DETROIT -- Mexico’s new-vehicle sales rose 15 percent in May from a year earlier to 61,635 cars and trucks. After a 19-month period of sinking sales, Mexico’s auto sales have risen for three straight months.
Nissan Motor Co. led all automakers, as its sales jumped 43 percent to 13,502 units. That was the largest percentage gain among major automakers.
Among other major carmakers, General Motors Co., Chrysler Group and Toyota Motor Corp. also posted double-digit gains.
Sales fell at Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co.
GM’s sales rose 27 percent to 12,930.
Sales fell 9 percent at Volkswagen to 8,798 and 3 percent at Ford to 6,639.
Chrysler’s sales rose 10 percent to 6,268.
Toyota’s sales climbed 11 percent to 3,573.
Honda Motor Co.’s sales rose 6 percent to 2,860.
For the first five months of the year, Mexico’s new-vehicle sales rose 4 percent to 311,064.