US Auto Sales: General Motors up 20 percent in September image

General Motors Co. on October 3 reported total sales of 207, 145 vehicles in September, a 20-percent increase compared with September 2010.

Retail deliveries were up 19 percent compared with the same month a year ago and accounted for 74 percent of GM sales. Deliveries to fleet customers increased 22 percent.
GMC led GM’s brands with a 27.7% sales gain, followed by a 21.5% increase at Chevrolet.
In September, year-over-year passenger car sales increased 12 percent, crossover sales increased 7 percent and truck sales, which include full-size pickups and SUVs, increased 34 percent.

  • Chevrolet : In September, its 12 th month since going on sale, Cruze deliveries were 18,097 units, bringing its first full year of sales to 212,019 vehicles. Silverado sales increased 36 percent, Tahoe was up 63 percent and Equinox was up 33 percent.
  • GMC : Sales have now increased for 24 consecutive months, year over year. Sierra sales were up 26 percent, Terrain sales were up 45 percent and Yukon was up 45 percent.
  • Cadillac : Combined sales of the Cadillac CTS sedan, coupe and wagon increased 24 percent compared with September 2010. In addition, the Cadillac SRX was up 22 percent. Cadillac reduced its fleet sales by 54 percent.
  • Buick : September was the brand’s 24th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains, with the Regal continuing to build momentum with sales up 87 percent. Enclave, which began the transformation of Buick, increased its sales by 10 percent.

Other automakers will release September sales results throughout the day.

Sales Highlights Sept. 2011 Total Sales (vehicles) Total Change vs. Sept. 2010 Sept. 2011 Retail Sales vs. Sept. 2010 CYTD Total Sales (vehicles) CYTD Total Sales Change vs. 2010 CYTD Retail Sales Change vs. 2010
Chevrolet 147,611 21.5% 21.3% 1,353,943 15.2% 22.6%
GMC 33,194 27.7% 22.4% 294,947 27.1% 23.0%
Buick 13,599 5.6% 4.3% 140,092 22.9% 24.1%
Cadillac 12,741 1.0% 11.2% 113,190 7.8% 16.2%
Total 207,145 19.8% 19.1% 1,902,172 16.9% 22.3%
Inventory Units @

Sept. 30, 2011

Days Supply (selling days adjusted) Units @

Aug. 31, 2011

Days Supply (selling days adjusted)
All Vehicles 558,157 67 556,884 66
Full-size Pickups 208,650 88 212,520 107

Basic RGB