General Motors saw 218,479 total vehicle sales for the month of August 2011, which turns out to be a gain of 18 percent from the same time last year. Gains were spread out evenly throughout the entire portfolio, with car sales climbing 18 percent, crossover sales increasing 17 percent and truck sales increasing 18 percent. Total vehicle sales year-to-date stands at 1,695,027 units.
The following is the brief brand-by-brand sales breakdown:
Buick: Up 12.1 Percent
Buick continues its success, posting its 23rd straight month in positive sales gains with 16,021 total sales. The Regal continues to impress, posting a 124 percent sales gain from August 2010. The Insignia clone was responsible for 3,820 sales. However, it was outsold by both the Enclave and LaCrosse, which each sold 5,387 and 5,422 units, respectively.
Cadillac: Up 4.1 Percent
Cadillac was the brand with the smallest year-over-year growth in the GM family for the month of August, selling 13,208 vehicles. The CTS led the charge in sales with a 39.2 percent gain from last year, selling 5,783 units. The SRX saw an even 7 percent gain, selling 4,627 units. The wait for the XTS and ATS continues, which will both broaden the brand’s product portfolio.
Chevrolet: Up 15.8 Percent
Chevy accounted for 152,779 sales in August, increasing 15.8 percent from last year. The Cruze once again dominated its segment, moving 21,807 units. The Equinox and Traverse also saw impressive gains, posting 57.6 and 43.7 percent increases, respectively, and accumulating 16,606 and 11,281 respective sales. The Silverado led the pack, making up 36,832 units and posting a gain of 8 percent. Lastly, 302 Volts were sold.
GMC: Up 40.3 Percent
GMC posted a fairly impressive 36,471 total unit sales for the month of August 2011, which is a 40.3 percent leap from last year. Aside from the Savanna, every GMC model posted a substantial gain, with the Canyon growing 140 percent, selling 1,606 units. Additionally, the Acadia and Terrain sold 6,491 and 7,875 units, respectively.
Look for our By The Numbers series, where we break out the full-fledged model-by-model sales charts, shortly.