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GM, Ford, Toyota Led US Auto Sales in May

June 4, 2013

General Motors, Ford and Toyota were the top three in new, U.S. auto sales for the month of May, a report released Tuesday from Kelley Blue Book shows.

GM captured 17.5 percent of the sales in May followed closely by Ford at 17.1% with Toyota coming in third at 14.4 percent. Chrysler was fourth at 11.5 percent and American Honda rounded out the top five at 9.7 percent.

The midsize car segment led the way in May, capturing 17.3 percent of new sales, followed by compact cars at 15 percent; compact crossovers at 12.7 percent and full-size pickup trucks at 12.2 percent. Mid-size sport utility vehicles finished fifth at 5.1 percent of new sales in May.

For the midsize car segment, the Toyota Camry captured 15.7 percent of May sales followed by the Honda Accord at 13.3 percent; the Nissan Altima at 12.8 percent; the Ford Fusion at 11.8 percent and the Hyundai Sonata at 8.1 percent.

Source: (c)2013 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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