General Motors Co. says its U.S. sales fell 6 percent in January compared to a strong month a year ago.
GM said Wednesday that car sales were up 13 percent, led by the new subcompact Chevrolet Sonic and the Chevrolet Cruze. But the company saw weaker sales of crossovers like the Buick Equinox and GMC Acadia. Pickup truck sales also fell 6 percent.
Sales of the Chevrolet Volt electric car nearly doubled to 603. GM announced early in January that it will retrofit existing Volts to make them less prone to fires after a severe crash.
GM is one of the only major automakers that was expected to report a January sales decline. TrueCar.com forecasts that sales will be up 7 percent industrywide compared to last January.