August 2011 Car Sales: Another Small, Disappointing Rebound Page 2

September 1, 2011

2011 Nissan Quest

Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz sold 20,728 vehicles in August, an increase of 5.4 percent from a year ago. On the year, Benz is up 10.5 percent.

Subaru: Subaru's long streak of sales wins was interrupted again by a 6.3-percent drop in August, with total vehicle sales of 20,837 units. The automaker is affected by some supply problems due to the March earthquake in Japan. On the year, the brand is up 1.4 percent.

Mazda: Mazda says it sold 22,632 vehicles in August 2011, an increase of 14.7 percent over a year ago. On the year, the Japanese automaker is up 6.1 percent.

Audi: Audi reported sales of 10,201 vehicles, a record for the month and Audi's eighth straight month of record sales. For the year, the brand is up 15 percent, with 75,256 sales.

Mitsubishi: Not yet reported.

Volvo: Volvo's strong sales year continued in August, as the automaker reported sales of 5,215 vehicles in the U.S, up 17.4 percent over August 2010.  On the year, Volvo is up 27.4 percent.

Porsche: The sportscar, sedan and SUV maker reported August sales of 2,184 vehicles, a 7-percent increase over last August's 2,032 vehicles.

Jaguar/Land Rover: Sales of Jaguar vehicles fell to 810 units in August, a 43-percent drop attributed to model changeover. Land Rover sales of 2,807 vehicles represented a 10-percent increase over last August. On the year, the two brands are up 9 percent over 2010, with Land Rover up 16 percent and Jaguar down 7 percent.

Suzuki: For the 11th month in a row, Suzuki sales were up, this time 32 percent over August 2010.

Saab: Not yet reported.

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