General Motors dealers sold 9,211 vehicles in the Middle East in February 2013 — a 20 percent increase over January 2013 sales results. GM Authority usually prefers to provide its readers year-over-year sales figures and comparisons, but — for some reason, the General disclosed very little year-over-year sales results for last month. Nevertheless…
Chevrolet Sales Results
A total of 2,513 Chevrolets were sold in the region, representing a 5 percent month-over-month increase (vs. January 2013) while being “in line with the same period last year”. Sales of Chevy’s Spark city car increased 55 percent compared to January 2013; meanwhile, those of the Sonic, Cruze, and Malibu rose 41, 4, and 2 percent, respectively.
Sales of Chevy cars in the first two months of the year totaled 4,905 units, an 8 percent increase from the same time period a year ago. According to GM, that’s due to the “continuing strong performance” of the Malibu.
GMC Sales Results
3,024 GMC vehicles were sold in February, representing an 18 percent increase compared to January of 2013. Sales of the Yukon rose a whopping 49 percent, those of the Terrain jumped 32 percent, and Acadia sales were up 27 percent — all month-over-month.
Boy are SUVs are in high demand in the Middle Kingdom…
Saudi Arabia Posts The Largest Increase
On a market basis, Saudi Arabia was responsible for the biggest month-on-month sales increase (of 39 percent to 6,108 vehicles) — The General’s biggest market in the Middle Eastern region. Chevy sales increased 47 percent, and those of GMC increase 29 percent in Saudi Arabia.
The automaker expects to attract new customers throughout 2013 while increasing its sales thanks to 11 major launches through the year, according to President and Managing Director of General Motors Middle East John Stadwick.