Auto sales heated up in April as Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota all reported U.S. gains. Several companies had their best April totals in years and sales were in line with analysts’ predictions of a 6 percent increase year over year.
According to The Associated Press, General Motors Co., the top-selling automaker in the U.S., posted a 5.9 percent increase and sold 269,000 vehicles. Ford Motor Co. posted a 5 percent gain selling more than 222,000 cars and trucks last month, led by record SUV sales.
Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand posted its best-ever monthly sales at nearly 72,000, up 20 percent from a year ago. Overall, Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose about 6 percent.
Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 1.8 percent sales increase to just over 203,000. While at Nissan, sales were up 5.7 percent to nearly 110,000.
Here’s a list of the top-selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent change from April of 2014: