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Oct 2- U.S. auto sales hit their highest monthly level since March 2008, at 14.94 million new vehicles sold on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, consultant Autodata Corp said on Tuesday. Autodata said September sales rose 13 percent to 1,188,865 new vehicles.
*Toyota Canada sales rise 21.9 pct, Honda stronger* Ford Canada sales down 8 pct, Chrysler up 2 pct* Ford retains top sales position* GM sales rise 12 pct.
Oct 2- Automakers reported a 13 percent U.S. sales increase in September from a year earlier with a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales reaching 14.96 million vehicles.
Oct 2- U.S. auto sales hit their highest monthly level since February 2008, at 14.96 million new vehicles sold on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, consultant Autodata Corp said on Tuesday. Autodata said September sales rose 13 percent to 1,190,289 new vehicles.
TORONTO, Oct 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday its Canadian vehicle sales jumped 8 percent last month, while Chrysler Canada, with a 2 percent increase, turned in its highest September sales total since 2000..
Oct 2- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in September 2012 as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in September.
*Toyota, Honda see large sales gains. DETROIT, Oct 2- U.S. auto sales for September looked set to jump about 13 percent from a year ago, beating analyst estimates because of cheap financing, stronger consumer sentiment and rebounding sales from foreign automakers including Toyota Motor Corp.
TORONTO, Oct 2- Ford Motor Co's Canadian vehicle sales dropped 8 percent in September from a year earlier, while Chrysler Canada said its sales rose 2 percent, its best September since 2000.. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat SpA, said September sales rose 2 percent to 19,555 vehicles, with year-to-date sales up 6 percent at 194,572..
Oct 2- The following are the U.S. auto sales results for September reported by top-selling automakers so far on Tuesday. Auto Sales For September 2012. SOURCE: Autodata Corp and Reuters calculations.
By Deepa Seetharaman and Bernie Woodall. Oct 2- General Motors Co, the largest U.S. automaker, reported a 1.5 percent increase in September auto sales on the strength of its passenger car sales, while Ford Motor Co posted sales that were on par with its results from a year earlier.
*New York sues JPMorgan over Bear Stearns mortgage products. *PetSmart to replace Sunoco in the S&P 500 index. If Madrid were to seek a rescue, it would trigger European Central Bank buying of its bonds and help to ease U.S. investors' nervousness about the euro zone's impact on the U.S. economy.
Oct 2- Chrysler Group LLC, the smallest U.S. automaker, o n Tuesday said 142,041 vehicles were sold in September, up 12 percent from 127,336 a year ago, and the most sold in September since 2007.. All of the company's brands-- Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat-- posted sales increases in September, said Chrysler, an affiliate of Italy's Fiat SpA.
Oct 2- Chrysler Group LLC said Tuesday that September sales were 142,041 vehicles, up 12 percent from 127,336 a year earlier, and the highest for the month since 2007.. All of the company's brands-- Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat-- posted sales increases in September, said Chrysler, an affiliate of Italy's Fiat SpA.
By Deepa Seetharaman and Bernie Woodall. DETROIT, Oct 2- General Motors Co, the largest U.S. automaker, posted a small gain in September U.S. sales as demand for passenger cars offset a drop in pickup trucks, while Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp reported a large sales increase.
*PetSmart to replace Sunoco in the S&P 500 index. Spain was said to be ready to ask the euro zone for help, but Germany has signaled that Madrid should hold off on making its request, according to European officials on Monday.
New car sales in recessionary Italy plunged 25.7 percent in September from the same month a year ago to 109,178 vehicles, Italy's Transport Ministry said on Monday.
*Italy car sales down 25.7 pct, German figures Tuesday. PARIS/ MILAN, Oct 1- Car sales dropped further in austerity-hit France, Italy and Spain last month, and France's CCFA auto industry association cut its full-year market forecast, highlighting the pain for automakers that have warned there would be no imminent recovery.
Oct 1- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages on Monday. *A tax break for wage earners for which the White House campaigned hard last winter now finds little support in Washington, as Congress struggles with deficits.
MILAN, Oct 1- New car sales in recessionary Italy plunged 25.7 percent in September from the same month a year ago to 109,178 vehicles, Italy's Transport Ministry said on Monday. In August, Italian car sales dropped 20.23 percent. Earlier on Monday, car sales in France and Spain dropped 18 percent and 37 percent this year, industry groups in those countries said.
Italy needs a strong political government, not another technocrat administration when Prime Minister Mario Monti's term ends in the spring, the head of the country's main employers' confederation said on Sunday.