Chrysler, Ford and GM all saw December sales rise above analyst expectations, joined by Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Check out the facts and figures on automaker December sales.
Overall, [Chrysler] the Auburn Hills automaker had a 10 percent rise in December sales compared to December 2011. Chrysler sold 152,367 vehicles last month.
Chrysler’s U.S. market share grew to 11.2 percent in 2012, the automaker said, up from 10.5 percent share in 2011.
Meanwhile, Ford Motor Co., buoyed by its best December sales results since 2006, finished 2012 up 4.7 percent. The automaker’s F-Series trucks capped the 36th consecutive year as the best-selling pickup and 31st straight year as America’s best-selling vehicle. The automaker posted a 1.9 percent increase in December sales.
General Motors Co. sold nearly 2.6 million vehicles in 2012, up 3.7 percent from the year before, the automaker said Thursday.
GM’s U.S. sales rose 4.9 percent in December, as it sold 245,733 vehicles.
In December, the Buick brand’s sales jumped 10 percent over the same month in 2011, while Cadillac sales shot up 12.2 percent, Chevrolet sales rose 3.7 percent and GMC sales increased by 4.7 percent.
For all of 2012, Buick sales were up 1.6 percent, Chevrolet sales increased 4.3 percent, GMC sales increased 4 percent and Cadillac sales fell 1.7 percent.