US Auto Sales were up 6.1% from last October, but total sales for the year are still down 2.9%. GM sales were up 17.3%, Ford saw 8.0% gains and Toyota was up 9.2%. Nissan was also up 3.9% from last year. Despite the large increases, companies are still suffering in comparison to last year when sales had taken a steep dive after a summer of heavy discounts.
Lower gas prices have seen a surge in larger vehicles, trucks and SUVs. A drop in hybrid car sales occured as well (I'll be posting more on that later).
Source: autonews (reg required)
|Ford Motor Co.***||214,591||198,716||8.00%|
|Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere.|
|Source: Automotive News Data Center|
|Note: Other includes estimates for Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus|
|*Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce|
|***Includes Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo|
|†Includes Honda Division and Acura|
|††Includes Hyundai and Kia|
|†††Includes Nissan Division and Infiniti|
|‡Includes Toyota Division and Lexus|
|‡‡Includes VW, Audi and Bentley|