General Motors clawed back significant market share in the United States one month after a March in which the company’s portion of new vehicle sales had dropped below Ford Motor Company’s share. With one-fifth of all new vehicle sales in the USA in April 2011, General Motors out-sold FMC, Mazda, and Mercedes-Benz combined. 

Ford was still the best-selling brand in America last month, but the company’s share of the market dropped from March’s 17% to 16.3% in April. The Chrysler Group’s market share improved to 10.1% from 9.8%. Hyundai/Kia moved up nearly one full percentage point. Honda improved slightly. Toyota declined slightly. BMW was helped by big Mini improvements but was only able to gain one-tenth of a percentage point as passenger car sales at BMW fell 3.5% year-over-year.

GoodCarBadCar.net’s market share chart displays all major automakers competing in the USA in April 2011 below.