Small cars are big hit in February

March 1, 2012 6:54:46 PM PST
From Ford to Volkswagen, many major automakers are reporting big sales for small cars in February. They say many Americans snapped up smaller cars to offset high gas prices.

Chrysler's tiny Fiat 500 had its best sales month ever. Volkswagen sales also rose 42 percent, led by the re-designed Passat midsize sedan.

And ford saw a double digit increase, mostly on demand for its compact Ford Focus.