June Auto Sales: This Month’s Record Breakers
The Chrysler Group Had Six of Them
June was a (surprisingly) strong month for U.S. auto sales: The industry’s 1,285,555 deliveries were a 22.1 percent increase over June of 2011, and they also represented an annualized selling rate of 14.1 million units—to put that number into context, the industry sold about 12.8 million vehicles last year. A lot of this gain, of course, came as the Japanese automakers were playing catch-up from the previous year’s natural disasters, but customers also pushed 14 vehicles to monthly sales records in June, which compares to just six record breakers from May.
(Note: All the following individual sales numbers come directly from the automakers; also, vehicles in their first year on the market are not included.)