Last month's sales figures show that the overall vehicle market is increasing by leaps and bounds. The total market for April increased almost 20 percent over the same month last year. Hybrid vehicles saw gains again, but the numbers pale in comparison to the overall market increase. Hybrid sales for April increased a mere 1.2 percent over March and 8.4 percent over April of last year. Total hybrid sales came in at 23,561 for April compared to 22,400 for March.
Once again on top in hybrid sales is the reigning champion, the Toyota Prius. Sales of the Prius shot up to 12,555 units for April, an increase of 6.5 percent over March and a whopping 50 percent over last April. If you also guessed Toyota still leads all automakers in hybrid sales, you're right again. The Honda Insight had a strong showing, posting a 14 percent increase over March numbers. Okay, enough of the winners.. Check after the jump for a breakdown of hybrid sales by model, where you'll note that only four Saturn Vue hybrids were sold last month.