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Ford, GM Sales Beat Estimates

  • Ford posts surprise gain; F-Series has best year since 2005
  • Nissan, Honda miss estimates; Industry sales to drop in 2018
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2018 will be "year of the truck," says Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Cox Automotive.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Carmakers capped their first year of shrinking U.S. sales since the recession on a high note, with surging truck demand buoying General Motors Co. and carrying Ford Motor Co. to a surprise gain.

Ford’s light vehicle deliveries rose 1.3 percent last month as its F-Series pickup line had its best year since 2005. GM reported a less dramatic monthly drop than analysts expected, as sales of the Chevrolet Silverado climbed 25 percent.