Ford, the only one of the “Big Three” US carmakers not to have gone bankrupt, has reported its share of the US market in May was its highest since 2006.
Its sales of 155,954 vehicles in May were down 24% from the same month last year, but up 20% from April.
On the day after filing for bankruptcy, GM announced May sales were down 30% from a year ago but up 11% from April.
Chrysler, which filed for bankruptcy on 30 April, saw its sales in the US fall 47% from May 2008 to 79,010.
Many of Chrysler’s sales were a result of heavy discounting because 789 dealers are due to stop selling the company’s cars next week.
GM sold 191,875 cars and light trucks during the month, with the worst performance coming from the brands it plans to get rid of: Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn and Saab.