June Auto Sales: Increases Continue For Chrysler, GM and Ford
Chrysler Group Leads Trio with 20 Percent Advance
U.S. auto sales surged northward in June, with all three of the “domestic” automakers getting in on the action: The Chrysler Group set the pace, again, scoring a 20 percent improvement in volume over June 2011, with GM netting a 16 percent jump and Ford moving ahead by 7 percent. However, the overall industry rate of growth was 22.1 percent, meaning that all three of the American brands underperformed last month. On the other hand, a big chunk of the marketplace’s growth was driven by Japanese automakers that are recapturing sales lost as a result of last year’s natural disasters.
And the Biggish Three did have plenty of bright spots—sales-wise—in June, including …