DETROIT — General Motors and Ford each posted strong U.S. sales in September, confirming expectations that the industry would rebound for the month.
GM reported Tuesday that sales rose 11.9 percent to just over 279,000, while Ford sales rose 8.7 percent to just over 222,000.
Fiat Chrysler reported a 10 percent decrease to 174,000 on a planned reduction of sales to rental car companies.
Total Jeep brand sales were down 4%, but company says that's because of planned reduction in fleet sales. FCA says Jeep *retail* sales up 9%— Tyrel Linkhorn (@TyrelLinkhorn) October 3, 2017
Industry analysts expect a strong month due to Labor Day weekend deals and a small boost from owners replacing cars damaged by Hurricanes in Texas and Florida.
The auto website Edmunds.com expects overall sales to rise 0.4 percent from last year.
Overall industry sales fell 2.7 percent through the first eight months of the year and were off 1.9 percent in August as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas.
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