In 2013, the North American car sales continued to exhibit growth and recovery, building upon the positive trends observed in the preceding years. The total number of vehicles sold in North America in 2013 was approximately 15.6 million. This figure includes both cars and light trucks. Passenger cars came in at 9.22 million units, much stronger volume than the region had experienced since the recession.
The North American economy showed further signs of recovery in 2013, contributing to increased consumer confidence and willingness to make major purchases, including new vehicles. Factors such as job growth, improved credit availability, and a more stable financial environment supported the growth in car sales. Both domestic and foreign automakers experienced growth in market share. Domestic manufacturers, including General Motors (GM), Ford, and Chrysler, continued their recovery efforts and introduced popular models that resonated with consumers. Foreign automakers, particularly Japanese brands like Toyota, Honda, and Nissan, maintained their success with fuel-efficient and reliable models. The recovery of the housing and construction sectors positively influenced car sales. As these industries rebounded, the demand for trucks and commercial vehicles used in construction and related activities increased.