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.



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