Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.
As the Chicago Auto Show begins rolling into town, there are signs that an industry on a bumpy road might finally be turning a corner.
The Cook County Board is holding a special meeting to vote on President Toni Preckwinkle’s 2012 budget.
Analysts say consumer confidence has helped drive the surge in sales, which could be even better in 2011.