Sales of new cars and trucks in Mexico totaled 86,466 in September, down 6.1 percent from September 2006. Through the first nine months of the year, sales totaled 778,594, down 2.8 percent.
Nissan Motor Co. sold 17,046 cars and trucks, more than any other automaker, for the month. But that still represented a 5.8 percent decline for September. Nissan has sold 152,956 vehicles in Mexico this year, down 3.4 percent.
General Motors sold 16,909 new cars and trucks last month. That represents a 15.6 percent drop for the month; it had a 7.0 percent decline through the first nine months. Through September, GM has sold 162,465 vehicles in Mexico, leaving it No. 1 for the year so far.
September was good to other Japanese automakers. Sales rose at Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki and Mazda.
Ford Motor Co.'s sales fell 13.2 percent to 12,817. Ford's sales through September were down 15.1 percent to 115,133.
Volkswagen AG posted a 14.1 percent sales decline for the month, to 12,097. The company sold 110,928 vehicles through nine months this year, down 2.3 percent.