Car sales in the US rose 0.6% (daily sales rate-adjusted) to 720,854 units, light truck sales (which includes SUVs, minivans and models such as Chrysler's PT Cruiser) were off 6.0% to 813,167 and total industry volume - both 'import' and domestic brands - fell 3.0% to 1,534,021, according to wardsauto.com.