GM’s U.S. sales almost flat in October image

For October 2011, General Motors Co. reported total sales of 186,895 vehicles, more with 2 percent compared with last year’s same period figures. 77% of GM’s sales were represented by retail deliveries (+3% increase since 2010), while the deliveries to fleet customers remaind practically unchanged.

According to Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations statement “Chevrolet led the way for GM in October driven by the continued success of the Cruze and Equinox. (…) Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC have all performed well this year, which has set the stage for our transition to a higher mix of 2012 model-year vehicles. Combined with the launches of several new fuel-efficient cars, including the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick LaCrosse eAssist, we are very well positioned going forward.”

In October, the company’s sales of passenger cars grew with 4% compared to 2010, crossover sales diminished 1% and sales of trucks, includinf full-size pickups, vans and SUVs, rose with 2%. Also, 80% of month’s passengers cars sales were represented by 2012 models, which counted also approximately 50% of truck and crossover sales.

While all the four GM brands registered marked sales increases for the calendar year, compared to same period last year only Chevrolet counted a +6% increase (reaching 131,804 units sold), while the other brands registered worst results than a year ago: Buick -7%, Cadillac -11.9% and GMC sales -4.6%.

With brands like Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling, General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in more than 30 countries around the world.

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