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Chrysler says its November U.S. Sales rose a surprising 16%, a sign that the auto industry will beat strong numbers from a year ago. The company sold just over 142,000 vehicles last month, up from nearly 123,000 a year ago. Chrysler was led by the new Toledo built Jeep Cherokee. The company sold more than 10,000 Cherokees in the small crossover SUV's first full month on the market. The Cherokee helped the Jeep brand to a 30% sales increase, its best November ever.

General Motors says its November U.S. sales rose nearly 14 percent on strong demand for pickup trucks, SUVs and large cars. Ford's sales rose 7%. Industry analysts expect a total U.S. Sales gain of 3.6% to 6.3% for November. That's slower growth than earlier in the year, mainly because of big sales last year. Superstorm Sandy hit in October, delaying East Coast sales until November. 

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