2011 was a good year overall for the automotive industry as a whole and U.S cars especially. To the surprise of most Chrysler ended the year selling a staggering 1.4 million cars, at a 26.2% gain overall, leading the pack of all manufactures.
Although not all car makers saw a increase in sales, the always industry leading Honda and Toyota saw sales actually fall a little during 2011, partially due to the Tsunami and large vehicle recalls.
However it made other manufactures such as Hyundai and Volkswagen overtook those top spots, with Hyundai making a 20% jump from 2010 to 2011 making its best year in the U.S to date.
For a full article on all the 2011 wrap up in the Automotive industry check out the L.A Times.