Auto analysts were expecting a modest gain among the nation's automakers, and it looks like the numbers are heading in the right direction.

Auto Sales Up

The Detroit News is reporting today that Chrysler's sales rose 22% last month from the same period a year ago.  Sales of Jeeps and Ram brands led the way.

Jeep sales increased more than 50%, according to the article.  Ram truck sales jumped 36%.

Nissan's October sales increased just over 13% for the period.  Sales of the automaker's Rogue crossover hit a record high along with sales of their electric LEAF model.

Honda also reported a sales hike today of just under 6%.

Ford and General Motors have yet to report sales for the period, but both are believed to report solid increases.

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