Auto sales off to strong start

Published Feb 2, 2013 at 04:00AM

DETROIT— Easier credit and modest job growth drove U.S. vehicles sales to a solid pace in January, as Toyota and Ford posted particularly strong increases from a year earlier.

The month’s annual selling rate came in at 15.3 million vehicles, the third consecutive month above 15 million. Last year Americans bought 14.5 million new cars and trucks.

— From wire reports