General Motors’ sales increase last month may not be quite as meteoric as Chrysler’s, but the Detroit automaker is celebrating a solid sales increase: deliveries increased 6.9 percent to 180,402 vehicles last month. All in all, the General has sold 2,269,469 cars in the U.S. so far this year, a 14 percent increase over the same time period last year.
Buick: 10,880 Sales, Down 7.2 Percent
Buick’s sales were down 7.2 percent last month, a change almost completely thanks to the Lucerne. The Lucerne sold 824 cars last month, a 55.8 percent decrease from the previous year and another step on its road to zero sales: the car ended production in June of this year with no replacement planned. Elsewhere in the portfolio, things looked much better: sales of the Enclave SUV were up 3 percent to 3924 sales, while the LaCrosse (now the Buick flagship) slipped 1.5 percent to 4008 sales and the Regal sedan edged up 7.1 percent to 2120 sold. The Verano made its sales sheet debut this month, but it’s much too early to make any analysis--Buick delivered only four of them last month.
Cadillac: 11,145 Sales, Down 5.6 Percent
Like Buick, Cadillac’s bottom line suffered with the death of two discontinued models, the DTS and STS. The DTS sold just 264 models last month, down 80.9 percent over last year, and the STS sold a paltry 94 units, down 69.4 percent. Both models will eventually trail to zero as Cadillac readies their successor, the XTS. One bright spot, however, is the newly tweaked SRX crossover: with 4736 deliveries last month, it’s up 16.2 percent over 2010. Elsewhere, sales were broadly even with last year: the CTS sedan was up 2.1 percent to 3804 sales, while the Escalade was down 5.4 percent to 1274 sales. Sales of Escalade variants, however, held steady: Cadillac sold 777 Escalade ESVs last month, up 1.8 percent over last year, and 196 EXTs, a decrease of just 0.5 percent.
Chevrolet: 128,907 Sales, Up 9.6 Percent
Unlike Buick or Cadillac, Chevrolet’s product portfolio isn’t dwindling as it readies replacements. As such, its sales jumped 9.6 percent year-over-year to 128,907 sales, and there were plenty of double-digit winners.
That includes the Avalanche, which jumped 27.3 percent to 1857 sales, the Camaro, which sold 5127 cars, up 23.1 percent, and the Colorado pickup, which sold 1978 units last month. The mighty Chevy Cruze also increased its numbers in a big way, delivering 13,238 cars last month, up 64.1 percent. Chevrolet’s bigger offerings all posted great increases: the Tahoe increased 32.8 percent to 8401 sales, while the Suburban sold 5787 units, up 22.5 percent. The Silverado pickup jumped 33.7 percent to 34,251 sales last month, and the Express van sold 5387 units last month, up 13.2 percent. Not all models were so rosy, of course: the Malibu sedan slipped 11.9 percent to 10,269 sales last month, while the Impala sedan slipped 26.1 percent to 10,851 sales, the Traverse crossover was down 28.2 percent to 7144 sales last month, and the Equinox crossover was down 2.9 percent to 14,936 sales. The Volt sold 1139 units last month, while the iconic Corvette edged up 8.9 percent to 910 sales. Finally, Chevy’s discontinued models didn’t exactly make waves: the bow-tied carmaker sold only 30 Aveos last month, down 99.1 percent, and one--yes, one--Cobalt.
GMC: Up 6.8 Percent to 29,470 Sales
It was a victory for GMC last month: it posted a 6.8 percent sales increase, buoyed mostly by its largest vehicles. That includes the Yukon, which was up 28.9 percent to 2987 sales, the Yukon XL, which increased 12.5 percent to 2778 sales, and the Sierra pickup, which jumped 22.4 percent to 11,971 sales last month.
Elsewhere, things were less cheery, as the Acadia crossover was down 11.8 percent to 4886 sales, the Savana van was down 22.8 percent to 732 sales, and the Terrain edged down 4.2 percent to 5654 sales. The Canyon pickup was down 22.7 percent to 462 sales, although some of this can be attributed to the model’s imminent refresh.
Source: General Motors