U.S. Car Companies Had A Fantastic June

Following high sales in May, all three major US car companies reported big numbers for June as well. Here’s how quickly cars are moving off the lot in the hottest U.S. auto market since the recession.

1. Chrysler

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Chrysler Group, which includes Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat, reported its best June sales since 2007 with 156,686 deliveries, an 8% increase from a year ago. Last month marked 39 straight months of annual sales increases.

2. Ford

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Ford posted its best June since 2006, with deliveries gaining 13% from last year to 234,917. According to Bloomberg News, Ford has taken the most market share of any American car company.

3. GM

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GM — which consists of the Chevy, Cadillac, Buick and GMC brands — sold 264,843 cars in the U.S. in June, 6% more than in 2012. GM estimated that the annual pace of light vehicle sales in the U.S. was the highest in six years.

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Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.
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