January started with good car sales. Most brands reported a good start of year compared with the beginning of last year. The Chrysler group had an increase on their sales of 44%, its best figure since January 2008. Thus, has now been 22 consecutive months of earnings. The sedan Chrysler 200 and 300 were the most sold models.
Ford had an increase of 7% with 136,710 units sold. Its Ford Focus contributed to the sales increase with 30% equivalent to 14,400 units sold. In the case of GM, was down 6% compared with January last year. The Chevrolet division was the only one with good increase in sales with 13%.
With a 27.8% and 35,517 units sold, Kia was the foreign manufacturer with largest increase. Thus, they are already 17 consecutive months in which sets sales record. Hyundai grew 19% with 42.694 units sold. Audi also established a sales record with an increase of 19.7%. This way, they are already 13 consecutive months in which sets record sales with 9,354 units sold in January.
Manufacturers began January 2012 with an increased sales. The Chrysler 300 was one of the best selling models.
As for the Japanese manufacturers, Subaru had the highest increase with 21%, which was due in large part to the dramatic increase in sales of its Impreza model. Honda had an increase of 8.8% and its Acura luxury division was 5.3%. Nissan grew 10.4% and Toyota reported an increase of 9.0%, but its luxury divisions, Lexus and Infiniti reported a fall of 8.2% and 4.6% respectively.