Chrysler is coming back: With may sales jumping 10.1%, Chrysler posted its best monthly sales since 2008. See what happens when you roll out new models! You can come back from the dead, as Chrysler has done.
Hyundai keeps surging: Sales jumped 20.7% for the month and the company had two of the top ten selling model for the month (#7 Hyundai Sonata and #10 Hyundai Elantra). These guys are running close to capacity, and still find themselves dealing with a tight supply.
6 cylinder is the engine of choice in trucks: Ford sold more 6 cylinder F-150's then 8 cylinder versions. Proof that pick up buyers want better mileage.
Don't read too much into the drop in Toyota and Honda sales. Yes, they find themselves in an unusual spot, trailing the Big 3 in monthly sales for the first time since 2006. But keep in mind, their supply of cars and truck was severely restricted. Sales will bounce back when production returns to normal later this year.
Pricing is what will slow down sales: May sales showed that consumers will hold off buying a new car if you raise sticker prices and drastically cut incentives. Transaction prices are at an all time high, and it may take time for some consumers to adjust.
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