September Auto Sales: Toyota, Honda Reap Big Gains
Nissan, Not So Much
Both Toyota and Honda continued to claw back customers in September. The former delivered 171,910 new vehicles last month, representing a 41.5 percent jump over its disaster-depressed numbers from the same month in 2011; the latter, with 117,211 September sales, grew volume by 30.9 percent in the same circumstances. The other member of the Japanese Big Three, Nissan, didn’t fare quite so well, however. Although that automaker rebounded quite quickly from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan early in 2011, it’s seen momentum slow a bit recently, and Nissan’s 91,907 deliveries last month marked a 1.1 percent dip from September 2011.
Of course, all three had highlights a-plenty, including …