The General’s four remaining brands have posted a 21 percent year-over-year sales boost in the U.S. for the month of October, recording 168,704 total sales – up from 151,056 in November 2009. This tallies up the 2010 U.S. sales total for General Motors’ core brands at 1,885,818 units year-to-date.
Though The General’s strong sales numbers are usually attributed to a certain model such as the Chevy Cruze, or a segment such as crossovers, this time GM experienced strong results from top to bottom. Even the seemingly insignificant Chevy Aveo posted a 47 percent increase in sales. Other key gains were all bread-and-butter, including a 17 percent increase in all passenger car sales and a 16 percent increase for all full size trucks; crossovers lead the charge once again with another big increase of 39 percent – as displayed in the graphic above.
The following is the brief brand-by-brand sales breakdown:
- 11,725 total monthly sales, up 36% from a year ago
- LaCrosse sedan sales have increased 20%, while the Regal has sold 1,979 units for November
- November sales for Chevy were also impressive, at 117,588 total sales – an increase of 18% year-over-year
- The Cruze accounted for 8,066 unit sales, while the Equinox launched up 51% YOY
- Cadillac has become the fastest growing luxury brand in the States, selling 11,801 vehicles during November 2010, up 21% from last November, and up 38% for the year
- CTS sales have nearly doubled thanks to the addition of the CTS Coupe, posting an increase of 97%. The SRX crossover is also up 39% from last November
- GMC was The General’s second-best selling brand for November, posting 27,590 total sales for the month, an increase of 30% from last November
- The Acadia and Terrain crossovers posted increases of 76% and 55%, respectively