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Ford tops resurgent US car industry, 2013 sales results show

Ford says it sold the most F-series trucks since 2006. Here, a 2014 F-150 goes through Quality Control on the assembly line at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant.
Ford says it sold the most F-series trucks since 2006. Here, a 2014 F-150 goes through Quality Control on the assembly line at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant.
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Ford and GM are calling 2013 the best year for U.S. auto sales in at least five years. On Friday, they reported double-digit annual gains, while Chrysler reported an increase of 9 percent for its strongest year since 2007.

The new sales figures reflect a continuing turnaround from the struggles that led to a federal bailout in recent years. Here are highlights from each company's report:

Ford

GM

Chrysler

Chrysler has been in the news this week, as Fiat arranged to take over the remaining portion of the company that it did not control after reaching an agreement with a United Auto Workers health-care trust that has owned 41.5 percent of the company.

"The agreement will cost the Turin-based company about a 10th the amount that then Daimler-Benz AG paid for Chrysler 15 years ago," Bloomberg reports.

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