GM reported US sales up 6% in June to 265, 843 units, with sales to retail customers up 14%, while fleet sales dropped 9%.
Crossover sales in June increased 9%, passenger car sales were up 4% and truck sales jumped 8%. Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet all reported double-digit increases.
“Our Chevrolet, Buick-GMC and Cadillac dealers reported strong retail deliveries across the board in June and for the first six months of the year,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. “We have good momentum heading into the second half of 2013: the economic outlook is solid and our launch vehicles are performing well in the marketplace.”
GM predicts that the seasonally adjusted light vehicle annual selling rate was 15.8 million vehicles, the highest since September 2008. Overall sales of GM’s compact, small and mini vehicles increased 59%, large pickups increased 29%, compact crossovers were up 8% and luxury vehicle sales jumped 22%.
Cadillac sales were up 38% thanks to its all-new ATS and XTS, Chevrolet jumped 66%, with the Silverado and GMC Sierra up 29% and 33%. Chevrolet Cruze reached a new record and the Equinox increased 14%. The Chevrolet Impala was up an amazing 62% and the Buick retail sales rose for 14 straight months.