Auto sales drive 8.8% higher in June

Jul 03, 2013 | 03:14 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  auto sales, General Motors, Kurt McNeil, Ford Motor, Erich Merkle, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, Corinna Petry


CHICAGO — The top seven automakers in the United States sold nearly 1.21 million vehicles last month, up 8.8 percent from 1.11 million in the same month last year despite one less selling day.

First-half sales of nearly 6.74 million vehicles were 7.6 percent higher than 6.26 million in the first six months of 2012, according to an AMM analysis.

Sales by the Detroit-area Big Three have been strong in 2013, with a 0.25-percentage-point increase in last month’s market share vs. June 2012 and a 1.1-percent gain in the first half. ....





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