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AutoNation’s Sales Soar as CEO Prepares to Talk Recovery

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson will deliver the keynote address at the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA)’s annual luncheon, scheduled for Dec. 7 at The Renaissance Mayflower hotel in Washington D.C.

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Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler Lead November Sales Gains

November proved to be another strong month for automakers, with light vehicle sales pacing at a 13.63 million SAAR — the highest rate this year, according to Autodata Corp.

Industry Realizes Best October Since 2007

Automakers enjoyed their best October since 2007, with U.S. auto sales rising about 8 percent from last October to 1.02 million, according to Autodata Corp.

September Sales Increase 10 percent

Industry sales jumped out to their strongest pace since April, with the industry recording a 10 percent sales increase in September, according to AutoData Corp. Leading the way were Chrysler, Mazda, Nissan and Volkswagen.

Sales Rate Picks Up in September, J.D. Power Reports

Citing recovering inventory levels and solid Labor Day Sales, J.D. Power and Associates expects September’s new-vehicle sales rate to outpace August.

Supply Issues Thwart Toyota, Honda Sales in August

A number of automakers experienced double-digit sales increases in August, with Chrysler leading the pack with 31 percent year-over-year increase in sales. Toyota and Honda, however, continued to grapple with supply issues.

July Sales Better, Not Great

The March 11 earthquake in Japan continued to impact Japanese automakers, with Toyota and Honda reporting notable decreases in July sales. Detroit automakers fared better, with Chrysler experiencing its best July in four years.

Edmunds.com: Toyota Sales Off by 20 Percent Despite Gains

Edmunds.com anticipates that sales for Toyota rose 21.2 percent from June to July, but says sales for the Japanese automaker are still off by more than 20 percent compared to July 2010.

Nissan Reports May 2011 Production, Sales, Export Results

Despite still feeling the effects of the March 11 earthquake, Nissan Motor Co. reported a a 19.3 percent year-over-year increase in global production in May.

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June Sales Trend Upward as Production Gets Back on Track

June was a standout month for Ford, GM, Nissan, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz, all of which realized improvements from the year-ago month. Toyota showed decreases for June compared to last year and Honda continued to feel the effects of the March 11 earthquake in Japan. Overall, automakers realized month-to-month sales increases thanks to improved production capacity.