New vehicle sales topped forecasts in May

New-vehicle sales in the United States rose more than expected in May, as every major automaker except Toyota Motor reported increases of at least 17.5 percent on Wednesday.

Graphic How the Industry Fared.In contrast, Toyota’s sales were up just 6.7 percent, another sign that the company was still struggling to overcome its recalls of more than eight million vehicles to resolve a problem with unintended acceleration.

[New York Times]