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 |  Jan 03 2014, 5:54 PM

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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported.

Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept would-be buyers away from dealerships. Still, steady as she goes beats a big drop any day.

As for they the whole of 2013 things were considerably better. Sales were up about 8 percent compared to the year prior with deliveries falling just shy of 15.6 million units. That is a major victory for the automotive industry as it continues to recover from the great recession.

As for December’s numbers, here are the top sales winners and losers for the 12th month of last year. Naturally this list excludes brands like Maybach and Suzuki that have bowed out of the market.

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    “How do you say “uh-oh” in Japanese?”

    Ruh-roh.

  • Shiratori1

    How do you say “you’re an asshole” in English? Oh, that’s right its “YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE”.

  • Richard Joash Tan

    WHAT ABOUT SUBARU?!

  • roundthings

    Mazda is overrated. Bought a 2013 Mazda 3 and the suspension feels antiquated. Sure it takes turns well but just having tight suspension doesn’t make it fun to drive. It takes poor roads very poorly and doesn’t inspire confidence when driving the car.