The US auto industry will be giving thanks after a month of sales for November worth celebrating. Automakers were facing a potentially tough month, at least compared to the same month last year, which saw increased sales in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy from pent up demand. Volvo, for example, which reported sales fell 31.17 percent, qualified its performance saying, "Excluding a large fleet deal coupled with damaged cars from Hurricane Sandy in November 2012, our dealers actually had a strong November 2013, up 10.97 percent in the retail channel."

Chrysler Group led major automakers with a 16.08-percent rise in sales for November, the Jeep brand being its top performer with a nearly 30-percent sales lift. Credit goes to the all-new Cherokee, which ended its first full month on sale with 10,169 new owners. General Motors came in closely behind Chrysler with sales rising 13.7 percent, followed by Nissan North America (up 10.74 percent), Toyota (up 10.11 percent) and Ford Motor Company (up 7.19 percent). The groups that ended in the red include Honda (down 0.06 percent) and BMW Group (down 0.37 percent).

Among individual brands, Jaguar and Mitsubishi are enjoying some time in the light at the top of our list with sales in November rising 102.81 and 47.61 percent, respectively. Sales for Maserati were even better thanks to the smaller Ghibli joining its lineup, but the brand's overall sales were still below 1,000 units last month. Subaru, meanwhile, continued its impressive and long-sustained growth in November, posting 29.83 percent more sales versus last year.

Check out all of last month's sales figures in the chart below.



*Brands and companies are displayed in descending order according to their percentage change in volume sales. There were 26 selling days in November 2013 and 25 selling days in November 2012, so there is a difference between the change in monthly sales volume and the change in average daily sales rate (DSR) for each brand/company. Also, brands are combined and reported as companies only if their sales figures are released jointly.


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      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL at LinColon!! sales might be up but stills LESS TAHN HALF OF THAT PATHETIC EXCUSE OF ACURA. Cadillac leaving LinColon in yhe dust again
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew
        Acura has four sedans (two of which are brand new), one wagon, two brand-new crossovers and a few of those ZDX things lying around. Lincoln has one new sedan, one old sedan, two old crossovers, and an ancient SUV (in a pear tree). The MKZ is the important model and it is doing phenomenally well. The MKC, refreshed MKX and Navigator will all be coming out around the same time and we might finally hear about the rumored vehicle which will ride on the new Mustang platform. Next year is going to be huge for Lincoln.
          That Guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          The rebadged Taurus and rebadged Flex were new for 2013. The rebadged Fusion is even newer than that. The rebadged Edge is a tad long in tooth but is only 2 years old. And the only other vehicle to post a sales gain is the ancient Navigator. Lincoln is pathetic. They are even pathetic if you consider what they are......a trim level on a mediocre Ford.
          axiomatik
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          @ That Guy I don't know what you are talking about. The "rebadged Taurus" (MKS) was introduced in 2009, and only had a very minor refresh for 2013. The "rebadged Flex" (MKT) came out in 2010, and only had a minor refresh for 2013. The "rebadged Edge" (MKX) came out in 2007 (6 years old), but has had no major changes. With the exception of the MKZ (rebadged Fusion), Lincoln's lineup is pretty old.
        express2day
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew
        Lincoln has only brought one new model to market, the MKZ, since its revitalization began and that car has had many months or record breaking sales. It has also outsold Cadillac's own new offerings, the ATS and the XTS, in many of those months. I like Cadillac too but unfortunately they can't seem to get decent sales numbers from their new models without whopping rebates. The already inexpensive '13 ATS had rebates of up to $6K last month. The XTS even higher. Lincoln has barely started its turnaround and has several more new models still to come including the new MKC plus significantly redesigned MKS, MKT, MKX, etc. models.
          DK
          • 1 Year Ago
          @express2day
          The ATS did not have 6K rebates. Not sure where you got that from.
      nsxrules
      • 1 Year Ago
      Camry #1 in sales despite massive incentives and fleet dumping from Ford with the Fusion. Must really bug Autoblog :-)
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nsxrules
        "Ford passenger cars achieved the best November retail sales result since 2002, with Ford Fusion and Ford Fiesta both posting records."
          nsxrules
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          That's easy for Ford since their previous record was nothing to brag about, incentives are sky high and they are heavily dumping the car on fleets.
        That Guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nsxrules
        Seeing as AB is owned by the Huffington Post, it's understandable why the truth would bother them
          nsxrules
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          Ain't that the truth. Terry is not about conservative or liberal, it's about huffpo's extreme bias, that Autoblog also exhibits.
        cpmanx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nsxrules
        You think Autoblog cares which car is #1? You really have no idea what is going on.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @cpmanx
          [blocked]
          nsxrules
          • 1 Year Ago
          @cpmanx
          Read their posts more carefully.....
        Tweaker
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nsxrules
        Actually, for the full story, Toyota has been dumping Camrys as well.
      That Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice to see the Ford Fusion rebadged MKZ settling into typical mediocre selling territory. But that was to be expected.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
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        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        The Fusion broke its November sales record while significantly cutting fleet numbers and the MKZ is up over 100%. Looking forward to a "three year old throwing a tantrum"-explanation of how that is "typical mediocre selling territory".
        Terry Actill
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        Wrong. The MKZ looks pretty good considering its roots.
      Emilio
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was a HUGE critic of the Jeep Cherokee at first. But when I seen it in person and test drive one. Wow!!!! Fan of the Limited and TrailHawk.
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        @Emilio
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        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Emilio
        See I sat in one and was not impressed whatsoever. Outdated looking interior with materials that do not match my Grand Cherokees. A female friend of mine put off buying a new car until she saw it. But after the price they are charging and the interior she called ugly(seats especially), she ended up with a Compass. That's sad.
          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          She calls the interior of the Cherokee ugly, but went ahead and bought a Compass? I am not sure if your friend is the best judge of car interiors.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
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          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          [blocked]
          UN4GTBL
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          I'm sorry, she thought a Compass interior was better? Point invalid, because Compass owner. I've been in a Cherokee Limited for a test drive, and sat in a couple North (latitude) editions, and they are miles ahead of the Compass (albeit has improved significantly than when it was released under Dumbler rule)
        Emilio
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Emilio
        Oh, and yes I pretty sure I'm getting one. But I want to wait until April. Just so I know the problems they were having doesn't stick around.
        cpmanx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Emilio
        That -17 downvote is hilarious. What kind of person has nothing better to do with his time than downvote comments about the Jeep Cherokee--not even writing comments, but just downvoting? That's pathetic. I just saw the Cherokee for real on a dealer lot. Looks very sharp, and less polarizing than the photos seemed to indicate.
          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @cpmanx
          The version with the entire front bumper painted looks very good. The version with the half painted front bumper looks a tad awkward. But certainly not as bad as most critics say.
      merlot066
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lol @ the votes flipping by 20 in under an hour. Just because you do it after midnight doesn't mean it isn't obvious. Nice try Matt or Aaron or whichever sad sad troll has nothing better to do.
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        @merlot066
        [blocked]
          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          I don't think it's DB, not his style. But like I said below, I'm so glad AB is on top of this. I don't know why this person is stopping at 15-20 log-ins. If you're going to do it, go all the way. I want to have around 50-100 negative votes. Now that would be an accomplishment. I would applaud them.
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      foobar
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad Honda is in the red. It's a reality check for them. I am on my last Acura and do not see myself in one in any of their future. By the time Acura releases the NSX it's too little too late for Honda. They've lost the magic. People graduate from lower-end sports car up the ladder. They don't just jump from a Porsche over to an Acura/Honda. A reality that some how was lost in translation at Honda after their successes in the 90s.
      Inespugnabile
      • 1 Year Ago
      VW is an hopeless brand
        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Inespugnabile
        Tell that to China and Europe where they sell extremely well.
      billfrombuckhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cherokee haters were proved wrong. The new KL is getting many import brand conquest trades and isn't cannibalizing other Jeep models.
        luigi.tony
        • 1 Year Ago
        @billfrombuckhead
        Well, KUDOs to FIAT for capturing "import"........... Oh wait!!!
      Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one whose heart fluttered with joy when seeing that American Honda and BMW Group were both in the red? And as a Honda owner, I wouldn't mind if sales continued to fall to the point where they needed to leave the market.
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL @ VW.
      Jazzor
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh so AB finally decided it was time to make mention of Mitsubishi, which keeps increasing its sales month-by-month... with only two new products, I call that astonishing... but they still have a long way to go!
        Jazzor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jazzor
        and the dumb haters down voting legit comments :)
        Tourian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jazzor
        Didn\'t you hear? Throwing dirt at Mitsu is what all the \"cool kids\" are doing. I recall at least one article where they were at the very top of the chart with something like a 67% increase and didn\'t get mentioned. Something must really be wrong at AB for them to get a positive bump for just a paltry 47%.
          Tourian
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tourian
          An \"Auto\" blog that reports on the industry doesn\'t get to decide who does and who doesn\'t have any \"influence\" according to the biased opinion of some fanboy. They report on all of it or none of it. Mitsubishi gets coverage due to their plug ins, the Evo and any time they talk about future product. When the Mirage came out AB took their shots at it because they didn\'t like it and now it is selling so the egg is on their face. Opinions like yours are invalid.
          A P
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tourian
          67% of not much is not much. Get over it. They have no influence in the marketplace.
          Jazzor
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tourian
          Yup I remember that article as well, I think it was July sales
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      A few things jump out here: Another very poor month for VW. They can blame a lack of incentives all they want, but they are once again failing to crack the mainstream US market. A surprisingly weak showing for Mazda, given the rapturous reviews for the new models. Jaguar LandRover is on the verge of outselling Lincoln, despite drastically higher prices. All those who predicted a rapid flop for the new Jeep Cherokee should start preparing a nice, plump BBQ crow.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cpmanx
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        rsholland
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cpmanx
        + 1 on the Cherokee sales! :)
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