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MAZDA ACHIEVES BEST YEAR OF SALES SINCE 2007, BEST DECEMBER SINCE 1994
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported December 2012 U.S. sales of 27,251 vehicles, representing an increase of 21.9 percent versus last year, and the best December since 1994. On a year-to-date basis, MNAO reported 277,046 vehicles sold in 2012, exceeding 2011 by 10.6 percent, and representing the company's best full calendar-year of sales since 2007.

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES REPORTS DECEMBER SALES INCREASE
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2012 sales of 194,143 units, up 13.2 percent compared to the same period last year on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.

MERCEDES-BENZ USA HITS ITS HIGHEST-EVER U.S. VOLUME WITH SALES OF 305,072
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its highest year on record with 305,072 vehicles sold in 2012, representing a 15.4% increase over the 264,460 vehicles sold during the same period in 2011. The Mercedes-Benz model line alone also recorded a record year with sales of 274,134 for the year, up 11.8%.  Smart and Sprinter model lines both achieved their highest volumes under the MBUSA umbrella with smart sales increasing 92.2% to 10,009 while a record month for Sprinter took the brand to 20,929 for 2012, an increase of 26.3%.

MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPORTS OUTLANDER SPORT SALES RISE 15.4 PERCENT IN DECEMBER
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported December was its second-best-ever month of sales for Outlander Sport, up 15.4 percent compared to December 2011. 

BMW GROUP ACHIEVES BEST SALES YEAR EVER IN THE U.S.
In 2012, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) achieved its best sales since the previous record year of 2007 retailing 347,583 vehicles, up 13.8 percent compared to the 305,418 vehicles sold in 2011.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR DECEMBER AND 2012
Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported December 2012 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales were 5,174 units, 9 percent up from 4,743 units in December 2011; Jaguar sales were 1,049 units, 8 percent down from 1,137 units in December 2011.

INFINITI U.S. SALES INCREASE 22 PERCENT IN 2012
Infiniti today reported U.S. sales of 12,627 units for December, up 14.9 percent versus 10,990 units a year earlier. Total Infiniti sales of 119,877 in 2012 were up 21.8 percent compared to the 98,461 units sold last year.

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA SALES INCREASE 9.5 PERCENT IN 2012
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported record U.S. calendar year sales of 1,141,656 units versus 1,042,534 in 2011, an increase of 9.5 percent and the first time that the Nissan brand sold more than 1 million units in a calendar year.

ALL-NEW ACCORD AND CIVIC DRIVE SHARP HONDA MONTHLY AND ANNUAL SALES GAINS
Buoyed by strong December 2012 U.S. sales of 132,774 units, an increase of 26.2 percent compared with December 2011, American Honda posted annual vehicle sales of 1,422,785 units in 2012, up 24.0 percent compared with 2011.

KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES ALL-TIME BEST FULL-YEAR SALES AND U.S. MARKET SHARE FOR 2012
Kia Motors America (KMA), which previously announced it had surpassed its best-ever full-year sales total in less than 11 months, today reported all-time record sales in 2012 of 557,599 vehicles, a 14.9-percent increase...

SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. REPORTS RECORD MONTH AND SETS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEARLY SALES RECORD
Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for December 2012 and also for full year 2012.

PORSCHE REPORTS BEST-EVER SALES IN 2012; 21 PERCENT INCREASE OVER 2011
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced it has achieved an all-time record for U.S. sales...

VOLKSWAGEN REPORTS 35.1 PERCENT INCREASE IN 2012 U.S. SALES
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 438,133 units delivered in 2012, a 35.1 percent increase over prior year sales. December deliveries totaled 44,005, up 35.4 percent over 2011, marking the best December since 1970.

CHRYSLER CANADA FINISHES YEAR WITH BEST RETAIL SALES YEAR SINCE 2000
Chrysler Canada today announced its 37th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth, representing the longest sales streak in the Company’s history.

AUDI SETS NEW U.S. SALES RECORD OF 139,310 VEHICLES IN 2012; DECEMBER RANKS AS BEST MONTH EVER
Audi today announced that 2012 was the best year, and that December 2012 was the best month, in its history of selling new vehicles in the U.S. market.

GM’S U.S. SALES UP 5 PERCENT IN DECEMBER
General Motors Co.’s (NYSE: GM) U.S. dealers delivered the company’s highest December sales in five years, with deliveries up 5 percent year over year to 245,733 vehicles.

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES ISSUES DECEMBER AND 2012 YEAR-END SALES PREVIEW
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., reported monthly sales of 194,143 units in December 2012, up 13.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and 9 percent on an unadjusted raw volume basis.

FORD CARS, UTILITIES AND TRUCKS ALL POST U.S. SALES GAINS IN 2012; COMPANY POSTS BEST DECEMBER SALES SINCE 2006
Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew across the board in 2012, with cars up 5 percent, utilities up 7 percent, and trucks up 2 percent for the year.

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC REPORTS DECEMBER 2012 U.S. SALES INCREASED 10 PERCENT
Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 152,367 units, a 10 percent increase compared with sales in December 2011 (138,019 units), and the group’s best December sales since 2007.

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