July Auto Sales Rise on Light Truck Demand

July’s auto sales continued 2015’s hot streak, rising to the second highest SAAR in a decade. Last month’s sales winners included Audi, up 20.8 percent; Honda, up 6.5 percent; and Kia, up 7.7 percent for a monthly sales record of 56,311 units. Light trucks and crossovers dominated the market in July with sales up 12.9 percent from a year ago. Car sales slipped 2.9 percent.