General Motors February 2011 Sales Increase by 49 Percent

General Motors has more to cheer about this month, as it has repeated its January 2011 sales gain with a 49-percent year-over-year increase in the month of February.

According to GM, sales were strong virtually across the board, with gains posted in the car, truck and crossover segments. Brand wise, the biggest winner appeared to be Buick, which saw sales rise 73 percent from the previous year. The Regal was Buick's hottest-selling model, with 3541 examples finding new homes in February.

Cadillac wasn't far behind Buick, with sales up a full 70 percent over February 2010. The new-to-market CTS Coupe helped bolster sales, with total CTS sales (including sedan, wagon, and V variants) increasing 159 percent over the previous year. GM reports strong SRX and Escalade sales as well; those models are up 62 percent and 27 percent, respectively, over 2010.

GMC found its sales increased a respectable 59 percent, marking its 17th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Yukon sales were up 123 percent, while Terrain and Sierra sales increased 89.8 percent and 85.8 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, Chevrolet rounded out GM's month with a 43-percent sales increase. Equinox sales increased 91.5 percent, though Camaro sales were suspiciously off by 3.7 percent. Chevrolet also delivered another 281 Volts, bringing its total up to 602 units with new owners as it continues to ramp up production of its extended-range electric.

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