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July 2007 Sales: General Motors

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GM Reports 320,935 July Deliveries

Link to Original Press Release with full sales chart

(Monthly comparison percentages are adjusted for sales days unless noted. Annual and calendar year-to-date comparisons are unadjusted.)

  • GMC Acadia, Saturn OUTLOOK and Buick Enclave Lead Mid-Crossover Segment
  • GM Sells 239,192 Retail Vehicles
DETROIT - GM dealers in the United States delivered 320,935 vehicles in July, down 18.5 percent compared with exceptionally strong year-ago monthly sales. Of note, retail sales of 239,192 vehicles were up 14.5 percent compared with June 2007 with a substantial improvement in vehicle mix. Inventories were essentially flat compared with July 2006.

"We expected the month would provide a tough year-over-year comparison since in July 2006 industry sales were exceptionally strong and we were aggressively liquidating past model year inventories," said Mark LaNeve, vice president, GM North American Sales, Service and Marketing. "On the upside, we are pleased with the continuing success of our new products, especially the GMC Acadia, Saturn OUTLOOK and Buick Enclave, which pushed our mid-utility crossover segment growth up more than 300 percent. As with many of our vehicles, these all-new crossovers offer segment-leading fuel economy, terrific performance and outstanding value.

"We were encouraged by our improvement versus June and the marketing actions we have taken, including 0 percent for 60 months financing, have put us in a strong competitive position in a challenging industry," LaNeve added.

"With a strong retail sales month for Saturn AURA, as well as outstanding growth for the new mid-size crossovers GMC Acadia, Saturn OUTLOOK and Buick Enclave, GM has a strong position in the marketplace for fuel-efficient vehicles in a number of segments," LaNeve added. GM has 24 vehicles in the 2007 model lineup that achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway or better.

The GMC Acadia, Saturn OUTLOOK and Buick Enclave together had retail sales of more than 10,000 vehicles, pushing a significant retail increase in GM's mid-crossover segment. GM's retail sales in this segment pushed monthly performance up more than 319 percent, compared with the same month last year.

The all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks - fuel efficiency leaders in their class - sold more than 59,200 vehicles in a very challenging industry environment. The Silverado and Sierra offer the best warranty coverage and residual values in segment, a winning combination for these products.

"We're seeing increased residual values for our products by staying true to our turnaround and market growth plans. For customers, this means providing industry-leading products in terms of design, fuel economy, quality and performance," LaNeve said.

"Interestingly, warranty coverage has increased substantially as a reason consumers cite when buying a new GM vehicle. Our 5 Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty continues to be a better choice for customers. Our coverage focuses on the complete ownership experience and includes other provisions that our competitors do not offer, including transferability to the next owner, more complete coverage of parts, and coverage for new and certified used vehicles. In addition, GM offers superior complementary programs, like courtesy transportation and roadside assistance. In other words, GM takes care of the vehicle and the owner," LaNeve added.

Certified Used Vehicles

July 2007 sales for all certified GM brands, including GM Certified Used Vehicles, Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Saturn Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, and HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, were 42,641 units, up nearly 9 percent from last July. Total year-to-date certified GM sales are 315,882 units, up 4 percent from the same period last year.

GM Certified Used Vehicles, the industry's top-selling manufacturer-certified used brand, posted 37,355 sales, up 12 percent from last July. Year-to-date sales for GM Certified Used Vehicles are 277,493 units, up 6 percent from the same period in 2006.

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles posted July sales of 3,026 units, down 4 percent from last July. Saturn Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 1,537 units in July, down 15 percent. Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 638 units, down 26 percent, and HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 85 units, up 29 percent.

"GM Certified dealers did a terrific job in July with sales of 37,355 units, up 12 percent from last year," LaNeve said. "More consumers are opting for the quality and peace of mind assurances that manufacturer certification provides, and GM Certified dealers are stepping up to deliver them the widest selection of quality vehicles at a tremendous value."

GM North America Reports July 2007 Production, 2007 Third-Quarter Production Forecast Unchanged at 1.075 Million Vehicles

In July, GM North America produced 254,000 vehicles (91,000 cars and 163,000 trucks). This is up 54,000 units or 27 percent compared to July 2006 when the region produced 200,000 vehicles (78,000 cars and 122,000 trucks).

(Production totals include joint venture production of 13,000 vehicles in July 2007 and 13,000 vehicles in July 2006.)

The region's 2007 third-quarter production forecast is unchanged at 1.075 million vehicles (377,000 cars and 698,000 trucks).

GM also announced 2007 final second-quarter and revised third-quarter production forecast for its international regions.

GM Europe - GM Europe produced 464,000 vehicles in the second-quarter of 2007. In the second-quarter of 2006 the region built 495,000 vehicles. The region's 2007 third-quarter production forecast is revised at 395,000 vehicles, up 6,000 units from last month's guidance. In the third-quarter of 2006 the region built 374,000 vehicles.

GM Asia Pacific - The region built 571,000 vehicles in the second-quarter of 2007. In the second-quarter of 2006 the region produced 482,000 vehicles. The region's 2007 third-quarter production forecast is unchanged at 518,000 vehicles. In the third-quarter of 2006 the region built 433,000 vehicles.

GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East - The region built 233,000 vehicles in the second-quarter of 2007. In the second-quarter of 2006 the region produced 206,000 vehicles. The region's 2007 third-quarter production forecast is unchanged at 258,000 vehicles. In the third-quarter of 2006 the region built 215,000 vehicles.

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 76 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 280,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2006, nearly 9.1 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at


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This is..a week old.

Yes. This topic was created on August 1st.

I think we've all seen it already.

If you are referring to a different topic, then you are probably referring to the topic highlighting a Detroit News article on GM's July performance. This topic contains GM's official Press Release including sales charts.

Not all members are able to check them out in the first week, and many visitors may not know where to find GM's press releases or sales charts.


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I actually hadn;t seen it yet (not that I care about sales too much, but it does give a better idea to things). Wow, Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Equinox and Colorado sales fell by half, and all of Buick's crossovers/truck sold in the hundreds (except Enclave)! Interesting to note that Cadillac DTS sales were up a little bit though-not surprising considering there is nothing like it out there (and I say that partially as a good reason, as there's also a good chunk of negatives on that note). Now, I know they have to be recorded, but how come we're seeing dumped-after-2005 models (Chevy Astro, Pontiac Aztek, Chevy Classic, etc.) and even Oldsmobiles and Cadillac Seville still on here? I kinda wish they'd list them under the "dead and forgotten" departments but I can see why they're there-that 1 Chevy Astro must count, right!?


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Four of those were thanks to me. :)

Three new Chevrolets & one Cadillac.


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