I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Friday, 5 December 2014

NOVEMBER USA SALES - MERCEDES GROUP - November becomes the best ever month.

Sprinter Vans up 18.3%, smart up 12.7% year-to-date

Mercedes-Benz today reported the highest monthly sales in its history with a best-ever November total of 34,578, compared to 34,376 units the same month last year. Sprinter volumes increased 26% to 2,532 for the month, combining with 815 units at smart to bring total November sales at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) to a record 37,925. 

On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails increased 6% to 296,382 from 279,501 through November 2013, with 22,457 vehicles at Sprinter and 9,480 units at smart propelling MBUSA to a year-to-date grand total of 328,319.

"November was one for the history books at Mercedes-Benz," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Beyond record sales, our rise to the top spot in J.D. Power's Sales Satisfaction Index shows our efforts on the customer experience front are resonating with owners."

Mercedes-Benz November sales were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class, which entered a new generation for the 2015 model year, took the lead at 9,259, up 17.5% from the 7,878 units sold the same month last year. The brand's best-selling SUV, the M-Class, followed with a volume of 5,190, up 19.9%, while the E-Class rounded out the top three at 4,737. At the high end, the flagship S-Class topped last year's November sales by 50.1% at 2,863.

Mercedes-Benz AMG high-performance models delivered November sales of 989, an increase of 10.4% from the 896 units sold the same month last year. Year-to-date AMG volumes totaled 10,181, climbing 52.1% from the 6,693 units sold during the comparable period in 2013.

Retails for Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models reached 1,316 in November, with year-to-date sales of 13,361.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) vehicles recorded sales of 9,692 in November, an increase of 9.6% from the 8,847 units sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, MBCPO sold 107,878 units, up 20.7% from the 89,349 vehicles sold during the comparable period in 2013.

NOVEMBER USA SALES - KIA - Slight dip in November, but huge gains on the year.

Annual Sales Surpass 500,000 Units for Third Straight Year; Year-to-Date Sales Up 6.6 Percent

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced November sales of 44,936 units, pushing the fast-moving brand beyond the 500,000-unit mark for the third consecutive year and on pace for an all-time annual sales record.  

November sales were led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and the iconic Soul with 12,707 and 9,146 vehicles sold, respectively, as new products such as the Sedona and Soul EV continue to arrive in showrooms.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA proudly serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and surpassed the 500,000 annual sales mark for the second consecutive year in 2013 following the launch of seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles.

  KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900 flagship sedan**, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  

Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.

Information about KMA and its full vehicle line-up is available at www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.  To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.


* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 2015 K900 V8 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.

NOVEMBER USA SALES - PORSCHE - The new Macan saves Porsche from a sales slide.

U.S. Porsche dealers sell 4,699 vehicles in November 2014

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of the Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today announced November 2014 sales of 4,699 vehicles. For the year, PCNA has delivered 43,732 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 11.9 percent over the same time period in 2013 (39,077).

“This sets a new record for sales in a month for PCNA, outpacing the previous record of 4,609 vehicles, which was reached in May of this year,” Joe Lawrence, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, commented on November sales. 

November marks the first month the comprehensively revised 2015 Cayenne models were available, reflected in 1,619 Cayenne vehicle deliveries.  There were 925 deliveries of 911 sports cars. The Macan had another strong month with November sales of 987 units, while demand continues to exceed availability. Boxster and Cayman sales yielded 656 combined deliveries. It was proudly announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the order books for the 918 Spyder have been closed. As expected, the leading market for orders is the United States.

Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the U.S. were 1,034 for November 2014, an increase of 11 percent from the same period last year.

ModelNovember SalesYear-to-Date
Current YearPrior Year2014 YTD2013 YTD
ALL BOXSTER/CAYMAN6565806,9507,953
ALL 911/9189451,0239,71410,442
ALL CAYENNE1,6191,54615,27117,128
ALL PANAMERA4924725,4204,921
ALL MACAN98706,3770