â¿¿ Nissan's sales gained 1 percent to 137,726, its highest ever monthly U.S. sales. Sales of the Leaf electric car reached 2,236 â¿¿ almost 300 percent more than last year â¿¿ after Nissan lowered its price. Sales of the new Pathfinder SUV were also strong.
â¿¿ Volkswagen's sales were up 3 percent thanks to strong sales of the Beetle small car and CC sedan.
â¿¿ Hyundai's sales fell 2 percent from March of last year, which was the automaker's highest sales month ever. Elantra compact sales were up 33 percent, but sales of the company's top-selling car, the Sonata, plunged more than 22 percent.
â¿¿ Honda's sales rose 7 percent thanks to strong demand for the Accord and the new Acura RDX crossover.