July Auto Sales: This Month’s Recordbreakers
All-new Nissan Altima Sets First Benchmark
The U.S. auto industry had a bit of a stumble in July, as sales were up a fairly modest 8.9 percent on the strength of 1,153,682 overall deliveries—that’s a drop of more than 130,00 sales as compared to June, when the industry recorded a 22.1 percent gain. On the other hand, some of the slowdown can be attributed to there being two fewer selling days in July 2012 than in July 2011, and a full 14 vehicles did set new volume records last month, including six cars, seven crossovers and even one work van.
(Note: All the following individual sales numbers come directly from the automakers; also, vehicles in their first year on the market are not included.)