General Motors reported sales of 240,520 vehicles for the month of August in the United States, representing a 10 percent year-over-year increase. Sales of all four GM brands were up compared to the same time frame a year ago, with Chevy up 11.3 percent, Buick up 12.4 percent, GMC up 3.7 percent, and Cadillac up 11.3 percent.
Sales of Chevrolet passenger cars increased 25 percent, an event the automaker attributes to extensive national advertising during Olympic Games. In fact, the Spark, Sonic, Cruze, and Volt each posted best-ever monthly sales. Meanwhile, sales to retail customers were up 11 percent, making August the best retail month of the year, while fleet sales were up 6 percent.
In addition, General Motors is in the midst of an aggressive rollout of new products in the U.S. (and globally, as well), with nearly 70 percent of its vehicle nameplates due for a redesign or overhaul over the course of 2012 or 2013. As such, GM Authority expects these sales results to improve even further throughout the next year or so.[table "215" seems to be empty /]
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