General Motors (GM +1%) and Ford (F +0.8%) trade higher after posting strong U.S. sales for...

|About: General Motors Company (GM)|By:, SA News Editor

General Motors (GM +1%) and Ford (F +0.8%) trade higher after posting strong U.S. sales for January. Both automakers showed broad gains (GM, F) across segments and brands, but aren't quite done yet with their promise that new model introductions slated for 2013 will resonate with consumers holding on to an aging fleet of cars. If there is a quibble from auto industry analysts, it's that sales numbers may have been pushed up a tad with potential December sales rolling into January as the fiscal cliff fiasco played out.