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November 8, 2013

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'Anchorman' ads push Durango forward; the 10 top-sellers in October

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(Chrysler)

'Anchorman' ads drive Durango sales
Ron Burgundy has turned out to be quite the salesman. The fictional character played by actor Will Ferrell in the movie "Anchorman" has starred in 70 TV and online ads for the new Dodge Durango. Chrysler says the SUV's campaign has generated more than 7 million views and helped push the company's sales up 11 percent in October. The Durango's October sales rose 59 percent. The ads are co-branded for the movie "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," in theaters Dec. 20.
Bloomberg News


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(Honda)

The 10 best-selling vehicles in October
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold in October, with September's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 63,803 (1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado, 42,660 (2)
3. Ram Pickup, 29,846 (4)
4. Toyota Camry, 29,144 (3)
5. Honda Civic, 27,328 (7) (shown)
6. Honda Accord, 25,162 (5)
7. Toyota Corolla, 23,637 (6)
8. Honda CR-V, 22,554 (9)
9. Ford Escape, 22,253 (8)
10. Nissan Altima, 21,785 (10)
The Associated Press

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