September 2013 Car Sales: Government Shutdown, Meet Sales Slowdown Page 2

October 1, 2013

2014 Audi RS 7, First Drive

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Hyundai: Hyundai sales of 55,102 units were off 8 percent on an unadjusted basis, up 1 percent adjusted for selling days. It was Hyundai's second-best September ever in the U.S. Azera sales were up 67 percent, but Sonata, Tucson, Veloster, and Santa Fe all were down.

Kia: Kia sales of 38,003 units were off a stark 21 percent, with sales falling across every model line.

Volkswagen: Volkswagen sold 31,920 units in September, down 12.2 percent. Sales are off 2.6 percent, year to date. VW Jetta sales continue to be strong, at 13,309 units for the month--but the crucial Passat sedan watched its sales fall to 7,900 units. Turbodiesel-powered vehicles accounted for 24.4 percent of all VW sales last month.

Subaru: Subaru reported another record sales month in September. It sold 31,755 vehicles, up 15 percent year over year. For the year to date, Subaru sales of 313,407 vehicles are up 28 percent.

BMW / MINI: BMW reports it sold 28,874 BMW and MINI vehicles in September, up 8.3 percent from the same month in 2012. BMW-brand vehicles accounted for 23,568 units, up 8.3 percent; MINI's 5,306 sales were also up 8.3 percent.

Mercedes-Benz: MBUSA reported sales of 27,474 units last month, its best September ever. The Mercedes-Benz brand accounted for 24,697 of those sales; for the year, it's up 12.2 percent, at 215,056 units.

Mazda: Mazda sold 22,464 vehicles in September, down 6.9 percent from the same period a year ago; on the year, sales are up 5.3 percent to 220,490 vehicles sold.

Audi: Audi says its sales of 13,065 vehicles represented a 6.2-percent increase over the same period last year, and marks a 33rd month in a row of record sales. On the year, Audi is up 13.6 percent.

Jaguar / Land Rover: Jaguar Land Rover's reported U.S. sales in September of 4,700 units are up 1 percent; the Jaguar brand watched its sales rise 31 percent to 1,313 units, while Land Rover was down 7 percent to 3,387 units.

Volvo: Volvo sold 4,188 units in September, a 15.9-percent decrease versus September 2012.

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi sold 4,001 units, down 16.7 percent from the same period a year ago.

Porsche: Porsche says it sold 3,093 vehicles in September, up 13 percent. Its year-to-date numbers of 31,549 cars are up 26 percent.

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