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Dec 3, 2016


* Michigan - Truck makers' November sales on track for record 

--- Auto makers reported U.S. sales on track for a record November as Black Friday deals, steep incentives and consumer confidence drew more car shoppers into showrooms...

... General Motors on Thursday said sales climbed 10.2% to 252,644, with record months across all four of its brands. The Detroit auto maker, which has been paring back fleet sales, said retail sales rose 8% to 252,644 vehicles...
... Ford Motor's sales rose 5.1% to 196,441 vehicles, driven by a 10% gain in retail sales. F-series sales jumped 11% -- to their best November sales since 2001 -- while SUVs logged 20% growth...
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported sales skidded 14% in the month to 160,827, dragged by a 42% drop in fleet sales and a 2% decline in retail sales. The Jeep brand, which has propelled the Italian-U.S. auto makers results for much of the year, slipped 12%. Ram brand truck sales were a bright spot, with a 12% jump... 

Detroit, MICH, USA -Bloomberg/Fox Business - December 01, 2016

* Texas - Robust demand for Toyota pickups drives sales unexpectedly higher

--- Robust demand for Toyota’s popular line of pickup trucks drove overall growth for the company’s auto sales unexpectedly higher in November... Tacoma truck sales soared by more than 15 percent last month over November 2015 as low gasoline prices pushed consumer demand for the automaker’s pickup trucks higher. The company’s full-sized pickup, the Tundra, posted year-over-year gains of 11.5 percent for the month... Toyota sold a total of 197,645 vehicles in November, up 4.3 percent over the same month last year. Industry analysts estimated that Toyota would see monthly sales increase by 3.4 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg... Year-to-date, Toyota’s sales are down 2.4 percent for 2016 through November. The strong demand for its Tacoma and Tundra trucks accounted for 37 percent of the company’s year-over-year sales growth last month... 
(Photo: Toyota / Chris DeLorenzo - Toyota's Tacoma truck sales soared by more than 15 percent last month over November 2015)  --  San Antonio, TXS, USA - San Antonio Express News, by Rye Druzin - December 1, 2016



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