Automakers on Dec. 1 began releasing sales data from November.
Subaru of America, Inc. reported 50,413 vehicle sales for November 2020, an 11.4% decrease compared with November 2019. November also marked the seventh consecutive month of 50,000+ vehicle sales for the automaker in 2020.
As the top performing carline by volume, Outback sales increased 3.5% in November 2020 compared with the same month a year ago. Crosstrek achieved its best November ever with 12,841 sales, a 23.7% increase over the same month in 2019. BRZ posted a 12.2% increase, while WRX/STI posted a 14.2% increase in November.
"In a sales month that was shorter than usual, our retailers rose to the challenge to deliver steady sales during this time of uncertainty," said Thomas J. Doll, president and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. "We look forward to the December holiday season and another month of opportunity to deliver the safest, most reliable and family-friendly vehicles on the market."
Following 11 consecutive years of sales records, Subaru reported year-to-date sales of 548,384, a 14% decrease compared to the same period in 2019.
Hyundai Motor America reported total November sales of 55,171 units, a 9% decrease compared with November 2019.
Retail sales were down 11%. There were three fewer selling days and one less selling weekend in November 2020. On a daily selling rate basis, Hyundai total sales were up 4% and retail sales increased 1% year over year.
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