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Report: U.S. Car and Light Truck Sales Up 3.4% for March

Editor's note: A previous version of this story used preliminary numbers showing a 17.6% YOY decrease for March. Final numbers from Motor Intelligence show a 3.4% increase. The story has been updated to reflect these numbers. The Fool regrets the error.

Domestic market sales for passenger vehicles and light trucks increased 3.4% year-over-year for March, according to a Motor Intelligence report released today.

Of the 21 automakers included in the analysis, Subaru sales increased the most (+13.3%), followed by BMW's 11.2% bump. General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) managed a 6.4% rise, Ford (NYSE: F  ) pulled in 5.7% more sales, and Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM  ) squeaked by with a 1% increase. Volvo sales fell 19.8%.

For calendar year-to-date sales, Ferrari has managed the largest sales increase (+18.9%). General Motors, Ford, and Toyota have all seen double-digit percentage increases in light truck sales, even as passenger vehicle sales increases remain in single-digit territory.

Motor Intelligence is part of Autodata Corp., providing automotive statistical data, market intelligence, and analysis.  


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  • Report this Comment On April 02, 2013, at 3:58 PM, jeyebolt wrote:

    "Report: U.S. Car and Light Truck Sales Down 17.6% for March"

    Your Headlines

    I think your Headlines for this story are a little off.

  • Report this Comment On April 02, 2013, at 4:02 PM, elevensmile wrote:

    I guess Volvo and Suzuki used to have far larger market shares than I would have thought for them to bring the entire US car market down that much! ; )

  • Report this Comment On April 02, 2013, at 4:31 PM, ConfidentNvestor wrote:

    Doesn't anybody review these articles before allowing them to post? March was a banner month for auto sales in the US and yet this bobble-head posts an article stating the opposite. I hope nobody is paying for this crap.

  • Report this Comment On April 02, 2013, at 5:51 PM, TMFJLo wrote:



    The original numbers for this article were based on a preliminary report, thanks for keeping a vigilant eye on the most current data!


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