GM August Sales Up 18%
The automakerâ€™s retail deliveries increased by 22 percent in August 2011 compared with the same month in 2010 and accounted for 74 percent of GM sales. Deliveries to fleet customers increased eight percent.
Don Johnson, vice president of US sales operations, said: â€œOur balanced portfolio of trucks and fuel-efficient vehicles like the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are helping GM continue to gain market share, which has now increased in seven of the past eight months. Weâ€™re carrying good momentum and weâ€™re cautiously optimistic that weâ€™ll see US economic growth improve in the months ahead."
In August 2011, year-over-year passenger car sales increased 18 percent, crossover sales increased 17 percent and truck sales increased 18 percent. All four GE brands - Chevrolet Equinox, GMC, Cadillac and Buick have reported double-digit retail sales increase.
In August 2011, Equinox brand sales increased to 58 percent compared with August 2010; Cruze sales surpassed 20,000 for the fifth month in a row; Terrain sales were up 88 percent; Acadia was up 54 percent compared with August 2010.
Combined sales of the Cadillac CTS sedan, coupe and wagon increased 39 percent in August 2011, compared with August 2010. Cadillac reduced its fleet sales by 51 percent.
Will GM continue sales rally in September 2011?
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