Top U.S. Carmakers Report Mixed 2016 Sales Totals

The nation's largest automakers reported mixed sales results for 2016 in the wake of their final monthly reports for the year.

The nation's largest automakers reported mixed sales results for 2016 in the wake of their final monthly reports for the year.

Nissan and Honda each reported record U.S. sales last year, while Ford and Fiat Chrysler domestic sales remained largely flat and General Motors and Toyota saw declines.

Nissan reported a 5.4 percent year-over-year sales increase. Nissan models were sold at a 5.5 percent higher pace, while its Infiniti luxury brand saw a 3.6 percent increase.

Honda sales grew by 3.2 percent despite a 9 percent decline in its Acura brand; the Honda division climbed by 4.8 percent.

Ford sales declined slightly last year, but its Lincoln brand grew by double-digits. Its overall sales fell by just 0.1 percent.

Fiat Chrysler, meanwhile, sold slightly more vehicles with the help of a 6 percent sales gain by its Jeep brand and an 11 percent gain among Ram trucks. Its Dodge brand fell by 4 percent and its flagship brands each declined by more than 20 percent.

Toyota, the world's largest automaker, saw U.S. sales fall by 2 percent amid lower numbers for both the Lexus brand and its flagship division.

And U.S. market leader GM reported 2016 sales declines of 1.3 percent. Chevrolet, its largest brand, declined by 1.4 percent and the Buick line was the only one to see an annual increase.

Those six companies comprised more than 75 percent of the U.S. auto market in November, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Analysts expect overall auto sales to narrowly edge last year's record, the Associated Press reports.

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