NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) Auto sales up 52% in April over 1975 sales.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) 1 year ago, small cars were popular. Buyers now want bigger luxury cars. [MAN - says Americans want bigger cars; taking imports as trade-ins.] [2nd MAN - says changing from VW because of job change.] Import car sales expected to drop 8% in 1st quarter [DEALER - explains why buyers want bigger cars.] Big boom is in vans and small trucks. Chrysler truck sales up 79%. [2nd DEALER - says van market just beginning. Av. van cost $6000 and up.]
REPORTER: Don Harris
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