Starting production of the all-electric
in Tennessee helped
sell more Leafs in the US in March 2013
than in any other month
. April wasn't quite as sunny, but the 1,937 Leafs sold last month were still good enough for second place. Ever. It also represents a 423.5 percent year-over-year increase and
says that, so far in 2013, Leaf sales are up 160.4 percent compared to the same time frame in 2012. April also marked the second month in a row that the Leaf beat the
. The two vehicles use different drivetrains, but Nissan, at least, considers the other popular plug-in its competition.
It's not that
had a bad month. The 1,306 Volts sold last month were roughly in line with March and February (but it's a downward trending line, with 1,626 sold in February and 1,478 in March). 2013 April Volt sales were down 10.7 percent from April 2012 but, year-to-date, Volt sales are up 3.2 percent in 2013 compared to 2012.
As always, we'll have our detailed write-up of last month's
sales up soon. For now, discuss.