The General’s four brands recorded 232,538 total retail sales in the U.S. market for the month of April 2011, achieving an increase of 26.4 percent compared to their performance in the same time period one year ago. In addition, GM managed to beat Ford Motor Company for the number one spot in total sales, which outsold The General last month . Total American sales for the year now tally at 825,083 for GM.
The following is the brief brand-by-brand sales breakdown:
- 18,413 total monthly sales for April 2011, surging 51.2 percent from a year ago, with each model posting moderate gains.
- Total unit sales for Buick so far in 2011 comes in at 63,152 units.
- Chevy posted 169,794 total sales for April 2011 – up a steady 25.4 percent from last year.
- Cruze sales were the best so far on record, selling 25,160 units, outselling the Toyota Corolla (24,215 sales), Hyundai Elantra (22,100 sales) and the Ford Focus (17,265 sales).
- The Equinox also posted a record month with 17,067 sales.
- Total sales for 2011 so far tally at 58,629 for Chevy.
- 13,127 total sales for April 2011, a climb of 16 percent year-over-year.
- The CTS line posted its best sales month since 2008 with 4,220, 29 percent up from last April.
- SRX sales tallied at 4,380 units and was the best April the crossover has ever had.
- Annual sales for Caddy currently totals at 53,639 units.
- 31,204 total unit sales for GMC for the month, up 28.8 percent from April 2010.
- Crossovers made up 50 percent of sales, with the Terrain leading the way with a spurt of 64 percent.
- Total sales for the year tally in at 121,993 units to-date.