The biggest Asian automakers in the U.S. posted double-digit sales gains last month in the latest sign that the market is picking up strength as the summer advances.
American Honda Motor Co. led the way with an 18 percent increase over year-earlier figures. Nissan Group advanced 13 percent, followed by Hyundai (12 percent) and Toyota Motor Corp. (11 percent). It was the first time in four years that each of the four big Asian companies were up more than 10 percent in a given month. All of them were aided by strong demand for light trucks.
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Light trucks drive Toyota, Honda, Nissan Hyundai to gains