March U.S. Sales Up 12% for Chevrolet and GM image

GM reported total sales of 231,052 units in March in the U.S., up 12% compared to the same period last year. Crossovers’ and cars’ sales accounted for a record of 100,000 units.

“The economic recovery and a deep bench of fuel-efficient cars and crossovers have been driving our sales for more than a year, but the combined impact has never been stronger than it was in March,” said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. “Since the last time fuel prices spiked, both the economy and GM’s product portfolio are undeniably stronger. We’re now strong across the board in cars, crossovers and trucks.”

Passengers car sales were up 22%, small and compact car sales up 62%, compact crossover sales up 47%, mid-size car sales up 38% and full-size pickup up 14%. Chevrolet also saw sales going up 17% with 8,251 Sonic models, 2,289 Volt models, 21,607 Cruze models, marking the car’s seventh month of sales exceeding 20,000 units and its seventh consecutive month of higher year-over-year sales.

To keep up the sales GM continues to roll out new products, at the New York International Auto Show this week, the company planning to unveil five new or redesigned vehicles, including 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, Cadillac SRX, Buick Enclave and GMC Terrain Denali crossovers, as well as the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala sedan.