2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
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Hyundai: As has become its custom, Hyundai has given an early glance at its June sales numbers via Twitter. CEO John Krafcik reports: "Here's to the 63,813 new Hyundai owners last month...Best June ever, +8% over last year...thx & welcome aboard! ^jfk"
Volkswagen: VW reported its best sales since June of 1973 with a 34.2-percent increase. The made-in-America VW Passat sold more than 10,000 units for the fourth month in a row, while Jetta sales slumped 20 percent--perhaps related to strengthening Passat and Tiguan sales. Some 19.2 percent of all VW sales are TDI turbodiesels; 21 percent of all Passat sales are TDIs and the number could be higher, VW says, if it could source more.
Subaru: Subaru reports it sold 27,702 vehicles in June, for a 40-percent increase over June 2011. Impreza sales were up 146 percent on the month; on the year, Subaru has risen 24 percent.
Mazda: Mazda reported June sales of 19,911 vehicles, an increase of 3.1 percent. On the year, sales are up 17.5 percent.
Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes said it sold 22,231 vehicles under the Benz umbrella in June, up 7.6 percent over a year ago. At 128,595 units so far this year, Mercedes-Benz sales alone are already on a record pace, up 15.9 percent on the year. sales were up almost 23 percent on the year. Combined with smart's 1,017 sales and 2,140 Sprinter vans sold in June, the Daimler combined U.S. figure rises to 25,388 units--also a record.
BMW / MINI: BMW and MINI reported sales of 27,720 units in June, up 3.2 percent from the year prior. BMW accounted for 21,725 of those sales, up 0.4 percent; MINI claimed 5,995 sales, up 14.7 percent. On the year, the pair are up 10.5 percent.
Audi: Audi says it set an all-time sales record in June, its best month ever in 42 years on the U.S. market. it sold 12,664 vehicles, up 26 percent from June 2011.
Volvo: Volvo reports June sales of 7,107 vehicles, up 0.1 percent from June 2011's figures.
Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi did not release final sales totals for June, but said in a release its sales were off 34 percent for the month.
Jaguar/Land Rover: The combined British brands said their June sales totaled 4,632 units, up 2 percent from June 2011. Land Rover's June 2012 sales were up 14 percent to 3,602 SUVs; Jaguar sales fell 26 percent to 1,030 sedans and sportscars. On the year, Jaguar Land Rover is up 16 percent.
Porsche: In June, Porsche sales rose by 18 percent to 3,002 units.Suzuki: In June, Suzuki sold 2,229 vehicles, up 1 percent from June of 2011.