5 percent Ford F-Series has best July retail sales results in nine years, while still delivering record average transaction pricing; Ford commercial vans post best July sales in 15 years Ford brand SUV sales up 11 percent last month for best July sales performance in 10 years. Sales of new Ford Explorer increase 27 percent, all-new Ford Edge up 17 percent, Ford Escape up 10 percent – an all-time July sales record Fusion achieves best July ever; Mustang has best July performance since 2008 Lincoln brand delivers best July sales results in a decade, driven by strong demand for its newest SUVs, which post best July sales since 2001 DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 3, 2015 – Strong demand for its newest products lifted Ford Motor Company to its best July U.S. sales performance since 2006, with a total of 222,731 vehicles sold last month. Retail sales increased 5 percent. “We continue seeing even stronger demand for our newest products, especially F-150, Explorer, Edge, Mustang and Transit,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “With continued improvement in inventory, F-Series retail momentum continued building in July. Customers truly value the new F-150’s capability, performance and fuel efficiency.” F-Series retail sales are up 13 percent, providing the best July retail results since 2006, even with continued all-time record transaction pricing – up $3,200 versus a year ago. Van sales increased 14 percent last month with a total of 16,090 vehicles sold. The all-new Transit, which posted sales of 8,025 vehicles for July, drove Ford’s commercial van business to 15-year sales highs. Ford brand SUV sales of 67,282 vehicles represent an 11 percent increase over year-ago levels, delivering the best July sales results since 2005 Escape sales increased 10 percent, with 29,253 vehicles sold, representing an all-time July sales record. Explorer momentum continued with 21,361 sales – a 27 percent increase. All-new Edge performance contributed to the increase as well, with sales up 17 percent for July. Edge and Explorer are turning fast on dealer lots at just 18 days and 13 days, respectively. Fusion sales of 25,105 vehicles last month, posted an increase of 5 percent, marking Fusion’s best July sales performance ever. With 8,482 cars sold, Mustang sales increased 29 percent compared to a year ago. Southern California, America’s largest sports car region, continues to drive Mustang performance, with retail sales up 81 percent in July. Lincoln sales increased 21 percent versus a year ago – the luxury brand’s best July results in a decade. Lincoln MKC was up 60 percent, while the new Navigator saw a 24 percent gain relative to a year ago. The all-new Lincoln MKX delivered a 27 percent increase, turning on dealer lots in just six days.
  2. GM Retail Sales Up 14 Percent GM’s four brands post their best combined July total and retail sales since 2007 Chevrolet delivers its best total and retail sales for any July since 2006 Chevrolet and GMC sold more than 86,000 pickups – best July since 2006 GMC Sierra and Canyon earned the highest Average Transaction Prices in their segments Buick sales up 18 percent on strong crossover demand Large planned reductions in daily rental deliveries continue DETROIT – General Motor’s (NYSE: GM) Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands sold 272,512 vehicles in the United States in July 2015, a 6 percent increase and the four brands’ best combined July since 2007. The month was paced by an 18 percent increase in Buick sales, a 1 percent increase at GMC and an 8 percent increase in Chevrolet sales. Chevrolet’s results included a 24 percent increase in pickup, van and SUV sales, and the brand’s best July crossover sales ever. Company-wide, retail deliveries climbed 14 percent year over year, and the company gained retail market share for the fourth month in a row thanks to a 16 percent gain at Chevrolet, a 15 percent gain at GMC and a 12 percent increase at Buick. The month was GM’s best July for retail sales since 2007. Fleet deliveries in July were down 20 percent year over year, as the company continues to execute its plan to reduce sales to rental customers and grow commercial and government deliveries. Government sales were up 38 percent, with deliveries to state and local governments up 59 percent. Commercial deliveries were up year over year for the 21st consecutive month. Rental deliveries were down 36 percent. “The second half of 2015 is off to a great start, with industry sales above expectations,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “GM has been steadily growing its commercial sales and retail market share, thanks to our strong truck and crossover portfolio. We feel very good about our truck strategy heading into the late summer and fall, when those segments usually heat up. We are the only manufacturer that has completely revamped its entire lineup of large SUVs, and mid-size, light duty and heavy duty pickups.” July Sales Highlights vs. 2014 (except as noted) Total Sales Chevrolet Chevrolet had its best July sales since 2006. Crossover deliveries have increased year over year for eight consecutive months and truck sales have increased for fifteen consecutive months. Pickup deliveries were up 51 percent. The Silverado was up 34 percent and Colorado sales were 7,209 units. The Colorado remains America’s fastest-selling pickup with a “days to turn” of 16 days. Chevrolet had its best July crossover sales ever. The Traverse was up 32 percent, and the Trax had its best month since launch with 6,111 units delivered. Malibu sales were up 18 percent and Cruze sales were up 2 percent. GMC GMC had its best July sales since 2005. GMC pickup deliveries were up 28 percent, and the Sierra and Canyon have the highest average transaction prices (ATPs) in their respective segments, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates. The Sierra enjoys the highest ATPs of any pickup in the industry. The Acadia, GMC’s flagship crossover, was up 32 percent, for its best month ever. Buick Buick had its best July sales since 2006. Encore deliveries were up 68 percent for the small crossover’s 19th consecutive year-over-year sales increase. Sales of Buick’s other crossover, the Enclave, were up 25 percent, for its best July ever. Regal sedan deliveries were up 24 percent. Cadillac CTS sedan deliveries were up 18 percent; the SRX crossover was up 47 percent for its best July ever. Fleet and Commercial Rental deliveries in July were down approximately 13,500 units. A year-over-year decline in the range of 15,000 – 17,000 units is expected in August. In the second half of the year, planned reductions in rental deliveries are expected to total more than 60,000 units. Rental deliveries in the first half of the year were down more than 18,000 units. GM continues to prioritize retail sales of its new full-size Chevrolet and GMC SUVs. Retail deliveries were up 6 percent while fleet deliveries were down 68 percent. Calendar year to date, commercial deliveries are up 17 percent, government sales are up 4 percent and rental deliveries are down 11 percent. Total fleet deliveries are down 2 percent. Pickup sales to fleets have increased year over year for 15 straight months due to strong demand from commercial and government customers. Commercial pickup sales are up 33 percent calendar year to date. Retail Sales Chevrolet The Silverado was up 35 percent, and the truck had its best July retail sales since 2006. Tahoe deliveries were up 16 percent and Suburban deliveries were up 15 percent. Tahoe had its best July retail sales since 2008. Traverse was up 10 percent for its best July retail sales ever. Impala deliveries were up 9 percent and Malibu deliveries were up 25 percent. Both cars had their best July retail sales since 2010. GMC GMC has grown its retail sales for 18 consecutive months. The Acadia was up 29 percent. Buick Encore deliveries were up 63 percent and Regal was up 31 percent. Cadillac SRX was up 42 percent and CTS sedan sales were up 19 percent. Average Transaction Prices (PIN) ATPs continue to be strong. GM’s July ATPs were $33,800, up about $200 month over month, and about $530 year over year. The ongoing success of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra helped drive the ATP increase; full-size pickup truck ATPs were up $230 month over month and more than $1,000 year over year. Calendar year to date, GM’s incentive spending was 10.9 percent of ATP, up 0.2 percentage points, in line with the industry change. In July, GM’s incentive spending was 12.5 percent of ATP, up 0.4 percentage points from June 2015; the industry was up 0.3 percentage points.
  3. Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 23.9% (7,868 Vehicles Sold This Month, 57,412 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 20.8% (17,654 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,269 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 14.8% (5,619 Vehicles Sold This Month, 34,985 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 10.5% (50,517 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,935 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10% (4,730 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,868 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan North America - Up 7.8% (130,872 Vehicles Sold This Month, 867,355 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 7.7% (146,324 Vehicles Sold This Month, 899,325 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 7.7% (56,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,263 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 7.3% (6,253 Vehicles Sold This Month, 46,401 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 6.4% (272,512 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,778,057 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 6% (178,027 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,260,170 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 6% (71,013 Vehicles Sold This Month, 442,163 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 4.9% (222,731 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,516,352 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 2.44% (31,300 Vehicles Sold This Month, 205,742 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 0.6% (217,181 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,448,621 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Down 0.2% (32,161 Vehicles Sold This Month, 231,044 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 2% (30,130 Vehicles Sold This Month, 212,258 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 7.1% (27,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 186,153 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 15.5% (957 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,261 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Mitsubishi - Up 23.9% (7,868 Vehicles Sold This Month, 57,412 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 23% (73,216 Vehicles Sold This Month, 474,905 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 22.2% (10,433 Vehicles Sold This Month, 74,713 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 21.3% (9,536 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,648 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 20.8% (17,654 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,269 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Acura - Up 19.5% (14,915 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,002 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Up 17.6% (20,791 Vehicles Sold This Month, 127,105 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Up 14.8% (5,619 Vehicles Sold This Month, 34,985 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 10.5% (50,517 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,935 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Up 10% (25,722 Vehicles Sold This Month, 195,970 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche - Up 10% (4,730 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,868 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 9.1% (29,816 Vehicles Sold This Month, 188,664 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 7.9% (5,011 Vehicles Sold This Month, 37,323 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Up 7.8% (188,790 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,242,409 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Up 7.7% (56,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,263 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 6.7% (120,439 Vehicles Sold This Month, 792,642 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Up 6.5% (131,409 Vehicles Sold This Month, 797,323 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Up 6% (71,013 Vehicles Sold This Month, 442,163 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Up 4.6% (1,242 Vehicles Sold This Month, 9,078 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 4.3% (213,195 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,459,704 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Up 2.44% (31,300 Vehicles Sold This Month, 205,742 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Up 2.1% (26,970 Vehicles Sold This Month, 195,593 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 1.4% (48,777 Vehicles Sold This Month, 313,490 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 1.2% (27,526 Vehicles Sold This Month, 192,496 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Up 1% (38,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 269,103 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Down 0.6% (187,365 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,259,957 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Down 2.3% (2,163 Vehicles Sold This Month, 15,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Down 7.1% (14,154 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,053 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Down 7.1% (27,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 186,153 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Down 10.7% (5,191 Vehicles Sold This Month, 35,451 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Down 13% (37,649 Vehicles Sold This Month, 294,791 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Down 15% (3,235 Vehicles Sold This Month, 25,033 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Down 15.5% (957 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,261 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Smart - Down 67.4% (441 Vehicles Sold This Month, 4,065 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (48 Vehicles Sold This Month, 368 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
  4. Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 23.9% (7,868 Vehicles Sold This Month, 57,412 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 20.8% (17,654 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,269 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 14.8% (5,619 Vehicles Sold This Month, 34,985 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 10.5% (50,517 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,935 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10% (4,730 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,868 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan North America - Up 7.8% (130,872 Vehicles Sold This Month, 867,355 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 7.7% (146,324 Vehicles Sold This Month, 899,325 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 7.7% (56,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,263 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 7.3% (6,253 Vehicles Sold This Month, 46,401 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 6.4% (272,512 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,778,057 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 6% (178,027 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,260,170 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 6% (71,013 Vehicles Sold This Month, 442,163 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 4.9% (222,731 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,516,352 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 2.44% (31,300 Vehicles Sold This Month, 205,742 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 0.6% (217,181 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,448,621 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Down 0.2% (32,161 Vehicles Sold This Month, 231,044 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 2% (30,130 Vehicles Sold This Month, 212,258 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 7.1% (27,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 186,153 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 15.5% (957 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,261 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Mitsubishi - Up 23.9% (7,868 Vehicles Sold This Month, 57,412 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 23% (73,216 Vehicles Sold This Month, 474,905 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 22.2% (10,433 Vehicles Sold This Month, 74,713 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 21.3% (9,536 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,648 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 20.8% (17,654 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,269 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Acura - Up 19.5% (14,915 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,002 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Up 17.6% (20,791 Vehicles Sold This Month, 127,105 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Up 14.8% (5,619 Vehicles Sold This Month, 34,985 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 10.5% (50,517 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,935 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Up 10% (25,722 Vehicles Sold This Month, 195,970 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche - Up 10% (4,730 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,868 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 9.1% (29,816 Vehicles Sold This Month, 188,664 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 7.9% (5,011 Vehicles Sold This Month, 37,323 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Up 7.8% (188,790 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,242,409 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Up 7.7% (56,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,263 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 6.7% (120,439 Vehicles Sold This Month, 792,642 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Up 6.5% (131,409 Vehicles Sold This Month, 797,323 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Up 6% (71,013 Vehicles Sold This Month, 442,163 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Up 4.6% (1,242 Vehicles Sold This Month, 9,078 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 4.3% (213,195 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,459,704 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Up 2.44% (31,300 Vehicles Sold This Month, 205,742 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Up 2.1% (26,970 Vehicles Sold This Month, 195,593 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 1.4% (48,777 Vehicles Sold This Month, 313,490 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 1.2% (27,526 Vehicles Sold This Month, 192,496 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Up 1% (38,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 269,103 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Down 0.6% (187,365 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,259,957 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Down 2.3% (2,163 Vehicles Sold This Month, 15,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Down 7.1% (14,154 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,053 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Down 7.1% (27,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 186,153 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Down 10.7% (5,191 Vehicles Sold This Month, 35,451 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Down 13% (37,649 Vehicles Sold This Month, 294,791 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Down 15% (3,235 Vehicles Sold This Month, 25,033 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Down 15.5% (957 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,261 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Smart - Down 67.4% (441 Vehicles Sold This Month, 4,065 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (48 Vehicles Sold This Month, 368 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) View full article
  5. Toyota Reports More Than 200,000 in Sales for Fifth Consecutive Month Toyota Division is No. 1 retail brand in July TMS light trucks set July sales record Camry No. 1 selling car in America TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2015 sales of 217,181 units, an increase of 0.6 percent from July 2014 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in July 2015 as in July 2014, sales were up 0.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota Division posted July 2015 sales of 187,365 units, down 0.6 percent on a volume and DSR basis. "July auto sales showed no signs of slow down for the industry," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager. "Led by Tacoma sales, the Toyota division light trucks posted a best-ever July." Lexus reported July sales of 29,816 units, up 9.1 percent from July 2014 on a volume basis and DSR basis. “We continue to see strong demand for luxury utility vehicles. In fact, this past July marked the GX model’s best July sales since 2005,” said Jeff Bracken Lexus group vice president and general manager. “On the heels of strong sales of NX, and with a new LX and RX models arriving to showrooms in the coming months, we are very excited about the future of our lineup of luxury utility vehicles.” July 2015 Highlights: Camry was best-selling car in July; posted sales of 38,435 units Corolla posted sales of 30,249 units Total TMS light trucks up 8.6 percent, a July record Highlander up more than 12 percent 4Runner up almost 26 percent RAV4 posted sales of 26,709 units Combined Tacoma and Tundra pickup sales up almost 17 percent Lexus luxury utility vehicles up nearly 28 percent All-new NX posted sales of 4,337 units GX up about 20 percent with sales of 2,337 units, best July since 2005
  6. Mitsubishi Motors July Sales Results Continue The Brand's Notable Pace July sales mark seventeen months of year-over-year sales increases Best ever July sales for Outlander Sport CYPRESS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) achieved its 17th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases in July, reporting 7,868 units sold – an increase of 23.9 percent from July 2014. Year-to-date sales are up 24.8 percent over a strong July performance in 2014. "July was another great sales month for the Mitsubishi Motors brand," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of MMNA. "The sales growth we have seen these past seventeen months is a testimony that we provide affordable and reliable vehicles that consumers desire. Outlander Sport had its best July sales since the launch of the vehicle. "As the new 2016 Outlander starts to arrive in dealerships this month, we are seeing an 86 percent increase in sales over the same month last year; the new Outlander is poised to attract even more buyers to the brand thanks to its new looks coupled to its incredible pricing." The new Outlander features over 100 upgrades to its predecessor at a $200 lower starting MSRP. And like all Mitsubishi vehicles sold in the United States, it is backed up with an industry-leading powertrain limited warranty.
  7. FCA US LLC Reports July 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 6 Percent; Best July Sales Since 2005 64th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Jeep® brand sales up 23 percent; best July sales ever Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass record their best July sales ever Chrysler 200 sales up 85 percent; best July sales ever Eight FCA US vehicles post sales records in July August 3, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 178,027 units, a 6 percent increase compared with sales in July 2014 (167,667 units), and the group’s best July sales since 2005. The Chrysler, Jeep®, and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in July 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 during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 64-consecutive months. “Last week FCA announced a 69 percent increase in second quarter profits and now we post our best July U.S. sales since 2005,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “With Jeep sales up 23 percent, we were also able to achieve our 64th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.” Eight FCA US vehicles set records in the month of July, including the Chrysler 200, which posted the largest percentage year-over-year increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month. Sales of the 200 were up 85 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best July sales ever. In addition, the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best July sales ever. FCA US finished the month of July with an 82-day supply of inventory (563,809 units). U.S. industry sales figures for July are internally projected at an estimated 17.8 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). Jeep® Brand Jeep brand sales increased 23 percent, the brand’s best July sales ever and its 22nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Four Jeep brand vehicles set records last month. The Wrangler, Cherokee, Patriot and Compass each posted their best July sales ever. The Patriot’s 22 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any Jeep brand model for the month. Sales of the all-new Jeep Renegade, the most capable small sport-utility vehicle (SUV), were up 30 percent compared with sales in the previous month of June. Sales of the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 5 percent, its best July sales in 10 years. In July, the Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – ranked highest among Mid-Size SUVs for the fifth-consecutive year in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Chrysler Brand Chrysler brand sales were up 10 percent, the brand’s best July sales in eight years and its 13th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 85 percent in July, the mid-size sedan’s best July sales ever and its 11th-consecutive month of logging a sales record. Sales of the Chrysler 300 were up 6 percent, the flagship sedan’s best July sales since 2007. The 300 ranked the highest in the Large Car segment in the recent J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). The study is based on responses from more than 84,000 owners of new 2015 model year vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City and Ram Cargo Van, were up 1 percent in July, the brand’s best July sales since 2006. Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 1 percent in July, the pickup’s best July sales in 10 years. Ram ProMaster sales were up 25 percent, the full-size van’s best July sales since it was launched in October 2013. ProMaster City sales were up 33 percent compared with the previous month of June. The first 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty with a ground-stomping, best-in-class 900 lb.-ft. of torque rolled off the line at FCA’s Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in July. Dodge Brand Both the Challenger and Journey posted their best July sales ever. Challenger sales were up 20 percent as the muscle car logged its sixth sales record this year. For the second time in three years, the Challenger in July ranked highest in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards in the Sporty Car segment. Journey sales increased 16 percent, the mid-size crossover’s best July sales ever and its fourth sales record so far this year. Charger sales were up 5 percent for its best July sales in three years. Charger and Challenger ranked highest in their segments in last month’s J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The full-size Durango SUV turned in its best July sales in two years. Dodge brand sales were down 13 percent in July, compared with the same month a year ago. FIAT Brand Sales of the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X, the newest addition to the FIAT brand vehicle lineup, increased 197 percent in July compared with the previous month of June. FIAT dealers sold 962 units of the new crossover in July and will continue to see greater numbers of the new model arriving this month as production is ramped up. The 500 ranked highest in the City Car segment in last month’s J.D. Power APEAL study. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, 500L, and 500X were down 15 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago.
  8. Mercedes-Benz July Sales Hit All-Time High Of 27,526 Units MBUSA posts 6.9% year-to-date increase to 212,258 ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record July sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand at 27,526, increasing 1.2% from the 27,192 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Sprinter delivered 2,163 sales for the month of July, combining with 441 units at smart for a monthly total of 30,130 for MBUSA. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 192,496, up 7.7%. Adding year-to-date sales of 15,697 for Sprinter Vans and 4,065 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 212,258 units through July. "We are seeing strong momentum in the marketplace as we move through the third quarter," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "This will increase as our SUV product offensive continues with the GLE and GLE Coupe, and the all new GLC later this year." July sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 6,384 units, up 12.0% from the same month last year. The E-Class followed with July sales of 4,893, while the M-Class rounded out the top three at 3,851. Mercedes-AMG high-performance models posted a 7.3% monthly sales increase to 931 units in July, while year-to-date sales climbed 7.6% to 6,979. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models hit 571 for the month and 8,065 year-to-date. Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered July sales of 9,669, up 6.1% from the same month in 2014, with a year-to-date total of 68,543.
  9. Porsche Reports July 2015 Sales U.S. Porsche dealers sell 4,730 vehicles in July ATLANTA, Aug. 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 July 2015 sales of 4,730 vehicles, up 10 percent over July 2014. The Macan had a successful month with 1,533 vehicles delivered. The Cayman model line is up seven percent, supported by deliveries of the new Cayman GT4, compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date, PCNA has delivered 29,868 Porsche vehicles, yielding a sales increase of 10 percent year-over-year. Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the United States were 1,256 for July 2015, up 26 percent compared to July 2014.
  10. Mazda Reports July Sales IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported U.S. sales for July 2015 of 27,157 vehicles, representing a 7.1-percent decrease versus July 2014. Through July, Mazda has sold 186,153 vehicles year-to-date, representing a year-over-year increase. Key July 2015 sales notes: Mazda3 recorded its best July since 2010 at 9,504 (2010 July sales were 9,389). The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata went on sale in July, contributing to MX-5's best July since 2008 at 1,130 units (2008 sales were 1,181). Mazda CX-5 recorded its best July ever with 9,530 vehicles sold. Combined sales of Mazda's sixth-generation vehicles (Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5 Miata and CX-5) were up 7.9 percent YOY and 4.5 percent YTD. 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 July 2015, 90.3 percent of Mazdas sold were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.
  11. KIA MOTORS AMERICA SETS THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY SALES RECORD WITH BEST-EVER JULY PERFORMANCE Year-To-Date Sales Up 7.7 Percent; Forte Compacts Up 41 Percent in July IRVINE, Calif., August 3, 2015 – After outpacing the industry with the best first-half sales performance in company history, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) momentum continued in July with a record 56,311 vehicles sold. Kia is up 5.0 percent year-to-date, and the best-ever July sales total came in a month that saw: The K900 earn the highest-ever overall score in AutoPacific’s® Vehicle Satisfaction Awards as well as Cadenza, Soul and Sportage topping their respective segments Soul EV availability expand to Oregon and Washington The Sedona win the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEALsm) award in the Minivan segment. “SUVs continue to push the industry, and while Sportage and Sorento were part of that trend, the big news for Kia is that our car line continues to make gains as demonstrated by the Forte compacts’ sharp increase in July,” said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA. “Consumer confidence remains high, and with Kia's standing as a proven quality leader we are seeing customers shopping the brand in increasing numbers as our summer sales event continues."
  12. Jaguar Land Rover Reports U.S. Sales for July 2015 Jaguar Land Rover U.S. July sales increase 7 percent with 6,253 units sold for the company's best July retail month since 2005 Land Rover up 8 percent for the 2nd best Land Rover July sales month ever driven by Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport Range Rover Evoque sets new all-time U.S. sales high with 1,497 units sold, up 69 percent Jaguar up 5 percent on Jaguar XF sales growth. (MAHWAH, NJ) - Aug 1, 2015 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported July 2015 U.S. sales. Sales for both brands hit 6,253 units, a 7 percent increase from 5,830 units in July 2014. Land Rover sales reached 5,011 units up 8 percent from 4,643 units in July 2014; Jaguar sales were 1,242 units, up 5 percent from 1,187 units in July 2014. Year-to-date in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales hit 46,401 units, an increase of 15 percent over 2014. "We continued to see strong demand for both Jaguar and Land Rover brands this month, allowing us to hit our best July sales results since 2005 and our best Range Rover Evoque month ever," said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America. "We are pleased that through July of this year we have solid growth of 15 percent and are well set to launch multiple new products in the months ahead." U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS Land Rover Land Rover had its second best July retail month ever (2005 was the best ever) with 5,011 total units sold this month. Range Rover Evoque had its best sales month ever, with 1,497 sales, up 69 percent from 888 sales in July 2014. Year to date 2015, Land Rover is at an all-time U.S. high of 37,323 sales, up 21 percent from 2014. Jaguar For Jaguar, sales increased 5 percent to 1,242 units. The volume and growth leader in July was the Jaguar XF, up 96 percent with 470 units sold vs. 240 in July 2014. For the first half of 2015, Jaguar brand is down 4 percent to 9,078 units from 9,504 in 2014. Jaguar F-TYPE sales for the year have increased 15 percent to 2,577 units from 2,238 YTD 2014.
  13. Volvo Announces July Sales Strong demand for XC60, XC90 lead to 14.8 percent increase ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (August 3, 2015) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 5,619 units, a 14.8 percent increase versus July 2014. Year-to-date sales are up 2 percent over the first seven months of 2014. The top seller for the month was the XC60 crossover with 2,146 units sold, a 23.9 percent increase versus July 2014. The all-new XC90 luxury SUV finished the month in the second spot with 1,176 units sold, while strong demand continues. “The positive U.S. sales results for this month is very encouraging and part of the planned growth in the market,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President, Americas. “The XC90 has been extremely well received, coupled with the strong increases for our other models, we are at the forefront of the transformation of our U.S. business.” 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.
  14. Hyundai Motor America Delivers Best July Ever Best All-Time Sales Month for Santa Fe Family CUV Segment Up 25 Percent Compared to July 2014 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Backed by a strong month of CUV and mid-size sedan sales, Hyundai Motor America reported its best July ever with 71,013 units sold, up 6 percent compared to July 2014. "With the increased availability of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport we experienced the strongest sales month ever with those models up a whopping 35 percent combined," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president, national sales, Hyundai Motor America. "The Tucson, our compact CUV, saw sales gains of 4 percent and with the all-new Tucson just arriving at dealerships we anticipate further growth in the months ahead." The mid-size Sonata sedan saw sales of 22,080, a gain of 12 percent, representing the best July sales ever for the vehicle. Hyundai's sub-compact Accent achieved a gain of 14 percent, and Elantra family, although flat versus last year, sold 22,135 units.
  15. August 3, 2015 SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. ANNOUNCES BEST MONTH EVER SALES RESULTS Monthly sales increase 10.5 percent over July 2014 44th consecutive month of year-over-year growth Best July ever for XV Crosstrek, WRX/STI, Forester and Impreza Best month ever for WRX/STI and XV Crosstrek 13.8 percent increase YTD over 2014 24th consecutive month of more than 10,000 Foresters sold 17th consecutive month of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 50,517 vehicle sales for July 2015, a 10.5 percent increase over July 2014 sales of 45,714. July marks the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in August 2014 (50,246). The company also reported year-to-date sales of 322,935 vehicles, a 13.8 percent gain over the same period in 2014. July marked the 17th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company which continues to outpace the industry. XV Crosstrek, WRX/STI, Forester and Impreza sales were notably strong as each model line achieved its best July ever. The Forester posted a 9 percent increase, the Impreza a 22 percent increase, while the WRX/STI posted a record sales month and the most gains with an 85 percent sales increase. The XV Crosstrek continued to bring in strong sales with an increase of 30 percent, which also represented a monthly record. "We are delighted to have achieved a new monthly sales record,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We would not have been able to achieve our current level of success without the hard work and dedication of our retailers, employees and independent distributors.” “We have seen record numbers of consumers considering the Subaru brand. Consumers are not just shopping a single model – there has been strong demand for Outback, Forester, XV Crosstrek, Legacy, Impreza, as well as our performance models WRX and STI,” said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “Almost 60 percent of our sales this year have been to customers new to the brand and we continue to work closely with our parent company to maximize production to meet the demand,” added Walters.
  16. August 3, 2015 SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. ANNOUNCES BEST MONTH EVER SALES RESULTS Monthly sales increase 10.5 percent over July 2014 44th consecutive month of year-over-year growth Best July ever for XV Crosstrek, WRX/STI, Forester and Impreza Best month ever for WRX/STI and XV Crosstrek 13.8 percent increase YTD over 2014 24th consecutive month of more than 10,000 Foresters sold 17th consecutive month of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 50,517 vehicle sales for July 2015, a 10.5 percent increase over July 2014 sales of 45,714. July marks the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in August 2014 (50,246). The company also reported year-to-date sales of 322,935 vehicles, a 13.8 percent gain over the same period in 2014. July marked the 17th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company which continues to outpace the industry. XV Crosstrek, WRX/STI, Forester and Impreza sales were notably strong as each model line achieved its best July ever. The Forester posted a 9 percent increase, the Impreza a 22 percent increase, while the WRX/STI posted a record sales month and the most gains with an 85 percent sales increase. The XV Crosstrek continued to bring in strong sales with an increase of 30 percent, which also represented a monthly record. "We are delighted to have achieved a new monthly sales record,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We would not have been able to achieve our current level of success without the hard work and dedication of our retailers, employees and independent distributors.” “We have seen record numbers of consumers considering the Subaru brand. Consumers are not just shopping a single model – there has been strong demand for Outback, Forester, XV Crosstrek, Legacy, Impreza, as well as our performance models WRX and STI,” said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “Almost 60 percent of our sales this year have been to customers new to the brand and we continue to work closely with our parent company to maximize production to meet the demand,” added Walters.
  17. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JULY SALES GAIN OF 2.4 PERCENT OVER JULY 2014 July sales total 31,300 units, a 2.4 percent increase over July 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,717 units, a 174.6 percent increase Golf delivered 1,890 units for the month, a 162.9 percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 11,467 units, a 4.2 percent increase Tiguan delivered 2,407 units, a 13.5 percent increase High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 25.7 percent of sales in July Herndon, VA — (August 3, 2015) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 31,300 units delivered in July 2015. The all-new Golf family of vehicles continued to find success in the market. In July, Golf family sales totaled 6,717 units and the 2015 Golf TDI® Clean Diesel earned yet another accolade: a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the “lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car” with a remarkable 81.17 mpg. “We are encouraged by the consistent sales growth for the Golf across all models within the family. The latest Guinness World Records achievement for the Golf TDI adds to the suite of accolades which also includes the 2015 North American Car of the Year and Motor Trend Car of the Year,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. The Jetta, which was refreshed for the 2015 model year and has a suite of available driver assistance features, continued to show its strength as a core model, with 11,467 units delivered, a 4.2 percent increase over the previous July. Recently, Volkswagen unveiled the latest model, the 2016 Jetta GLI, the performance version of its best-selling car. The newest edition of the GLI offers new, class leading infotainment features as well as a bold, sporty look for the 2016 model year and will hit showrooms later this summer. The Tiguan delivered 2,407 units, marking a 13.5 percent increase over the previous July. The Touareg, refreshed for 2015, delivered 676 units: 374 of these were TDI® Clean Diesel models, amounting to 55 percent of its sales. The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 6,904 units delivered for the month. Volkswagen recently introduced the value laden Limited Edition model, which has a starting MSRP of $23,995. This month Volkswagen Chattanooga produced its 500,000th Passat.
  18. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for July 2015 of 130,872 units, an increase of 7.8 percent over the prior year and a July record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished July with 120,439 sales, up 6.7 percent and also a July record. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs were up 22 percent. Sales of the Nissan Rogue crossover set a July record at 25,081, an increase of 50.9 percent. Sales of the Murano crossover increased 17.7 percent to 5,459. Nissan’s best-selling vehicle – Altima – set a July record with 33,842 sales, up 27 percent. Infiniti today reported sales of 10,433 vehicles in the U.S. during July, an increase of 22.2 percent versus the prior year. Sales of the Q50 sports sedan totaled 3,807, an increase of 54.7 percent. Deliveries of the updated 2015 Q70 luxury performance sedan and new Q70L long wheelbase model increased 110.3 percent. The QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover was up 68.5 percent, an all-time sales performance record. In all, Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicles were up 40.8 percent over prior year.
  19. Honda and Acura Trucks Combine for New American Honda Sales Record as Company Reports Robust July 2015 Sales Gains Aug 3, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda shattered its previous July truck sales record set in 2006, climbing 13.2 percent on sales of 70,613 units leading an overall 7.7 percent increase for the month Honda CR-V has best-ever July with 31,785 units sold for an increase of 11.4 percent Acura RDX jumps 29.6 percent on sales of 4,577 for another July record Acura ILX also has best July with sales up 30.6 percent, joining TLX to boost Acura cars more than 100 percent for the month American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported an increase of 7.7 percent in July 2015, on sales of 146,324 Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda and Acura trucks led the July sales gain, combining for a 13.2 percent increase on sales of 70,613 vehicles. Honda Division sales rose 6.5 percent overall on sales of 131,409 units, while Acura reported a gain of 19.5 percent with 14,915 vehicles sold in July. Honda Honda trucks had another strong month, jumping 16.2 percent on sales of 61,059 vehicles. CR-V led the way with sales of over 31,000 units while the new HR-V grabbed 5,909 sales and, despite the continued production ramp-up, the brand-new 2016 Pilot earned nearly 10,000 new customers in July—its first full month on the market. Odyssey also gained significantly in July. Despite the market rush toward trucks, Civic and Accord each posted stronger performances over 30,000 units – with Civic gaining 3.7 percent on sales of 31,139 while 34,496 Accords were sold in July to nearly match a very strong July 2014. The award-winning CR-V rolled on to yet another record month, posting an 11.4 percent gain on sales of 31,785 units. Odyssey maintained its upward trend, increasing 17.8 percent on sales of 12,851 vehicles in July. 31,139 Civics were sold in July for a gain of 3.7 percent. "This is not only the strongest lineup of Honda light trucks in our history, from top to bottom it is one of the hottest lineups in the industry's hottest segment—trucks," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "What feels really good is that Honda automobiles are also showing considerable strength, even with the new 2016 Accord and all-new Civic on the horizon." Acura With a nearly 20 percent overall gain, sedans continue to evolve into one of the key Acura brand success stories. The recently refreshed ILX steps up with a best-ever July, combining with a still-streaking TLX to push Acura cars up 101.7 percent for the month. The RDX showed renewed strength as it set a new July benchmark with a nearly 30 percent gain, while the MDX is working through inventory issues. The redesigned ILX posted a second straight monthly record, gaining 30.6 percent on sales of 1,613 units The refreshed RDX continued its gains, jumping 29.6 percent with sales of 4,577 units in July Acura sedan sales totaled 5,361 in July, up 101.7 percent for the month. "With Acura sedan sales continuing to strengthen, the Acura brand is on its strongest footing in years," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. "With both sedans and trucks clicking with luxury buyers Acura is on pace for our best sales year in nearly a decade."
  20. Audi sets 55th straight monthly U.S. record with 20.8% gain in July 2015 August 03, 2015 | HERNDON, Virginia Fourth-best sales month in Audi of America history Demand for Audi SUV models increased 68.4% for the month All-time best July sales of Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles Audi reported that its July 2015 sales increased 20.8% to 17,654 vehicles, a total that stands as the fourth-best monthly result ever in the U.S. market. Audi achieved its best-ever July sales in the U.S., marking the 55th consecutive monthly sales record. The previous July record was set in 2014 with 14,616 Audi vehicles sold. Through the first seven months of 2015, Audi U.S. sales rose 12.4% from last year to 111,269 vehicles. July results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with a 68.4% increase in sales encompassing the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models. The Q5 posted a 47.4% increase from last year, while the Q7 posted a 34.1% increase from last July. “The showroom traffic that our dealers saw in July indicates that demand across the Audi product lineup is hotter than ever,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “We are confident that the Audi momentum will continue into the autumn selling season with the release of the entire model-year 2016 portfolio and the upcoming launches of the all-new TT and the first plug-in Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron.” The A3 model line achieved robust sales in July with a 46.3% increase over July 2014 sales. The A6 and A7 models also performed well, with year-over-year increases of 5.9% and 15.8%, respectively. Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales also set a new July record, with a 10.3% gain on 4,542 CPO vehicles sold. CPO sales year-to-date have increased 9.5%. Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.
  21. FORD POSTS BEST JULY U.S. SALES PERFORMANCE IN NINE YEARS ON STRONG DEMAND FOR ITS NEWEST VEHICLES Total Ford Motor Company U.S. sales up 5 percent last month – its best July since 2006; retail sales up 5 percent Ford F-Series has best July retail sales results in nine years, while still delivering record average transaction pricing; Ford commercial vans post best July sales in 15 years Ford brand SUV sales up 11 percent last month for best July sales performance in 10 years. Sales of new Ford Explorer increase 27 percent, all-new Ford Edge up 17 percent, Ford Escape up 10 percent – an all-time July sales record Fusion achieves best July ever; Mustang has best July performance since 2008 Lincoln brand delivers best July sales results in a decade, driven by strong demand for its newest SUVs, which post best July sales since 2001 DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 3, 2015 – Strong demand for its newest products lifted Ford Motor Company to its best July U.S. sales performance since 2006, with a total of 222,731 vehicles sold last month. Retail sales increased 5 percent. “We continue seeing even stronger demand for our newest products, especially F-150, Explorer, Edge, Mustang and Transit,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “With continued improvement in inventory, F-Series retail momentum continued building in July. Customers truly value the new F-150’s capability, performance and fuel efficiency.” F-Series retail sales are up 13 percent, providing the best July retail results since 2006, even with continued all-time record transaction pricing – up $3,200 versus a year ago. Van sales increased 14 percent last month with a total of 16,090 vehicles sold. The all-new Transit, which posted sales of 8,025 vehicles for July, drove Ford’s commercial van business to 15-year sales highs. Ford brand SUV sales of 67,282 vehicles represent an 11 percent increase over year-ago levels, delivering the best July sales results since 2005 Escape sales increased 10 percent, with 29,253 vehicles sold, representing an all-time July sales record. Explorer momentum continued with 21,361 sales – a 27 percent increase. All-new Edge performance contributed to the increase as well, with sales up 17 percent for July. Edge and Explorer are turning fast on dealer lots at just 18 days and 13 days, respectively. Fusion sales of 25,105 vehicles last month, posted an increase of 5 percent, marking Fusion’s best July sales performance ever. With 8,482 cars sold, Mustang sales increased 29 percent compared to a year ago. Southern California, America’s largest sports car region, continues to drive Mustang performance, with retail sales up 81 percent in July. Lincoln sales increased 21 percent versus a year ago – the luxury brand’s best July results in a decade. Lincoln MKC was up 60 percent, while the new Navigator saw a 24 percent gain relative to a year ago. The all-new Lincoln MKX delivered a 27 percent increase, turning on dealer lots in just six days.

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