Chrysler Group LLC said today it sold more than 150,000 vehicles in May, a 30 percent increase over last year’s May sales.
The Toledo-built Wrangler continues to sell well, with Chrysler reporting sales of 14,454 — up 44 percent over last May. Jeep sales were up 24 percent overall from last May.
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. also reported strong May sales.
GM said it sold 245,256 vehicles in the United States, up 11 percent year-over-year. The maker of Cadillacs, Chevrolets, and Buicks said May was its best sales month since August 2009.
Ford rebounded with a 13 percent sales gain over last May after a disappointing April in which sales fell 5 percent from the year prior. Ford said it sold a total of 216,267 vehicles last month.
Overall, car sales were up 6 percent, utility vehicles were up 12 percent, and trucks were up 21 percent.
Chrysler’s gain represents its 12th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains of at least 20 percent.
Other carmakers are expected to report their May sales numbers throughout the day.