On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Company announced sales increases in June. General Motors on the other hand, posted a 3 percent decline as it reduced fleet and rental sales. According to the Detroit News, Fiat Chrysler jumped up 8 percent and Ford reported a 1.6 percent sales increase. This was Fiat Chrysler's best June sale results since 2006. Ford also reached a landmark as their SUV sales were the best they've been in June for more than a decade.
In the first six months of 2015, Ford, GM, and Chrysler have all increased their new auto sales. Specifically. GM's sales are up 3.4 percent, Ford's sales are up 1.9 percent, and Chrysler's sales are up 6 percent. Ford sold 225, 647 new vehicles last month. Customers were interested in the company's new offerings, such as the higher-profit vehicles including trucks and SUVs. Sales from Lincoln also help tremendously, as sales rose 14.5 percent. GM sold more than Ford with 259,353 vehicles.
According to General Motors' VP, Kurt McNeil, “[w]e just wrapped up the U.S. auto industry’s best six months in a decade, driven by strong demand for pickups and crossovers.“ He continued. "[p]eople feel good about their jobs and the direction the economy as a whole is taking, so the second half of the year should be strong, too, and that’s especially good news for Chevrolet and GMC, brands that have very broad truck and crossover portfolios.”
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