General Motors Corp. continued to feel the effects of the slow rollout of its redesigned midsize cars and minivans in February as its U.S. sales fell 7.5 percent compared with a year ago.
GM said Monday that car sales declined nearly 10 percent, while sales of light trucks were off an estimated 4 percent, based on the daily sales rate.
Chrysler Corp. said its sales were down 3 percent. The No. 3 domestic automaker’s car sales fell 7 percent, while truck sales were flat.
Honda, meanwhile, set a second consecutive monthly sales record. Its U.S. sales increased 9 percent, boosted by healthy demand for its new CR-V sport utility vehicle and its Civic subcompact.
Japanese automakers had a particularly strong January, prompting America’s Big Three automakers to complain that weakness in the Japanese currency, the yen, was giving their competitors an unfair advantage.