October 15, 2010

Auto Briefs

Ford casting for reality show; trucks lead September sales



Ford casting for online reality show
Ford and the creators of "The Amazing Race" are teaming up to create an online reality show, with five weekly episodes to be streamed on Hulu. Taping for the show -- a real-time interactive road rally -- starts in February, and a nationwide casting call will stop in Seattle. Check focusrally.com for dates or to apply online. The rally, created to promote the 2012 Ford Focus (shown at right), will feature six teams of two people traveling cross-country and completing tasks to win a $100,000 grand prize.

--NWautos staff



Trucks remain sales leaders in September
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold last month, with August's rank in parentheses:

1. Ford F-series, 47,433 (1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado, 32,185 (2)
3. Toyota Camry, 30,769 (3)
4. Honda Accord, 21,620 (5)
5. Toyota Corolla/Matrix, 21,060 (7)
6. Hyundai Sonata, 20,639 (6)
7. Nissan Altima, 20,016 (10)
8. Honda Civic, 18,637 (4)
9. Honda CR-V, 17,907 (8)
10. Dodge Ram, 16,887 (9)

--The Associated Press


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