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Total sales for GM up 9%

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Even if GM is going through a recall that involves 30 million cars, its sales are turning up quite well. General Motors crossovers are up 26%, the SUVs – 32% and the vans – 65%, making General Motors have its best July sales since 2007.

Compared to 2013, this year’s July sales for GM are up 9% with 256.160 cars sold. If retail sales are only up 4%, commercial deliveries gained a significant 69% and fleet deliveries rose 21%.

U.S. vice president of Sales Operations, Kurt McNeil, said “Sales of utility vehicles soared in July because American families feel better about the economy than they have in a long time, and they are finding an incredible variety of redesigned and all-new models in our showrooms.“

General Motors was the first automaker to pass the million-unit milestone in both 2013 and 2014. In July a number of 100.122 crossover and SUVs were sold compared to last year’s July, reporting a 26% increase. Large non-luxury SUVs were also up 25% and including the all-new Cadillac Escalade, total SUV sales increased 32%.

McNeil added that “The economy has bounced back strongly from the harsh winter, consumer confidence has reached a post-recession high, energy prices remain moderate and job growth continues. The stage is set for strong sales through the balance of the year. In particular, there is a lot of pent-up demand for our new large SUVs and we expect pickup deliveries to be strong, as they usually are in the second half of the year.”

By Gabriela Florea

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, August 4th, 2014 - filed under General Motors, Industry, News, Sales Reports. Image credit: .
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