November New-Car Sales Improve Year-Over-Year


Automakers on Dec. 1 began releasing sales data from November, reporting strong performances compared to November 2021.


Kia America announced best-ever November sales of 56,703 units, an 8% increase over the previous November sales record set in 2016, and a 25.1% improvement year-over-year.

For the second consecutive month, sales were led by the Sportage family of SUVs, which were up 144% over the same period a year ago. Sales of Kia's electrified models---which have posted double or triple-digit gains in the past five months---also contributed to the record-breaking performance with a 133% year-over-year increase.


Hyundai Motor America reported total November sales of 63,305 units, a 43% increase compared with November 2021.

Hyundai set total records in November for Elantra HEV, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Tucson, Tucson HEV, Kona EV and Santa Cruz. Hyundai fleet sales remained at 1.4% of total volume for the year.

Hyundai's retail sales of 56,592 units represented a 28% year-over-year increase from November 2021. This was a record November retail sales month led by Elantra HEV (+733%), Kona EV (+113%), Venue (+57%), Santa Cruz (+44%), Santa Fe HEV (+43%), Tucson (+33%) and Tucson HEV (+18%). Hyundai eco-friendly vehicle sales of 7,550 represented 13% of retail and a 39% year-over-year increase.


Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total November sales of 26,906 vehicles, an increase of 30.6% compared to November 2021.

Year-to-date sales totaled 267,616 vehicles; a decrease of 14.6% compared to the same time last year.

With 25 selling days in November, compared to 24 the year prior, the company posted an increase of 25.4% on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis.

CPO sales totaled 4,344 vehicles in November, an increase of 13% compared to November 2021.

Sales Highlights

  • Second best-ever November total sales with 26,906 vehicles sold.
  • Best-ever November sales of CX-30 with 4,457 vehicles sold.
  • Best-ever November sales of CX-9 with 4,025 vehicles sold.


American Honda November sales totaled nearly 80,000 units.

Honda crossovers led the way with all-new CR-V sales of almost 20,000 units and all-new HR-V over 9,000 units, logging its best month since June.

The all-new Pilot goes on sale in December and is already generating strong pre-sale activity.

Accord topped 13,700 units and Accord Hybrid posted its eighth monthly record in 2022, topping 3,300 units.

The North American Car of the Year finalist Acura Integra again topped 2,200 units and led the premium gateway segment in 2022 sales after just six months on the market.

Acura sales were led by MDX, which overcame inventory issues to reach sales of more than 4,000 units.


Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) reported 50,138 vehicle sales for November 2022, a 51.7% increase compared with November 2021 (33,045). The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 499,821, a 6.2% decrease compared with the same period in 2021.

In November, Outback was the top performer by volume with 15,069 sales and a 44.2% increase compared with the same period in 2021. The Forester saw a 147.7% increase compared to November 2021, while the Crosstrek increased by 101% and the Legacy posted a 110.9% increase.

Year to date, the Ascent posted a 5.3% increase, while the BRZ posted an increase of 141.4%. SOA also reported the first sales of the all-electric SUV, the Subaru Solterra, totaling 94 vehicles for the month.

Source: Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, Honda, Subaru

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