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May Sales Up 8.2 Percent, SAAR at 15.31 Million Units

Year-to-date sales in May were up 7.3 percent, according to AutoData Corp., while the SAAR was up 1.36 million units from a year ago. Several manufacturers also reported record-breaking Mays.

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April SAAR at 14.92 Million Units

The SAAR is up slightly vs. April of last year, and most manufacturers experienced an increase in sales during the month.

March Sales Pace at 15.27 Million-Unit Annual Rate

The majority of manufacturers reported an increase in sales over last March, with the exception of Mazda and Hyundai. March’s SAAR stood at 15.27 million units, up from 14.14 million units one year ago.

February Sets Up 15.38 Million Unit SAAR

Just barely the majority of manufacturers saw an increase in sales in February over last year, with Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai breaking sales records for the month. Sales paced at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15.38 million units, according to Autodata Corp.

January Sales Pace at 15.29 Million Annual Rate

January's SAAR came in at 15.29 million units, Autodata reported this week. That’s up from last January’s SAAR of 13.98 million.

December and Year-End Sales Spike

Carmakers reported a favorable December and year-end sales. Mercedes and BMW posted record sales for the year, while Mazda realized its best December since ’94. Volkswagen also posted its best month since 1970 and its best year since 1973.

November SAAR Highest Since February 2008

Two automakers have already sold more vehicles through the first 11 months of 2012 than all of last year, while several others recorded new sales records during the month of November.

New-Vehicle Sales Up 13.8 Percent Through October

Hurricane Sandy impacts Nissan and Hyundai sales, but the industry’s seasonally adjusted annual rate remained above 14 million for the ninth consecutive month.

Mazda Names New Marketing VP

Industry veteran Russell Wager will lead the carmaker's integrated marketing communications programs.

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Don Romano Resigns from Mazda

Mazda's president and chief marketing officer has resigned after 12 years with the company, officials confirm.