Detroit Three Report November Sales Gains

All three Detroit automakers reported sales gains during the month of October, according to statements released by the companies.

Chrysler Group LLC reported the biggest year-over-year gain, posting a sales increase of 14% to a total of 122,565 units. It was the best November sales month since 2007 both for the company overall and the Ram Truck brand specifically; sales in the division rose 23%, to 24,337 units.  Sales of the Ram 1500 were up 24%, while Ram HD sales increased 26%, Chrysler said.

Ford Motor Co. reported an overall sales increase of 6% over year-ago levels, to a total of 177,673 units for the month. Sales of F-series trucks increased 18% to 56,299.

While sales of Chevrolet and GMC full-size trucks declined during November, parent company General Motors Co. posted an overall sales gain. For the month, the company’s four vehicle brands increased 3%, to 186,505 units. However, full-size pickup sales fell 8%, due in part to what GM described as “unexpectedly high competitive incentive activity,” which it did not match. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup fell 10.4%, to 30,674, while sales of the GMC Sierra slid 2% to 11,726.

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