Buick-GMC Sales Increase 54 Percent in March, Leading a 43-Percent Gain for
GM Brands


    


    DETROIT, April 1 /CNW/ --

    --  Combined Sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Increase 43
        percent
    --  Sixth Consecutive Month of Year-over-Year Sales Gains for GM's Four
        Brands
    --  GM Estimates the Brands Will Increase Combined Total and Retail Market
        Share

    
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<p>Buick and GMC dealers in the U.S. reported sales for those brands in March that were 54 percent higher than <span class="xn-chron">March 2009</span>. This led to an overall gain of 43 percent for the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands in the U.S. Total combined sales for GM's four brands were 185,406 during the month. This represents a 34-percent increase from <span class="xn-chron">February 2010</span>.</p>
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<p>These results are evidence that the company's plan to create sustainable and profitable growth is on track, according to <span class="xn-person">Susan Docherty</span>, GM vice president of marketing. "Our March results show continued progress toward our growth plan. By investing in our brands and remaining disciplined in our approach to the U.S. market, we posted solid results," said Docherty. "Our new vehicles, like the Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Terrain, and Cadillac SRX, are being well-received by customers for many good reasons, including quality, safety, excellent fuel economy, and higher resale values."</p>
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<p>Buick sales rose 76 percent and were led by the Buick LaCrosse, with an increase of 236 percent for the month. Year-to-date, sales of the LaCrosse have increased 197 percent (read more).</p>
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<p>GMC sales increased by 45 percent for the month, led by sales of the GMC Terrain, which were up 331 percent for the month versus the vehicle it replaced. For the year, sales of the Terrain are up 245 percent (read more).</p>
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<p>Chevrolet dealers reported sales of 133,165 - 41 percent higher than <span class="xn-chron">March 2009</span>. The Chevrolet Equinox continued to sell at a brisk pace, with sales up 194 percent, compared to last year. Year-to-date, sales of the Equinox have more than doubled (read more).</p>
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<p>In order to meet growing customer demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, GM announced plans to add additional production capacity last week.</p>
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<p>Cadillac March sales increased 42 percent on high demand for the Cadillac SRX. March sales of the SRX were 550 percent higher than a year ago, and are up more than 425 percent for the year (read more)</p>
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<p>Month-end dealer inventory in the U.S. stood at about 428,000 units, which is about 8,000 higher compared to <span class="xn-chron">February 2010</span>, and about 338,000 lower than <span class="xn-chron">March 2009</span>.</p>
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    March Key Facts:
    --  Chevrolet: total sales up 41 percent;  retail sales up 24 percent;
        Chevrolet Equinox retail sales increased 225 percent; Camaro recorded
        its highest level of retail sales (8,267) since it was launched 12
        months ago (read more)
    --  Buick: total sales up 76 percent; retail sales up 34 percent; Buick
        LaCrosse retail sales rose 144 percent (read more)
    --  GMC: total sales up 45 percent; retail sales up 43 percent; GMC
Terrain
        retail sales were up 425 percent (compared to the Pontiac Torrent -
the
        vehicle it replaced) (read more)
    --  Cadillac: total sales up 42 percent; retail sales up 18 percent;
        Cadillac SRX retail sales were up 508 percent (read more)
    --  Crossovers for GM's four brands doubled sales in March compared to
last
        year
    --  CYTD Sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac are up 36 percent.
    --  Combined Total and Retail sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac
        have increased year-over-year for six straight months.

    
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<p>About General Motors:  General Motors, one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908.  With its global headquarters in <span class="xn-location">Detroit</span>, GM employs 204,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 140 countries.  GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 34 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands:  Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling.  GM's largest national market is the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>, followed by <span class="xn-location">China</span>, <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span>, <span class="xn-location">Germany</span>, the <span class="xn-location">United Kingdom</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, and <span class="xn-location">Italy</span>.  GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.  General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on <span class="xn-chron">July 10, 2009</span>, and references to prior periods in this and other press materials refer to operations of the old General Motors Corporation.  More information on the new General Motors can be found at <a href="http://www.gm.com">www.gm.com</a>.</p>
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    GM U.S. Deliveries for March 2010 - Divisional Brand Level

    
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<p>*S/D Curr: 26                                    March</p>
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                                                      % Chg    %Chg per
    *S/D Prev: 25                    2010     2009   Volume       S/D
    -------------                    ----     ----   ------    ---------
    Vehicle Total                 188,546  156,380      20.6        15.9
        Brand Total               185,406  129,368      43.3        37.8
        Other Brand Total           3,140   27,012     -88.4       -88.8
        -----------------           -----   ------     -----       -----
    
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    GM Vehicle Deliveries by
     Marketing Division
    ------------------------
                                                        %Chg    %Chg per
                                     2010     2009    Volume         S/D
                                     ----     ----     ------         ---
    Buick Total                    12,954    7,369      75.8        69.0
    Cadillac Total                 11,639    8,209      41.8        36.3
    Chevrolet Total **            133,165   94,704      40.6        35.2
    GMC Total **                   27,648   19,086      44.9        39.3
        Brand Total               185,406  129,368      43.3        37.8
    HUMMER Total                      294      831     -64.6       -66.0
    Pontiac Total                     109   17,583     -99.4       -99.4
    Saab Total                          0    1,265     ***.*       ***.*
    Saturn Total                    2,737    7,333     -62.7       -64.1
        Other Brand Total           3,140   27,012     -88.4       -88.8
        -----------------
    GM Vehicle Total              188,546  156,380      20.6        15.9
    ----------------              -------  -------      ----        ----



    
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    *S/D Curr: 26                    (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                        January -  March
                                        ----------------
                                                       %Chg
    *S/D Prev: 25                    2010     2009   Volume
    -------------                    ----     ----  -------
    Vehicle Total                 477,322  412,903      15.6
        Brand Total               469,353  346,135      35.6
        Other Brand Total           7,969   66,768     -88.1
        -----------------           -----   ------     -----
    
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    GM Vehicle Deliveries by
     Marketing Division
    ------------------------
                                                        %Chg
                                     2010     2009    Volume
                                     ----     ----   -------
    Buick Total                    32,136   20,534      56.5
    Cadillac Total                 29,352   23,746      23.6
    Chevrolet Total **            338,458  247,445      36.8
    GMC Total **                   69,407   54,410      27.6
        Brand Total               469,353  346,135      35.6
    HUMMER Total                      855    3,106     -72.5
    Pontiac Total                     582   40,887     -98.6
    Saab Total                        608    2,932     -79.3
    Saturn Total                    5,924   19,843     -70.1
        Other Brand Total           7,969   66,768     -88.1
        -----------------
    GM Vehicle Total              477,322  412,903      15.6
    ----------------              -------  -------      ----
    
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    * Twenty-six selling days (S/D) for the March period this year and
    twenty-five for last year.
    **Effective August 2007, GM includes GMC & Chevrolet dealer
    deliveries of commercial vehicles distributed by American Isuzu
    Motors, Inc.


    GM U.S. Deliveries for March 2010 by Model

    
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                                                  % Chg    %Chg per
                              2010     2009      Volume         S/D
                              ----     ----      ------   ---------
    Selling Days (S/D)          26       25
    ------------------         ---      ---
    Enclave                  4,519    3,193        41.5        36.1
    LaCrosse                 6,054    1,800       236.3       223.4
    Lucerne                  2,381    2,372         0.4        -3.5
    Rainier                      0        0       ***.*       ***.*
    Rendezvous                   0        1       ***.*       ***.*
    Terraza                      0        3       ***.*       ***.*
        Buick Total         12,954    7,369        75.8        69.0
        -----------         ------    -----        ----        ----
    CTS                      2,870    3,899       -26.4       -29.2
    DTS                      2,146    1,161        84.8        77.7
    Escalade                 1,269    1,116        13.7         9.3
    Escalade ESV               666      510        30.6        25.6
    Escalade EXT               159      226       -29.6       -32.4
    SRX                      4,090      629       550.2       525.2
    STS                        400      576       -30.6       -33.2
    XLR                         39       92       -57.6       -59.2
        Cadillac Total      11,639    8,209        41.8        36.3
        --------------      ------    -----        ----        ----
    Avalanche                1,619      897        80.5        73.5
    Aveo                     3,979    2,285        74.1        67.4
    Camaro                   8,904        0       ***.*       ***.*
    Chevy C/T Series             2        2         0.0        -3.8
    Chevy W Series              44       74       -40.5       -42.8
    Cobalt                  10,316    7,930        30.1        25.1
    Colorado                 2,045    2,617       -21.9       -24.9
    Corvette                   955    1,183       -19.3       -22.4
    Equinox                 12,805    4,361       193.6       182.3
    Express                  4,010    4,682       -14.4       -17.6
    HHR                      6,167    3,974        55.2        49.2
    Impala                  15,594   12,648        23.3        18.6
    Kodiak 4/5 Series          208      319       -34.8       -37.3
    Kodiak 6/7/8 Series         22      128       -82.8       -83.5
    Malibu                  17,750   14,772        20.2        15.5
    Monte Carlo                  0        0       ***.*       ***.*
    Silverado-C/K
     Pickup                 29,886   23,508        27.1        22.2
    Suburban (Chevy)         3,885    2,119        83.3        76.3
    Tahoe                    6,294    5,294        18.9        14.3
    TrailBlazer                 37    1,083       -96.6       -96.7
    Traverse                 8,633    6,509        32.6        27.5
    Uplander                    10      319       -96.9       -97.0
        Chevrolet Total    133,165   94,704        40.6        35.2
        ---------------    -------   ------        ----        ----
    Acadia                   6,824    4,997        36.6        31.3
    Canyon                     615      594         3.5        -0.4
    Envoy                       11      565       -98.1       -98.1
    GMC C/T Series              14       49       -71.4       -72.5
    GMC W Series                60      167       -64.1       -65.5
    Savana                   1,446    1,217        18.8        14.2
    Sierra                   9,935    8,088        22.8        18.1
    Terrain                  4,885        0       ***.*       ***.*
    Topkick 4/5 Series         144      185       -22.2       -25.2
    Topkick 6/7/8
     Series                     41      122       -66.4       -67.7
    Yukon                    2,063    1,989         3.7        -0.3
    Yukon XL                 1,610    1,113        44.7        39.1
        GMC Total           27,648   19,086        44.9        39.3
        ---------           ------   ------        ----        ----
        Brand Total        185,406  129,368        43.3        37.8
        -----------        -------  -------        ----        ----
        HUMMER Total           294      831       -64.6       -66.0
        ------------           ---      ---       -----       -----
        Pontiac Total          109   17,583       -99.4       -99.4
        -------------          ---   ------       -----       -----
        Saab Total               0    1,265       ***.*       ***.*
        ----------             ---    -----       -----       -----
        Saturn Total         2,737    7,333       -62.7       -64.1
        ------------         -----    -----       -----       -----
        Other Brand Total    3,140   27,012       -88.4       -88.8
        -----------------    -----   ------       -----       -----
        GM Total           188,546  156,380        20.6        15.9
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                               (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                  January -  March
                                  ----------------
                                                   %Chg
                              2010     2009      Volume
                              ----     ----     -------
    Selling Days (S/D)
    ------------------
    Enclave                 12,372    9,271        33.4
    LaCrosse                14,345    4,825       197.3
    Lucerne                  5,419    6,420       -15.6
    Rainier                      0        3       ***.*
    Rendezvous                   0        1       ***.*
    Terraza                      0       14       ***.*
        Buick Total         32,136   20,534        56.5
        -----------         ------   ------        ----
    CTS                      8,125   10,576       -23.2
    DTS                      3,375    3,505        -3.7
    Escalade                 3,924    3,707         5.9
    Escalade ESV             1,614    1,598         1.0
    Escalade EXT               382      727       -47.5
    SRX                     10,866    2,069       425.2
    STS                        965    1,346       -28.3
    XLR                        101      218       -53.7
        Cadillac Total      29,352   23,746        23.6
        --------------      ------   ------        ----
    Avalanche                4,020    3,198        25.7
    Aveo                     8,084    5,444        48.5
    Camaro                  20,757        0       ***.*
    Chevy C/T Series             3        9       -66.7
    Chevy W Series             111      217       -48.8
    Cobalt                  37,379   21,438        74.4
    Colorado                 5,231    7,713       -32.2
    Corvette                 2,433    3,052       -20.3
    Equinox                 30,379   13,226       129.7
    Express                 10,671   10,318         3.4
    HHR                     16,277    8,231        97.8
    Impala                  38,273   27,515        39.1
    Kodiak 4/5 Series          501    1,050       -52.3
    Kodiak 6/7/8 Series         58      319       -81.8
    Malibu                  49,339   35,600        38.6
    Monte Carlo                  0        3       ***.*
    Silverado-C/K
     Pickup                 72,480   67,283         7.7
    Suburban (Chevy)         7,880    5,708        38.1
    Tahoe                   14,175   13,633         4.0
    TrailBlazer                125    4,584       -97.3
    Traverse                20,239   18,141        11.6
    Uplander                    43      763       -94.4
        Chevrolet Total    338,458  247,445        36.8
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    Acadia                  18,762   12,988        44.5
    Canyon                   1,825    2,325       -21.5
    Envoy                       45    2,052       -97.8
    GMC C/T Series              43      110       -60.9
    GMC W Series               165      399       -58.6
    Savana                   2,668    3,224       -17.2
    Sierra                  23,502   22,508         4.4
    Terrain                 12,976        2       ***.*
    Topkick 4/5 Series         459      611       -24.9
    Topkick 6/7/8
     Series                    121      486       -75.1
    Yukon                    4,827    6,078       -20.6
    Yukon XL                 4,014    3,627        10.7
        GMC Total           69,407   54,410        27.6
        ---------           ------   ------        ----
        Brand Total        469,353  346,135        35.6
        -----------        -------  -------        ----
        HUMMER Total           855    3,106       -72.5
        ------------           ---    -----       -----
        Pontiac Total          582   40,887       -98.6
        -------------          ---   ------       -----
        Saab Total             608    2,932       -79.3
        ----------             ---    -----       -----
        Saturn Total         5,924   19,843       -70.1
        ------------         -----   ------       -----
        Other Brand Total    7,969   66,768       -88.1
        -----------------    -----   ------       -----
        GM Total           477,322  412,903        15.6
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