2015 Subaru WRX STI - First Drive - February 2014
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Hyundai: The South Korean automaker says it sold 66,107 vehicles in April, up 4.4 percent over April 2013. Accent and Sonata sales were strong, but the Elantra, Azera, and Veloster sagged.Kia: Kia sold 53,676 vehicles in April, up 12.9 percent. Both the Optima sedan and Soul hatchback accounted for more than 14,000 sales on the month.
Subaru: Subaru's best-ever April netted it 40,083 sales, up 21.7 percent. The WRX had a smashing month, up nearly 79 percent over the year-ago period. The only Subaru to see its sales fall in April was the Legacy sedan, off 4.9 percent.
BMW / MINI: BMW/MINI combined for April sales of 29,592 vehicle, up 2 percent from April 2013. BMW sold 25,202 units, up 8.5 percent, while the MINI brand accounted for 4,390 units, down 24.1 percent.Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz says it sold 29,329 vehicles between its Mercedes-Benz, smart, and Sprinter brands. The Mercedes brand accounted for 25,887 vehicles, up 9.5 percent, and has already moved 98,501 units for the year.
Volkswagen: VW sold 30,831 vehicles in April, down 10.4 percent from the year-ago period. All its retail model lines were off on the month, with a steep 35.8-percent drop for the Golf family of cars.
Mazda: Mazda reported sales of 22,434 vehicles in April, up 12.8 percent from the year-ago period.Audi: Audi sold 15,653 vehicles in April, up 7.5 percent for its second-best month in the U.S. ever.
Jaguar / Land Rover: Jaguar Land Rover sold 5,568 vehicles in April, for a 19-percent gain on the year. Land Rover accounted for 4,533 units, up 28 percent, while Jaguar-brand vehicles accounted for 1,035 sales, off 9 percent from April 2013.Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi reported April sales of 6,542 units, up 46.6 percent.
Volvo: Volvo says it sold 4,635 vehicles in April, up 3.8 percent from the year-ago period.
Porsche: Porsche sold 4,072 vehicles in April, up slightly on the month.