Pickups drive May rise in auto sales
Jun 04, 2013 | 04:50 PM
| Corinna Petry
CHICAGO The top-selling automakers in the United States sold nearly 1.25 million vehicles in May, a 7.8-percent improvement from a year earlier and a robust 12.3 percent higher than Aprils total, an AMM analysis shows.
Industrywide, the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 15.3 million vehicles was better than Aprils rate of 14.9 million and in line with first-quarter trends, IHS Automotive senior analyst Christopher Hopson said in an e-mail.
Trucks and luxury models had a good run last month, automakers said, although some of the month-on-month gain could be attributed to Mays extra selling day.....
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