U.S. car and truck sales rose 8 percent from last October, to 1.02 million, making this the industry's best October since 2007, before the recession hit. SUVs and trucks showed the biggest increases.

Reported October sales by automaker:

Honda: Flat

Toyota: Down 8%

Ford: Up 6%

Chrysler: Up 27%

General Motors: Up 2%

Nissan: Up 18%

Hyundai: Up 23%

Volkswagen: Up 40%