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September US Auto Sales at 1.24 Million

Written by Sandy Williams

US automotive sales for September totaled 1.24 million units according to the final tally at WardsAuto. Sales were just under Wards’ forecast of 1.26 million units. General Motors and Chyrsler sales were 19 percent higher year over year. Ford, at 180,175 vehicles, was down 3 percent from September 2013.

“Auto sales remained strong in September and rounded out an excellent third quarter, the best for the industry since 2006,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “SUVs and crossovers continue to be the industry’s hot spots, and RAV4 and 4Runner both saw double-digits gains.”

Subaru took a huge leap of 31 percent to 41,517 vehicle sold due to the launch of its all new Legacy and the Outback. Volkswagen continues to struggle with US sales, down 18.6 percent year over year with 25,996 sold.

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