Despite the fact that a large contingent of Americans are rooting against them for purely political reasons, the U.S. auto makers are doing well.
Chrysler Group’s U.S. retail sales soared 50 percent in September. Total sales – retail and fleet – increased 27 percent. This is the 18-th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains for Chrysler.
Meanwhile, General Motors Co. reported total sales of 207,145 vehicles in September, a 20-percent increase compared with September 2010.
GM’s retail deliveries were up 19 percent compared with the same month a year ago and accounted for 74 percent of GM sales. Deliveries to fleet customers increased 22 percent.
And last but not least, driven by a 35 percent increase in Ford brand utilities and a 15 percent gain in Ford truck sales, Ford Motor Company’s September sales totaled 175,199, up nine percent versus last year.
The Big Three (as they used to be known) are all doing well compared with the economy. While the haters will no doubt try to spin this positive news into a negative, it’s clear that U.S. automakers are on the comeback trail.
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