March’s car sales numbers are in and although Chrysler saw a 39% decrease in sales over the same month last year, Chrysler’s total U.S. sales for March surpassed 100,000 units for the first time since September.
Ford saw a decline of 41% over the same month in 2008. Despite the low sales in March, the automaker repeatedly says it doesn’t need any bailout money to make it through 2009. Maybe Ford’s new Advantage Plan incentive, which covers up to a year of car loan payments if you lose your job, will help the automaker boost sales in April.
Hyundai, Subaru and Kia fared pretty well, with losses 5% and less for March. Mitsubishi did the worst in March, down 57%.
March 2009 sales: