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DEARBORN, Mich., August 1, 2008 – Ford Motor Company’s redesigned 2008 Focus continues to surprise auto industry watchers and customers alike with strong sales, revenue growth, fuel economy and industry-first technology. While Ford and industry sales experienced a double-digit sales decline in July, Ford Focus sales climbed 16 percent versus a year ago. Year-to-date, Focus sales were up 26 percent, compared with industry-wide small car growth of approximately 9 percent.
* Focus sales were up 16 percent in July and 26 percent year-to-date.
* Total car sales up 8 percent.
MBUSA Records Best Year-to-Date Sales on Record
August 1, 2008 -- MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported sales of 20,733 new vehicles for July 2008, an 11.6 percent increase over last July. This brings the year-to-date total to 140,012 units, marking a 2.3 percent increase over the same period last year and setting the new record for MBUSA year-to-date sales.
August 1, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July sales of 197,424 vehicles, a decrease of 18.7 percent from last July, on a daily selling rate basis.
The Toyota Division posted July sales of 175,242 units, a decrease of 17.9 percent from last July. The Lexus Division reported July sales of 22,182 units, a decrease of 24.6 percent from the year-ago month.
Chrysler Town & Country up 24 percent in July; drives total minivan sales 5 percent higher; considered fuel-efficient alternative
Auburn Hills, Mich., Aug 1, 2008 - Chrysler LLC today reported total July 2008 U.S. sales of 98,109 units, which is 29 percent below the same period last year. Total July sales reflect a continued contraction of the market of pickup trucks and SUV sales and reductions in fleet sales.
Oshawa, Ontario, July 2, 2008 – For June 2008, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered 32,355 units, down 23.8% from a year ago.
“GM Canada's June sales reflected the significant ongoing market impact of rising gas prices and the resulting further consumer shift toward cars and smaller crossovers,” said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada’s vice-president of sales, service, and marketing. “GM is shifting production and adjusting on the ground inventories to address demand for our hot selling fuel efficient cars like the Pontiac Wave and G5, the Saturn Astra and Aura, the Chevrolet Aveo, Malibu and our own Oshawa built Chevrolet Impala, which all performed exceptionally well in June.”
MAZDA5 Sales up 29 Percent, MAZDA3 Reports Best June Ever
IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2008 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported June 2008 sales of 23,771 vehicles, a 7.7 percent decrease over last year, but an increase of 3.7 percent on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis. There were 24 selling days in June 2008, 27 in June 2007. Despite a tough economic state in the automotive industry, Mazda's year-to-date sales are up 0.3 percent with 153,141 vehicles sold (up 0.9 percent on a DSR basis).
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 1, 2008 -- Chrysler LLC today reported total June 2008 U.S. sales of 117,457 units, which is 36 percent below the same period last year. Total June sales reflect a continued contraction of the market, especially of pickup trucks and SUVs, continued reductions in fleet sales, and increases in Chrysler's newest highly fuel-efficient vehicles. All sales figures are reported as unadjusted.
- Let's Refuel America extended through July 31; continues to help drive showroom traffic, sales of most fuel-efficient vehicles
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer continues to lead the way for Mitsubishi in the U.S. with 2,688 sales
CYPRESS, Calif., July 1, 2008 -- Mitsubishi Motors today announced total June 2008 sales of 7,494.
- The fuel-efficient Mitsubishi Lancer continues to lead the way for Mitsubishi in the U.S. with 2,688 sales, making June the second best month of the year for Lancer. May 2008 was Lancer's best month with 3,318 sales.
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sales were 315, up 52.2% for the month compared to June 2007.
- Mitsubishi Galant sales through the first six months of the year remain ahead of 2007, with 13,058 sales in 2008, compared to 13,008 last year.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 1, 2008 -- The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) today reported June vehicle sales of 26,155, a decline of 11 percent from the 29,394 vehicles sold in the same month of 2007. For the first six months of 2008, BMW Group sales are down 3.9 percent to 157,913 vehicles versus the 164,338 sold in the first half of 2007.
BMW Brand Sales
IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2008 -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced its best June ever with record sales of 28,292 units, an increase of 7.6 percent over the same period last year, and year-to-date sales of 157,619 units, an increase of 2.1 percent over the same period last year. For the just completed quarter, the company reported sales of 89,405 units.
Kia's June record sales were led by Spectra and Optima, with 7,131 and 6,865 units sold respectively. Small car Rio and family vacation favorite Sedona also had strong sales with 3,337 units and 3,719 units respectively, both increases over the same period last year.
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