Audi, Subaru and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles kept their sales streaks alive in April.
Strong Jeep and Chrysler 200 sales pushed FCA's U.S. deliveries up 5.8 percent to 189,027 vehicles. It was the group's 61st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
The positive result was posted despite a 0.5 percent decline in FCA's light-truck sales, caused mainly by limited supplies of its three minivans. The minivan assembly plant is down for retooling.
Subaru of America reported its 41st consecutive month of growth, with sales of an April record 47,241 vehicles, up 18 percent from the year-ago month.
Sales of the Legacy midsize sedan grew the most -- up 69 percent from a year earlier.
For Audi, April marked the brand's 52nd straight monthly U.S. sales record. U.S. deliveries rose 7.5 percent to 16,827 vehicles last month.
Mark Del Rosso, COO of Audi of America, said, "Strong demand in particular for models such as the Audi Q3 and the A3 gives us confidence that we will continue to draw new customers to our brand well into the summer."
-- Automotive News staff