) -- In general, October was a good month for the auto industry, with an 8% sales gain and an accelerating sales pace.
But for certain vehicles, the month was not as good as it was for others.
Some models posted sales declines, as compared with the same month a year ago.
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Corolla is an example, for the obvious reason that inventories were short. The
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Edge, also posted a decline for the month, even though Ford utility vehicles gained 38% overall for the month.
Others, such as the Cruze, just didn't have as good a month as we had been used to.
Also at Ford, an entire division, Lincoln is a question mark right now, although the company is promising to completely remake the Lincoln brand, pledging the same level of improvements that have already been made in other brands. In October, Lincoln sales fell 11%.
Here is a look at five big losers in October, selected for their importance to the auto industry and not necessarily for the percentage drop in sales.