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January 2013 Car Sales: A Super Kick-Off Page 2

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Hyundai: CEO John Krafcik checked in by Twitter on Monday morning night with the brand's numbers: "All-time record January Hyundai sales +2%, paced by all-new Santa Fe, +24%, featured #SuperBowl Sunday. ^jfk" January sales totaled 43,713 units, up 2.4 percent versus 2012. Sales of Accent, Sonata, and Equus were down, and when sales are adjusted for actual selling days during the month, the brand's numbers were down just under 2 percent for the month.

Kia: Kia reported an all-time record January with 36,302 vehicles sold, a 2.2-percent increase over the same period in 2012.

Volkswagen: Volkswagen says it sold 29,018 vehicles for its best January since 1974. In all, sales were up 6.7 percent; the Jetta slipped a little more than 5 percent, while the U.S.-built Passat saw a sales increase of more than 40 percent for the month.

Subaru: Subaru sales were up to 27,663 vehicles in January, which the company says is an increase of 21 percent over the year-ago period.

Mercedes-Benz: The German automaker reports sales of 24,059 units in January, up 10.7 percent over January 2012, and a record for the month. The Mercedes-Benz brand totaled 22,501 units.

Mazda: Mazda sales fell to 21,319 vehicles in January, a drop of 11.2 percent.

BMW / MINI: BMW and MINI sold 20,195 vehicles in January, up 2.3 percent from the same period in 2012. The BMW nameplate accounted for 16,513 units, up 0.7 percent; MINI sold 5,248 vehicles, up 10.5 percent.

Audi: Audi sold 10,056 vehicles in January, up 7.5 percent and its 25th consecutive month of year-over-year record sales.

Jaguar / Land Rover: Jaguar Land Rover North America says it sold 5,229 vehicles combined, up 25 percent from a year ago. Land Rover sales accounted for 4,200 units, up 31 percent, while Jaguar sold 1,029 units, up 4 percent.

Volvo: Volvo says it sold 4,875 vehicles in the U.S. in January, an increase of 9.3 percent, and its best January since 2008.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi sold 4,659 vehicles in January, off 1 percent from its year-ago totals.

Porsche: Porsche sold 3,358 vehicles in January, another record for the month, up 32 percent over the same period a year ago.

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