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.