Detroit Automakers Fared Well in November

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Detroit News - December 3, 2012

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

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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.

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