June 2013 Car Sales Boom; Interest Rates, Gas Prices Still On Hold Page 2

July 2, 2013
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: Via Twitter, Hyundai's U.S. CEO John Krafcik reported the Korean automaker had an "All-time record June (65,007, +2%) & all-time record first-half sales powered by U.S.-built Elantra (+26%) & Santa Fe (+14%). ^jfk"

Kia: Kia sold 50,536 vehicles, off 2.5 percent from last June.

Volkswagen: Volkswagen says it sold 36,957 vehicles in June, down 3.2 percent from the year before. Its core Passat and Jetta lines were both up, but the Golf was down by 40 percent as VWoA prepares for a new-generation compact on sale early next year. The Beetle is launching strongly: VW sold 3,780 units, up 29.7 percent over the same period in 2012.

Subaru: Subaru reports 39,235 vehicle sales in June, up 42 percent over June 2012. On the year, Subaru's numbers are up a noteworthy 25 percent, to 204,597 units.

BMW / MINI: BMW reported combined sales of 33,645 BMW and MINI vehicles in June, up 21.4 percent from the year-ago period. BMW accounted for 27,074 units, up 24.6 percent, while MINI totaled 6,571 units for its best month ever.

Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz sold 27,162 vehicles in June, up 7 percent, including Smart and Sprinter. The company set a first-half sales record.

Mazda: Mazda reported June sales of 22,496 vehicles, up 13 percent for its best June since 2007. Year-to-date sales are up 0.8 percent at 144,943 vehicles sold.

Audi: Audi reports 13,706 vehicles sold in June, up 8.2 percent over the year-ago period, for its second best month ever. On the year, Audi sales are up 14 percent to 74,277 vehicles sold--the most ever since the brand began U.S. sales.

Volvo: Volvo sold 6,678 vehicles, off 6 percent from June 2012.

Jaguar / Land Rover:  Jaguar reports its sales were up 59 percent in June to 1,637 units, while Land Rover was down 4 percent to 3,468 vehicles. Combined, the brands sold 5,105 units, up 10 percent from June 2012. On the year, Jaguar is up 20 percent.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi reports on its media site that sales were down 2 percent.

Porsche: Porsche sold 3,700 vehicles in June, its best showing in any June, ever. On the year, Porsche has sold 21,309 vehicles in the U.S., up 30 percent.

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