June Sales Bloom: GM, Ford, and Chrysler All Higher

July 2, 2013

"The consumer just seems to shrug off a lot of these outside factors (such as gas prices)."

Michelle Krebs, senior automotive analyst for on June auto sales.

Not even $4 gas and wild swings on the stock market could slow down auto sales in June. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler all reported higher sales last month. Ford led the way, selling 13 percent more cars and trucks in June. Chrysler sales were up eight percent, and GM sales rose 6.5 percent. Michelle Krebs is a senior auto analyst for She tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the numbers show the economy is getting stronger, and so is demand for new cars and trucks. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.