Nissan brand U.S. sales rose 3 percent in a winter storm-wracked January as crossovers and trucks gained traction.
General Motors posted a 0.5 percent gain in U.S. sales for January amid strong retail deliveries, and said it would continue to cut back on rental sales in 2016 as a way to boost resale values and brand health.
Fiat Chrysler sales rose 6.9 percent in January as big increases by Jeep and Dodge offset sharp declines for the Chrysler and Fiat brands.
U.S. auto sales declined 0.4 percent last month, as severe winter weather pushed some consumers to put off car shopping until February. With two fewer sales days, the sales rate still rose to 17.55 million.
Lexus may not have reclaimed the U.S. luxury sales title in 2015, but by any other measure, it was a champion year for the Japanese premium brand.
New-car sales increased in key European markets in January including 3 percent growth in Germany and double-digit rises in Italy and Spain.
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