Sales of cars, trucks jump in January in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Sales of new cars and trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth showed strong double-digit growth in January, compared with a year ago.

Registrations of new vehicles sold by dealers in retail transactions in the four-county area increased 26.5 percent in the first month of 2013, according to registration data compiled by Freeman Publishers of Dallas.

The DFW gains outpaced national sales, which saw a 14 percent increase, according to the Detroit Free Press, quoting figures from Autodata. These included fleet sales to car rental companies.

In Tarrant County, 8,582 new cars and trucks were registered, a 13.2 percent rise, compared to 7,947 in Dallas County, which saw a 29.9 percent hike, 2,243 in Denton County, up 50.2 percent, and 4,963 in Collin County, up 38,8 percent.

Compared to December, Tarrant County car and truck sales rose 1.9 percent, with dealers moving 160 more cars.

-- Barry Shlachter

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