Last year, General Motors (NYSE: GM ) saw its U.S. market share fall to lows not seen since before World War II -- the result of a tired product line and lingering resentment from the company's 2009 bankruptcy and bailout.
But this year, things are picking up. A slew of new cars and trucks is helping -- but so is another factor, related to the timing of GM's leases. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at why GM's past leases are bringing a slew of new customers to dealers now -- and at how that plays in to GM's U.S. growth plans.
China's huge auto market is set to grow even bigger -- and GM is the China market leader. But GM might not be the best way to play this trend. A recent Motley Fool report, "2 Automakers to Buy for a Surging Chinese Market," names the two global giants poised to reap even bigger gains from China's auto boom. You can read this report right now for free -- just click here for instant access.