Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Increase 36 Percent in June


    



    DETROIT, July 1 /CNW/ --

    
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<p>- Sixth straight month that GM's four brand's sales increased by more than 20 percent</p>
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    - Calendar-year-to-date sales for GM's four brands are up 32 percent

    - GM full-size pickup sales increase 27 percent; up 12 percent
year-to-date

    - GM crossover sales are up 81 percent year-to-date

    
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<p>June sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased by a combined 36 percent to 194,828 units in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>. This is the sixth straight month in which sales for GM's brands increased year-over-year by more than 20 percent. Year-to-date sales for the four brands also have risen 32 percent to 1,069,577 units - an increase of 258,368 units compared to last year.</p>
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<p>The increase was fueled by the continuing success of the company's launch vehicles, its growing sales of compact, midsize and luxury crossovers, and some recovery in the markets for pickups and full-size SUVs.</p>
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<p>The resurgence in large pickup truck sales was a key factor behind June's results, according to <span class="xn-person">Don Johnson</span>, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. Combined sales of the Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Avalanche, and GMC Sierra were up 27 percent for the month, compared to <span class="xn-chron">June 2009</span> and are up 12 percent year-to-date.</p>
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<p>"As companies continue to invest in their businesses, we expect this segment to continue to recover," said Johnson. "We think the release of some pent up demand in the pickup market is an indication that a fundamental part of the U.S. economy is gradually strengthening."</p>
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<p>GM's launch vehicles continue to be a driving factor behind the company's sales increases. Retail sales of the Chevrolet Equinox and Camaro, Buick LaCrosse and Regal, GMC Terrain, and Cadillac SRX and CTS Wagon have increased 222 percent year-to-date through June and totaled 172,083. This represents about one out of every four retail sales for GM.</p>
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    June Crossover Performance Keeps GM the Industry Crossover Leader
    
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<p>Chevrolet and GMC dealers reported 16,093 deliveries of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain - a 208 percent improvement from <span class="xn-chron">June 2009</span>. For the year, sales of these vehicles are up almost 193 percent, to 94,105 sales through June.</p>
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<p>Mid-size crossovers Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia continued to show improvement. During June, their combined sales increased 39 percent. Year-to-date, they are up 28 percent.</p>
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<p>The Cadillac SRX luxury crossover maintained its impressive run with an increase of 462 percent during the month. Year-to-date, SRX sales are up 488 percent.</p>
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<p>Month-end dealer inventory in the U.S. stood at about 438,000 units, which is about 30,000 higher compared to <span class="xn-chron">May 2010</span>, and about 144,000 lower than <span class="xn-chron">June 2009</span>.</p>
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    June Key Facts and Brand Results:
    --  Sixth consecutive month that sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and
        Cadillac have increased by 20 percent or more.
    --  Ninth consecutive month of total and retail sales gains for GM's four
        brands.
    --  Fifth month in a row of total sales improvement for GM's full-size
        pickups.
    --  Fourth consecutive month of double-digit retail sales increases for
        GM's brands.
    --  Chevrolet: Chevrolet delivered 141,381 vehicles in June, a 32 percent
        gain year-over-year. This includes an 11 percent increase in retail
        sales, marking the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year retail
        sales gains. The largest sales increases were from Chevrolet line of
        full-size trucks. Silverado registered 30,994 total sales in June - a
        year-over-year increase of 25 percent, and posted the best retail
sales
        month of the year (read more).
    --  Buick: Buick posted a 53 percent sales increase in June compared to
the
        same month last year. Year-to-date total sales for Buick are up 48
        percent. Driven by the momentum around the LaCrosse and Enclave,
retail
        sales saw a 28 percent increase for the ninth consecutive month of
        year-over-year retail sales increases, making June the best total
sales
        month for Buick in 2010. (read more).
    --  GMC: GMC reported a 45 percent increase in total sales and 34 percent
        increase in retail sales in the month of June, compared to the same
        month last year. This is the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year
        sales increases for GMC, and for the calendar year GMC total sales
were
        up 29 percent over last year.  (read more).
    --  Cadillac: Total sales for June were up 39 percent versus the same
month
        last year. Retail sales were up 35 percent. SRX total sales rose 462
        percent for its 10th straight month of triple-digit percentage
        increases. CTS posted its best retail month of the year. CTS total
        sales were up 31 percent and retail sales were up 23 percent. (read
        more).
    --  GM's Full-Size Utilities Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon
        and Yukon XL increased 69 percent during the month, totaling 15,192
        deliveries. Year-to-date, sales of these vehicles are up 19 percent.
    --  Fleet sales for GM's four brands were 59,571 for the month.

    
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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 205,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 157 countries.  GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands:  Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Jiefang ,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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<p>              GM U.S. Deliveries for <span class="xn-chron">June 2010</span> - Divisional Brand Level</p>
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    *S/D Curr: 25                            June
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                                                                %Chg
                                                       % Chg    per
    *S/D Prev: 25                     2010     2009   Volume    S/D
    -------------                     ----     ----   ------   -----
    Vehicle Total                  195,380  176,571      10.7    10.7
        Brand Total                194,828  143,454      35.8    35.8
        Other Brand Total              552   33,117     -98.3   -98.3
        -----------------              ---   ------     -----   -----
    
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    GM Vehicle Deliveries by
     Marketing Division
    ------------------------
                                                                 %Chg
                                                         %Chg     per
                                      2010     2009    Volume     S/D
                                      ----     ----   -------   -----
    Buick Total                     13,133    8,601      52.7    52.7
    Cadillac Total                  11,788    8,473      39.1    39.1
    Chevrolet Total **             141,381  106,712      32.5    32.5
    GMC Total **                    28,526   19,668      45.0    45.0
        Brand Total                194,828  143,454      35.8    35.8
    HUMMER Total                       303    1,078     -71.9   -71.9
    Pontiac Total                      112   23,740     -99.5   -99.5
    Saab Total                           0      779     ***.*   ***.*
    Saturn Total                       137    7,520     -98.2   -98.2
        Other Brand Total              552   33,117     -98.3   -98.3
        -----------------              ---   ------     -----   -----
    GM Vehicle Total               195,380  176,571      10.7    10.7
    ----------------               -------  -------      ----    ----



    
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    *S/D Curr: 25                  June         (Calendar Year-to-Date)
    -------------                  ----         -----------------------
                                                    January -  June
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                                                        %Chg
    *S/D Prev: 25                 2010     2009        Volume
    -------------                 ----     ----       -------
    Vehicle Total            1,080,521  954,356                  13.2
        Brand Total          1,069,577  811,209                  31.8
        Other Brand Total       10,944  143,147                 -92.4
        -----------------       ------  -------                 -----
    
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    GM Vehicle Deliveries by
     Marketing Division
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                                                                 %Chg
                                  2010     2009                Volume
                                  ----     ----               -------
    Buick Total                 70,032   47,223                  48.3
    Cadillac Total              64,785   48,583                  33.3
    Chevrolet Total **         782,443  596,932                  31.1
    GMC Total **               152,317  118,471                  28.6
        Brand Total          1,069,577  811,209                  31.8
    HUMMER Total                 2,929    6,191                 -52.7
    Pontiac Total                  927   88,794                 -99.0
    Saab Total                     608    5,386                 -88.7
    Saturn Total                 6,480   42,776                 -84.9
        Other Brand Total       10,944  143,147                 -92.4
        -----------------       ------  -------                 -----
    GM Vehicle Total         1,080,521  954,356                  13.2
    ----------------         ---------  -------                  ----
    
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    *  25 selling days (S/D) for the June period this year and 25 for
    last year.
    **Effective August 2007, GM includes GMC & Chevrolet dealer
    deliveries of commercial vehicles distributed by American Isuzu
    Motors, Inc.




    
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<p>                   GM U.S. Deliveries for <span class="xn-chron">June 2010</span> by Model</p>
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                                                  % Chg    %Chg per
                               2010      2009    Volume         S/D
                               ----      ----    ------   ---------
    Selling Days (S/D)           25        25
    ------------------          ---       ---
    Enclave                   4,561     3,771      20.9        20.9
    LaCrosse                  5,376     1,964     173.7       173.7
    Lucerne                   2,875     2,843       1.1         1.1
    Rainier                       0         1     ***.*       ***.*
    Regal                       321         0     ***.*       ***.*
    Rendezvous                    0         8     ***.*       ***.*
    Terraza                       0        14     ***.*       ***.*
        Buick Total          13,133     8,601      52.7        52.7
        -----------          ------     -----      ----        ----
    CTS                       4,193     3,193      31.3        31.3
    DTS                       1,591     1,627      -2.2        -2.2
    Escalade                  1,008     1,043      -3.4        -3.4
    Escalade ESV                607       431      40.8        40.8
    Escalade EXT                147       184     -20.1       -20.1
    SRX                       3,804       677     461.9       461.9
    STS                         409     1,220     -66.5       -66.5
    XLR                          29        98     -70.4       -70.4
        Cadillac Total       11,788     8,473      39.1        39.1
        --------------       ------     -----      ----        ----
    Avalanche                 1,968     1,329      48.1        48.1
    Aveo                      5,728     2,217     158.4       158.4
    Camaro                    7,540     9,320     -19.1       -19.1
    Chevy C/T Series              1        18     -94.4       -94.4
    Chevy W Series               28        58     -51.7       -51.7
    Cobalt                   10,141     6,847      48.1        48.1
    Colorado                  1,885     2,909     -35.2       -35.2
    Corvette                  1,405     1,396       0.6         0.6
    Equinox                  11,490     4,108     179.7       179.7
    Express                   6,535     5,758      13.5        13.5
    HHR                       6,004     6,193      -3.1        -3.1
    Impala                   14,451    14,931      -3.2        -3.2
    Kodiak 4/5 Series           254       558     -54.5       -54.5
    Kodiak 6/7/8
     Series                      73       267     -72.7       -72.7
    Malibu                   20,720    11,466      80.7        80.7
    Monte Carlo                   0         3     ***.*       ***.*
    Silverado-C/K
     Pickup                  30,994    24,766      25.1        25.1
    Suburban (Chevy)          3,911     1,958      99.7        99.7
    Tahoe                     6,809     4,114      65.5        65.5
    TrailBlazer                  51     1,004     -94.9       -94.9
    Traverse                 11,371     7,289      56.0        56.0
    Uplander                     22       203     -89.2       -89.2
        Chevrolet Total     141,381   106,712      32.5        32.5
        ---------------     -------   -------      ----        ----
    Acadia                    5,862     4,634      26.5        26.5
    Canyon                      576       768     -25.0       -25.0
    Envoy                        15       714     -97.9       -97.9
    GMC C/T Series                3        72     -95.8       -95.8
    GMC W Series                 27       115     -76.5       -76.5
    Savana                    1,249       721      73.2        73.2
    Sierra                   11,441     9,014      26.9        26.9
    Terrain                   4,603         1     ***.*       ***.*
    Topkick 4/5 Series          153       385     -60.3       -60.3
    Topkick 6/7/8
     Series                     125       313     -60.1       -60.1
    Yukon                     2,210     1,832      20.6        20.6
    Yukon XL                  2,262     1,099     105.8       105.8
        GMC Total            28,526    19,668      45.0        45.0
        ---------            ------    ------      ----        ----
        Brand Total         194,828   143,454      35.8        35.8
        -----------         -------   -------      ----        ----
        HUMMER Total            303     1,078     -71.9       -71.9
        ------------            ---     -----     -----       -----
        Pontiac Total           112    23,740     -99.5       -99.5
        -------------           ---    ------     -----       -----
        Saab Total                0       779     ***.*       ***.*
        ----------              ---       ---     -----       -----
        Saturn Total            137     7,520     -98.2       -98.2
        ------------            ---     -----     -----       -----
        Other Brand Total       552    33,117     -98.3       -98.3
        -----------------       ---    ------     -----       -----
        GM Total            195,380   176,571      10.7        10.7
        --------            -------   -------      ----        ----



    
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                                      June             (Calendar Year-to-Date)
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                                                                        %Chg
                                     2010      2009                   Volume
                                     ----      ----                  -------
    Selling Days (S/D)
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    Enclave                        26,247    20,876                     25.7
    LaCrosse                       30,409     9,942                    205.9
    Lucerne                        12,905    16,359                    -21.1
    Rainier                             0         4                    ***.*
    Regal                             471         0                    ***.*
    Rendezvous                          0         9                    ***.*
    Terraza                             0        33                    ***.*
        Buick Total                70,032    47,223                     48.3
        -----------                ------    ------                     ----
    CTS                            19,085    20,559                     -7.2
    DTS                             9,014     8,110                     11.1
    Escalade                        7,514     7,549                     -0.5
    Escalade ESV                    3,388     2,880                     17.6
    Escalade EXT                      813     1,256                    -35.3
    SRX                            22,655     3,855                    487.7
    STS                             2,145     3,914                    -45.2
    XLR                               171       460                    -62.8
        Cadillac Total             64,785    48,583                     33.3
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    Avalanche                       9,427     7,130                     32.2
    Aveo                           20,477    11,886                     72.3
    Camaro                         46,378    15,397                    201.2
    Chevy C/T Series                    8        31                    -74.2
    Chevy W Series                    192       383                    -49.9
    Cobalt                         77,394    51,676                     49.8
    Colorado                       11,661    16,908                    -31.0
    Corvette                        6,355     7,498                    -15.2
    Equinox                        66,990    25,151                    166.4
    Express                        28,259    26,604                      6.2
    HHR                            38,076    30,724                     23.9
    Impala                         89,491    78,687                     13.7
    Kodiak 4/5 Series               1,045     2,181                    -52.1
    Kodiak 6/7/8
     Series                           192       719                    -73.3
    Malibu                        108,317    75,829                     42.8
    Monte Carlo                         0         6                    ***.*
    Silverado-C/K
     Pickup                       166,782   149,949                     11.2
    Suburban (Chevy)               22,157    14,721                     50.5
    Tahoe                          36,690    32,215                     13.9
    TrailBlazer                       205     7,142                    -97.1
    Traverse                       52,271    40,679                     28.5
    Uplander                           76     1,416                    -94.6
        Chevrolet Total           782,443   596,932                     31.1
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    Acadia                         35,324    27,360                     29.1
    Canyon                          3,567     5,197                    -31.4
    Envoy                              72     3,645                    -98.0
    GMC C/T Series                     52       242                    -78.5
    GMC W Series                      272       778                    -65.0
    Savana                          6,639     7,514                    -11.6
    Sierra                         55,608    50,067                     11.1
    Terrain                        27,115         3                    ***.*
    Topkick 4/5 Series                816     1,399                    -41.7
    Topkick 6/7/8
     Series                           343     1,105                    -69.0
    Yukon                          11,761    14,353                    -18.1
    Yukon XL                       10,748     6,808                     57.9
        GMC Total                 152,317   118,471                     28.6
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        Brand Total             1,069,577   811,209                     31.8
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        HUMMER Total                2,929     6,191                    -52.7
        ------------                -----     -----                    -----
        Pontiac Total                 927    88,794                    -99.0
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        Saab Total                    608     5,386                    -88.7
        ----------                    ---     -----                    -----
        Saturn Total                6,480    42,776                    -84.9
        ------------                -----    ------                    -----
        Other Brand Total          10,944   143,147                    -92.4
        -----------------          ------   -------                    -----
        GM Total                1,080,521   954,356                     13.2
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