June car and light trucks sales in the US reached 1,536,019, down 1.5% on the 1,619,638 sold in the same month in 2001. YTD sales were down 3.1% from 8,680,344 in 2001 to 8,415,145. Nevertheless, writes Bill Cawthon, June was a solid month for new car sales in the United States as Detroit continued to supply incentives and buyers queued up to board the gravy train. Toyota has now wholeheartedly joined the party, looking to gain still more of the American market.