September 2011 Car Sales: The Needle Creeps Higher Page 2

October 3, 2011

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

Mazda: Mazda saw sales of its CX-7 and CX-9 sport-utility vehicles climb 90 and 73 percent respectively, while its overall September sales reached 25,521 vehicles. That increase of 37.4 percent boosted its year-to-date sales increase to 9.5 percent.

Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz sold 23,897 vehicles in September, an increase of 15.6 percent over September 2010. The latest version of the C-Class is up more than 30 percent versus last year. On the year, the brand is up 10.3 percent. 

Subaru: Sales of 20,934 vehicles put Subaru's September 2011 sales off 2.3 percent from a year ago. At 195,550 units sold on the year, the brand is up 1.0 percent, though.

Audi: Audi says 9,725 vehicle sales in September set a new record, and represented a rise of 19.3 percent over last September. On the year, Audi is up 15.5 percent.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi sales were up 17 percent, for a total of 5,803 units.

Volvo: Volvo sold 5,042 vehicles in September, for a 21-percent bump over September 2010. On the year, Volvo sales are up almost 27 percent.

Jaguar/Land Rover: The combined British brands said total sales in September of 3,851 vehicles represented an 11-percent increase from the same month last year. Jaguar sold 1111 vehicles for a 15-percent gain, while Land Rover moved 2740 units for a 10-percent boost. On the year, Jaguar Land Rover is up 9 percent.

Porsche: Porsche says it sold 2,170 vehicles in September, an increase of 10 percent on the month. For the year, the brand is up 28 percent.

Suzuki: Sales of 2,026 vehicles gave Suzuki a 23-percent boost in September. On the year, the Japanese brand--recently in the headlines for spats with erstwhile alliance partner VW--is up 20 percent.

Saab: Not yet reported

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