WASHINGTON (MNI) – The following is an initial summary of the
November U.S. sales performance of select auto manufacturers announced

* General Motors Monday reported its highest November sales in
the United States since 2007, with deliveries up 3% versus a year ago to
186,505 vehicles. Year-over-year sales to retail customers were
essentially equal to a year ago and sales to fleet customers were up 1%.
Sales of GM passenger cars increased 19% in November compared with a
year ago. Crossovers were up 9% and sales of trucks were down 11%.

* Ford Motor Co. Monday reported total November sales of 177,673
vehicles increased 6% versus last year, with retail sales up 12%.
November brought growth throughout Ford’s product portfolio in the U.S.,
with car sales up 15%, utilities up 2% and trucks up 4%. Ford’s U.S.
November small car sales total 26,848 vehicles – a 76% increase
compared with last year and the company’s strongest November small car
sales in 12 years.

* Chrysler Group Monday reported U.S. sales of 122,565 units, a
14% increase compared with sales in November 2011 (107,172 units), and
the group’s best November sales since 2007. The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram
Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in November
compared with the same month last year. The FIAT brand’s 123 percent
increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the
month. November marked Chrysler Group’s 32nd-consecutive month of
year-over-year sales gains.

* Toyota Motor Sales Monday reported November 2012 sales results
of 161,695 units, an increase of 17.2% compared to the same period last
year on both a daily selling rate and a raw volume basis. The Toyota
Division posted November total sales of 138,976 units, an increase of
17.3% on a DSR basis from November 2011. The Lexus Division recorded
November sales of 22,719 units, up 16.8% over November 2011. Toyota
Division passenger cars recorded combined monthly sales of 76,993 units,
up 16.5% over November 2011. Toyota Division light trucks recorded
November sales of 61,983 units, an increase of 18.3% compared to the
same month last year.

* Nissan North America Monday reported record November U.S.
sales of 96,197 units versus 85,182 units a year earlier, up 12.9%. It
said Nissan Division set a new November record, with sales up 9.8% for
the month over the prior year at 84,300 units. Sales of Infiniti
vehicles were 11,897, up 41.2% over the prior year, also a November

* Kia Motors America Monday said November saw the brand achieve
its 27th straight month of record sales with 41,055 units sold, a 10.9%
increase over the same period in 2011. Year-to-date sales are up 17.3%
over 2011.

* Subaru of America, Inc. Monday reported 28,206 sales for the
month of November, a 60% increase over November 2011. The company also
announced record-breaking annual sales of 299,788 vehicles which
represent a 28% increase over 2011.

* Porsche Cars North America Monday announced a record November
2012 sales of 3,865 vehicles. This compares to 2,255 vehicles sold last
November, for an increase of 71%. November 2012 was the best sales month
ever for Porsche in the United States. For the year, Porsche has sold
32,091 cars in the U.S., an 18% increase over the same period last year
when 27,189 cars were sold.

* The BMW Group in the U.S. reported November sales of 36,461
vehicles, an increase of 38.8% from the 26,271 vehicles sold in the same
month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 11.3% on sales of
303,728 in the first eleven months of 2012 compared to 272,873 in the
same period in 2011.

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