2011 Kia Optima
Kia reports its sales grew a heady 56.7 percent over April 2010. The Sorento is its best-selling vehicle; more than 12,000 were sold in April.
- BMW posted an 8.9-percent increase in sales in April; it's up 12.3 percent on the year, with strong sales of the X5 and the new X3 leading the way.
- MINI sold 6,446 vehicles in April, its best-ever month in America; overall the numbers rose 67.7 percent on the month.
Jaguar Land Rover
- Jaguar sold more cars in April than it has in any month this year; it's up 39 percent on the month, and 15 percent on the year.
- Land Rover sales rose 8 percent in April; so far this year, sales have grown by 19 percent.
Mazda sales rose 9 percent on the month, 14 percent on the year.
Mercedes-Benz sales rose 5.1 percent, for its best April since 2008. The E-Class led the growth with a 17.9-percent gain.
Mitsubishi continues the long haul back with April sales of 8,081 vehicles. That's a boost of 106 percent year over year, and the biggest Mitsu sales month since August of 2008.
Porsche reports a huge increase of 82 percent versus April 2010's numbers. It sold 3,172 vehicles last month, and sales have risen 46 percent so far in 2011. The new Cayenne is up 384 percent for the month, and 141 percent for the year.
Saab sold 696 vehicles in April, nearly triple what it sold in the same month in 2010, when its future was in the balance. This year, Saab has sold 2,765 cars in the U.S.
Subaru had the best sales month in its U.S. history; the numbers are up 14 percent for the eighth monthly record in a row.
Suzuki sales were up 9 percent in April; the Kizashi is up 111 percent so far this year.
Volvo: not yet reported