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October 07, 2020   |  


Third-Quarter Auto Sales Highest in Diesel Sweet Spots

The rebound in automotive sales of 31% in the third-quarter of 2020 is led by growth in pickup trucks and SUVs, categories with the most advanced, fuel-efficient diesel options for consumers, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, a not-for-profit educational association. 

“With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to have far reaching impacts on every aspect of life and the economy, U.S. auto sales saw a 31% rebound in the third quarter of 2020 adding almost 1-million more vehicles sold from the previous three months,” said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. 

“Sales of pickups and larger SUVs, are leading this rebound, having nearly recovered to the level one year ago while sales of sedans and smaller cars are still at historic lows, according to data provided by Alan Baum and Associates.

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