GM, Ford, Chrysler Report Sales Increases for July
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The three American auto manufacturers all report an increase in year-over-year sales for July.
General Motors Co. reports sales rose 6.4% last month over July 2014 with 272,512 vehicles sold. The Chevy Cruze, built at GM’s Lordstown complex, saw sales rebound after several months of decline with a 2% gain in July; 21,339 were sold nationwide.
Chevrolet’s overall sales were up 7.8% as 188,790 cars, truck and SUVs were sold. The Silverado pickup truck led sales once again with 56,380 sold in July, more than double the second place Equinox, which sold 21,609.
Buick sales had the largest sales increase of GM’s brands with a 17.6% rise to 20,971 cars and SUVs sold during July. Cadillac sales dropped 7.1% to 14,154 while GMC sales rose a modest 1.4% to 48,777.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reports a 6% sales gain for July with 178,027 vehicles hitting the streets, the most sold in July since 2005. It was the company’s 64th month in a row with year-over-year sales gains.
Sales of the Chrysler brand jumped 10% to 25,722 last month with an 85% increase in sales from the 200 model, which sold 15,108. T
he Jeep nameplate saw sales climb 23% to 73,216 with the Wrangler model leading the way with 19,320 sold. Dodge was the only American Fiat Chrysler brand to see sales drop as 37,649 were sold in July 13% fewer than last year.
Ford Motor Co. reports a 4.9% increase in sales with 222,731 cars, trucks and SUVs sold last month.
For the Ford nameplate, sales were up 4.3% with 213,195 sold. The F-Series truck line led sales for the brand with 66,288 leaving showrooms in July, a 4.8% gain. The top selling car was the Fusion with 25,105 sold, up 4.9% from July 2014.
Pictured: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.
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