2013 Hyundai Santa FeHyundai: Via Twitter, Hyundai's U.S. CEO John Krafcik reported the Korean automaker had its "Best-ever July sales (66,005, +6%) led by US-built Santa Fe (+48%), Elantra (+29%)."
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Kia: Kia sold 49,004 vehicles in July, up 1.9 percent for its best July ever.
Subaru: With 35,994 vehicles sold in July, Subaru sales rose 43 percent over July 2012, passing Volkswagen for the first time in recent memory. Subaru sold 9,841 Forester wagons, up 52 percent over July 2012.
Volkswagen: VW sold 35,779 vehicles in July, down 3.3 percent from July 2012 and off 1.3 percent from its 2012 pace. At 10,051 units, the Passat was up 3.3 percent, but the Jetta sedan was off 2.2 percent to 13,388 units.
BMW / MINI: BMW and MINI reported combined sales of 29,993 vehicles in July, up 10.5 percent from the year-ago period. On the year the brands are up 9.2 percent. BMW sales rose 12.9 percent to 24,043 units, while MINI was up to 5,950 vehicles, up 1.6 percent.Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz sold 26,423 vehicles in the U.S. in July, up 18.5 percent over July 2012. Minus Sprinter, the total of 23,648 vehicles represents a 22-percent increase, year over year. On the year, the Mercedes-Benz brand has accounted for sales of 165,598 units.
Mazda: Mazda reports it sold 24,977 vehicles in July, up 29.4 percent on the month, 4.2 percent on the year.
Audi: Audi says it sold 13,064 vehicles in July, up 11.6 percent over the year prior for its best July ever, and for its 31st record month in a row. For the year, sales are up 13.6 percent, to 87,341 vehicles.
Volvo: Volvo reported 5,909 sales in July, up 3.4 percent month-over-month. Year-to-date sales are down 4.6 percent, Volvo said, through the first seven months of 2012.
Jaguar / Land Rover: With Jaguar sales up 60 percent to 1,613 units, and Land Rover's numbers up 22 percent to 4,050 units in July, the combined brands posted a 31-percent increase over the same period a year prior. Year-to-date, Jaguar Land Rover is up 15 percent.Mitsubishi: Mitsu sold 5,230 units in July, up 24.7 percent. Outlander sales were up 101 percent, and Outlander Sport sales rose 41.9 percent.
Porsche: Porsche sold 3,820 vehicles in July, up 36 percent over July 2012. On the year, the brand is up to 25,129 vehicles, 31 percent higher than in 2012.