GM Sales in the US Up 3% in May image

GM’s sales in the US increased 3% in May to 252,894 vehicles, while retail sales went up 9%.

GM reported sales in the US up 3% last month, retail sales up 9%, fleet sales dropped 10% and the fleet mix accounted for 26% of total sales. Trucks sales jumped 15%, including an increase of 23% for large pickups and a 30% increase for large SUVs.

“Cadillac is growing faster than it has in almost 40 years, the pickup rebound is in full swing and we’re seeing strong retail demand for our crossovers” said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales operations. “These are all powerful signs that the gradual recovery in the economy is becoming more broad-based. That’s great news for the auto industry and General Motors.”

Sales of crossover increased 3% and compact crossover sales rose 10%. The Chevrolet Equinox reached its best month ever and the 17th straight month of increase. Retail passenger car sales increased 2% and the decrease in fleet sales was caused mainly by the timing of customer deliveries.

May 2013 Sales

Total Sales

YOY Change

Retail Sales

YOY Change

Chevrolet

179,510

0.9%

124,897

5.4%

GMC

41,594

7.0%

33,814

11.5%

Buick

17,982

(3.1)%

15,897

9.9%

Cadillac

13,808

39.9%

13,050

36.6%

Total GM

252,894

3.1%

187,658

8.6%

Source: gm.com