Most automakers' October sales fell short of Wall Street's expectations, as the government shutdown made consumers hesitant to buy. The big exception was General Motors (NYSE: GM ) , which saw its U.S. sales rise almost 16% on the month -- twice the gain expected by analysts.
GM had a lot going for it last month, but one big thing was its all-new pickups. Sales of the new 2014 Chevy Silverado and its GMC Sierra sibling were up, after posting a big drop in September while Ford's (NYSE: F ) F-150 sales boomed.
What changed for GM? As Motley Fool contributor John Rosevear explains in this video, GM changed the prices on its all-new pickups, and that helped -- but not in the way you'd expect.
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