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Automakers report sales gains for SUVs and trucks as gas prices fall
Automakers report sales gains for SUVs and trucks as gas prices fall

Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October. General Motors, Toyota, Chrysler, Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda all reported sales gains last month. Only Ford's sales fell 2% as it cut back on F-Series pickup sales ahead of the launch of a new F-150 later this year. Analysts expected industry sales to rise 6% over October 2013. The national average price of gasoline fell 33 cents to end October at $3 a gallon, according to AAA. Gasoline is now the cheapest it has been in four years, and the decline accelerated a trend toward SUVs and trucks that has been going on all year. "Gas prices coming down added a little bit of fuel to...

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