GM November Sales Skyrocket

General Motors reported sales of 168,704 vehicles in November, marking a 21 percent increase as compared to the same period the previous year. Given the increase in sales of GM’s four brands, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, the company looks set to gain extra market share for this year.

“Each brand came to the party in November. These results show that our brands continue to gain momentum with consumers who want stylish, fuel-efficient vehicles.” said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. sales operations.

Passenger car sales increased 17 percent during November, thanks to improving demand for the Chevrolet Cruze (8,066 unit) and Buick Regal (1,979 unit). Strong increases from Chevrolet Aveo (up 47 percent), Chevrolet Impala (up 19 percent) and Buick LaCrosse (up 20 percent) also helped drive the year-over-year improvement.

"November sales results are consistent with our expectations and show that the plan we laid out earlier this year to steadily grow in the U.S. market is working," Johnson said. Sales for GM's four brands have increased 22 percent through November, while the industry has increased by only 11 percent.

During the month, combined sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX increased by 56 percent, while the combined sales for the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse rose 38 percent versus last year. At the same time, combined sales of the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups increased 16 percent for the month and are 16 percent higher year-on-year compared to 2009.

Dealers in the US had about 536,000 units in their inventories, which is about 21,000 higher compared to October and 98,000 higher than November of last year.
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