Automakers Report Better-than-Expected June Sales

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0  Updated at 6:57 pm, July 3rd, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — American consumers may be cautious about spending more money but they are buying new cars. From fuel efficient small cars to monster pickups, sales are up. Both U.S. and foreign automakers reported better than expected numbers for the month of June.

Chrysler saw its best June in five years with sales of the Fiat 500 and Chrysler 300 more than double those of a year ago. Ford had a decent June with sales up 7 percent. General Motors gained 16 percent compared to 2011. Sales of the Chevrolet Volt more than tripled compared to a year ago.

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