April New Car Sales
U.S. light-vehicle sales continued on an upward trend in April as many carmakers reported gains for the month. A total of 1.4 million cars and trucks rolled off dealership lots, putting overall sales up 4.8 percent compared to April of last year. The numbers have been released by WardsAuto.com. Their data center provides the most trusted numbers for new car sales.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 61 consecutive months in April. The auto manufacturer said its U.S. sales increased 6.3 percent to 187,881 vehicles, the group’s best April sales since 2007.
General Motors, the nation’s largest car manufacturer, said its total sales increased 5.8 percent to 269,056 cars and trucks. GM noted April was the company’s best-ever month for crossover sales. GM’s trucks and crossovers posted double-digit sales increases in April, up 13 percent and 25 percent, respectively.
Ford, the second largest U.S. automaker, said its overall sales climbed 5 percent to 217,745 vehicles, the group’s best April sales performance since 2006. In a press release Ford noted their SUVs are in particularly high demand, while the new F-150 is off to an outstanding start.
So far a total of 5.3 million cars and trucks have been sold here in the U.S. during 2015, a 5.4 percent increase over last year at this time.
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