Strong auto sales good news for area dealerships
Thu, 02 May 2013 01:02:07 GMT —
he big three U.S. automakers are reporting strong sales for the month of April.
ews of strong auto sales has a lot of people smiling at local dealerships who say April was one of their busiest months in a long time.
ales for the big three auto makers was higher than last year.
ord is reporting sales up by 17
oth General Motors and Chrysler say sales are up by 11%.
he news gets even better for trucks.
ord's F-series rose by 24%. Chrysler's Ram saw sales go up by 49%.
ocal auto dealers point to a series of positive trends in the economy for sales spike
think there's a pent up demand that's been out there because there were tough times," explains Dave Doster, sales manager at Yark Automotive Group.
oster says last month was especially good for their smaller trucks and SUV's. Chrysler reports sales for the Jeep Grand Cherokee was up by 27%. The Dodge Durango was up 65%.
eople at Yark believe strong April sales will carry into the summer with the debut of the new Jeep Cherokee.
he Cherokee begins production in Toledo on May 23rd.