Auto Sales Up Amid Economic Uncertainty

Sales of cars and trucks in the U.S. rose in October, a sign that consumers are not letting economic fears stop them from buying new vehicles. Among the American-based brands...Chrysler had the best month. Its sales rose 27 percent in October. Ford sales rose six percent, while General Motors reported a two percent sales increase. Japanese automakers are still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that disrupted production in March. Honda sales were basically flat, while Toyota sales fell eight percent. Nissan sales rose 18 percent. WDET's Pat Batcheller spoke with Michelle Krebs of Edmunds Auto Observer about the trends in auto sales. Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.

For more detailed analysis of the numbers, visit Edmunds' web site.