February 2012 Car Sales: Best Since 2008 Page 2

March 1, 2012

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. Photo by Alex Bellus

Hyundai: Hyundai's CEO John Krafcik reports via Twitter that his company's sales rose 17.5 percent in February, for a total of 51,151 units.

Kia: Kia continued its streak of big sales gains with a 37.3-percent gain over February 2011. Sales totaled 45,038 units; Kia's up 32.9 percent on the year.

Volkswagen: VW sales continued their upward spiral, posting the best numbers for the brand in the U.S. since the Watergate era. VW sold 30,577 vehicles in February over the year-ago period, up 42.5 percent; the Jetta's sales increases slowed to an 11.4-percent rise over the year prior, but the Passat had its best month since August of 2001.

Mazda: Mazda had its best February since 1994, with February U.S. sales of 25,651 vehicles, up 32.3 percent versus a year ago. 

Mercedes-Benz: MBUSA reported February sales of 19,679 vehicles, up 21.7 percent over February 2011, and a new February record for the company. On the year, sales are up 23.8 percent.

BMW / MINI:BMW and MINI combined for total sales of 26,184 vehicles in February, up 31.5 percent from the same period in 2011. BMW sold 21,204 units, up 29.2 percent; the new 3-Series got off to a start, with a 66.3-percent sales boost. MINI's sales of 4,980 units were up 42.2 percent from the 3,503 sold in February 2011.

Subaru: Subaru reported 25,374 vehicles, for a 17-percent gain over February 2011, and a new February record.  The company has sold 25,374 units this year, up 19 percent over last year.

Audi: Audi set another consecutive monthly sales record with sales with 8,531 vehicles.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi sold 4,736 units in February, a decrease of 31.3 percent from February 2011.

Volvo: Volvo reports its February sales were up 10 percent, to 5,263 units total.

Jaguar/Land Rover: Jaguar Land Rover says its sales increase 32 percent in February, from 3,247 vehicles in the month in 2011 to 4,277 units last month. Land Rover sales for the month were 3,255 up 27 percent from 2,555 in 2011; Jaguar sales for the month were 1,022 up 48 percent from 692 in 2011.

Porsche: Porsche sales rose 6.4 percent, from 2,019 vehicles in February 2011 to 2,149 vehicles last month.

Suzuki: Suzuki sold 2,425 vehicles in the U.S. in February, a boost of 48 percent.

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