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October auto sales were on the rise but one big US automaker fell flat joining me today is I HS automotive director of strategic review Rebecca limb -- with more on the sales numbers.
And -- his succession plan announcement Rebecca thanks for joining us let's get right -- it.
-- within these numbers a lot of -- look at except for Ford up only four tenths of a percent what happened there.
Well I want to thank contract man I can't guarantee there in person in the that is usual but I don't have the combination of being I think -- They would be were a little bit -- a bar at the mentally -- for a little bit higher sales -- -- But we really weren't little bit disappointed in the fusion.
I did and which is going through a model changeover but we're really.
They were off 30% year every year while he yet they're only there about flat here every year typically that's a little bit that it.
Why why do you think that happened what went wrong there.
I don't condone these that they intended -- them Penn State is not -- much police activity.
It can be really be a variety of things that -- overall.
Ford car sales were up 4%.
Their -- sales -- a little bit stock care that previously but that was okay because of the Ford Ranger -- track.
And -- with Ford for a second Alan Mulally 67 years old saying that he's gonna state through 2014.
What does that mean to you.
You don't actually a really good thing we have and eight ridiculous amount of time -- the industry person ever -- What it going Alan Alan Mulally export.
That the idea that everybody now knows that it is state very 12014.
At least for a very very bad -- -- -- that.
Eight shown that there's eight ballot -- and an air -- -- -- it can continue.
To be a force within that company and it really hopefully well -- keep Wall Street and I ED I doubt who it going to be taking over at.
-- -- and a huge contrast to Ford's lackluster performance Chrysler are up 10%.
Was it just an easier comp or are they crash and it.
I you know Chrysler is just unbelievable all right eight we had a forecast -- the 120000 units.
They did twenty stick -- and it's.
They are getting -- -- DeKalb different vehicles like did Dodge Dart to at this small compact sedan that they didn't really even after the market before.
So it -- it they're getting incremental borrowing is.
-- vehicles like -- Dodge Caravan is doing really well for them off does it Jeep Grand Cherokee has -- She did getting help from both their cars and their track and that really wasn't going on last year.
Yeah all right Rebecca thanks so much for that ain't around can't.
What is next for to take time for us I he's the best.
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