Company by company U.S. sales results: U.S. Sales Summary Table.
U.S. Light Vehicle sales totaled 947,119 units, bringing the year-to-date tally to 9,545,290, up 10.6% over year-ago.
October's daily sales rate (DSR) was 17.5% above a year-ago month still depressed by payback for August's Cash-for-Clunkers program.
October's seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12.2 million units was the second highest monthly SAAR since September 2008, and was directly in line with with Ward's earlier sales forecast .
dailys sales were up 8.1%, with fleet sales accounting for just 24% of their total - below their year-to-date level. saw its daily sales rise 23.6%, while Group - which had an abysmall fall in 2009, with little new product to offer - is up 42.1% over year-ago.
Collectively, Detroit auto makers outpaced the industry with a 19.5% increase over like-2009, good for a 45.3% share of the market.
(-0.9%) and Zhejiang Geely's Volvo (-6.6%) were the only auto makers to report year-over-year declines in DSR .
easily bested as the number four automaker this month - after giving up that position to the Pentastar group last month - selling 98,811 vehicles, a 19.8% yr-to-yr gain. Group registered sales up 43.2% over year-ago, displacing rival Nissan from the six spot on the leader board. Together, Asia automakers tracked 15.8% over year-ago for the month.
Sales by Europe automakers are up 16.6% on the whole.was about average with its regional mates, up 16.8%, SAAB - which was barely selling cars last year as GM looked to move the brand to another OEM, is up 66.5%. of America, including Audi Brand, is up a healthy 19.9%. Dailmler's Mercedes and Smart lagged a little - up just 6.8% versus year-ago.
October's results bring year-to-date light vehilce sales in the U.S. to 9,545,290 - 10.6% above like-2009.