July Auto Sales Mixed

Detroit News - August 1, 2012

Chrysler Group saw sales rise 13 per­cent in July, while Ford sales were down 4 per­cent and GM sales were down 4.6 per­cent for the month. Oth­er car­mak­ers include: Toy­ota up 26 per­cent; Nis­san up 16 per­cent, Hyundai up 4 per­cent.

Get an in-depth look at Detroit automak­er sales for the month.

Chrysler sold 126,089 units, said its sales increase was dri­ven by two mod­els that set sales records for the month of July: the Chrysler 200 mid­size sedan and the Dodge Jour­ney full-size crossover. Sales of the Jour­ney were up 69 per­cent, the largest per­cent­age increase of any Chrysler mod­el in July.

GM said its July sales of 201,237 units were down 6.4 per­cent over the same month a year ago, large­ly because sales to rental fleet cus­tomers dropped by 41 per­cent.

(Ford) Escape sales dipped about 12 per­cent, though the num­ber of 2013 mod­els sold was in line with the approx­i­mate­ly 11,000 sold last month dur­ing the vehicle’s debut.



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