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Automakers Moved a Lot of Metal in May

June 4, 2013



"We are seeing tremendous growth in full-size pickup trucks, which is great for Detroit."

--Edmunds senior automotive analyst Michelle Krebs

New cars and trucks are still in high demand. The economy is slowly getting stronger, and there's more consumer credit available. Automakers reported higher U.S. sales again in May. Subaru reported a 34 percent increase over May 2012. Nissan sales rose 25 percent. And Chrysler enjoyed its best May sales since 2007, with an 11 percent increase over last year. Auto analyst Michelle Krebs of edmunds.com tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller small cars and small SUV’s are doing very well among younger buyers. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.