US automotive sales accelerate in October

Nov 04, 2013 | 06:39 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  auto sales, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, William Fay, Emily Morris John Mendel

CHICAGO — Vehicle sales by the top seven U.S. automakers approached 1.03 million units last month, a 10.9-percent jump from the same month in 2012 and 7.3 percent higher than September levels, although October had two additional selling days.

The biggest gainers, with double-digit increases, were General Motors Co., Detroit; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.; and U.S. operations of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

Fred Diaz, vice president of sales, marketing, service and parts for Nissan U.S.A., said the company’s record October performance "demonstrates that a Washington shutdown was not enough to shut down our sales momentum," and he expects sales growth through the end of 2013.....

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