Despite some harsh the harsh winter weather across a substantial portions of the U.S., new vehicle sales got off to a fast start in 2015 with Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Nissan all reported double-digit sales increase sales during January as sales of trucks and utility vehicles continued to gain momentum.
GM reported its best January sales in seven years. Total sales were up 18% compared to a year ago. Retail sales were up 14% and fleet deliveries were up 32%.
“Consumers feel very good because more people are working, the U.S. economy is expanding and fuel prices are low,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. (more…)