july auto sales

July Retail Sales Jump, but August Uncertain

Retail sales were up in July, a rare bright spot among dim economic indicators. But consumers and investors being the way they are, the question on everyone's mind immediately becomes: Can August keep up the pace? We found out what the experts are saying.

Despite a Cooler Economy, Auto Sales Warm Up

Among domestic makes, Ford Motor, General Motors and Chrysler Group all reported total increases in the single digits, but Japanese giants Toyota and Honda slipped. Beyond those, carmakers in Asia and Europe pretty much all had a solid month.

General Motors' Overall Sales Rose 5.4% in July

General Motors reported vehicle sales rose 5.4% in July compared to last year, as cautious consumers continued to buy new cars and trucks. Among its four remaining core brands -- Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC -- the Detroit auto giant said sales rose 24.6% above prior-year levels.

U.S. Auto Sales May Have Revved Up in July

Analysts' expectations are that sales rose to the highest levels of the year last month, reaching an annualized rate of 11.9 million units. Eager to make room for 2011 models on dealers' lots, automakers have hiked incentives, drawing summertime bargain-hunters.

Ford rides clunkers to big gains

On Monday, the Ford Motor Company (F) reported its July auto sales. The automaker, which watched its numbers plunge with 2008 gas price increases and...