Ford Motor said this morning that its U.S. sales rose 6.4 percent to 240,109 vehicles in June, helped by strong consumer demand for its trucks.
General Motors, the biggest U.S. automaker, said its sales fell 1.6 percent to 255,210 vehicles due to lower sales of Buick and GMC vehicles.
However, GM Chief Economist Mustafa Mohatarem said historically low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment would drive strong auto sales in the second half of the year.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said June sales rose 7 percent to 197,073, driven by its Jeep brand.
Nissan Group sales rose 13 percent to 140,553, led by higher demand for its Frontier pickups and Rogue crossover SUVs.
Overall strong sales put the U.S. auto industry on track to record its best June in more than a decade despite a dip in sales at General Motors.
This is not what a recession looks like.