Largest boost in Ford sales since July 2005
Ford, Toyota and American Honda posted August U.S. sales increases, while Chrysler Group’s and General Motors’ declines were worse than the previous month, as the government’s cash-for-clunkers program lifted industry demand to its highest levels this year.
The results were worse than analysts’ forecasts, but enough to sustain industry predictions that sales would pass the 1-million-unit mark for the first time since August 2008.
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Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere.
Source: Automotive News Data Center
Note: Other includes estimates for Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus
*Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce
**Includes Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Smart
***Includes Jaguar and Land Rover (through May 31, 2008) and Volvo
†Includes Honda Division and Acura
††Includes Hyundai and Kia
†††Tata Motors includes Jaguar and Land Rover as of June 1, 2008
‡Includes Nissan Division and Infiniti
‡‡Includes Toyota Division, Lexus and Scion
‡‡‡Includes VW, Audi and Bentley
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