But sales of sedans and luxury cars are down.
By the Numbers
A century ago, cars took over city streets, and they won't relinquish control anytime soon.
Hybrids, plug-ins show strong gains at the three-quarter mark, with Fusion Hybrid, Chevy Bolt leading the way.
Hybrid and plug-in sales growth from U.S. automakers fall off, offsetting gains from Nissan and Honda.
A milestone for the Chevy Bolt, and a one-off sale by Lexus.
Will Ford not offer the new 2018 Fiesta stateside? We can't be sure. But it's offering deals on the outgoing 2017 Fiesta ST.
Ford, General Motors and Tesla all boost plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales for May.
April is the second disappointing month in a row for new US car sales.
US green car sales rose 20 percent from a year earlier thanks to higher plug-in vehicle demand.
May's green-car sales dropped about 32 percent from a year earlier.
The truck and crossover trend continues, but it wasn't enough to help boost GM last month.
Sluggish car sales in March appear to be a one-month anomaly. In April, automakers returned to the record-setting sales pace they've enjoyed for the better part of a year.
Tesla Motors wasn't the only car company to close out March with an upbeat sales report. Ford enjoyed its best-selling March in ten years, the company said Friday. Other automakers reported sales growth that topped already-historic levels. Trucks and SUVs continued to be hot sellers.