Chrysler Corp. said Monday that its vehicle sales fell 8% in October from record results for the same month a year ago, in part because of slower demand for some mid-size sedans.
Honda Motor Co., meanwhile, said sales were up 11% on the strength of the new Accord. Nissan Motor Co. said October sales rose 4%.
Chrysler said car sales dropped 13% from last October and that sales of pickups, minivans and sport-utility vehicles were down 6%. But the 188,263 vehicles sold still made for Chrysler's second-best October, behind last year's record of 205,393.
The No. 3 auto maker said it could have reached the record if it wasn't switching to new Dodge Intrepid and Chrysler Concorde mid-size sedans, which hit showrooms this month.