GM Year-to-Date Sales Up 36 Percent, Boosted by Crossovers

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The numbers are in, and General Motors is reporting double-digit sales increases across the board at its four core brands. Among the sales winners are the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, Buick Regal, and the family of Cadillac CTS models.

The General's strong sales numbers are a result of hot-selling crossovers across the board, as well as new model introductions. Top sellers among crossovers are the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, which have sold more than 94,000 models combined since January. Among the Lambda triplets, the Chevrolet Traverse has seen a 56 percent increase over June 2009, and the new-for-2010 Cadillac SRX celebrates a whopping 462 percent increase over one year ago.

Of new model introductions, the Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, and Buick LaCrosse join the aforementioned SRX in triple-digit percent increases since the beginning of 2010. Pickup truck sales also increased across the board, up 12 percent from a year ago. The increases come as the economy is rebounding from a downward trend.

"As companies continue to invest in their businesses, we expect this segment to continue to recover," said GM U.S. Sales Operations Vice President Don Johnson. "We think the release of some pent-up demand in the pickup market is an indication that a fundamental part of the U.S. economy is gradually strengthening."

Is this a good sign for the U.S. car market in general? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Source: GM

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