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October Auto Sales Plung for GM, Honda and Toyota

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DETROIT — Auto sales at General Motor, Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. plunged in October as the U.S. industry braced for what may be the weakest monthly sales report in a quarter century.

GM plummeted 45 percent from a year earlier. Ford sold 132,248 cars and trucks last month, down 32 percent. Toyota outsold Ford on its way to its 23 percent decline. Daimler AG and American Honda were down more than 24 percent, while Porsche, Isuzu, and Suzuki fell more than 45 percent.

[source: automotive news]

Below is a sales chart comparing October Automotive Sales from 2007 to October 2008 (this year).

 

 

OCTOBER AUTO SALES

 
  October October October 10 mos. 10 mos. Pct.
  2008 2007 chng. 2008 2007 chng.
Aston Martin 140 172 –18.6% 1,400 858 63.2%
BMW Group* –% –%
Chrysler LLC** –% –%
Daimler AG*** 17,257 22,842 –24.5% 212,886 203,305 4.7%
   Ford/Lincoln/Mercury 128,531 181,589 –29.2% 1,656,173 2,023,449 –18.2%
   Aston Martin 856
   Jaguar 1,030 7,021 13,047 –46.2%
   Land Rover 4,237 14,292 40,311 –64.5%
   Volvo 3,717 7,761 –52.1% 63,745 88,645 –28.1%
Ford Motor Co.**** 132,248 194,617 –32.0% 1,741,231 2,166,308 –19.6%
General Motors***** 168,719 307,408 –45.1% 2,581,385 3,241,501 –20.4%
American Honda† 85,864 114,799 –25.2% 1,266,447 1,308,319 –3.2%
Hyundai Group†† –% –%
Isuzu 251 576 –56.4% 4,440 6,110 –27.3%
Mazda –% –%
Mitsubishi –% –%
Nissan††† –% –%
Porsche 1,427 2,862 –50.1% 22,503 29,140 –22.8%
Subaru 12,917 14,979 –13.8% 156,706 153,601 2.0%
Suzuki 3,482 6,536 –46.7% 77,999 88,536 –11.9%
Tata Motors‡ –% –%
Toyota‡‡ 152,100 197,592 –23.0% 1,945,402 2,199,237 –11.5%
VW‡‡‡ 23,478 25,059 –6.3% 266,849 271,575 –1.7%
Other (estimate) –% –%
TOTAL 597,883 887,442 –32.6% 8,277,248 9,668,490 –14.4%
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 Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus; actuals for Maserati
*Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce
**DaimlerChrysler sold the Chrysler group on Aug. 3, 2007
***Incudes Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Smart
****Includes Jaguar and Land Rover (through May 31, 2008) and Volvo; Aston Martin’s estimated sales are included through May 2007
*****Includes Saab
†Includes Honda Division and Acura
††Includes Hyundai and Kia
†††Includes Nissan Division and Infiniti
‡Tata Motors includes Jaguar and Land Rover as of June 1, 2008; Jaguar Oct. 2008 sales are estimates
‡‡Includes Toyota Division, Lexus and Scion
‡‡‡Includes VW, Audi and Bentley
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