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TORONTO, March 3- Record-setting truck sales in Canada helped offset weaker demand for cars in February, automakers said on Monday, as Chrysler Canada reported a 10 percent jump in monthly sales.
*Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather, raising concerns about industry profitability.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
*Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather.
TORONTO, March 3- Ford Motor Co of Canada said on Monday that its sales slipped slightly in February, to 16,234 vehicles from 16,301 in the same period last year, as healthy demand for its trucks was more than offset by a sharp drop in car sales.
US car sales for February fell over last year, but beat expectations. Carmakers offered big rewards to those willing to brave the storms.
DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were more brisk than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather. General Motors Co raced past analysts' expectations, saying Monday that sales dipped 1 percent to 222,104 vehicles.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest sales numbers for Ford.
DETROIT, March 3- Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co each posted double-digit gains in U.S. A poll of 34 analysts by Thomson Reuters showed expectations that overall U.S. sales would be flat with a year earlier.
DETROIT, March 3- Nissan Motor Co said on Monday that its U.S. Nissan had its best February in the U.S. market on record, selling 115,600 vehicles. Fred Diaz, Nissan's senior vice president for U.S. sales, said February was the 11th month in the last 12 that the company set U.S. sales records.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
With inventories high, the automakers have ramped up deep discounts on many models in an effort to lure customers back into winter-ravaged showrooms.
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Consumer Reports is out with its list of the top auto brands. FMHR trader John Najarian says Ford still has good profits, despite rating as the second worst brand.
Based on survey results from 1.1 million subscribers, The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue ranked Tesla's Model S the top overall pick.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the Consumer Reports' list of the top auto brands. Ford was rated as the second worst brand.
Feb 25- Visteon Corp, the auto parts maker, posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and reaffirmed its forecasts for 2014, sending its shares up in morning trading. Net income surged to $513 million, or $10.32 a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with $39 million, or 74 cents a share, in the year earlier period.