More Big Auto Sales Drops: GM Off 45%, Ford 41%

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2009 1:57 PM CDT
General Motors' new CEO Fritz Henderson addresses the media during a news conference in Detroit yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Automakers got hammered again last month, with Detroit’s Big Three all reporting big sales drops today. Ford’s light-vehicle numbers were down 41%, the AP reports; General Motors’ fell 44.7% and Chrysler’s 39.3%, the Wall Street Journal adds. Foreign manufacturers weren’t immune, either, with Toyota’s sales diving 39% and Volkswagen tumbling 19.7%.