Who Sold the Most New Cars in April 2015

Expert auto sales forecasters projected April 2015 to be the best April in at least ten years with a 6 percent year-over-year improvement. Although adding almost an additional 65,000 U.S. auto sales over April 2014, they came up short at only 4.6 percent.

General Motors is the top selling automaker for the month of April with 269,056 new vehicles sold, however Ford continues to be America's number one top selling auto brand, the lion's share being the Ford F-150, America's number one most sought after full size truck.

Ford continues its reign at the top with a commanding lead with 213,518 new vehicles sold for the month and ahead of its closest competitor with almost a 120,000 unit YTD lead. Chevrolet is trying to close the gap on Ford, but they have Toyota, in third place, nipping at their heels.

Mercedes-Benz sold 31,952 vehicles in April, for a total of 115,667 cars sold YTD. They're leading the premium brands, not only for the month, but also for year-to-date. Dodge, Volkswagen, and Buick are just a few of the manufacturers that have seen a decrease, not only for the month, but also year-over-year vehicle sales.

Take a look at some of the winners and losers sales results below:

Sales Results for U.S. New Vehicle Manufacturers for April 2015

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Rank Manufacturer April 2015 % Change YTD 2015 % Change April 2015 Market Share April 2014 Market Share
1 Ford 213,518 4.9% 783,940 2.9% 14.7% 14.5%
2 Chevrolet 187,837 3.4% 664,393 4.7% 12.9% 12.3%
3 Toyota 173,144 1.2% 659,606 7.7% 11.9% 12.2%
4 Honda 115,194 -2.7% 409,793 0.9% 7.9% 7.6%
5 Nissan 99,869 5.4% 433,655 3.6% 6.9% 8.0%
6 Jeep 71,759 20.1% 250,508 21.8% 4.9% 4.6%
7 Hyundai 68,009 2.9% 240,038 6.2% 4.7% 4.4%
8 Kia 53,282 -0.7% 194,382 4.1% 3.7% 3.6%
9 Subaru 47,241 17.9% 178,522 17.1% 3.2% 3.3%
10 GMC 47,194 20.0% 167,005 16.2% 3.2% 3.1%
11 Dodge 44,906 -16.0% 168,417 -15.2% 3.1% 3.1%
12 Ram 40,864 4.3% 151,270 7.9% 2.8% 2.8%
13 Mercedes-Benz 31,952 13.0% 115,667 9.6% 2.2% 2.1%
14 Volkswagen 30,009 -2.7% 109,248 -7.5% 2.1% 2.0%
15 Chrysler 27x704 26.1% 109,637 16.1% 1.9% 2.0%
16 BMW 26,952 6.9% 105,444 8.1% 1.9% 1.9%
17 Lexus 25,876 11.7% 103,056 16.8% 1.8% 1.9%
18 Mazda 24,123 7.5% 102,167 1.7% 1.7% 1.9%

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