More Data on November U.S. Car Sales

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We noted earlier this morning that U.S. new car sales continue to rise in November, but a few of the usual suspects had not reported sales at the time. But all the major manufacturers have now reported sales, and we thought we’d post a a late rundown.

The largest year-over-year gain in November can be claimed by Honda Motor Corp. (NYSE: HMC), up 38.9% with sales of 116,580 units. The company’s Civic model broke a 12-year November sales record.

Volkswagen, which saw U.S. sales jump 29.3% to 36,678 units sold. That’s Volkswagen’s highest November total in 40 years.

Toyota Motor Co. (NYSE: TM) had a sales increase of 17.2% from November 2011, selling 161,695 units, including its Lexus and Scion divisions.

Chrysler Group LLC sold 122,565 units in November, up 14% year-over-year. Sales of the parent company’s Fiat 500 were up 123% to 3,603 units in November.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) sold 177,092 vehicles in November, up 6.4%.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 186,505 vehicles in November, more than any other automaker, but an increase of just 3.4% year-over-year.

Nissan saw a rise of 13%, to 96,197 vehicles sold.

Hyundai reportedly saw sales rise 8%f to 53,487 units sold.

BMW/Mini sales rose 38.8% to 36,461 vehicles sold, of which 31,213 were BMW models.

Paul Ausick

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