With year-to-year sales down 10.5 percent, June was a month most automakers would like to forget.
But it wasn't a bummer for everyone. Suzuki notched a 27.7 percent gain. Scion was up 23.2 percent, and Bentley sales rose 22.7, followed by Toyota (up 15.1 percent) and Mercedes-Benz (up 14.0 percent.)
Singing the blues in June were Saab, down 50.2 percent; GMC, down 47.3 percent; Isuzu, off 32.2 percent; Buick, down 36.6 percent; and Chevrolet, down 25.6 percent. Four of those heavy losers are GM makes, and the fifth used to be partly owned by GM.
In fairness, it must be noted that last June, GM was giving its cars and trucks away under the employee-prices-for-all program.