The Endeavor (+188%) and Outlander (+71%) racked up the big percentage increases, but volume-wise, the gains for the Galant (+23%) and the Lancer (+28%) were just as significant. What was not significant -- at least not yet -- was the Outlander Sport, of which only 30 copies were sold in its initial month.
JAGUAR LAND-ROVER +40%
Jaguar Land Rover's 40 percent surge allowed it to surpass Volvo in sales this month.
The XJ continues to look great compared to last year, but sales then were only in the double digits. Still, the increase was enough to drive a healthy spike for Jaguar overall.
Land Rover +37%
Both the LR4 and the LR2 doubled their year-ago figures, as all four models were ahead of last year.
Volvo suffered another decline this month, and as a result, slipped below Jaguar Land Rover in the rankings. The new S60 is helping a bit, but it can't make up for declines in sales of the S40, C30, and V50.
Again this month, the non-sports-car Porsches -- the redesigned Cayenne and the Panamera -- gave the brand its big boost.
Finally some good news for Suzuki, which has suffered a string of down months this year.
Saab did way better this October than in 2010, when it was a ward of General Motors. But its sales are still tiny (741 units) and were off quite a bit from last month's total.
TOP 5 BESTSELLING NAMEPLATES (and rank last month)
1. Ford F-series 49,041 (#1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado 34,283 (#2)
3. Toyota Camry 25,014 (#3)
4. Honda Accord 24,344 (#4)
5. Toyota Corolla/Matrix 18,636 (#5)