The increase in fuel prices in the U.S. have led to a decline in sales of American cars - the

The increase in fuel prices in the U.S. have led to a decline in sales of American cars - theIn June 2006, sales of new vehicles in the U.S. decreased by 11 percent compared with the same period of 2005, according to Reuters. First decline in sales affected the American automakers demand for GM vehicles fell by 26 percent, DaimlerChrysler has lost 13 percent, and Ford is 7 percent.Despite the overall decline, the demand for Japanese cars continues to rise: sales of Toyota cars increased by 14 percent, and Honda - 3.5 percent. The biggest sales growth in Suzuki - the company was able to implement up to 28 percent more cars than in June 2005. In addition, selling well in the U.S. and German cars: in the past month, sales of Mercedes grew by 14 percent, Audi - 6.8 percent, Volkswagen - 5.5 percent, and BMW by 3.4%.The main reason for the fall in demand for cars in the U.S. analysts believe the rise in fuel prices. As a result, worst of all were sold heavy SUVs and pickup trucks, and compact urban car use increasing demand. In addition, American consumers have become more likely to choose a model with hybrid engines.The ribbon.ru05.07.2006.



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