US auto sales jump 13.6 percent in July

Aug 02, 2013 | 02:21 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  auto sales, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Chrysler, Hyundai Kia

CHICAGO — U.S. sales by the top seven automakers totaled nearly 1.13 million vehicles in July, up 13.6 percent from 991,570 in the same month last year but down 6.8 percent from 1.21 million vehicles in June.

Torrance, Calif.-based American Honda Motor Co. Inc. was the biggest winner, with a 20.9-percent improvement in July sales compared with a year earlier. Sales of 115,009 vehicles by Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America pushed the South Korean brands above Nissan North America Inc. last month.....

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