The General’s four remaining brands recorded 223,932 total sales in the U.S. market for the month of December – a boost of 19 percent compared to how the four brands did last year and the best month of the year in terms of total unit sales.
The sales results are due to the high sales and growth seen by The General’s entire crossover segment, with 567,458 of them being sold — more than any other automaker. There was also a shift away from fleet sales, with retail sales increasing 27 percent year-over-year.
The following is the brief brand-by-brand sales breakdown:
- 17,095 total monthly sales, up 40 percent from a year ago
- Regal sales up 54 percent compared to November thanks to the arrival of the CXL Turbo.
- Chevy posted 147,960 total sales for December 2010 – up 9 percent from last December with retail sales up 16 percent.
- Cruze accounted for 9,556 unit sales — way under the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, but more than any other Chevy car.
- Equinox tallied 22,764 unit sales for the month, up 90 percent from last year and a monthly sales record for the crossover.
- 16,718 total sales for December, up 13 percent from last December.
- CTS line sales rise 70 percent, the SRX rises 16 percent.
- Official monthly numbers not provided, but we estimate 42,159 total unit sales for GMC.
- Terrain grows 73 percent from last December.