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Dart was best-selling all-new car of 2012

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Despite all the concerns about supplies, lack of automatic transmissions and general criticisms of the launch, the new Dodge Dart can claim an important December achievement: It was the best-selling of any of the all-new passenger cars introduced in 2012.

For the calendar year, the Dart beat every new vehicle, car or truck, except the Mazda CX-5, which debuted earlier than the Dart. Total year statistics are of lesser importance as new vehicles are introduced throughout the year, which has a significant impact on the volume they can accumulate.


HOW THE NEW-FOR-2012 VEHICLES STACK UP
DECEMBER 2012 12 MONTHS 2012
Rank Make & Model Sales Rank Make & Model Sales
1 Dodge Dart 6,105 1 Mazda CX-5 43,319
2 Mazda CX-5 5,956 2 Dodge Dart 25,303
3 Ford C-Max 4,310 3 Infiniti JX 21,674
4 Subaru XV Crosstrek 3,409 4 Cadillac XTS 15,049
5 Cadillac ATS 2,979 5 Ford C-Max 13,309
6 Cadillac XTS 2,939 6 Chevrolet Spark 12,385
7 BMW X1 2,806 7 Acura ILX 12,251
8 Infiniti JX 2,708 8 Scion FR-S 11,417
9 Acura ILX 2,485 9 BMW X1 8,947
10 Chevrolet Spark 2,229 10 Subaru XV Crosstrek 7,396
11 Scion FR-S 1,495 11 Cadillac ATS 7,008
13 Audi Allroad 872 13 Subaru BRZ 4,144
14 Subaru BRZ 497 14 Audi Allroad 3,115
15 MINI Roadster 273 15 MINI Roadster 2,371

Source: Allpar data

Chrysler’s booming July sales

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Chrysler Group reported sales increased 20% to 167,667 units last month. The results not only extended the group’s record to 52 consecutive months of sales growth, they marked the group’s best July since 2005....

Shareholder vote tomorrow

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The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholder’s Meeting of Fiat S.p.A. kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 AM CET (5:00 AM Eastern). The main item on the agenda is one of the biggest changes since the company was founded on July 11, 1899: will Fiat no longer be an Italian company?...

Ram alone in honest HD pickup ratings?

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After the recent discovery that Ford had been tossing out the spare tire, jack, radio, and console of its F-450 to make it (barely) fit into the weight rating of a class three truck (while increasing its payload slightly but cutting the base weight), Larry Vellequette of Automotive News noted that GM had started playing the same game on its own trucks to boost payload ratings....

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