Domestic Automakers Show Strong November Sales

FREE Car Insurance Comparison

Compare quotes from the top car insurance companies and save!

Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

D. Gilson is a writer and author of essays, poetry, and scholarship that explore the relationship between popular culture, literature, sexuality, and memoir. His latest book is Jesus Freak, with Will Stockton, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 Series. His other books include I Will Say This Exactly One Time and Crush. His first chapbook...

Full Bio →

Written by

Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore...

Full Bio →

Reviewed byJeffrey Johnson
Insurance Lawyerhttps://res.cloudinary.com/quotellc/image/upload/insurance-site-images/carinsurance-live/2020/03/jeffrey-johnson.jpg

UPDATED: Mar 13, 2020

Advertiser Disclosure

It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right coverage choices.

Advertiser Disclosure: We strive to help you make confident insurance decisions. Comparison shopping should be easy. We partner with top insurance providers. This doesn't influence our content. Our opinions are our own.

Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about car insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything car insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by car insurance experts.

Jeep Compass sales rose 10-fold.

Jeep Compass sales rose 10-fold. (Chrysler)

Sales of new cars rebounded in a huge way in November. So much so that it proved to be the best sales month since the Obama administration launched the “cash for clunkers” incentive program during the start of the most current financial downturn.

For General Motors, much of the news lately has centered around troubles with their electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt. Despite that spate of bad news, GM sales were up overall by 6.9 percent from last year.

“We are seeing a broad spectrum of customers return to the market,” said Don Johnson, vice president of U.S. sales operations for General Motors. “Truck sales showed a very solid increase, as we expected, but the momentum building behind our most fuel-efficient vehicles was even stronger.”

Did you note the reference to “our most fuel-efficient vehicles”? GM says that even the Chevrolet Volt posted sales increases, regardless of the safety and defect investigation currently being conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the electric Chevy after numerous examples caught fire after being crash tested.

For its part, Ford Motor Company saw sales rise by 13 percent in November, despite a 9 percent decline in car sales. That decline evaporated with a 29 percent jump in SUV sales and a 22 percent rise in truck sales. Ford sold a total of 166,865 vehicles compared to 147,338 last year in November.

Of all the domestic brands, it was Chrysler that appeared to be the biggest winner, with a 45 percent sales gain year over year. Chrysler sold an estimated 107,172 cars and trucks in November, and they’ve posted sales gains for 20 straight months in a row. Year to date, Chrysler sales are up 25 percent, and the company has sold a total of 1.2 million vehicles.

“November was another huge month for the Chrysler Group and our highest year-over-year sales gain of 2011,” said Chrysler’s chief of US sales Reid Bigland.

(888) 394-1149