Americans bought a whole lot of cars and trucks in 2016.

FOX's Jeff Monosso has more:

A strong December puts U.S. auto sales of new vehicles at an all-time-high in 2016, up four percent from the year before to 17.5-5 million vehicles sold, according to research firm Autodata, showing a seventh year of growth on demand in trucks and SUV sales and thanks in part to cheap gas prices and incentives.

Ford sales rose about 1-percent with the F-series pickup still the best-selling vehicle in America in 2016.

Fiat Chrysler sales flat at 2.2 million. GM year over year sales down 1.3 percent. With the emissions cheating scandal crushing U.S. sales for Volkswagen, down eight-percent for the year.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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