America’s love affair with SUVs and trucks continued in March as Ford, Honda and Nissan all reported big increases for both. But that’s being offset by falling car sales, pushing overall sales for Honda and Ford down compared with last year.
As reported by the Associated Press, Ford experienced the biggest drop, falling 7.5% from March of 2015. Honda’s sales also were off, by 2%. Nissan reported a gain of just over 3%.
Most major automakers report sales through the day on Monday (April 3).
Despite falling sales for both Honda and Ford, industry analysts expect a 2% to 3% increase for the industry overall in March, the first monthly sales jump this year, and possibly the best March in 17 years.
At Ford, car sales fell a staggering 24%, due in part to big fleet sales reported in March of last year. SUV sales fell 3%, but truck sales rose 2.5%, led by a 10% increase sales of the F-Series pickup, the top-selling vehicle in America.
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