Car sales were mostly strong in October, bouncing back from a lull in September. October's gains suggests that the government shutdown and the issues with Obamacare barely put a dent in car sales.
Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
Alfa Romeo 4C debut in the US pushed back from 2013 to 2014. Chrysler/Fiat offers no explanation for delay of the Alfa Romeo 4C.
Jeep recall of 2.7 million vehicles at risk for catching fire during collisions was finally agreed to by Chrysler. The company intially refused when the NHTSA requested the Jeep recall, even though the issue has been linked to 51 deaths.
Truck sales surged in May, with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Nissan Rogue all posting their best-ever May sale results. Low loan rates and major automobile sales contributed to the numbers.