November 2012 Car Sales: Post-Sandy, No Slump Page 2

December 3, 2012
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Hyundai: CEO John Krafcik checked in by Twitter on Sunday night with the brand's numbers: "Thanks to the 53,487 new Hyundai owners helping us set a new November sales record (+8%), paced by Sonata (+13%) & Elantra (+28%)."

Kia: Kia sold 41,055 vehicles in November, its 27th monthly record in a row, and a 17.3-percent boost over the same month in 2011. The Optima has been its best seller in the U.S. every month this year; in November it accounted for 12,715 units.

Volkswagen: VW says it posted its best November since 1973 by selling 36,728 vehicles, up 29.3 percent. The month saw best-ever November sales for Passat and Tiguan; diesels accounted for 21 percent of sales for the automaker in the U.S. through 2012.

Subaru: Subaru reported 28,206 vehicles sold in November, up 60 percent over November 2011. So far this year, officially, it's sold 299,788 vehicles, an increase of 28 percent for the year--but on December 1 it passed the 300,000-unit mark in the U.S. for the first time.

Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes says it reached an all-time sales record in November by selling 32,649 vehicles, including the smart and Sprinter brands. Mercedes vehicles tallied 30,315 sales, up 13.1 percent; for the year, the uber-brand is up 12 percent with a total of 245,910 sales.

BMW / MINI:BMW and MINI sold 36,461 vehicles in November, up 38.8 percent from a year ago. BMW represented 31,213 units of those sales, up 45 percent; MINI's sales of 5,248 vehicles translated into a 10.5 percent increase on the year-ago period.

Mazda: Mazda sold 21,691 vehicles in November, up 17.7 percent for the month and up 9.1 percent for the year.

Audi: Audi  sold 12,067 vehicles in November, up 24.4 percent and hitting its fourth-best month ever in America. For the year, Audi has sold 124,469 vehicles, about double that of Lincoln.

Volvo: Volvo reported U.S. sales of 6,141 units, up 26.8 percent from November 2011. Year-to-date sales are up 0.1 percent over the first eleven months of 2011.

Jaguar / Land Rover: Not yet released.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi sold 3,574 vehicles in November, off 4.3 percent from its year-ago totals.

Porsche: Porsche says it sold 3,865 vehicles in November, up 71 percent on the month, for the best month it's ever had in the U.S. On the year, its sales are up 18 percent.

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