August Auto Sales: This Month’s Record Breakers
Chevy Volt Leads Three Bowtie Entries to New Benchmarks
Surprisingly strong August auto sales for the domestic companies led to a surprising number of monthly sales peaks at GM, Ford and the Chrysler Group. In fact, that trio dominated the ranks of the record breakers last month: Of the 17 vehicles that set new high-water marks for August volume, 11 of them were from the American automakers. The breakdown includes three each from Chevy and Dodge, two Fords and two Volkswagens, and singletons from Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Fiat, Jeep, Volvo and the Chrysler brand.
(Note: All the following individual sales numbers come directly from the automakers; also, vehicles in their first year on the market are not included.)