April 2014 Car Sales Stay Aloft, Thanks To Long-Term Loans Page 2

May 1, 2014

2015 Subaru WRX STI - First Drive - February 2014

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.

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