December was a much-improved month for automobile sales in the United Stats. Comparing the Graph below with the equivalent November figures shows huge jumps, especially for the automakers at the top of the heap. Americans continue to show their love for Lexus, placing Toyota’s luxury brand out in front of numerous mainstream companies like Volkswagen and Kia. And though it barely cracks the top ten, Subaru remains a big story in North America. There’s plenty of new product in Subie showrooms and plenty of merit in a repeat Good 12 Supersize victory for the Forester. Click here for the year-end totals.

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