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I've put together this chart to help keep track of month to month sales on the Lambdas.

 

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It would be interesting to see how many dealerships both GMC and Saturn each have. I've heard that GMC has 4 times as many, although I have no way of knowing.
 

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Good point about the number of dealerships. It's the one tidbit that is left out when reporting sales numbers. I'm curious to know what the per dealership to Lambda output is. Put into perspective, the numbers may be even.
 

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I do believe that there are VERY few Saturn dealerships compared to most other GM offerings. I'll see if i can dog up those numbers. I also think advertising plays a big part in this as well. Not that I've seen a ton of Acadia ads, but still it has to be 4 or 5 TIMES as many outlook ads as I've seen on TV.
 

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GM sales numbers are out for April! Here's the info on the Lambdas:


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr Model Sales YTD
Acadia 168242835739748719191
Outlook 9441900221035928646
Enclave 0005252
Monthly totals 2626618379491113127889


Source: GM Reports 311,687 April Deliveries
 

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Re: Lambda Sales Chart - May Results

GM sales numbers are out for May! Here's the info on the Lambdas:


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr May Model Sales YTD
Acadia 1682428357397487907328264
Outlook 944190022103592404812694
Enclave ---5218531905
Monthly totals 262661837949111311497442863


Source: GM Reports 375,682 May Deliveries

The sales chart has been updated accordingly...
 

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Re: Lambda Sales Chart - June Results

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


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Model Sales YTD
Acadia 16824283573974879073700635270
Outlook 9441900221035924048386916563
Enclave ---52185336595564
Monthly totals 26266183794911131149741453457397


Source: GM Reports 326,300 June Deliveries

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I do believe that there are VERY few Saturn dealerships compared to most other GM offerings. I'll see if i can dog up those numbers. I also think advertising plays a big part in this as well. Not that I've seen a ton of Acadia ads, but still it has to be 4 or 5 TIMES as many outlook ads as I've seen on TV.
I don't exactly live in front of the TV but I've never seen an add for the Outlook, nor have I heard any radio spots.
 

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Re: Lambda Sales Chart - July Results

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


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Model Sales YTD
Acadia 168242835739748790737006569440964
Outlook 94419002210359240483869334519908
Enclave ---521853365930418605
Monthly totals 2626618379491113114974145341208069477


Source: GM GM Reports 320,935 July Deliveries

The sales chart has been updated accordingly...
 

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


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Model Sales YTD
Acadia 168242835739748790737006569440964
Outlook 94419002210359240483869334519908
Enclave ---521853365930418605
Monthly totals 2626618379491113114974145341208069477


Source: GM GM Reports 320,935 July Deliveries

The sales chart has been updated accordingly...
Looks like the Enclave is really cannibalizing the Acadia more so than the Outlook.
 

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It seems GM orginally thought the Enclave would be very small percentage of sales compared to the Acadia and Outlook. I wonder if the Enclave is doing surprising well ;D or if the Outlook isn't living upto its potential? :eek:hno:
 

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It seems GM orginally thought the Enclave would be very small percentage of sales compared to the Acadia and Outlook. I wonder if the Enclave is doing surprising well ;D or if the Outlook isn't living upto its potential? :eek:hno:
I think it's the latter, unfortunately. The reality is that the Outlook and Acadia are VERY similar vehicles which share quite a bit of metal. With Saturn dealers unable to deal, Acadias can be had in many cases for less money than Outlooks. If GMC indeed raises the prices on the Acadia as has been rumored, I bet you'd see a lot more Outlooks moving.
 

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Re: Lambda Sales Chart - August Results

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


Vehicle Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Model Sales YTD
Acadia 1682428357397487907370065694587046834
Outlook 944190022103592404838693345322723135
Enclave ---52185336593041379612401
Monthly totals 262661837949111311497414534120801289382370


Source: GM Reports 388,168 August Deliveries

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I agree on the Enclave taking sales away from the Acadia. Bound to happen, being in the same showroom and all.

Why was May such a huge month? Is that when supply finally caught up with demand?
 

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The Lambdas have actually gone down in sales in July and August. Speculation is that the changeover from 07 to 08 models that stopped production for 2 full weeks was the major cause. I can see that accounting for one month, but not sure about the other. September sales should really tell the story. Unless they climb back up to at or near June levels, something else has to be at play.
 

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Funny how things have changed in my area. Used to be that I only spotted maybe a handful of Outlooks since debut but more Acadias, now it's totally the opposite. I see Outlooks almost everyday day now and barely ever any Acadias. The Enclave is starting to pick up momentum here also (Austin).
 

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Don't know why I wrote "July." Clearly May was the peak.

The break is in the union contract. There's another in December. I don't think that the change to the new model year necessarily occurs at that time.
 

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GM sold more in May because they had a 3rd. shift back then and had a larger capacity to produce more lambda vehicles. You will probably see the largest month in September since their capacity is hight again with adding the 3rd. shift on 9/4. I would imagine you will see even larger numbers for october because that would be the first full month of running all three shifts...if they don't go on strike.
 

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I've been wondering about a strike myself. One would be extraordinarily stupid, but could happen anyway.
 

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I certainly don't know all the intricacies of the details of the strike, but it would be a **** shame to kill all the momentum that GM has built up these past few months. Then again, that might be exactly the type of leverage that UAW would want to stage a strike on.
 
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