Auto report

In this 2017 file photo, Ford trucks are seen at Automax in Killeen. Ford topped Bell County's sales in July with 287 total vehicles sold.

The Freeman Auto Report shows an increase in total sales of new vehicles for the month of July in Bell County and Coryell County. Compared to July 2018, consumers purchased 37 more vehicles in Bell County. Consumers purchased 32 more vehicles in Coryell County than in July 2018.

Total sales for the two-county area from January through July are at 10,159 — 1,251 fewer than the total number of vehicles sold in that same time frame in 2018.

The report showed that in Bell County, consumers purchased with 1,720 vehicles in July. The year-to-date total for Bell County is 9,697. Bell County’s total numbers are still down from last year when dealers sold a total of 10,966 in the first seven months of 2018.

Ford was the most popular brand in Bell County in July with 287 vehicles sold. The total number of Fords sold in Bell County this year is 1,513, according to the report.

The report showed Toyota second to Ford with 228 vehicles sold in July. The total Toyota vehicles sold in 2019 is 1,282, the report shows.

Coryell County dealers sold 73 vehicles in July, nine less than last month, but still 32 more than they sold in July 2018. Coryell County’s total for the year is 462, good for 18 more than the total sold through July last year.

The most popular brands in Coryell County in July were Ram with 19 sales, Chevrolet with 18 vehicles sold and Jeep with eight vehicles purchased.

In July, dealers in Bell County sold nearly two and a half times as many passenger cars (1,229) than trucks (491). In Coryell County, dealers sold three more trucks (38) than passenger cars (35), according to the report.

To produce the monthly report, the Freeman Auto Report totals the new vehicle registrations in the Central Texas region, including Bell and Coryell counties.

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