General Motors revealed today that its March sales grew by 43 percent, marking the sixth continual month of year-to-year sales increases
Last month, GM sold 185,406 vehicles across its four brands -- a 43 percent increase over March of last year, and a 34-percent increase when compared to February 2010. Chevrolet accounted for 133,165 of these, which represents a sales increase of 41 percent over March 2009. The rest of GM’s brands posted greater sales gains, but of course, less sales volume than Chevrolet. Buick’s sales were up an incredible 76 percent over March 2009, Cadillac’s were up 42 percent, and GMC’s were up 45 percent.
Demand still runs high for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. The crossovers posted a 194- and 334-percent increase over last year, respectively, although GM compares the Terrain figures to the deceased Pontiac Torrent it replaced.
Buick and Cadillac both had models that spearheaded the sales increases. The 2010 Buick LaCrosse posted a 236-percent increase over March 2009 (thanks in no small part to it being an all-new car), while Cadillac’s new SRX saw a 550-percent jump.
One interesting highlight: Despite being on the market for 12 months and an influx of updated competitors (notably Ford’s new 2011 Mustang), the Camaro managed to post its best-ever monthly sales result in March. Roughly 8267 cars moved off dealers’ lots last month.