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* Strong Retail Increase of 11.2 Percent Offsets Planned Fleet Reduction
* Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Saturn Total Sales Up
* Malibu Total Sales Up 58 Percent; CTS Up 95 Percent; Lacrosse Up 70 Percent; G6 Up 16 Percent
* Small/Compact Car Total Sales Up 17 Percent Driven By Aveo, Cobalt and G5
* Enclave, Acadia and OUTLOOK Drive Mid-Utility Crossover Segment Up 134 Percent


DETROIT - GM dealers in the United States delivered 252,565 vehicles in January, an increase of 2.1 percent compared with the same month last year. The company continued its efforts to focus on improved retail sales, showing an increase of more than 11 percent.

Very strong retail sales of 186,187 vehicles were driven by a more than 31-percent surge in retail car sales. GM retail share in the U.S. has remained essentially stable for the past two and one-half years. Total truck sales of 148,191 were up more than 3 percent compared with a year ago.

"January's performance strongly indicates that, along with our great market position in trucks and crossovers, GM is back in the car business," said Mark LaNeve, vice president, GM North American Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. "Our new launch vehicles, including the award-winning Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac CTS had a sensational month, as did the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and G6, Saturn AURA, Buick Lacrosse and Cadillac STS. Overall, we've had year-over-year retail sales increases in four of the past five months."

Chevrolet Malibu retail sales were up 198 percent while total sales climbed 58 percent, compared with a year ago. Chevrolet retail car sales were up 62 percent compared with a year ago. Cadillac CTS deliveries were up 95 percent total and 104 percent retail compared to last January.

GM's fuel-efficient small cars saw substantial total and retail growth. Chevrolet Aveo total sales were up 40 percent, while retail sales were up 65 percent; Cobalt was up 33 percent total and 65 percent retail; Pontiac G5 was up 50 percent total and 71 percent retail, while Vibe was up 10 percent total and 58 percent retail when compared with January 2007.

The Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn OUTLOOK together accounted for more than 12,200 retail vehicle sales in the month. The mid-utility crossover segment grew retail sales by 144 percent compared with year-ago January levels. Total sales of GM's mid-utility crossovers were up 134 percent to more than 12,600 vehicles compared with a year ago.

Small crossover utilities, led by the Saturn VUE, Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent pushed up GM's total sales in that segment by 51 percent, while retail volume rose 38 percent compared with last year.

"Our retail increase helped move our mix of retail sales as a percentage of total sales up by 6 points," LaNeve added. "We are improving our quality of share while offering vehicles that have industry-leading value, great fuel economy and the best warranty coverage of any full-line automaker." Chevrolet retail sales were up 13 percent, Pontiac was up 17 percent, Buick was up 13 percent, GMC was up 15 percent, Cadillac was up 11 percent and Saturn retail sales were up 5 percent compared with a year ago.

Source: http://media.gm.com/servlet/Gateway...ws/viewpressreldetail.do?domain=2&docid=43042
 

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GM sales numbers are out for January. Here's the info on the Lambdas:


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Model Sales (YTD) Total (All Time)

Acadia 7,318-------
----7,31880,083

Outlook 1,941-------
----1.94136,689

Enclave 3,390-------
----3,39032,676

Monthly Totals
12,649-------
----12,649149,448


The sales chart has been updated accordingly...
 
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