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March Sales Cool For GM, Ford

Ford and General Motors are posting lower sales for the month of March.

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   A wintry month of March helped cool-off sales for two of Detroit’s Big Three automakers.

   Ford and General Motors watched sales decline last month, with GM down about 2 1/2 percent and Ford dropping almost 3 1/2 percent.

   It was a different story for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles…which posted a nearly 2 percent increase in sales.

   The company is marking 60 straight months of year-over-year sales gains, led by demand for its Jeep and Dodge Ram pickup models.

   Japanese automakers reported mixed results.

  Toyota sales were up almost 4 1/2 percent…while Honda’s were down nearly 5 1/2 percent.

   Experts say car sales overall are beginning to plateau after being on a blistering pace since the worst of the global recession ended in 2009.


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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