Despite the increased consumer discounts on so many popular models, U.S. auto sales fell approximately 6%. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate including an estimate of sales by No. 2 U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co showed sales at 17.9 million.
General Motors Co October sales fell a less-than-forecast 1.7%. Sales of its smaller pickups and big SUVs surged while sedan sales fell. U.S. vice president of Nissan brand sales for Nissan Motor Co said favorable economic factors point to strong sales in the remainder of 2016. This year is likely to end slightly below last year’s record vehicle sales.