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Chrysler Leads Detroit Three in April Sales

Chrysler Group LLC outpaced General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. by being the only domestic automaker to post sales gains in April, the Associated Press reported.

Chrysler reported a 20% increase in sales compared to April 2011, driven in part by a 19% gain in sales for Ram pickups, AP said. Meanwhile, GM sales declined 8% and Ford sales fell 5%. AP said.

Of the four GM brands – Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC – only GMC, which sells only trucks, posted an increase; sales in that division rose 4.5%.

Ford, meanwhile, felt the sting from the discontinued Ranger small pickup, sales of which declined 63% as dealers offload the last of the trucks, AP said. Sales of the Escape small SUV fell 20% as the current model makes way for a redesigned version that’s due in the spring.

By Light & Medium Truck

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