Detroit Automakers Fared Well in November


Detroit News - December 3, 2012

Detroit automak­ers posted strong sales results for Novem­ber, with GM and Chrysler report­ing their best Novem­ber in five years.

Get the facts and fig­ures on all three Detroit automakers.

Chrysler’s Ram pickup sales soared 23 per­cent in Novem­ber, and Ford’s F-series sales jumped 17.9 per­cent in Novem­ber, but GM’s truck sales slid 11 per­cent for the month. The Detroit automaker said sales of large pick­ups fell 8 per­cent from Novem­ber 2011 due to “unex­pect­edly high com­pet­i­tive incen­tive activ­ity, which GM did not match.”

GM’s 186,505 sales rose 3.4 per­cent over the same month in 2011, with pas­sen­ger car sales jump­ing 19 per­cent and crossover sales ris­ing 9 per­cent. The com­pany said its Buick, Cadil­lac and GMC brands all posted sales increases, though its largest brand, Chevro­let, reported flat sales.

Ford posted Novem­ber sales of 177,673, with retail sales jump­ing 12 percent.