DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Big Three are celebrating a big month with all three Detroit automakers announcing double digit gains for August.
General Motors says its US sales rose 10 percent, with the automaker selling almost 241,000 vehicles.
The automakers Chevy brand saw an 11 percent increase in sales, with car sales soaring 25 percent. However, SUV sales plunged for the month due to rising gas prices.
However, Ford saw their sales rise 13 percent, based on strong sales of their pickups and SUVs. The company's F-Series rose more than 19 percent and Escape and Explorer sales both jumped more than 30 percent.
The company says it will raise production in the fourth-quarter by 7 percent in order to meet the higher demand.
Chrysler had the best month of all, seeing their sales rise 14 percent in August.
The company says its sales were led by the Ram pickup truck, which had its best August in five years. The company says sales for the truck were 19 percent higher than in August 2011.
Industry analysts say the increased sales by all three automakers show the pent up demand from car buyers present in the market.
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