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May's US sales beat forecasts

...pickup, rose 11 percent, and Buick's two small SUVs ? the Encore and Enclave ? both saw 20 percent gains. But car sales were weaker. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze dropped 27 percent.Ford's sales dropped 1 percent to 250,813. Sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-02/mays-us-sales-beat-forecas
US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

...what's to come as U.S. new-car sales reach a natural peak. Sales have...automakers - saw big declines in car sales as consumers flocked to SUVs and...trucks last month.Toyota said its car sales were flat but its truck and SUV sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-01/us-auto-sales-tap-brakes-m
Epic snows have meant economic woes across all industries

...historical average.Elsewhere, Autodata Corp reported U.S. car sales in February were up about 5.3 percent from January but...sales should be made up as the weather warms; U.S. new car sales are still on track to hit their highest level in more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-08/epic-snows-have-meant-econ
Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

...cars settle in the 80-mile range. Uncertainty about range and the spotty charging infrastructure have limited electric car sales to less than 1 percent in the U.S. But interested buyers could have more choices soon. Both Tesla and General Motors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/low-gas-prices-incentives-
Consumers, automakers adjusting to plummeting fuel prices

...Caldwell says falling gas prices have given first-time buyers and others more comfort and confidence to buy a new car. Sales of the redesigned Honda Fit subcompact were up 40 percent in December, while sales of the Nissan Sentra rose about 43...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/consumers-automakers-adjus
Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

...with unemployment down and the stock market and luxury car sales up, automakers are looking for niches such as convertibles...leaving middle-class wealth largely unchanged. Luxury car sales rose 15 percent last year, the biggest gain since the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/drop-your-top-convertibles
SUVs shrink to fit European market

...Automotive predicts. That's even as small and midsize car sales show only stable sales, rising from 4.7 million units...as its economy slowly heals from a financial crisis.Car sales rose for the 17th straight month in January in the 28-country...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-03-05/suvs-shrink-
US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

...will likely keep factories busy in coming months. Auto sales last month rose to their second-fastest pace this year. Car sales are on track to rise 6 percent this year from 2013.And a survey by the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/us-adds-321000-jobs-most-n
Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...Barilla, an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University, said lower gas prices also tend to increase car sales."That's another positive for the economy. When automobile sales go up, then the jobs are needed for the manufacturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/augusta-area-companies-enj
Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

...sales have dropped below 60,000.Ford Motor Co. saw a 9 percent increase in Fusion sedan sales, but otherwise its car sales were down. Sales of the Escape small SUV fell 4 percent; Ford blamed that on a sharp cutback on sales to rental car...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-01/truck-deals-help-boost-us-