The bleak winter that plagued the start of 2014 looks to be behind the auto makers, as a record-setting SAAR and strong performances by most brands helped propel auto sales in May to post-recession heights.
Volvo and Volkswagen were the major losers this month, seeing losses of 21 percent and 15 percent respectively. Chrysler also saw a 22 percent less as a brand, but FCA overall saw a 17 percent jump, bolstered by Ram and Jeep – as has been the case for the last while.
Practically every Japanese auto maker was up, save for the Scion brand, with most posting double digit increases. Mitsubishi was up 54 percent while Mazda saw a 23 percent bump. Ford and GM also saw solid gains. Check out the full table at Automotive News.