GM Sales Increase 20 Percent in April image

For April 2010 GM sales are up 20 percent compared to April 2009 and year-to-date sales are up 31 percent over this time last year.

Year-to-date, combined sales of the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX are up nearly 300 percent, at 110,176, compared to the vehicles they replaced.

Retail sales of GM’s full-size pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche and GMC Sierra were up a combined 20 percent in April, and are up 8 percent year-to-date. Retail sales of GM’s mid-sized crossovers – the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia – increased 26 percent in April and are 15 percent higher year-to-date.

The biggest contributions to GM’s impressive results came, predictably, from the brands with the hottest new products. Buick and Cadillac saw the largest sales increases, up 36.4 percent and 35.7 percent respectively, thanks to the hugely popular Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX, which were up 273 percent and 587 percent respectively.

Chevrolet dealers reported sales of 135,369 – 17 percent higher than April, 2009. Retail sales for the brand were 32 percent higher for the month. Retail sales of the Chevrolet Malibu surged 38 percent for the month – the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. The Chevrolet Silverado, Equinox, Traverse and Camaro all posted year-over-year retail sales increases of 20 percent or more