Retail sales of new cars and light trucks in Mexico rose to 83,105 units in April, up 10.7 percent over April 2007 and reversing the trend in the first quarter.
Through the first four months of the year, retail sales totaled 347,068, down 2.3 percent from the year-earlier period, according to the Mexican Automotive Manufacturers Association.
April's double-digit rise followed a 16.9 percent decline in March, when sales totaled 80,120 units.
General Motors regained first place from Nissan Motor Co., which had outsold GM in March.
GM retailed 18,257 vehicles, up 16.8 percent from April 2007. Nissan sold 16,421, up 16.3 percent.
Ford Motor Co. edged out Volkswagen AG and Chrysler LLC for the third spot.
Ford retailed 10,929 vehicles in April, down 8.5 percent from the same month last year.
Volkswagen's total of 9,948 was down 11.1 percent, and Chrysler was up 19.3 percent to 9,505.
Chrysler's improvement was largely because of a 23.3 percent increase in truck sales, to 6,175 units.
Toyota Motor Corp. bounced back from a poor March, when sales fell 11.2 percent to 5,156.
In April, Toyota retailed 5,689 vehicles, up 25.1 percent. Honda did even better, registering a 31.4 percent increase to 4,656.
Mitsubishi's sales rose 58.4 percent to 1,511; Mazda was up 41 percent to 1,627; and Renault increased 11 percent to 1,415.