February auto sales up, but not for all, from USA Today.
Monthly auto sales were up, but not for all automakers and not as much as some industry watchers forecast.
One jarring note: Toyota Motor outsold Ford Motor by 84 vehicles to take the No. 2 spot, behind General Motors. That’s unusual, but it was more a moment than a trend.
Toyota’s SUV sales rose significantly, while Ford’s overall sales fell because it hasn’t yet gotten production of the redesigned F-150 pickup up to speed at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. KCAP is the second of two F-150 plants to switch to building the new aluminum-body design.
The month includes the Presidents Day holiday that automakers and dealers say marks the beginning of the prime spring selling season.