GM Posts 23 Percent Increase In January

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
gm posts 23 percent increase in january

Another month, another raft of sales data… and another month of solid sales growth for General Motors. Buick continued its industry-leading growth pace, rising 32% over January 2010 with 13,269 units sold. Enclave sales rose slightly, and Lucerne got a big boost, but LaCrosse encountered its first signs of slowing, as sales dropped 11%, falling below 4k monthly units. Cadillac did Buick one better, jumping by 49 percent year-over-year, moving 12,850 units. CTS boomed by over 70%, joining the SRX above the 4k monthly mark. The Escalades showed strong growth as well, though at lower volume levels, as did the aging STS and DTS sedans. GMC sales grew by 29%, moving 27,658 units as Savanna, Sierra and Terrain recorded growth of more than 40%. Yukon and Yukon XL combined for over 3,500 units, and Acadia stalled at 5 percent growth. Chevy, meanwhile, saw 19% growth, although with Impala, Aveo, Express and HHR leading volume gains, much of that may well have come from fleet sales. Strong performances from Equinox and Traverse give more cause for retail optimism. Overall, GM’s retail sales were up 36 percent according to the firm, and fleet sales fell 7 percent.

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  • Bridge2farr Bridge2farr on Feb 02, 2011

    Chevrolet total sales came in at 125,389 units last month making the bowtie division the best-selling brand in the industry for January 2011. Chevrolet edged out Ford by 3,878 total deliveries and outsold Toyota by 25,668 total sales last month. Chevrolet turned in strong performances throughout our entire lineup. In fact, both Chevrolet Cars and Chevrolet Trucks posted 33% retail sales increases over January 2010. Twelve different Chevrolet vehicles posted year-over-year retail sales gains. Here is a list of some of our top sales highlights from last month: · Silverado posted 28,172 total sales in January 2011, up 24% vs. last year. o January 2011 was the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year total sales increases for Silverado. o Silverado turned in a 35% retail sales increase resulting in the 5th consecutive monthly year-over-year retail sales gain. · Equinox retail sales were up 46% in January 2011 vs. January 2010. o Equinox remains among the hottest vehicles in the industry with a “days to turn” of 21 days in January 2011. o Equinox had its best retail sales “month of January” ever. · Cruze had another strong month posting 13,631 total sales and continues to attract new customers to Chevrolet showrooms. o Cruze retail sales in January 2011 were up 129% versus Cobalt’s retail sales in January 2010. o Cruze and Malibu continued to work in tandem last month as they posted retail sales increases over December 2010 of 20% and 17%, respectively. · Malibu notched a year-over-year retail sales increase and had its best retail sales “month of January” in the last 30 years. · Tahoe and Suburban posted retail sales increases of 30% and 42%, respectively. · Colorado and Traverse both achieved the 5th consecutive monthly year-over-year retail sales gains with increases in retail deliveries of 34% and 15%, respectively. · Aveo, Avalanche, HHR, Impala and Express also turned in year-over-year retail sales gains. · Almost half of Camaro trade-ins for the month of January 2011 were non-GM. · Volt continues to leave your showrooms almost as soon as it arrives with a “days to turn” last month of just 7 days.

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    • KixStart KixStart on Feb 02, 2011

      They sold 326 in December. Selling 321 in January isn't exactly a trendline we'd like to see. As for "ramping up production," 321 represents a Volt rolling out the door of Hamtramck every half hour. Is a car every half hour really "production?" In fact, the production report says almost 1800 produced to date. GM says 647 sold. Lyle Dennis and the other Volt Advisory Board people each have one... maybe we're talking 660. Where are the others? Stuck in transit? The Volt rollout already reminds me of the GMT-900 hybrid and BAS Epsilon rollouts, except with bigger tax rebates.

  • KixStart KixStart on Feb 02, 2011

    The Nissan Leaf is also sold in Japan. How are Leaf sales there? And Volt sales in Japan?

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  • Alan My friend has a Toyota Kluger (made in 'murica). A Highlander. These things are based on a Camry platform. I have driven the Kluger we had at work and I find them quite boring even for a SUV. An appliance. I hope this will deliver some driving pleasure. I found the Camry a better boring vehicle.
  • Alan Most Lexii look good to reasonable.....................until you see the front ends with their awkward grilles. It actually would look normal on a GWM, LDV or any other Chinese vehicle.
  • Tassos These last months, every day seems to be another great, consequential piece of news for Tesla, who does not just DOMINATE, it OWNS the US and FREE WORLD BEV market.It is the ONLY (repeat ONLY) maker that builds its huge best sellers at a PROFIT, ie, SUSTAINABLY. FOrd EV is bleeding 3 billion in losses. GM hides theirs, and I bet they are even HIGHER. VW has spent a huge no of billions and its ID series has been an UTTER FAILURE.Toyota, already 12 years too late, is yet to try. I doubt they will succeed to dethrone TESLA.
  • Tassos Again: I never took VOlvo seriously in the last 20 or so years.Chinese Volvo-Geely has a dizzying number of models, I have lost count how many,YET its sales and market share in the US has always been DISMAL these last 20 years.It ranges from a pathetic 0.5% to 0.8% of the US market.For comparison, Toyota has 15% and GM has even more. Tesla has almost 10 TIMES VOlvo's share, with a PITTANCE of really TWO Models, the 3 and the Y, as the S and the X hardly sell any copies any more.So why do we keep reading articles about Stupid VOlvo?Because they have the best PR department of any maker.