Automaker Losses from Hurricane Sandy Mount


Detroit News - November 8, 2012

Automak­ers begin adding up the num­ber of vehi­cles destroyed in the after­math of Hur­ri­cane Sandy with 886 auto deal­ers in New York and 463 in New Jersey.

Get the cur­rent esti­mates on num­bers per automaker lost.

Toy­ota Motor Corp., Chrysler Group LLC, Nis­san Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. plan to scrap about 15,000 vehi­cles dam­aged by Hur­ri­cane Sandy as automak­ers and deal­ers con­tinue assess­ing the storm’s impact.

Nis­san alone esti­mates more than 6,000 Nis­san and lux­ury Infiniti brand cars and light trucks are “un-saleable” because of the storm….

Honda and Acura deal­ers expect to have to scrap about 3,440 vehicles….

Gen­eral Motors Co., [and] Ford Motor Co. couldn’t pro­vide esti­mates for the num­ber of lost vehicles.