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  1. Volvo Announces September Sales ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Oct. 1, 2013) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 4,188 units, a 15.9 percent decrease versus September 2012. Year-to-date sales are down 6.6 percent over the first nine months of 2012. The S60 sports sedan was the top seller for the month with 1,545 units sold (up 4.1 percent year-over-year). The XC60 crossover finished the month right behind with 1,355 units sold (up 12.3 percent year-over-year).
  2. Mercedes-Benz Delivers Banner Q3 Finish With September Sales Of 24,697 MBUSA posts ninth month of record sales for 2013 at 236,933 MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported the highest September sales in its history with 27,474 units sold across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines—an increase of 5.8% from the 25,980 vehicles sold in September 2012. Retail volumes for the Mercedes-Benz brand rose 6.7% over the same period last year to 24,697, while year-to-date sales hit a benchmark 215,056 units, up 12.2%. Adding year-to-date sales of 14,940 for Sprinter Vans and 6,937 vehicles at smart, MBUSA's year-to-date total reached 236,933 units, marking a best-ever third quarter for both the Mercedes-Benz brand and MBUSA. "We're making history this month and not just in terms of our record sales pace," said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "September marked a recalibration moment for Mercedes-Benz as we began delivery of our new gateway, the CLA, to dealerships across the country. After just over a week on the market, this car sold more than 2,300 units. We're confident the CLA will be a driving point of our success as we head toward another banner sales year." September sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The sporty C-Class took the top spot at 6,389 units sold, followed by the E-Class with sales of 5,647 vehicles, up 17.0%. MBUSA's top-selling SUV, the M-Class, rounded out the top three at 3,180 units, a 30.4% increase over the same period last year. In total, sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars climbed 10.9% compared to the first three quarters of 2012, increasing to 138,282 from 124,637. Likewise, the brand's light truck offerings were up 14.6% from the 66,981 units sold in the first nine months of 2012 to 76,774 in 2013. The Sprinter model line posted a month-to-date increase of 20.0% to 2,152 units, boosted by sales of the redesigned 2014 lineup which began rolling into dealerships at the beginning of September. Month-to-date volumes at smart reached 625 units. Sales of Mercedes-Benz's BlueTEC diesel models were 1,364 in September, up 193.3% from the 465 vehicles sold during the same period last year. The company's high-performance AMG models finished the month with sales of 675, up 48.4% fromSeptember 2012. Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,649 vehicles in September. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 72,890 vehicles, up 22.3% over the 59,586 units sold during the comparable period in 2012.
  3. October 01, 2013 Toyota Continues to See Growth with Sales-Per-Day Increase in September 2013 Corolla sales up as all-new model reaches showrooms; Camry is once again No. 1 TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported September 2013 sales results of 164,457 units, an increase of 4 percent over September 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 23 selling days in September 2013 versus 25 selling days in September 2012, TMS sales decreased 4.3 percent from year-ago month. Toyota Division posted September 2013 sales of 144,935 units, up 4 percent year-over-year on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Toyota division sales decreased 4.3 percent over September 2012. "September was a solid month for the auto industry despite two fewer selling days," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager. "Industry fundamentals are strong as interest rates stay low and consumers remain confident." Lexus reported September sales of 19,522 units, a 4.1 percent increase on a DSR basis and a 4.2 percent decrease on a raw volume basis, both year-over-year. "September was another good IS month, along with continued healthy year to date results for RX, ES and LS," said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "Additionally, we anticipate a strong final quarter pace to close out the 2013 calendar year." Other Highlights: All-new Corolla posts sales of 23,251 units Camry is best-selling car in America with sales of almost 32,000 units All-new Avalon posts triple-digit gains for seventh month in a row TMS hybrids retains more than half of the market with sales of nearly 23,500 units Prius family records sales of 15,890 units All-new RAV4 increases 15.5 percent with a best-ever September Sienna up 4.5 percent with sales of more than 9,000 units Toyota division pickups post sales of more than 20,000 units All-new Lexus IS up more than 42 percent Lexus LS up more than 36 percent Lexus ES is volume car leader with sales of 4,866 units Lexus RX up almost 8 percent with sales of 7,601 units
  4. JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 Jaguar Land Rover North America increases 1 percent in September Jaguar continues U.S. growth streak with 31 percent growth in September on new XF and XJ all wheel drive models and F-TYPE sales Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque see strong increases in September, up 23 percent and 26 percent respectively Land Rover U.S. sales decrease 7 percent for month due to tight supply of Range Rover Sport during launch; Land Rover brand up 12 percent year-to-date (MAHWAH, NJ) – October 1, 2013 – Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported September 2013 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 1,313 units, 31 percent up from 1,004 units in September 2012; Land Rover sales were 3,387 units, down 7 percent from 3,636 units in September 2012. Jaguar Land Rover North America September U.S. sales for both brands hit 4,700 units, a 1 percent increase from 4,640 units in September 2012. Year to date through September, Jaguar Land Rover North America is up 16 percent, with Jaguar up 30 percent and Land Rover up 12 percent. "Jaguar brand, led by our updated lineup of sedans and sports cars, continues to be one of the hottest brands in the business, with a thirty percent rise in September,” said Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “On the Land Rover side, the Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque continued their consistent growth pace this year, though overall sales were down for the month as we ramp up supply of the new Range Rover Sport to meet demand.” U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was the growth leader for Land Rover in September, with an increase of 26 percent to 706 units from 559 units in September, 2012. Year to date, the Range Rover Evoque is up 31 percent. Range Rover sales were 693 units, up 23 percent from 564 in September, 2012. Year to date, the Range Rover model is up 39 percent from 2012. In the 2013 J.D. Power 2013 U.S. APEAL Study, the Range Rover was the industry’s highest scoring model. Land Rover's 2014 model year line-up features five models: The 240-hp 2.0 liter powered LR2 and Range Rover Evoque; the LR4 powered by the supercharged 340-hp V6; the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover, both available with the 340-hp V6 and 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains. Jaguar For the month of September, the Jaguar XF was the Jaguar volume and growth leader with 632 units sold, up 47 percent from 429 sales in September 2012. Year to date, the XF is up 34 percent. The Jaguar XJ sales were 442 units, up 5 percent from 422 in September, 2012. All-wheel drive models now make up approximately half of all XJ sales. Year to date, Jaguar sales are 12,447, up 30 percent from 9,550 sales, with both XJ and XF sales increasing on the appeal of new powertrains and All Wheel Drive. For MY14 the transformed Jaguar U.S. lineup includes: • Instinctive All Wheel Drive™ – Available on both the XF and XJ • Supercharged 340hp V6 engines in the XF and XJ • Turbocharged 240hp four cylinder engine available in the XF • Eight Speed ZF® Automatic Transmissions on all XF and XJ models • Auto Engine Stop/Start on select XF and XJ models The 2014 Jaguar line-up features four models: The Jaguar XJ luxury sedan, powered by a 340-hp supercharged V6 in rear wheel or all wheel drive configuration, a 470-hp supercharged V8 or a 550-hp supercharged V8 in the XJR model. The Jaguar XF sports sedan powered by a 240-hp turbocharged four cylinder, a 340-hp supercharged V6 in rear wheel or all wheel drive configurations, a 470-hp supercharged V8, a 510-hp Supercharged V8 in the XFR, and a 550-hp Supercharged V8 in the XFR-S. The XK coupe and convertible grand touring cars are powered by either a 385-hp V8 or a 510-hp supercharged V8 in the XKR. Jaguar also offers its highest performance models ever, the 2014 Jaguar XKR-S coupe and convertible with a 550-hp supercharged V8. The 2014 MY Jaguar F-TYPE convertible comes in three variants, 340-hp F-TYPE, 380-hp F-TYPE S and 495-hp F-TYPE V8 S.
  5. KIA MOTORS AMERICA REPORTS SEPTEMBER SALES Optima Leads Sales for 22nd Consecutive Month IRVINE, Calif., October 1, 2013 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported September sales of 38,003 units, led for the 22nd straight month by the U.S.-built* Optima. There are seven all-new or significantly redesigned Kia vehicles scheduled to arrive in showrooms this calendar year, and October will mark the start of sales for numbers four and five in the form of the all-new, second-generation Soul urban passenger vehicle and the redesigned 2014 Optima midsize sedan.
  6. HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS SEPTEMBER SALES Second-best September Ever Accent, Elantra, Azera, Genesis & Equus all shine Hyundai Santa Fe Advances in North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Competition COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today announced sales for the month of September of 55,102 units, down eight percent versus the same period in 2012, with two fewer selling days. On a selling-day adjusted basis, September sales were up one percent versus last year, representing the second-best September in company history. Fleet sales represented 16 percent of total sales. “After consistently experiencing year-over-year sales gains in 2013, we definitely felt a market pull-back during the month of September,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales. “A shorter selling month certainly contributed to this softening but waning consumer confidence influenced by concerns about a potential government shutdown and uncertainty over out-of-pocket health care costs, associated with the launch of the Affordable Care Act, were likely causal factors, as well.” “We’re getting our inventories back in shape, and that helped us at the top and bottom of our lineup,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra had its best-ever September with sales up eight percent, while Accent was up 16 percent for its best September since 2002. Atop our lineup, Azera led the pack with a 67 percent sales increase and best-ever September, while the refreshed 2014 Equus was up 16 and Genesis up 10 percent on improved availability. “With significantly updated 2014 versions of Tucson, Santa Fe and Sonata arriving in retail stores this week, we’re looking forward to replenishing the remaining holes in our dealer stock and meeting consumer demand for these key models in the strong crossover and mid-size segments.” Sales of the high-demand Santa Fe, just announced this morning as a contender for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Competition, have been hampered by tight availability of high-spec Limited and Tech Package models. Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales are up the first nine months of 2013 with sales of 57,390 versus 51,923, a gain of 10.5 percent.
  7. Stylish Honda Accord and Civic Lead Honda September Sales; Acura’s Newest Products Continue to Advance Brand Growth September sales help Honda maintain a 8.7-percent year-to-date sales climb; Civic sales up 6.7 percent 10/01/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda today reported September 2013 U.S. sales of 105,563 units, a decrease of 9.9 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 2.1 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate (DSR*)), while year-to-date sales remain up 7.9 percent over 2012. Reflecting Honda's consistent focus on retail sales, the Honda brand posted September 2013 sales of 93,915 units, a decrease of 8.7 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 0.7 percent based on the DSR). Acura U.S. September sales of 11,648 units decreased 18.9 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 11.9 percent based on the DSR). Honda Strong sales of the Accord continue, up 13.8 percent year to date, on sales of 25,176 units in September Honda light truck sales are up 7.8 percent year to date compared to 2012 helped by the Ridgeline, which tallied a 7th straight month of sales gains in September, up 9.9 percent compared to 2012 Solid September sales of 22,983 units keep Civic up 8.3 percent year to date and 6.7 percent compared with last September "Even as we catch our breath from all-time record August sales and with two fewer selling days this month, the Honda brand continues on a strong pace for the year," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. "The already strong appeal of the Accord lineup will grow even greater with the launch late this month of the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which delivers 50 mpg1 city EPA-rated fuel economy." Acura Acura light truck sales including the all-new 2014 MDX and 2014 RDX are up 16.2 percent year to date compared to this point in 2012 RDX sets 17th successive monthly record, with sales of 3,022 units MDX remained the top selling Acura model in September, with sales of 4,539 units "With the all-new 2014 MDX luxury SUV hitting the sweet spot for upscale family shoppers, Acura is well positioned heading into the fall selling season," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. *The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 23 days for September 2013 and 25 days for September 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 229 days for 2013 and 230 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.
  8. MAZDA'S SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY PAVES THE WAY FOR SEPTEMBER SALES - Despite Industry Slowing, Mazda Receives Support from Mazda2, Mazda6 and CX-5 - IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported September U.S. sales of 22,464 vehicles, representing a decrease of 6.9 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through September are up 5.3 percent versus last year, with 220,490 vehicles sold. Key September sales notes: The critical sales normally attributed to the Labor Day holiday occurred in August this year, rather than in September as last year. Mazda2 showed a 153 percent increase year-over-year (YOY) with 1,916 vehicles sold. The all-new Mazda6 continues to grab consumer attention with outstanding looks and hybrid-like fuel consumption. During the month of September, Mazda6 accounted for 3,168 vehicles sold and an increase of 126 percent YOY. Additionally, along with the 2014 Mazda3, Mazda 6 was today named to the North American Car of the Year "short list". Mazda CX-5 didn't need the Labor Day selling weekend to out-perform last year's sales totals. Representing an increase of 41 percent, Mazda reported 6,280 CX-5s sold. Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY accounted for 72 percent of total sales in the month of September, as consumers continue to demand fuel efficiency without compromising driving dynamics. Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported September sales of 2,779 vehicles, up 48.0 percent versus September of last year. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
  9. CYPRESS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported September sales of 4,001, down 16.7 percent compared to September 2012. The decrease is partially due to two fewer sales days last month compared to a year ago, because Labor Day sales this year were recorded in August and last year were reported as a part of September. Sales of the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander showed a year-over-year gain of 64 percent in September. Overall Outlander sales are up 45 percent year-to-date. "We are looking forward to reviving our positive momentum in October," said MMNA President & CEO Yoichi Yokozawa. "We have just begun delivery to our dealers in the United States of the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact – the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered, non-hybrid vehicle in America. We believe Mirage will contribute to sales increases going forward." Yokozawa added, "We will also launch new television advertising for Outlander and the U.S.-built Outlander Sport, highlighting their status as "America's Safest CUV Line-up." Both vehicles have received the IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating. Highlights of MMNA year-to-date sales (January thru September 2013 compared to the same period in 2012): • Outlander up 45.1 percent • Outlander Sport up 41.1 percent • Lancer up 24.5 percent • Lancer Sportback up 12.9 percent • Lancer Evolution up 2.6 percent • i-MiEV up 123.0 percent
  10. BMW Group U.S. Reports September 2013 Sales BMW brand sales up 8.3 percent MINI brand sales up 8.3 percent, best September ever BMW Motorcycle sales up 20.9 percent Woodcliff Lake, NJ - October 1, 2013… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported September sales of 28,874 vehicles, an increase of 8.3 percent from the 26,660 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 11.6 percent on sales of 262,200 in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 234,928 in the same period in 2012. “September was unusual because of significantly fewer selling days than August, so the more than 8% increase for BMW and another record month for MINI are further fueling BMW Group momentum going into the final quarter of the year,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “October means arrival of the new X5, a full month for the new 4 Series, and the full range of new diesel engines in our 3 and 5 Series cars; just a few of the reasons why we are excited about the next three months.” BMW Brand Sales Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 8.3 percent in September for a total of 23,568 compared to 21,761 vehicles sold in September, 2012. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 14.0 percent on sales of 212,565 compared to 186,397 sold in the first nine months of 2012. In September, best performing vehicles included the 7 Series, up 271.3 percent to 1,723 units; the X5 SAV, up 21.7 percent to 4,686 units; and the X1, up 17.5 percent to 1,844 units. BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles In September, sales of BMW used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 1.9 percent to 13,877 vehicles compared to the 13,624 vehicles sold in September, 2012. January through September, BMW used vehicle sales are up 7.8 percent on volume of 132,136 compared to 122,576 in the same period of 2012. MINI Brand Sales – best September ever MINI USA reported the best September ever with sales of 5,306 automobiles, an increase of 8.3 percent from the 4,899 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 2.3 percent on volume of 49,635 compared to 48,531 in the first nine months of 2012. MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles In September, MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) reported sales of 1,701 automobiles, a decrease of 0.7 percent from the 1,713 sold in September, 2012. However, January through September, MINI used vehicle sales are up 17.9 percent on volume of 16,181 compared to 13,728 in the same period of 2012.
  11. ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced September 2013 sales of 3,093 vehicles, an increase of 13 percent over the same period in 2012. During the first nine months of the year, Porsche has sold 31,549 cars in the U.S., 26 percent ahead of last year's year-to-date total (25,015). "With three-quarters of the year behind us, we can be very pleased with the sales performance of all of our four model lines thus far," said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. "Because of the launch of eight new Panamera variants last month and the new benchmark setting plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid in November, we are confident that we will continue this momentum over the final quarter and achieve our 2013 target, which would mean another sales record for Porsche in the U.S." The Cayenne model line continues to set the pace for Porsche sales, with 1,396 units sold this month (plus 2 percent over last September). For the year, 13,913 Cayenne models have been sold in the U.S. Also posting impressive sales is the new mid-engine sports car line, with 613 Boxster and Cayman models sold in September. The 911 model line, which is close to capping its 50th anniversary celebration also performed strongly with 609 sold this month, up 20 percent over the same period last year. In the first three quarters of the year, Porsche dealers have sold 7,498 units of the 911 (up 13 percent from 2012). Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 828 for September 2013, which brings the year-to-date total to 7,314 units.
  12. October 1, 2013 Subaru Reports Record September Sales Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 31,755 vehicle sales for the month of September, representing the best September sales month in company history. September sales increased 15 percent over September 2012. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 313,407 – 28 percent higher than the same period in 2012. The company is on track to achieve its fifth-consecutive year of sales increases. Sales for the all-new 2014 Forester remain strong at 10,620 units, a 75 percent increase over September 2012 and a year-to-date increase of 49 percent. Legacy sedan and Outback crossover were recently rated as “superior” in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Front Crash Prevention (FCP) test program. The FCP program was created as a result of research by the Highway Loss Data Institute indicating that forward collision warning and automatic braking systems, such as Subaru’s EyeSight system, are helping drivers avoid frontal crashes. “Subaru of America is particularly proud of the Legacy and Outback earning the IIHS highest rating in their FCP test,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “This is a testament to the safety and technology advantage provided by the EyeSight driver assist system. It is no wonder more and more people are shopping the Subaru brand.” “With strong owner loyalty and new owners joining our brand at a record pace, we expect to close the year with more than 400,000 vehicles sold,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc.
  13. Oct. 1, 2013 Nissan U.S. Sales Total 86,868 Vehicles In September NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan U.S. sales in September totaled 86,868, down 5.5 percent from last year's total of 91,907. Nissan Division sales finished at 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent. Sales of Infiniti vehicles totaled 9,040 units, down 4.3 percent. Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Sales and Marketing, Service and Parts, Nissan U.S.A. said: "September was a unique month with fewer selling days than the prior year with the Labor Day weekend falling into August sales reporting for the first time in several years. While this skewed year-to-year comparisons we are optimistic that strong auto sales will continue into the fourth quarter." NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS Nissan Division posted sales of 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent from 82,462 the prior year. Nissan LEAF set a September sales record finishing the month with 1,953 deliveries, an increase of 99 percent year over year. Once again, Atlanta was the No. 1 LEAF market in the U.S., as electric vehicle sales increases spread from the West Coast to a new wave of markets. Versa deliveries increased 9.5 percent over the prior year to 8,776, with sales of the all-new 2014 Versa Note beginning to pick up momentum. Versa continues to be the leader among subcompacts for 2013. Sales of Rogue crossovers totaled 11,353 in September as Nissan prepares to launch the all-new, 2014 Rogue later this year. Nissan is conducting a special reservation program for the all-new Rogue, which will be produced at the company's Smyrna, Tenn. manufacturing plant. Pathfinder sales continue to increase, up 72.8 percent to 5,537 in September. Deliveries are up 295 percent calendar-year-to-date over the same period in 2012. Frontier sales jumped 7 percent in September to 4,662 units. Diaz said, "Anticipation is building for the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue, which we expect to begin selling next month. Rogue marks the last of our five top-selling models to be completely redesigned in the past 15 months, a strategy that also has driven stronger sales of Altima, Sentra, Versa and Pathfinder. We expect that demand for these new products will continue to accelerate our sales momentum." INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS Infiniti today reported sales of 9,040 in September, down 4.3 percent from 9,445 units a year earlier. September marked the first full month of sales for the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50, and the luxury sports sedan had sales of 2,367, with a total of 4,801 units since it went on sale in early August. Sales of Infiniti sports sedans, which include the 2013 Infiniti G Sedan, totaled 4,144 in September, an increase of 47.6 percent, bringing the automaker's sales of luxury passenger cars to be up 28.3 percent for the month. NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. September 2013 had 23 selling days, while September 2012 had 25 selling days. Adjusted for selling days, Nissan sales increased 102.6 percent over the prior year.
  14. GM Delivers 187,195 Vehicles in September Buick sales increase 6 percent and Cadillac sales grow by 10 percent 2013-10-01 DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 187,195 vehicles in the United States in September, down 11 percent compared year over year. Retail sales were down 6 percent versus a year ago and fleet sales were down 27 percent. Retail sales were up 2 percent on a selling day-adjusted basis. “We held our own when it comes to retail market share this month thanks to strong new products, including the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Encore, GMC Sierra and the Cadillac ATS and XTS,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president, U.S. sales operations. “We expect a strong finish to the year and more growth in 2014 thanks to new products and a healthier economy.” Highlights (vs. 2012) Buick sales increased 6 percent and Cadillac sales were up 10 percent. On a retail basis, Buick sales have now increased for 17 months in a row. Chevrolet Malibu sales were up 29 percent, sales of the Spark were up 6 percent and retail sales of the Impala increased 64 percent. Chevrolet Tahoe sales were up 14 percent. Third quarter retail sales for GM were up 13 percent and total sales were up 7 percent. Through the first nine months of the year, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC have posted double-digit retail sales increases compared with 2012. Year-to-date sales of Buick and Cadillac cars are up a combined 15 percent; large pickups are up 20 percent; large SUVs are up 15 percent; and compact crossovers are up 13 percent. GM’s fleet sales in September reflect the strategic repositioning of the Impala, the temporary discontinuation of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, and lower Chevrolet Cruze sales.
  15. Oct 1, 2013 , HERNDON, Va. Audi achieves 33rd consecutive month of record U.S. sales in September Audi Q5, Q7 sales jump 44.9% and 31.9% respectively in September Audi YTD sales up 13.6% Audi A4/S4 sales rose 28.8% Audi reported September 2013 sales of 13,065 vehicles, a 6.2% increase over the previous September record set last year. September also stands as the 33rd consecutive month of record sales for the brand. Audi sales YTD increased 13.6% to 114,411 vehicles sold. Through the end of the third quarter, 2013 already ranked as the third best year of total Audi sales in the US market. “Audi momentum remained strong in September with several new models expanding our lineup for the final push to another year of record sales,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and COO, Audi of America. “With the Audi A6 TDI, A7 TDI, A8 TDI and Q5 TDI clean diesel models, along with the SQ5 performance crossover on dealer lots we are confident of setting record sales again this year.” September results were bolstered by sales of the Audi Q5 luxury crossover, which posted a 44.9% gain in September with 3,268 units delivered for the month. Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 31.9% to 1,386 vehicles sold for the month. Year-to-date sales for the Audi Q5 increased 43.7% while sales for the Audi Q7 increased 46.7%. Audi sedan sales remained strong with the Audi A4 leading by an increase of 28.8% over the same period last year to 3,357 vehicles sold for the month. Audi TDI sales remained strong with the addition of three new clean diesel models this summer, including the Audi A6 TDI, Audi A7 TDI and Audi Q5 TDI. Highlights: Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 13.9% for the S4 sedan; 32.7% for the S5/ RS 5; 6.0% for the S6; 15.7% for the S7; 13.2% for the S8; 22.5% for the TTS / TT RS and TTS Roadster and 6.4% for the SQ5 crossover. Sales of Audi A4 increased 28.8% compared to September 2012; YTD sales grew 2.3% compared to previous period. Sales of the Audi Q5 increased 44.9% compared to September 2012; YTD sales grew 43.7% compared to previous period. Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 31.9% compared to September 2012; YTD sales grew 46.7% compared to previous period. Sales mix for Audi A6 TDI finished the month at 12.8%, for the Audi A7 TDI at 11.7%, for the A8 TDI to 23%, the Audi Q5 TDI at 14.5%, and for the Audi Q7 TDI at 30.6% The Audi A3 is being phased out in advance of the all-new A3 sedan arriving in the U.S. market next spring.
  16. 10.01.2013 VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS SEPTEMBER 2013 SALES September sales total 31,920 units High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 24.4 percent of sales in September and 24.3 percent of sales year-to-date, the best September and year-to-date results on record Passat TDI sales reach 35.2 percent of mix with 2,784 units, best September results ever Chattanooga-built Passat delivered 7,900 for the month Jetta Sedan delivered 11,454 units for the month Tiguan delivered 2,406 units, marking the best September and best year-to-date ever Herndon, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 31,920 units delivered in September and 314,833 units year-to-date, down 2.6 percent year-to-date. “While September was an expectedly tough month for the industry, Volkswagen is seeing some stability as we are consistently pacing at a solid level of performance for the second year in a row, a level we haven’t seen in 40 years,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. “As we enter the last quarter of the year, I’m confident we can maintain this pace as our product mix improves and we increase the availability of our 2014 model year vehicles.” The Chattanooga-built Passat continues as a core model with 7,900 units delivered. In September the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment delivered 2,784 clean diesels, representing 35.2 percent of its sales mix. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute named the Passat TDI Clean Diesel the “Most Fuel Efficient Family-Friendly Sedan,” stating “For the driver aiming to be eco-conscious as well as budget-minded about fuel, this Volkswagen is a perfect fit.” Total Jetta deliveries (including SportWagen) for September accounted for 13,309 units. The Jetta Turbo Hybrid continues to attract consumer interest with 887 deliveries in September, a 7.7 percent increase. Total Beetle deliveries for September were 3,554 units, a 35.5 percent increase versus the prior year The Tiguan had the best September ever with 2,406 units sold, this also marks the best year-to-date sales for the vehicle. Total sales of the Golf (including Golf R and GTI) were 2,127 units. The Touareg sold 658 units. Volkswagen’s high-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 24.4 percent of sales in September marking the best month ever for TDI sales and 24.3 percent year-to-date.
  17. OCT 1, 2013 | DEARBORN, MICH. FORD MOTOR COMPANY U.S. SALES UP 6 PERCENT, OUTPACING INDUSTRY FOR BEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 2006 Ford Motor Company posts best September sales since 2006 Fusion up 62 percent and Fiesta up 29 percent, setting record September sales F-Series posts fifth-straight month above 60,000 sales All-new Lincoln MKZ posts best-ever September sales – up 12 percent Ford Motor Company sales totaled 185,146, delivering its best September since 2006 with a 6 percent increase in the U.S., outpacing the industry and marking Ford’s 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. “The combination of great styling, fuel economy and value delivered another solid monthly result for Ford in September,” said Ken Czubay, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “We’re particularly encouraged by the strength of the Fusion and Fiesta, especially in coastal markets. The F-Series also keeps delivering, with our fifth-straight month surpassing the 60,000-vehicle mark and continuing as America’s best-selling vehicle.” September Ford Fusion sales of 19,972 are up 62 percent compared with a year ago. Through the first nine months of the year, Fusion retail sales are experiencing their strongest rate of growth in the west, up 59 percent. In the southeast, Fusion is up 26 percent. September Ford Fiesta sales of 5,043 are up 29 percent over last year, marking Fiesta’s best September sales performance ever. Through the first nine months of this year, Fiesta’s largest retail sales market is in the west, which is growing at the fastest rate of all of Fiesta’s markets – up 41 percent. Posting a 26th consecutive monthly sales increase and its fifth-straight month above the 60,000-vehicle sales mark, F-Series sales were 60,456, up 10 percent. The all-new Lincoln MKZ posted its best-ever September with 2,874 sold, up 12 percent compared with September last year. MKZ has reported record sales for five of the last six months.
  18. Chrysler Group LLC Reports September 2013 U.S. Sales Increased Slightly; Best September Sales Since 2007 42nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each post sales increases in September compared with same month a year ago Four Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in September Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 19 percent; best September sales in 10 years Dodge Durango sales up 66 percent; largest percentage sales increase of any Chrysler Group vehicles October 1, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 143,017 units, a 1 percent increase compared with sales in September 2012 (142,041 units), and the group’s best September sales since 2007. The Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand’s 8 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during the month. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 42-consecutive months in September. “Even though industry sales dipped during September, Chrysler Group still managed to eke out a slight sales increase for the month,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Our dealers had two less selling days in September compared with a year ago, but they still outperformed the industry and extended our sales streak to 42-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains.” Chrysler Group had four models that set sales records in September. The Jeep® Compass and Jeep Patriot each set a sales record for the month of September, as did the Dodge Dart compact sedan and the Dodge Challenger. Sales of the Dodge Durango full-size SUV were up 66 percent, the largest percentage sales gain by any Chrysler Group vehicle in September. Chrysler Group finished the month with a 62-days supply of inventory (187,153 units). U.S. industry sales figures for September are projected at an estimated 15.7 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). September 2013 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales were up 8 percent in September, the brand’s 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. It was the brand’s best September sales since 2007 and the largest percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand in the month. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 8 percent, its 41st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best September sales since 2007. The first of the all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster vans began rolling into Ram Truck dealerships across the country in September. The ProMaster lineup offers a list of key best-in-class features including fuel economy, cargo capacity and total cost of ownership. The new 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickups, with best-in-class towing and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR), begin arriving in dealerships this month. Dodge Brand Dodge brand sales were up 3 percent in September, the brand’s best September sales since 2005 and its 28th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Dart compact sedan each recorded their best sales for the month of September. It was the Dart’s fourth straight month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Dodge Durango full-size SUV were up 66 percent, the largest percentage sales gain by any Chrysler Group vehicle in September, and its 11th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Dodge Charger were up 49 percent, its best September sales in three years. Chrysler Group is celebrating its 30 years of minivan leadership this fall with special 30th-anniversary editions of the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country minivans. The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 30th Anniversary Edition will be available on both the SE and SXT models, and will continue to set the mark in minivan value. Chrysler Brand Chrysler brand sales were up 2 percent in September, its best September sales since 2007. Sales of the award-winning Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 4 percent, its best September sales since 2006. Chrysler Group is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the minivan as one of the leading innovators in the segment created back in late 1983. New for 2014 is the Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition which features unique exterior and interior trim in addition to its already extensive list of standard equipment. The first luxury minivan, the Town & Country debuted in 1989. Sales of the flagship Chrysler 300 full-size sedan were up 6 percent, its best September sales performance in six years. Jeep® Brand Two of the four Jeep brand models set sales records in September. The Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass each registered their best ever September sales. The Compass, with its 27 percent sales increase, had the largest percentage sales gain of any Jeep brand model. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 19 percent, its best September sales in 10 years. Jeep brand sales were down 5 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand announced in September that it will offer a 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition this fall, built from the popular concept first seen at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exposition. Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara, the Dragon Edition has numerous unique exterior and interior styling cues consumers will appreciate. Available only in black and as a four-door Unlimited model, the Wrangler Dragon Edition features Bronze Satin Gloss trim inside and out. FIAT Brand FIAT brand sales were down 24 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago. But 2013 has been a good year for the FIAT brand in the United States. The brand added the larger Fiat 500L and the Fiat 500e all-electric models to its product lineup, and until September, the brand realized 18-consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth.
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