October sales should have automakers grinning like trick-or-treaters counting their candy. Shoppers drove six of the biggest seven automakers to double-digit sales gains, and nine of the top 10 best-selling cars for the month had sales increases. Importantly, October’s numbers aren’t buoyed — as September’s were — by an extra holiday weekend.
With the largest seven automakers reporting, October’s new-car sales gained 13.7 percent versus October 2014. Shoppers drove full-size pickup trucks to a modest 4.3 percent growth, and that came as the Ford F-Series and GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra had lower cash incentives versus a year ago, according to Automotive News. Here are the top 10 best-selling cars in October 2015: