AMERICA’S AUGUST AUTO SALES STATS

Interestingly, General Motors sold more cars in August than it had in any month all year. Yet the story is still gloomy. Nissan, Infiniti, Mini, Subaru, and Volkswagen managed to avoid posting worse numbers in the eighth month of ’08; something no other automaker could do in America’s struggling marketplace. Take a look for yourself – the story ain’t pretty. 

These are the Numbers from all mainstream manufacturers competing in the United States of America in August of 2008, arranged in order of total sales. That way you won’t indulge yourself with extreme joy, suggesting that Mini sells better than Chevrolet just because its sales rocketed upward. Got it? Okay.

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Chevrolet: -19.2% to 185,080 
Toyota: -9.4% to 182,252
Ford: -26.2% to 133,088
Honda: -7.2% to 131,766
Nissan: +14.2 to 97,417
Dodge: -24.6% to 62,422
GMC: -17.6% to 42,194
Hyundai: -8.8% to 41,130
Lexus: -9.1% to 29,281
BMW: -4.1% to 25,462
Kia: -6.7% to 25,065
Chrysler: -44.2% to 24,337
Pontiac: -38.3% to 24,257
Mazda: -4.4% to 23,680
Jeep: -43.7% to 23,476
Volkswagen: +2.9% to 22,292
Saturn: -3.5% to 20,385
Subaru: +14.2% to 18,932
Mercedes-Benz: -11.8% to 18,507
Buick: -4.1% to 25,462
Cadillac: -20.9% to 15,405
Acura: -8.2% to 15,089
Infiniti: +8% to 11,076

Lincoln: -8.5% to 9,540
Mitsubishi: -29.3% to 9,200
Mercury: -31.7% to 8,393
Audi: -15.9% to 6,406
Suzuki: -31.7% to 6,083
Mini: +34.1% to 5,469
Volvo: -48.8% to 4,669
Hummer: -62% to 2,160
Saab: -50.1% to 1,503
Porsche: -44.9% to 1,404