February Combined Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Sales Up 32 Percent


    




    DETROIT, March 2 /CNW/ --

    --  Combined Retail Sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Increase
7
        percent
    --  Fifth Consecutive Month of Year-over-Year Retail Sales Gains for GM's
        Four Brands
    --  Combined Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, Cadillac SRX Retail Sales Up 198
        Percent

    
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<p>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the U.S. reported sales of 138,849, up a combined 32 percent compared to <span class="xn-chron">February 2009</span>. These results were driven by the continued strong growth of new GM crossovers and passenger cars.</p>
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<p>GM's Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands continue to build momentum in the marketplace, according to <span class="xn-person">Susan Docherty</span>, GM vice president, Sales, Service and Marketing. "Although we've been operating as a new company with four brands for just seven months, our February results demonstrate that our long-term plan is already paying dividends," Docherty said.</p>
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<p>Retail sales for GM's four brands were up 7 percent for the month, driven by strong consumer demand for GM's crossovers. February retail sales of GM's newest crossovers - Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX - were up 198 percent compared to the vehicles they replaced. This was the seventh month in a row that retail sales of these vehicles were up more than 100 percent.</p>
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<p>"We'll earn every sale by delivering the value customers expect, in the vehicle they want," said Docherty. "Our sales results for the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX show these vehicles have what customers are looking for today - style, fuel efficiency, quality and the safety and security of OnStar."</p>
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<p>Month-end dealer inventory in the U.S. stood at 420,000, which is 30,000 higher compared to <span class="xn-chron">January 2010</span>, and 361,000 lower than <span class="xn-chron">February 2009</span>.</p>
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    Other Key Facts:

    --  Chevrolet: total sales up 32 percent;  retail sales up 1 percent;
        Chevrolet Equinox retail sales increased 121 percent
    --  Buick: total sales up 47 percent; retail sales up 18 percent; Buick
        LaCrosse retail sales rose 100 percent
    --  GMC: total sales up 26 percent; retail sales up 25 percent; GMC
Terrain
        retail sales were up 303 percent (compared to the Pontiac Torrent -
the
        vehicle it replaced)
    --  Cadillac: total sales up 32 percent; retail sales up 13 percent;
        Cadillac SRX retail sales were up 490 percent

    
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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, 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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<p>  GM U.S. Deliveries for <span class="xn-chron">February 2010</span> - Divisional Brand Level</p>
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    *S/D Curr: 24                                February
                                     ---------------------------------
                                                                  %Chg
                                                         % Chg    per
    *S/D Prev: 24                       2010      2009   Volume   S/D
    -------------                       ----      ----   ------   ---
    Vehicle Total                    141,951   127,296     11.5   11.5
        Brand Total                  138,849   104,993     32.2   32.2
        Other Brand Total              3,102    22,303    -86.1  -86.1
                                       -----    ------    -----  -----
    
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    GM Vehicle Deliveries by
     Marketing Division
    ------------------------
                                                                  %Chg
                                                           %Chg    per
                                        2010      2009   Volume    S/D
                                        ----      ----   ------    ---
    Buick Total                        9,121     6,196     47.2   47.2
    Cadillac Total                     9,273     7,038     31.8   31.8
    Chevrolet Total **                99,999    75,555     32.4   32.4
    GMC Total **                      20,456    16,204     26.2   26.2
        Brand Total                  138,849   104,993     32.2   32.2
    HUMMER Total                         296     1,053    -71.9  -71.9
    Pontiac Total                         84    14,200    -99.4  -99.4
    Saab Total                            97       712    -86.4  -86.4
    Saturn Total                       2,625     6,338    -58.6  -58.6
        Other Brand Total              3,102    22,303    -86.1  -86.1
                                       -----    ------    -----  -----
    GM Vehicle Total                 141,951   127,296     11.5   11.5
                                     -------   -------     ----   ----
    
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                                          (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                             January - February
                                         --------------------------
                                                             %Chg
    *S/D Prev: 24                           2010      2009   Volume
    -------------                           ----      ----   ------
    Vehicle Total                        288,776   256,523     12.6
        Brand Total                      283,947   216,767     31.0
        Other Brand Total                  4,829    39,756    -87.9
                                           -----    ------    -----
    
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    GM Vehicle Deliveries by
     Marketing Division
    ------------------------
                                                               %Chg
                                            2010      2009   Volume
                                            ----      ----    ------
    Buick Total                           19,182    13,165     45.7
    Cadillac Total                        17,713    15,537     14.0
    Chevrolet Total **                   205,293   152,741     34.4
    GMC Total **                          41,759    35,324     18.2
        Brand Total                      283,947   216,767     31.0
    HUMMER Total                             561     2,275    -75.3
    Pontiac Total                            473    23,304    -98.0
    Saab Total                               608     1,667    -63.5
    Saturn Total                           3,187    12,510    -74.5
        Other Brand Total                  4,829    39,756    -87.9
                                           -----    ------    -----
    GM Vehicle Total                     288,776   256,523     12.6
                                         -------   -------     ----
    * Twenty-four selling days (S/D) for the February period this year
      and twenty-four for last year.
    
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    ** 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">February 2010</span> by Model</p>
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                                            February 
                              -------------------------------------
                                                % Chg     %Chg per
                               2010      2009    Volume        S/D
                               ----      ----    ------        --- 
    
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    Selling Days (S/D)           24        24
    ------------------          ---       ---
    Enclave                   3,778     3,366      12.2      12.2
    LaCrosse                  4,045     1,536     163.3     163.3
    Lucerne                   1,298     1,289       0.7       0.7
    Rainier                       0         0     ***.*     ***.*
    Terraza                       0         5     ***.*     ***.*
        Buick Total           9,121     6,196      47.2      47.2
                              -----     -----      ----      ----
    CTS                       2,690     3,259     -17.5     -17.5
    DTS                         611       982     -37.8     -37.8
    Escalade                  1,418     1,238      14.5      14.5
    Escalade ESV                552       416      32.7      32.7
    Escalade EXT                102       166     -38.6     -38.6
    SRX                       3,542       552     541.7     541.7
    STS                         332       357      -7.0      -7.0
    XLR                          26        68     -61.8     -61.8
        Cadillac Total        9,273     7,038      31.8      31.8
                              -----     -----      ----      ----
    Avalanche                 1,029       820      25.5      25.5
    Aveo                      2,062     1,564      31.8      31.8
    Camaro                    6,482         0     ***.*     ***.*
    Chevy C/T Series              0         2     ***.*     ***.*
    Chevy W Series               30        48     -37.5     -37.5
    Cobalt                   14,101     8,317      69.5      69.5
    Colorado                  1,247     1,685     -26.0     -26.0
    Corvette                    624     1,027     -39.2     -39.2
    Equinox                   8,061     3,462     132.8     132.8
    Express                   3,899     2,918      33.6      33.6
    HHR                       4,658     2,557      82.2      82.2
    Impala                   11,740     7,807      50.4      50.4
    Kodiak 4/5 Series           155       385     -59.7     -59.7
    Kodiak 6/7/8 Series          17        95     -82.1     -82.1
    Malibu                   15,150    11,516      31.6      31.6
    Monte Carlo                   0         3     ***.*     ***.*
    Silverado-C/K
     Pickup                  19,822    19,788       0.2       0.2
    Suburban (Chevy)          1,680     1,451      15.8      15.8
    Tahoe                     3,325     4,490     -25.9     -25.9
    TrailBlazer                  22     1,040     -97.9     -97.9
    Traverse                  5,882     6,417      -8.3      -8.3
    Uplander                     13       163     -92.0     -92.0
        Chevrolet Total      99,999    75,555      32.4      32.4
                             ------    ------      ----      ----
    Acadia                    6,478     4,758      36.1      36.1
    Canyon                      510       553      -7.8      -7.8
    Envoy                         6       545     -98.9     -98.9
    GMC C/T Series               21        36     -41.7     -41.7
    GMC W Series                 27        76     -64.5     -64.5
    Savana                      720       787      -8.5      -8.5
    Sierra                    6,296     6,400      -1.6      -1.6
    Terrain                   3,789         2     ***.*     ***.*
    Topkick 4/5 Series          125       208     -39.9     -39.9
    Topkick 6/7/8
     Series                      41       276     -85.1     -85.1
    Yukon                     1,261     1,826     -30.9     -30.9
    Yukon XL                  1,182       737      60.4      60.4
        GMC Total            20,456    16,204      26.2      26.2
                             ------    ------      ----      ----
        Brand Total         138,849   104,993      32.2      32.2
                            -------   -------      ----      ----
        HUMMER Total            296     1,053     -71.9     -71.9
                                ---     -----     -----     -----
        Pontiac Total            84    14,200     -99.4     -99.4
                                ---    ------     -----     -----
        Saab Total               97       712     -86.4     -86.4
                                ---       ---     -----     -----
        Saturn Total          2,625     6,338     -58.6     -58.6
                              -----     -----     -----     -----
        Other Brand Total     3,102    22,303     -86.1     -86.1
                              -----    ------     -----     -----
        GM Total            141,951   127,296      11.5      11.5
                            -------   -------      ----      ----
    
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                              (Calendar Year-to-Date)
                                January -  February
                               2010      2009  %Chg Volume
                               ----      ----  -----------
    Selling Days (S/D)
    ------------------
    Enclave                   7,853     6,078      29.2
    LaCrosse                  8,291     3,025     174.1
    Lucerne                   3,038     4,048     -25.0
    Rainier                       0         3     ***.*
    Terraza                       0        11     ***.*
        Buick Total          19,182    13,165      45.7
                             ------    ------      ----
    CTS                       5,255     6,677     -21.3
    DTS                       1,229     2,344     -47.6
    Escalade                  2,655     2,591       2.5
    Escalade ESV                948     1,088     -12.9
    Escalade EXT                223       501     -55.5
    SRX                       6,776     1,440     370.6
    STS                         565       770     -26.6
    XLR                          62       126     -50.8
        Cadillac Total       17,713    15,537      14.0
                             ------    ------      ----
    Avalanche                 2,401     2,301       4.3
    Aveo                      4,105     3,159      29.9
    Camaro                   11,853         0     ***.*
    Chevy C/T Series              1         7     -85.7
    Chevy W Series               67       143     -53.1
    Cobalt                   27,063    13,508     100.3
    Colorado                  3,186     5,096     -37.5
    Corvette                  1,478     1,869     -20.9
    Equinox                  17,574     8,865      98.2
    Express                   6,661     5,636      18.2
    HHR                      10,110     4,257     137.5
    Impala                   22,679    14,867      52.5
    Kodiak 4/5 Series           293       731     -59.9
    Kodiak 6/7/8 Series          36       191     -81.2
    Malibu                   31,589    20,828      51.7
    Monte Carlo                   0         3     ***.*
    Silverado-C/K
     Pickup                  42,594    43,775      -2.7
    Suburban (Chevy)          3,995     3,589      11.3
    Tahoe                     7,881     8,339      -5.5
    TrailBlazer                  88     3,501     -97.5
    Traverse                 11,606    11,632      -0.2
    Uplander                     33       444     -92.6
        Chevrolet Total     205,293   152,741      34.4
                            -------   -------      ----
    Acadia                   11,938     7,991      49.4
    Canyon                    1,210     1,731     -30.1
    Envoy                        34     1,487     -97.7
    GMC C/T Series               29        61     -52.5
    GMC W Series                105       232     -54.7
    Savana                    1,222     2,007     -39.1
    Sierra                   13,567    14,420      -5.9
    Terrain                   8,091         2     ***.*
    Topkick 4/5 Series          315       426     -26.1
    Topkick 6/7/8
     Series                      80       364     -78.0
    Yukon                     2,764     4,089     -32.4
    Yukon XL                  2,404     2,514      -4.4
        GMC Total            41,759    35,324      18.2
                             ------    ------      ----
        Brand Total         283,947   216,767      31.0
                            -------   -------      ----
        HUMMER Total            561     2,275     -75.3
                                ---     -----     -----
        Pontiac Total           473    23,304     -98.0
                                ---    ------     -----
        Saab Total              608     1,667     -63.5
                                ---     -----     -----
        Saturn Total          3,187    12,510     -74.5
                              -----    ------     -----
        Other Brand Total     4,829    39,756     -87.9
                              -----    ------     -----
        GM Total            288,776   256,523      12.6
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