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The trifecta of automakers from the land of the rising sun each threw down their respective gauntlets today, or in Nissan's case a snow glove. That's because although Toyota and Honda showed upward ticks on year-to-year sales, (16.2% and 10.2%) Nissan just couldn't get the job done to make it a three-way of higher sales. Nissan dropped 16% in July and sold a mere 86,221 vehicles during July. Well, look on the bright side Ghosn, at least now you and GM are looking more alike!

Ford Sales Down; Toyota, Honda Sales Up [Forbes]
Nissan U.S. July sales down 16 pct [Reuters]

More sales figures [internal]