December Puts Chill On GM Sales

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

General Motors says its sales fell 13 percent in December as mostly flat results on the car side were offset by a plunge of 19 percent in truck sales.

For all of 2006, G-M sales were down almost nine percent.

Earlier in the day, Ford said its sales were down nearly 13 percent to 231,900 vehicles. Despite that decline, the automaker was able to keep its status as the nation's number-two car seller.

While Toyota sales were up 12-point-three percent, the total number of vehicles sold came to just 228-thousand-322. The Japanese automaker did manage to top Ford during two months last year. For all of 2006, Ford sales were down about eight percent.

Chrysler sales rose one percent last month were down seven percent for the year.

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