December and Year-to-Date U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Table

U.S. sales of cars and light trucks rose 8.7 percent to 1,238,939 in December from the year-earlier month. For the year through December 31, sales rose 10.2 percent to 12,734,356.

Including imports, total car sales rose 6.7 percent to 543,671 and sales of light trucks rose 10.3 percent to 695,268. Light trucks include minivans, sport utility vehicles and pick up trucks.

Sales of vehicles built in North America, rose 11.2 percent to 971,586.

Percentage changes are not adjusted for any differences in selling days. The following table includes sales totals for 26 auto brands. Truck sales exclude heavy and medium duty trucks. The data are provided by Ward’s Automotive Group.

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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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GM              
Total veh.         234,351      224,147     4.6 2,503,797   2,211,262    13.2
Total cars          70,463       63,042    11.8   952,395     806,473    18.1
  Domestic          69,522       55,925    24.3   894,653     745,211    20.1
  Imported             941        7,117   -86.8    57,742      61,262    -5.7
Tot. trucks        163,888      161,105     1.7 1,551,402   1,404,789    10.4
  Domestic         163,888      161,105     1.7 1,551,402   1,404,719    10.4
  Imported               0            0      na         0          70  -100.0

FORD            
Total veh.         205,895      186,786    10.2 2,110,832   1,905,310    10.8
Total cars          55,215       64,858   -14.9   722,501     696,918     3.7
  Domestic          55,215       64,858   -14.9   722,501     696,918     3.7
Tot. trucks        150,680      121,928    23.6 1,388,331   1,208,392    14.9
  Domestic         146,770      119,117    23.2 1,356,417   1,180,987    14.9
  Imported           3,910        2,811    39.1    31,914      27,405    16.5

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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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CHRYSLER        
Total veh.         137,271       99,893    37.4 1,361,587   1,079,734    26.1
Total cars          34,844       14,343   142.9   354,359     284,286    24.6
  Domestic          34,844       14,343   142.9   354,359     284,286    24.6
Tot. trucks        102,427       85,550    19.7 1,007,228     795,448    26.6
  Domestic         102,427       85,550    19.7 1,007,228     795,195    26.7
  Imported               0            0      na         0         253  -100.0

INTERNATIONAL                          
Dom. Trucks             62           10   520.0       877       1,008   -13.0

HONDA           
Total veh.         105,230      129,616   -18.8 1,147,285   1,230,480    -6.8
Total Cars          51,485       72,905   -29.4   606,249     691,577   -12.3
  Domestic          39,700       60,081   -33.9   477,696     569,291   -16.1
  Imported          11,785       12,824    -8.1   128,553     122,286     5.1
Total Trucks        53,745       56,711    -5.2   541,036     538,903     0.4
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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  Domestic          48,132       50,457    -4.6   498,259     501,523    -0.7
  Imported           5,613        6,254   -10.2    42,777      37,380    14.4

TOYOTA          
Total veh.         178,131      177,488     0.4 1,644,660   1,763,595    -6.7
Total cars          95,726       91,667     4.4   897,313     962,064    -6.7
  Domestic          54,493       52,119     4.6   512,367     581,311   -11.9
  Imported          41,233       39,548     4.3   384,946     380,753     1.1
Total trucks        82,405       85,821    -4.0   747,347     801,531    -6.8
  Domestic          70,224       67,281     4.4   628,451     604,186     4.0
  Imported          12,181       18,540   -34.3   118,896     197,345   -39.8

NISSAN          
Total veh.         100,927       93,730     7.7 1,042,534     908,570    14.7
Total cars          59,152       59,141     0.0   644,258     590,442     9.1
   Domestic         49,693       48,459     2.5   542,439     483,602    12.2
   Imported          9,459       10,682   -11.4   101,819     106,840    -4.7
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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Total trucks        41,775       34,589    20.8   398,276     318,128    25.2
   Domestic         15,839       12,546    26.2   142,625     130,389     9.4
   Imported         25,936       22,043    17.7   255,651     187,739    36.2

MAZDA           
Total veh.          22,353       21,479     4.1   250,426     229,566     9.1
Total cars          14,038       13,719     2.3   158,513     152,540     3.9
   Domestic          3,067        3,415   -10.2    35,711      35,662     0.1
   Imported         10,971       10,304     6.5   122,802     116,878     5.1
Total Trucks         8,315        7,760     7.2    91,913      77,026    19.3
   Domestic            202          264   -23.5     2,696       3,647   -26.1
   Imported          8,113        7,496     8.2    89,217      73,379    21.6

MITSUBISHI      
Total veh.           5,032        4,874     3.2    79,020      55,683    41.9
Total cars           2,389        2,573    -7.2    43,131      37,190    16.0
   Domestic            764          918   -16.8    23,177      15,774    46.9
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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   Imported          1,625        1,655    -1.8    19,954      21,416    -6.8
Total trucks         2,643        2,301    14.9    35,889      18,493    94.1
   Domestic            165          217   -24.0     9,658       4,303   124.4
   Imported          2,478        2,084    18.9    26,231      14,190    84.9

SUBARU          
Total veh.          33,701       26,694    26.2   266,989     263,820     1.2
Total cars          11,346        8,143    39.3    83,597      83,120     0.6
   Domestic          4,625        3,884    19.1    42,401      38,725     9.5
   Imported          6,721        4,259    57.8    41,196      44,395    -7.2
Total trucks        22,355       18,551    20.5   183,392     180,700     1.5
   Domestic         13,754       10,483    31.2   107,196      95,620    12.1
   Imported          8,601        8,068     6.6    76,196      85,080   -10.4

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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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ISUZU           
Total trucks           208          141    47.5     1,750       1,690     3.6
   Domestic             70           23   204.3       323         608   -46.9
   Imported            138          118    16.9     1,427       1,082    31.9

SUZUKI          
Total veh.           2,566        2,647    -3.1    26,619      23,994    10.9
Total cars           1,928        2,095    -8.0    19,464      17,756     9.6
   Imported          1,928        2,095    -8.0    19,464      17,756     9.6
Total truck            638          552    15.6     7,155       6,238    14.7
   Domestic            167          135    23.7     2,175       1,760    23.6
   Imported            471          417    12.9     4,980       4,478    11.2

VOLKSWAGEN      
Total veh.          32,502       23,867    36.2   324,401     256,830    26.3
Total cars          28,449       19,263    47.7   278,403     215,210    29.4
   Domestic         22,837       13,568    68.3   206,442     139,750    47.7
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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   Imported          5,612        5,695    -1.5    71,961      75,460    -4.6
Total truck          4,053        4,604   -12.0    45,998      41,620    10.5
   Domestic            533        1,247   -57.3    12,473      15,961   -21.9
   Imported          3,520        3,357     4.9    33,525      25,659    30.7

AUDI            
Total Vehicle       12,655       10,546    20.0   117,561     101,629    15.7
 Imp. cars           9,399        7,059    33.1    83,655      70,135    19.3
 Imp. Trucks         3,256        3,487    -6.6    33,906      31,494     7.7

MERCEDES        
Total veh.          27,296       21,469    27.1   261,769     224,937    16.4
Total Cars          15,265       12,256    24.6   156,332     141,935    10.1
  Imported          15,265       12,256    24.6   156,332     141,935    10.1
Total Trucks        12,031        9,213    30.6   105,437      83,002    27.0
  Domestic           8,035        6,066    32.5    63,359      52,578    20.5
  Imported           3,996        3,147    27.0    42,078      30,424    38.3
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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w/SMART,FUSO        28,029       22,070    27.0   267,169     231,175    15.6

SMART           
Imp. Cars              710          570    24.6     5,208       5,927   -12.1

MITSUBISHI FUSO 
Imp.Trucks              23           31   -25.8       192         311   -38.3

BMW             
Total veh.          26,834       23,280    15.3   247,907     220,113    12.6
Total Cars          16,534       17,633    -6.2   173,375     172,005     0.8
  Imported          16,534       17,633    -6.2   173,375     172,005     0.8
Total Trucks        10,300        5,647    82.4    74,532      48,108    54.9
  Domestic          10,300        5,647    82.4    74,532      42,973    73.4
  Imported               0            0      na         0       5,135  -100.0
w/MINI              32,545       27,600    17.9   305,418     265,757    14.9

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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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MINI            
Total veh.           5,711        4,320    32.2    57,511      45,644    26.0
Imp. Cars            3,730        4,320   -13.7    40,828      45,644   -10.6
Imp. Trucks          1,981            0      na    16,683           0      na

SAAB SPYKER     
Total Vehicle          270        1,074   -74.9     5,610       5,446     3.0
Imp. cars              237        1,074   -77.9     5,343       5,344     0.0
Dom. Trucks             33            0      na       267         102   161.8

PORSCHE         
Total Vehicle        1,834        2,567   -28.6    29,023      25,320    14.6
Imp. Cars            1,004        1,458   -31.1    16,045      16,977    -5.5
Imp. Trucks            830        1,109   -25.2    12,978       8,343    55.6

VOLVO           
Total Vehicle        5,342        4,756    12.3    67,240      53,948    24.6
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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Imp. Cars            2,722        1,554    75.2    37,983      25,173    50.9
Imp. Trucks          2,620        3,202   -18.2    29,257      28,775     1.7

JAGUAR          
Imp. cars            1,137        1,180    -3.6    12,276      13,340    -8.0

LAND ROVER                                                                   
Imp. trucks          4,743        3,695    28.4    38,099      31,864    19.6

HYUNDAI         
Total veh.          50,765       44,802    13.3   645,691     538,228    20.0
Total Cars          40,682       34,625    17.5   514,922     413,213    24.6
  Domestic          30,365       20,688    46.8   400,523     201,347    98.9
  Imported          10,317       13,937   -26.0   114,399     211,866   -46.0
Total Trucks        10,083       10,177    -0.9   130,769     125,015     4.6
  Domestic           5,082        5,284    -3.8    74,391      76,680    -3.0
  Imported           5,001        4,893     2.2    56,378      48,335    16.6
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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KIA MOTORS      
Total veh.          43,390       30,444    42.5   485,492     356,268    36.3
Total Cars          27,216       16,113    68.9   283,271     188,164    50.5
  Domestic          10,115            0      na    27,255           0      na
  Imported          17,101       16,113     6.1   256,016     188,164    36.1
Total Trucks        16,174       14,331    12.9   202,221     168,104    20.3
  Domestic          10,663        9,801     8.8   130,235     108,202    20.4
  Imported           5,511        4,530    21.7    71,986      59,902    20.2

TOTAL VEH.       1,238,939    1,140,106     8.712,734,356  11,554,517    10.2
TOT DOM VEH        971,586      873,491    11.2 9,902,088   8,812,318    12.4
TOTAL CARS         543,671      509,591     6.7 6,089,421   5,635,433     8.1
  DOMESTIC         375,240      338,258    10.9 4,239,524   3,791,877    11.8
  IMPORTED         168,431      171,333    -1.7 1,849,897   1,843,556     0.3
TOT. TRUCKS        695,268      630,515    10.3 6,644,935   5,919,084    12.3
  DOMESTIC         596,346      535,233    11.4 5,662,564   5,020,441    12.8
  IMPORTED          98,922       95,282     3.8   982,371     898,643     9.3
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                          December 1-31    Pct.          Year-to-Date    Pct.
                      2011         2010    Chg.      2011        2010    Chg.
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US                 577,579      510,836    13.1 5,977,093   5,197,314    15.0
JAPAN              448,148      456,669    -1.9 4,459,283   4,477,398    -0.4
EUROPE             119,057       97,355    22.3 1,166,797     985,309    18.4
KOREA               94,155       75,246    25.1 1,131,183     894,496    26.5

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