April 2013 Car Sales: Strength In Numbers Page 2

May 2, 2013
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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: As usual, Hyundai CEO John Krafcik gave an early look into March sales with a Tweet delivered late last night: "Best-ever April sales of 63,315, +2%. Elantra +45%, Azera +47%, Santa Fe +8%. Inventories remain tight. ^jfk"

Kia: Kia says it sold 47,556 units in April--up 6 vehicles from last year, but still good enough for an all-time April record. Year to date sales are down--as they are for the Forte compact--but the Optima, Soul, and Rio all gained sales in April versus a year ago.

Volkswagen: Volkswagen says it sold 33,644 units in April, down 10.3 percent from last year's levels. All its volume lines were down on the month, with Jetta off 19.2 percent and Passat off 10.2 percent, while Jetta SportWagen and Tiguan were up mildly.

Subaru: Subaru says it sold 32,943 vehicles in April, almost catching Volkswagen in the U.S. with a 25-percent gain. For the year, Subaru is up 17 percent, and the new Forester is up 65 percent over last year's April.

Mercedes-Benz: MBUSA reports 26,157 sales in April for the Mercedes brand, up 4.4 percent on the month. With Smart and Sprinter vehicles included, the company's year-to-date sales are up 10.2 percent, at 101,371 units. The C-Class was the brand's top seller, as usual, with 7,338 units, up 14.2 percent.

: BMW says its sales rose 8.3 percent in April 2013 over a year ago, with 29,011 units moved in all--23,225 BMWs (up 10.3 percent) and 5,786 MINIs (up 1 percent).

Mazda: Mazda's April U.S. sales totaled 19,894 vehicles, a 7.5-percent slide. On the year, Mazda is down 5.2 percent at 98,177 vehicles sold.


: Audi says it moved 13,157 vehicles in April, for a 14.2-percent increase. On the year, the brand is up 15.5 percent. Sales of its Q5 crossover rose sharply--almost 32 percent--while the sleek A7 hatchback lost ground, falling 17.3 percent.

Jaguar / Land Rover:  Jaguar Land Rover sold 4,684 vehicles in April, up 7 percent from a year ago. Land Rover sold 3,543 of those vehicles, for an 8-percent rise; Jaguar sales of 1,141 units were up 6 percent from April 2012.

Volvo: Volvo says it sold 4,464 cars in April, a drop of 7.9 percent. On the year, Volvo's sales are off 8 percent.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi sold 4,461 vehicles, off 15.5 percent from last April.

Porsche: With 911 and Panamera sales off, Porsche still reported sales of 4,032 vehicles, enough for its best month ever in the U.S., and a 17-percent increase, year over year.


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