From the article:
GM sold 334,025 vehicles, 3.1 percent fewer than a year ago, but the
nation's largest automaker attributed much of the drop to its plan to wean
itself of low-profit fleet sales to rental companies.
Ford's increase to 237,664 vehicles was fueled largely by car sales, which
rose 26.2 percent, while its truck sales fell 5.5 percent. The figures are
for all Ford brands, including Jaguar, Volvo and Land Rover.
Toyota sold 222,950 vehicles in September. The company's car sales rose 18.4
percent, while truck sales soared 34.9 percent.
I guess a trouncing to some means coming in last place.
Several ways to figure 'trouncing', I guess.
We've been over this a lot of times. US figures
are one thing, global are perhaps another.
Toyota is on the move...there is no doubt about that.
And Ford and GM are distressed...no doubt about that either.
The headline is rather misleading as it makes it sound like Toyota
outsold the US brands in September, which isn't true. Toyota did have a
huge sales growth rate, but GM and Ford both still outsold Toyota.
The headline could also have said: "Toyota Continues Aggressive Sales
Growth by Taking Market Share From Nissan and Honda!"
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