(Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC reported a 13 percent rise in July auto sales in the United States, while Nissan Motor Co posted a 16.2 percent increase, as better financing deals and pent-up demand lured consumers into dealer showrooms last month.
Chrysler, which is majority-owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, sold 126,089 cars and trucks last month, its best July in five years.
The smallest U.S. automaker’s sales increase fell short of some analysts’ estimates. Barclays Capital had expected Chrysler to sell 129,453 vehicles, while RBC Capital Markets had projected 127,889.
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