Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Automakers on Tuesday posted significant sales gains in September, driven by discounts to customers and replacement of hurricane-damaged vehicles.
General Motors Co. announced a 12 percent sales gain on Tuesday over last September, driven by a 17 percent gain in its Chevrolet division. Ford Motor Co. said its sales rose nine percent, with a 21.4 percent increase in its F-150 pickup truck. Each reported sharply higher sales of its pickup trucks and SUV models compared to the same month last year. Toyota Motor Corp. improved by 15 percent, largely because of its newly remodeled Camry sedan, the Detroit News reported Tuesday.