(MENAFN) US Autodata Corp announced that car manufacturers reported strong US sales in June from a year earlier, as low gas prices boosted demand among consumers, reported Reuters.
Autodata said that sales of General Motors Co (GM) jumped 16 percent from 2011's same period to a total of 248,750 sold units, with June being the best performing month since September 2008.
The US carmaker added that all 4 of its US brands, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC, posted gains in June sales, boosting the company's market share to over 6 percent.
Ford Motor Co, the country's second-largest carmaker, said that sales went up 7 percent to 207,759 units, raising the company's market share to 3 percent, with strong sales of sedans, utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
On the other hand, Toyota Motor's Corp US sales hiked 60 percent in June, reaching 177,795 units, whereas sales of Chrysler grew 20 percent to 144,811 vehicles, reporting the best June sales since 2007.
Moreover, sales of Honda Motor Co increased 49 percent to 124,808 units, while sales of Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp rose 10 percent to reach a combined 115,139 cars.
Nissan sales grew 28 percent to 92,237 units, with the Nissan brand recording 25-percent gain in June sales to 81,801 cars, furthermore, sales of Infiniti brand hiked 66 percent to 10,436.
It is worth noting that the number of new cars and trucks sold in the US reached 7.27 million units in the first half of the current year.