Car buyers want more out of electric vehicles before jumping into the market en masse.
Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
Americans are buying new cars again. New-car sales in July were at their highest levels since 2006, according to Edmunds.com. And a lot of new car buyers are noticing a lot has changed since they last walked into a car showroom.
Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors because its factories have recovered from last year’s earthquake.
More car buyers have been turning to low-mileage used cars rather than investing in brand new hybrid or electric models to try and beat high gas prices.