GM Delivers 8.39 Million Vehicles Globally in 2010

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    DETROIT, Jan. 24, 2011 /CNW/ --

    --  Deliveries up 12.2 percent from 2009
    --  China and the United States top 2 million sales each

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General Motors reported today that it delivered 8,389,769 vehicles globally in calendar year 2010, a 12.2 percent increase from 2009 deliveries of 7,477,178.(1)

GM achieved double-digit increases in five of its top 10 markets, including a 28.8 percent increase in China, where GM and its partners(2) were the first to top the 2 million sales mark in a single year, and an increase of 41.3 percent in Uzbekistan, which is now GM's tenth-largest market by volume.

Deliveries in the United States, GM's No. 2 market, rose 6.3 percent despite the phase-out or sale of four brands, while Brazil, GM's third-largest market, saw deliveries rise by 10.4 percent.

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    Following is data for GM's leading markets and brands:

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    Top Ten Markets:
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                                2010           2009                      2009
                Country      Deliveries     Deliveries     % Change      Rank
       1         China         2,351,610      1,826,475          28.8        2
                 United
       2         States        2,215,227      2,084,492           6.3        1
       3        Brazil           657,825        595,625          10.4        3
                 United
       4        Kingdom          290,250        287,278           1.0        5
       5        Germany          269,061        381,687         (29.5)       4
       6        Canada           247,104        254,257          (2.8)       6
       7         Italy           169,955        188,689          (9.9)       7
       8        Russia           159,199        141,695          12.4        8
       9        Mexico           155,590        138,482          12.4        9
       10     Uzbekistan         145,151        102,746          41.3       13


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    Top Brands:
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                                2010           2009                      2009
                 Brand       Deliveries     Deliveries     % Change      Rank
       1       Chevrolet       4,271,189      3,517,412          21.4        1
                 Opel/
       2        Vauxhall       1,206,620      1,236,221          (2.4)       2
       3        Wuling         1,149,060      1,001,213          14.8        3
       4         Buick           718,848        558,533          28.7        4
       5          GMC            446,547        353,258          26.4        5
       6       Cadillac          180,724        128,838          40.3        7
       7        Holden           140,771        126,089          11.6        8
       8        Daewoo           129,829        121,345           7.0        9
       9        Jiefang           88,224         34,860         153.1       12



    (1) Vehicle sales primarily represent estimated sales to the ultimate
customer.
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(2) The joint venture agreements with SGMW (44%) and FAW-GM (50%) allows for significant rights as a member as well as the contractual right to report SGMW and FAW-GM joint venture vehicle sales in China as a part of global market share.

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About General Motors - General Motors Company (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM), one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM's largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, Russia, Mexico and Uzbekistan. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on July 10, 2009, 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 www.gm.com.

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SOURCE General Motors

For further information: Tom Henderson, +1-313-410-2704, tom.e.henderson@gm.com, or Klaus-Peter Martin, +1-313-522-6303, klaus-peter.martin@gm.com

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