Auto Sales Surge in February


Radio’s biggest advertising category had another huge month. Americans bought or leased 1.34 million vehicles in February, which translates to an annual sales rate of 17.5 million. Ford sold 20.2% more new vehicles in February than a year earlier, Fiat Chrysler was up 12%, Toyota’s sales rose 4.1%, Nissan posted a 10.5% increase and Honda sales jumped 12.8%. GM sales fell 1.5%. Low gas prices and 29 days in February helped fuel the strong month.


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