General Motors just reported sales of 248,750 vehicles for June 2012, the automaker’s highest sales results since September of 2008; the automaker has sold the most vehicles not just for the month of June, but in nearly four years overall. All of GM’s four U.S. brands reported double-digit increases.
Year-over-year, Chevrolet was up 14.8 percent, GMC was up 14.9, Buick up 26.8 percent, and Cadillac up 11.6 percent. According to GM’s recently-appointed VP of U.S. Sales Operations Kurt McNeil, the results were this positive thanks to a combination of new products, available credit, lower fuel prices, and modest economic growth — all of which were stronger influences on consumer behavior than the economic and political uncertainty.
GM’s retail deliveries were up 8 percent year-over-year, while fleet deliveries increased 36 percent thanks to the timing of deliveries to customers. The General expects fleet volumes and mix to decrease in July on a month-over-month as well as on a year-over-year basis.
Additionally, GM’s newest vehicles seem to be a runaway success: the Buick Verano sold 4,091 units, Chevy Sonic sales were 6,785, and Cadillac XTS, which began arriving in showrooms in June, sold more than 750 vehicles. Of course, GM is getting ready to overhaul 70 percent of its nameplates over the course of 2012 and 2013 — a move that is likely to improve The General’s sales even further.
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