The top automakers in the U.S. car market reported mixed results in their latest monthly sales totals released this week.
Ford, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler reported sales declines compared to February 2016, while General Motors saw an increase and Honda and Nissan set new records for the month.
GM said that sales increased by 4 percent last month as Chevrolet, its largest brand, saw a gain of more than 3 percent for its best February since 2008. GMC also reported a strong month with a 17 percent sales increase, while the Buick and Cadillac brands showed sales decreases of about 9 percent.
Nissan sales also increased by 4 percent. Although its flagship division reported a modest gain, the Infiniti luxury brand increased by nearly 33 percent. Honda's flagship vehicle sales increased by 4 percent, while a 15 percent slide in Acura sales limited its overall gain to 2 percent.
Fellow Japanese automaker Toyota reported a 7 percent decline last month as both the Toyota and Lexus divisions slid by 5 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
Ford and Fiat Chrysler disclosed respective sales declines of 4 percent and 10 percent, although Ford said its Lincoln brand and its trucks and SUVs saw strong months.
Among FCA's top brands, only its Ram pickup line reported a monthly sales increase while Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge each declined.
Those six companies comprised more than 75 percent of the U.S. auto market in January, according to numbers from The Wall Street Journal.
The overall U.S. auto market was expected to see a 1 percent decline in sales for the month, according to the GM statement.