Unlike the leaves, The General’s October sales numbers did not fall (though they stumbled a bit in September.) During the past month, GM has posted a 3 percent year-over-year sales boost, with sales totaling 183,392 units, up from 177,603. This tallies up the 2010 domestic grand total for General Motors’ “Core” brands at 1,717,114 units year-to-date.
The General’s Lambda and Theta-based crossovers continue to dominate the market, and sales have improved a combined 36 percent since last year. Additionally, thanks to Truck Month, full size truck sales are up nine percent year-over-year. Dealer inventory has also increased, giving customers more options than before.
The following is the brand-by-brand sales breakdown:
- 12,569 total sales, a 39 percent jump from a year ago
- Buick LaCrosse sales up 37 percent
- Sales for Chevrolet stay impressive, at 124,294 total sales. This amounted to a 7 percent YOY increase
- The Cruze accounted for 5,048 total sales, Equinox up 62 percent
- Cadillac moved an impressive 13,393 units, up just over 13 percent from this time last year
- CTS sales up 40 percent, with no small help from the addition of the Coupe variant – which accounted for 29 percent of all CTS sales
- October marked the 13th straight month that GMC saw a sales increase, totaling 3,316 monthly units
- Total Sierra sales jumped 9 percent, thanks to the launch of the Sierra Denali HD