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Slowing truck sales keep Ford from September auto sales gains; GM rises
Slowing truck sales keep Ford from September auto sales gains; GM rises

Americans continued to purchase more cars in September. All the major automakers but Ford – which is seeing stiff competition for its pickup trucks – posted healthy gains in U.S. auto sales last month. General Motors Co. said Wednesday that it sold 223,437 vehicles in the U.S. in September, a 19% increase from the same month a year earlier. “GM saw strength almost across the board in September, and outpaced the industry with the newest trucks and SUVs,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of sales operations. Robust sales of trucks and crossovers helped the automaker reach an average sales price of $34,600 for its vehicles last month, the highest in company...

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