G.M. stated its new-vehicle gross sales in the USA rose 18 % within the first three months of the 12 months, to 603,208 vehicles and vehicles. Gross sales to shoppers rose 15 % and gross sales to rental, company and authorities fleet prospects elevated 27 %.
Within the final a number of months, G.M. has been in a position to hold its factories buzzing on account of steadier provides of pc chips and different crucial components. The corporate ended the quarter with 412,285 automobiles in seller shares, up barely from what it had on the finish of 2022, however practically 140,000 greater than it had a 12 months earlier.
Honda Motor reported that its U.S. gross sales elevated 7 % to 284,507 vehicles and vehicles, whereas Nissan noticed a achieve of 17 %, to 235,818. Hyundai stated its U.S. gross sales rose 16 % to 184,449.
Toyota Motor, nevertheless, has continued to suffered from components shortages which have left its sellers with slim inventories. Its first-quarter gross sales fell 9 % to 469,558 vehicles and vehicles. Stellantis, fashioned by way of the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot SA, additionally reported a decline. Its gross sales fell 9 % to 368,327 vehicles and vehicles.
Ford Motor is scheduled to report its newest gross sales figures on Tuesday.
G.M. has forecast a fast improve this 12 months in gross sales of electrical automobiles; to date, it’s off to an uneven begin. The corporate bought 19,700 Chevrolet Bolt compacts within the first quarter, greater than 3 times the whole a 12 months earlier, however different fashions have but to make a splash.
Gross sales of the Cadillac Lyriq, an electrical sport-utility car, totaled simply 968, and G.M. bought solely two GMC Hummer E.V.s, down from 99 within the first quarter of 2022.
G.M. began manufacturing final summer time at a brand new plant in Ohio that’s supposed to offer battery packs for the Hummer E.V., the Lyriq and a number of other different automobiles scheduled to reach in showrooms this 12 months. They embrace electrical variations of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup and the Chevy Equinox and Blazer S.U.V.s.