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August new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were up an impressive 17 percent compared to the same month last year, with almost every automaker posting solid gains. But perhaps a bigger surprise has to do with how well plug-in and electric vehicles performed on the market.
Both General Motors and Subaru posted banner sales last month but the industry as a whole did very well in August. Across the board deliveries were up 17 percent in the U.S.
Could the devastating “Great Recession” finally be fading in the rear-view mirror? GM’s August sales performance seems to indicate yes.
Strong August sales spurred on by a resilient market meant that automakers across the board enjoyed sales growth last month with few exceptions.
Pathetic. That’s the only way these numbers could be described were this about any other car, and to a certain extent they still are.