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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:35 AM

January 2012 Sales - General Motors

Sales down 6%; Buick down 21.3%, Cadillac down 29.1%, Chevrolet down 1.2%, GMC down 9.7%


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DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported total sales of 167,962 vehicles in the United States in January, down 6 percent compared with a very strong January 2011.

“Chevrolet drove our performance once again and sales of our fuel-efficient new cars were especially good,” and Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. “The strength that the economy and the auto industry showed in the fourth quarter carried into January, so we believe the year is off to a good start.”

Chevrolet passenger car sales increased 13 percent. GM’s total passenger car sales increased 3 percent in January, led by a 30-percent increase in sales of fuel-efficient small and compact cars, which include the new Chevrolet Sonic, the consistently strong-selling Chevrolet Cruze and the new Buick Verano.

In addition, the Buick LaCrosse, which now offers the 36-mpg highway eAssist powertrain as standard equipment, posted a 6 percent year-over-year increase, and the Chevrolet Camaro was up 20 percent.

GM’s crossover sales decreased 18 percent and sales of trucks, which include full-size pickups, vans and SUVs, decreased 6 percent.

Retail deliveries declined 15 percent compared with the same month a year ago and accounted for 70 percent of GM sales.

“In 2012, we will strengthen our position with more new products, an even better dealership experience and reinforce the disciplined ‘go to market’ strategy that helped us grow profitably in the United States in 2011,” said Johnson.

GM has an aggressive new product plan for 2012: Production of the new 2013 Buick Verano is ramping up. In January, the company began production of the 37-mpg 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, with four-cylinder and turbo powertrains launching in the summer, about the same time the new 2013 Chevrolet Spark arrives in showrooms.

In late spring, Cadillac will launch its new XTS large sedan and in late summer, its new ATS luxury sports sedan. Late in 2012, Buick will launch the new Encore crossover, which made its debut at the North American International Auto Show.

At the Chicago Auto Show, GMC will introduce a new Acadia, which will go into production in late 2012. Other new products will be announced at major U.S. auto shows and other events throughout the year.


Chevrolet
MODEL VOLUME % CHG 2012 2011 YTD % CHG YTD 2012 YTD 2011
CHEVROLET TOTAL -1.2 123,864 125,389 -1.2 123,864 125,389
AVALANCHE +15.7 1,617 1,397 +15.7 1,617 1,397
AVEO -99.4 16 2,739 -99.4 16 2,739
CAMARO +19.9 5,709 4,763 +19.9 5,709 4,763
CAPRICE * 92 0 * 92 0
CAPTIVA SPORT * 2,261 0 * 2,261 0
COBALT -99.8 1 406 -99.8 1 406
COLORADO +30.3 2,872 2,204 +30.3 2,872 2,204
CORVETTE -12.8 629 721 -12.8 629 721
CRUZE +10.4 15,049 13,631 +10.4 15,049 13,631
EQUINOX +6.3 13,662 12,847 +6.3 13,662 12,847
EXPRESS -14.1 4,532 5,273 -14.1 4,532 5,273
HHR -99.9 4 7,387 -99.9 4 7,387
IMPALA +5.4 16,009 15,188 +5.4 16,009 15,188
MALIBU +4.1 14,676 14,102 +4.1 14,676 14,102
SILVERADO -4.7 26,850 28,172 -4.7 26,850 28,172
SONIC * 5,712 0 * 5,712 0
SUBURBAN +25.3 2,935 2,343 +25.3 2,935 2,343
TAHOE -24.4 3,995 5,281 -24.4 3,995 5,281
TRAILBLAZER * 0 9 * 0 9
TRAVERSE -22.8 6,640 8,605 -22.8 6,640 8,605
VOLT +87.9 603 321 * 603 321


Buick
MODEL VOLUME % CHG 2012 2011 YTD % CHG YTD 2012 YTD 2011
BUICK TOTAL -23.1 10,208 13,269 -23.1 10,208 13,269
ENCLAVE -28.1 3,124 4,347 -28.1 3,124 4,347
LACROSSE +6.4 4,013 3,771 +6.4 4,013 3,771
LUCERNE -85.0 421 2,816 -85.0 421 2,816
REGAL -20.6 1,855 2,335 -20.6 1,855 2,335
VERANO * 795 0 * 795 0


GMC
MODEL VOLUME % CHG 2012 2011 YTD % CHG YTD 2012 YTD 2011
GMC TOTAL -9.7 24,966 27,658 -9.7 24,966 27,658
ACADIA -14.9 4,870 5,723 -14.9 4,870 5,723
CANYON +52.6 1,059 694 +52.6 1,059 694
ENVOY -100.0 0 1 -100.0 0 1
SAVANA +16.7 838 718 +16.7 838 718
SIERRA -10.4 9,517 10,627 -10.4 9,517 10,627
TERRAIN -11.3 5,649 6,369 -11.3 5,649 6,369
YUKON -2.6 2,022 2,076 -2.6 2,022 2,076
YUKON XL -30.3 1,011 1,450 -30.3 1,011 1,450


Cadillac
MODEL VOLUME % CHG 2012 2011 YTD % CHG YTD 2012 YTD 2011
CADILLAC TOTAL -29.1 8,924 12,580 -29.1 8,924 12,580
CTS -30.8 3,019 4,362 -30.8 3,019 4,362
DTS -93.5 89 1,365 -93.5 89 1,365
ESCALADE -34.9 985 1,514 -34.9 985 1,514
ESCALADE ESV -10.3 531 592 -10.3 531 592
ESCALADE EXT -29.4 108 153 -29.4 108 153
SRX -1.7 4,166 4,236 -1.7 4,166 4,236
STS -92.8 26 359 -92.8 26 359
XLR * 0 -1 * 0 -1


GM Total
BRAND VOLUME % CHG 2012 2011 YTD % CHG YTD 2012 YTD 2011
GM US TOTAL -6.1 167,962 178,896 -6.1 167,962 178,896
BUICK -23.1 10,208 13,269 -23.1 10,208 13,269
CADILLAC -29.1 8,924 12,580 -29.1 8,924 12,580
CHEVROLET -1.2 123,864 125,389 -1.2 123,864 125,389
GMC -9.7 24,966 27,658 -9.7 24,966 27,658



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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

Lambas are hurting, they seem to be fading away. Cadillac has no product, the Regal is overpriced for what it is. So not surprised to see Buick and Cadillac take a dip. GMC didn't do well, I still don't think they need that brand.

What surprises me is that more people bought a Sonic than a Camaro. I know it is cheaper, but the Sonic is putting up solid numbers for that price segment.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

The weak spots: Silverado, full size SUVS and crossovers.Buick Regal
Strong spots: Chevy cars, Terrain and Equinox
Remains to be seen: Buick Verano

I wished GM wouldn't cancel a model BEFORE the replacement arrives.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

I wonder how Cadillac sold -1 XLRs in Jan '11.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

I wished GM wouldn't cancel a model BEFORE the replacement arrives.

Yes and rarely does GM do like Toyota and replace a Camry with a Camry or Corolla with Corolla. GM lets a car die on the vine, then kills it off waits 3 months and releases an entirely new product with a new name. Like minivans and GMT360s get killed to be later replaced by Lambdas and the current Equinox, which is nearly the size of the GMT360 Trailblazer.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:44 PM


I wished GM wouldn't cancel a model BEFORE the replacement arrives.

Yes and rarely does GM do like Toyota and replace a Camry with a Camry or Corolla with Corolla. GM lets a car die on the vine, then kills it off waits 3 months and releases an entirely new product with a new name. Like minivans and GMT360s get killed to be later replaced by Lambdas and the current Equinox, which is nearly the size of the GMT360 Trailblazer.


Yeah, about the only constants in car names GM has had over the last decade have been the Corvette, Malibu, and Impala....plus Camaro and Regal which have been brought back after a few years away.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:44 AM

I agree with those that say GM needs to keep more names, it's the only way to genuinely build equity and recognition over the long haul.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

Peter DeLorenzo said on the latest Autoline After Hours that Buick needs to cut back to the LaCrosse, Enclave, and a new Riviera. Looking at the sales of the Regal and what may happen to Opel, he may be right.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

Buick + Cadillac sales are less than GMC. Hard to believe...
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

Buick + Cadillac sales are less than GMC. Hard to believe...


Meh, just hike the prices to make them more 'premium', right? That will move more units.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:43 PM



I wished GM wouldn't cancel a model BEFORE the replacement arrives.

Yes and rarely does GM do like Toyota and replace a Camry with a Camry or Corolla with Corolla. GM lets a car die on the vine, then kills it off waits 3 months and releases an entirely new product with a new name. Like minivans and GMT360s get killed to be later replaced by Lambdas and the current Equinox, which is nearly the size of the GMT360 Trailblazer.


Yeah, about the only constants in car names GM has had over the last decade have been the Corvette, Malibu, and Impala....plus Camaro and Regal which have been brought back after a few years away.


suburban, Grand Prix, etc they're there if you look
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

Silverado/Sierra, Equinox, Avalanche is 10 years old this year, Escalade
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:14 PM




I wished GM wouldn't cancel a model BEFORE the replacement arrives.

Yes and rarely does GM do like Toyota and replace a Camry with a Camry or Corolla with Corolla. GM lets a car die on the vine, then kills it off waits 3 months and releases an entirely new product with a new name. Like minivans and GMT360s get killed to be later replaced by Lambdas and the current Equinox, which is nearly the size of the GMT360 Trailblazer.


Yeah, about the only constants in car names GM has had over the last decade have been the Corvette, Malibu, and Impala....plus Camaro and Regal which have been brought back after a few years away.


suburban, Grand Prix, etc they're there if you look


Note I said 'car', which excludes the trucks and SUVs...and Grand Prix has been out of production for many years...
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