GM Sales in the US for March Up 6% image

GM reported US sales in March up 6% to 245, 950 units, compared with the same period last year.

Retail sales were up 4%, fleet mix increased 27% and fleet sales saw a rise of 12%. Cadillac increased almost 50%, Buick increased 37%, Chevrolet’s sales were the same as last year and GMC was up 12%. Crossover sales increased 31%, truck sales were up 2%, large pickup sales increased 6% and car sales decreased 3%.

“GM delivered its best March sales in five years thanks to a strengthening economy and new products, and we are expecting our third consecutive increase in market share versus last year ,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales operations. “Sales of smaller cars have been robust for some time. Trucks have improved in lockstep with the housing market and the strength of the crossover market signals that America’s families are more confident about their financial health.”

Small business sales, which are part of the retail sales, increased 32% to 15,000 units. Sales of the automaker’s redesigned mid-size crossovers increased 62%, the Chevrolet Traverse increased 54%, GMC Acadia was up 77% and the Buick Enclave increased 55%. The all-new Cadillac ATS saw its best sales month in March with 3,587 units sold.

 

March Highlights

Total Sales

YOY Change

Retail Sales

YOY Change

Chevrolet

173,859

0.5%

118,339

0.2%

GMC

38,333

11.6%

31,619

4.2%

Buick

18,007

37.4%

15,919

25.9%

Cadillac

15,751

49.5%

13,112

27.3%

Total GM

245,950

6.4%

178,989

4.4%

 

Q1 Highlights

Total Sales

YOY Change

Retail Sales

YOY Change

Chevrolet

469,704

4.8%

319,921

6.2%

GMC

104,927

14.2%

91,340

14.9%

Buick

47,620

27.5%

43,288

22.4%

Cadillac

42,712

37.9%

38,024

27.4%

Total GM

664,963

9.3%

492,573

10.4%

 

Inventory

Units @

March 31

Days Supply (selling day adjusted)

Units @

Feb. 28

Days Supply (selling day adjusted)

All Vehicles

743,786

82

742,887

79

Full-size Pickups

239,718

117

234,695

97

Industry Sales

March SAAR (est.)

Calendar Year (est.)

 

Light Vehicles

15.2 million range

15.0 – 15.5 million range