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Volt and Prius Surpassed the Leaf in 2012 Sales


Last year, GM’s Chevrolet Volt and Toyota’s Prius managed to outsell Nissan’s Leaf for the first time. Chevrolet managed to more than triple sales for its Volt to 30,090 units last year, becoming the best-selling plug-in vehicle, followed by Toyota Prius with 27,181 units, both surpassing the 2011 leader, Nissan Leaf, which sold only 25,435 units. Sales of the plug-in and ...
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This year will be at least as challenging as last year,” Audi chairman Rupert Stadler said.
Although VW’s Audi reported better than expected financial results for 2012, it warns about the economic environment for 2013. Audi sold 1.46 million vehicles worldwide in 2012, an increase of 11.7% ...
Mercedes-Benz Vans reports stagnating sales and revenues for 2012
Mercedes-Benz Vans’ operating result from its ongoing business was at the third-highest level in the division’s history in 2012, while sales and revenues almost matched the prior year’s high level. Daimler’s ...
Ferrari posts all-time record sales and profits in 2012
Ferrari posted record results in 2012 in its best ever trading period in the company's 66-year history, exceeding previous records set in 2008. A total of 7,318 road cars were delivered ...
Renault-Nissan Alliance posts record 2012 sales
The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,101,310 vehicles in 2012, accounting for 1 in 10 new cars sold worldwide. The Alliance's calendar-year sales increased about 1 percent from 2011, with strong ...
The value of cars sold in Russia last year is 22 percent higher than in 2011
Russia's car market increased in value by 21.9 percent to 2.33 trillion roubles ($77 billion) in 2012, auditing firm Ernst & Young reveals. Vehicle sales rose 10 percent to 2.935 million ...
Ford Fiesta is Europe’s best-selling small car of 2012, 2nd overall
The Ford Fiesta is Europe’s top-selling small car of 2012, and the second most popular car overall behind the Volkswagen Golf. Consumers bought a new Ford Fiesta every two minutes on ...
Analysts: Car sales expected to be flat in Russia in 2013
New car sales in Russia have slowed and are expected to remain at similar levels in 2013 after record volumes last year. According to industry figures cited by Reuters, buyers are ...
GM and VW behind Toyota’s forecasted sales for 2012
General Motors failed to outsell Toyota's forecasted 9.7 million deliveries for 2012, but narrowly exceeded VW Group's sales. GM's 2012 sales rose 2.9 percent to more than 9.2 million vehicles last ...
GM posts record 2012 sales, but likely to lose No. 1 status to Toyota
General Motors sold 9,285 million vehicles globally in 2012, an increase of 2.9 percent versus 2011. However, America's largest automaker lost the spot of top carmaker in the world to Toyota. ...

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