After a mediocre month of May, General Motors continued to trend upward for the month of June 2011, posting a gain of 10.2 percent compared to June 2010. Higher still was the gain observed in overall retail sales, posting a gain of 16 percent. Total sales for the company during the month tallied at 215,358 units, with 1,261,633 total units sold year-to-date.
The following is the brief brand-by-brand sales breakdown:
The TriShield is now on a 21-month growth spurt, posting 14,868 total vehicle sales for June 2011, up 18.2% from the same time last year. The Regal saw a growth of 958.3 percent with 3,533 total sales, while the LaCrosse saw a 6.7 percent gain. The Enclave had a 15.5 percent sales drop, while the last of the Lucerne sedans continue to find homes after being discontinued, selling a mere 1,364 units.
Caddy’s sales are down for the second month in a row with a 7.9 percent drop, selling 10,860 vehicles. And though SRX and CTS observed gains, though they were only 3.9 percent and .1 percent, respectively. The issue here is the hole left in the lineup from the now-dead DTS and STS sedans that will not be filled until next year’s launch of the XTS.
Chevy saw a positive June, posting 156,848 total sales and a gain of 10.9 percent, with a 16 percent gain in overall retail sales. Silverado sales were on the rebound as well, posting 32,579 sales and a gain of 5.1 percent and was the brand’s leader in overall sales. Second was the Cruze, which posted a best-ever 24,896 total unit sales. The Malibu was close behind with 23,737 sales and a gain of 14.6 percent. The Camaro saw 8,486 total sales, which is a jump of 12.5 percent. However, it was outsold by the Ford Mustang, which posted 8,835 total sales. The Volt was outsold by the Nissan Leaf as well, with a score of 561 to 1,708 for the month, respectively. The Traverse also saw a steep drop of 40 percent, selling a mere 6,787 units, with the smaller Equinox up 56.3 percent, selling 17,954 units.
Big Red saw an impressive gain of 14.9 percent, selling 32,782 vehicles. The Terrain crossover saw a 51.8 percent gain in sales, selling 6,989 units, but it was the Sierra that emerged as the monthly sales leader of the brand, selling 12,377 units and a gain of 5 percent.