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Big dip in U.S. car sales in July 2017

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7% drop in new car sales

The July car sales data for the U.S. is in and the news is not good for the car industry with sales dipping 7% compared to the same month last year.

The slowdown comes after a 3.0% drop in sales in June.

While U.S. car sales across the first seven months of the year are down 2.9% on the same period in 2016.

In total, 1.416 million cars were delivered to U.S. car buyers in the month, down from 1.522 in July last year.

But the news wasn’t all bad for some car manufacturers, in a slowing market these manufacturers all managed to grow their customer base:

While some of the manufacturers hardest hit by the slow down in July 2017 included:

We’ll bring you all the important July 2017 Australian new car sales data as it comes to hand in coming days.

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Simon’s interest in cars stems from hours in a misspent youth playing racing computer games.

His love of being at the wheel and of tech has translated into the real world as a member of our road test team providing an everyday-man perspective on the affordable range of vehicles.

When he’s not being a geek, Simon also has a hand in our product reviews, video production and is a regular contributor on the podcast.

He lives in Sydney with his wife and newborn son.

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