|Brand/Company||December 2012||December 2013||NUMERICAL CHANGE||ADJUSTED DSR RATE||BEST SELLING MODEL|
|Chrysler||25,513||20,270||-5,243||-21.0||Town & Country|
|Land Rover||5,174||5,764||590||11.0||Range Rover Sport|
December 2013 Sales: Automakers Shatter Records
The end of the year usually brings strong sales figures, and while a good number of automakers saw negative sales numbers for the month, they still managed to break yearly sales records. Some automakers even managed to set new sales records, like Audi who had its best U.S. sales year to date. Looking at the month of December, Honda had its best December sales, while Volkswagen managed to have its second best December since 1972. Other automakers boasted strong months, including Mitsubishi that had its best December in seven years. We can't look at the month of December and not take a peek at overall sales records. Ford claimed its best year of sales since 2006, Kia had its second best full year of sales in the U.S., and Mazda managed to have its best year of retail-only sales since 1994. Even the luxury automakers outdid themselves. Mercedes-Benz achieved its highest year of sales in the U.S. with 312,534 units sold in 2013. BMW managed to break its U.S. all-time sales record, while both the BMW and Mini brands set new sales records. Take a look at the chart below to see how each automaker finished out 2013.
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