GM August Sales Down 20.7% From August 2007; Still Best Sales Month In 2008

General Motors » 9/03/08 4:55pm 9/03/08 4:55pm is reporting total August 2008 sales down 20.7% from August 2007; the report had a silver lining, however, as August marked the best month for GM sales in 2008 largely due to the popular sale the automaker has been running since Aug. 20. That sale has since been extended through September 30 and…

Toyota August Sales Down 9.4%, Lexus Off 9.1%

Toyota is reporting total US sales were down 9.4% for August 2008 as compared to the same period a year earlier. Trucks led the decline with a drop of 17.6%, though Toyota cars also declined 3.4%. Bright spots for Toyota included the Yaris subcompact, which was up 20.5%, and, inexplicably, the huge Sequoia SUV, which… » 9/03/08 2:18pm 9/03/08 2:18pm