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GM Reports 151,427 Total Sales in November

Retail Sales for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Up 10 Percent

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DETROIT – GM dealers in the U.S. delivered 151,427 vehicles in November. While this represents a decline of 2 percent compared with November 2008, GM retail sales were up 1 percent for the month. Total sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac were up 6 percent vs. the prior year. Retail sales for these brands were up 10 percent vs. the prior year, and currently represent 94 percent of GM’s retail sales performance.

“Consumer interest in our launch vehicles remains solid,” said Susan Docherty, GM vice president, U.S. Sales. “We’re working to strengthen our Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands by providing cars, crossovers and trucks with the sales and service experience that our customers deserve. We have more to do, but we’re committed to earning consideration and future sales by delivering great products in every segment.”

November quick facts:

* Combined retail sales of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC represented 94 percent of GM retail sales, up from 86 percent in November 2008

* Total GM retail sales increased 1 percent when compared with the prior year

* Retail sales for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC increased 10 percent for the month compared with November 2008

* Retail sales of our six launch vehicles comprised 22 percent of total GM retail sales, more than one out of five retail sales, and volume was 6 percent higher than last month

* Retail sales of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Crossover launch vehicles were up 140 percent vs. a year ago compared with the vehicles they replace

* Combined retail sales of crossovers and cars were 60 percent of GM retail sales for the month, compared with 46 percent in November 2008 – the eighth month at this level in 2009

* Total sales for GM full-size pickup trucks were down 24 percent for the month, compared to November 2008

* Fleet sales declined 9 percent vs. November 2008

Chevrolet key facts:

· Chevrolet retail sales were up 10 percent for the month compared with a year ago – the second consecutive monthly retail sales gain

· Chevrolet passenger car retail sales were up 41 percent vs. November 2008, led by Aveo (up 94 percent), and Malibu (up 34 percent)

· Traverse retail sales were up 154 percent compared with November 2008

· Equinox retail sales were up 247 percent compared with last year, and up 27 percent calendar year-to-date

· Camaro retail sales were 6,827 – the sixth consecutive month above 6,000 and higher than Ford Mustang

Buick key facts:

· Buick retail sales were up 33 percent compared with a year ago

· LaCrosse retail sales were up 238 percent compared with November 2008

· Enclave retail sales were up 33 percent compared with November 2008

GMC key facts:

· GMC retail sales were up 6 percent vs. November 2008

· Terrain retail sales of 3,514 were 418 percent higher compared with last year for the vehicle it replaces (Pontiac Torrent)

· Acadia retail sales were up 17 percent compared with November 2008

Cadillac key facts:

· Cadillac retail sales were up 2 percent and total sales were up 10 percent compared with November 2008 - the second consecutive month of retail and total sales gains

· SRX retail sales were 361 percent higher vs. the prior year

· SRX retail sales are up 5 percent calendar year-to-date through November

Other Brands Sold 11,755 Total Vehicles in November

As a percent of total GM sales, these brands represented 8 percent of sales, compared with 15 percent in November 2008.

Management Discussion of November Sales Results

“We continue to be encouraged by the latest information which shows the U.S. economy strengthening,” said Mike DiGiovanni, executive director, Global Market and Industry Analysis. “For example, we estimate that housing starts will probably rise to about 600,000 to 650,000 by the end of 2010, which will have a positive effect on the economy and will also help support improvement in light-duty pickup truck sales.”

U.S. Economy

· Credit spread has returned to normal levels. However, consumer credit continues to contract – reflecting both weak credit demand and cautious bank lending

· Consumer confidence fell slightly in November, but remains much improved from the trough in February

· Manufacturing sector is increasing output due to depleted current inventories

· Job losses continue to slow, however employment levels continue to be a concern

· Housing starts, new and existing home sales, and home prices are beginning to stabilize

U. S. Auto Industry

· The U.S. November 2009 SAAR is estimated to be slightly higher than October – approximately 11.0 million (total industry estimate)

· Industry inventory levels are anticipated to increase moderately through Q4 to support modestly rising industry sales

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GM North America Production

Units 000s Car Truck Total

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2009 November 75 133 208

Units O/(U) prior year (34) (7) (41)

% change O/(U) prior year (31%) (5%) (16%)

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2009 Q4 239 381 620

Units O/(U) prior year (126) (69) (195)

% change O/(U) prior year (35%) (15%) (24%)

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2010 Q1 237 413 650

Units O/(U) prior year 121 158 279

% change O/(U) prior year 104% 62% 75%

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GM U.S. Dealer Inventory

Units 000s Car Truck Total

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2009 November 30 168 270 438

Units O/(U) prior year (211) (213) (424)

% change O/(U) prior year (56%) (44%) (49%)

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Units O/(U) prior month (4) (2) (6)

% change O/(U) prior month (2%) (1%) (1%)

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2008 November 30 379 483 862

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2009 October 31 172 272 444

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General Motors dealers in the United States reported the following

deliveries:

*S/D Curr: 23 November

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% Chg %Chg per

*S/D Prev: 25 2009 2008 Volume S/D

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Vehicle Total 151,427 154,877 -2.2 6.3

Core Brand Total 139,672 132,301 5.6 14.8

Non-Core Brand Total 11,755 22,576 -47.9 -43.4

Light Vehicle Total 150,676 153,404 -1.8 6.8

Car Total 58,036 58,786 -1.3 7.3

Light Truck Total 92,640 94,618 -2.1 6.4

Truck Total ** 93,391 96,091 -2.8 5.6

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GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division

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%Chg %Chg per

2009 2008 Volume S/D

---- ---- ------ --------

Buick Total 8,627 7,516 14.8 24.8

Cadillac Total 9,721 8,815 10.3 19.9

Chevrolet Total 100,023 95,756 4.5 13.5

GMC Total 21,301 20,214 5.4 14.5

Core Brand Total 139,672 132,301 5.6 14.8

HUMMER Total 221 1,454 -84.8 -83.5

Pontiac Total 7,426 12,140 -38.8 -33.5

Saab Total 371 852 -56.5 -52.7

Saturn Total 3,737 8,130 -54.0 -50.0

Non-Core Brand Total 11,755 22,576 -47.9 -43.4

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GM Vehicle Total 151,427 154,877 -2.2 6.3

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GM Car Deliveries by Marketing Division

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%Chg %Chg per

2009 2008 Volume S/D

---- ---- ------ --------

Buick Total 5,571 5,220 6.7 16.0

Cadillac Total 4,447 4,879 -8.9 -0.9

Chevrolet Total 38,631 33,055 16.9 27.0

Car Core Brand Total 48,649 43,154 12.7 22.5

Pontiac Total 7,300 11,383 -35.9 -30.3

Saab Total 293 717 -59.1 -55.6

Saturn Total 1,794 3,532 -49.2 -44.8

Car Non-Core Brand

Total 9,387 15,632 -40.0 -34.7

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GM Car Total 58,036 58,786 -1.3 7.3

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GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division

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%Chg %Chg per

2009 2008 Volume S/D

---- ---- ------ --------

Buick Total 3,056 2,296 33.1 44.7

Cadillac Total 5,274 3,936 34.0 45.6

Chevrolet Total 61,032 62,040 -1.6 6.9

GMC Total 20,910 19,402 7.8 17.1

Truck Core Brand

Total 90,272 87,674 3.0 11.9

HUMMER Total 221 1,454 -84.8 -83.5

Pontiac Total 126 757 -83.4 -81.9

Saab Total 78 135 -42.2 -37.2

Saturn Total 1,943 4,598 -57.7 -54.1

Truck Non-Core Brand

Total 2,368 6,944 -65.9 -62.9

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GM Light Truck Total 92,640 94,618 -2.1 6.4

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(Calendar Year-to-Date)

*S/D Curr: 23 January - November

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%Chg

*S/D Prev: 25 2009 2008 Volume

------------- ---- ---- ------

Vehicle Total 1,875,981 2,758,705 -32.0

Core Brand Total 1,621,982 2,286,865 -29.1

Non-Core Brand Total 253,999 471,840 -46.2

Light Vehicle Total 1,864,211 2,734,789 -31.8

Car Total 794,853 1,169,975 -32.1

Light Truck Total 1,069,358 1,564,814 -31.7

Truck Total** 1,081,128 1,588,730 -32.0

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GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division

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%Chg

2009 2008 Volume

---- ---- ------

Buick Total 90,069 128,288 -29.8

Cadillac Total 94,347 147,924 -36.2

Chevrolet Total 1,209,007 1,663,440 -27.3

GMC Total 228,559 347,213 -34.2

Core Brand Total 1,621,982 2,286,865 -29.1

HUMMER Total 8,721 25,315 -65.6

Pontiac Total 169,890 250,902 -32.3

Saab Total 7,812 20,189 -61.3

Saturn Total 67,576 175,434 -61.5

Non-Core Brand Total 253,999 471,840 -46.2

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GM Vehicle Total 1,875,981 2,758,705 -32.0

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GM Car Deliveries by Marketing Division

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%Chg

2009 2008 Volume

---- ---- ------

Buick Total 52,322 86,201 -39.3

Cadillac Total 56,487 98,079 -42.4

Chevrolet Total 492,362 660,322 -25.4

Car Core Brand Total 601,171 844,602 -28.8

Pontiac Total 160,497 232,278 -30.9

Saab Total 5,676 16,904 -66.4

Saturn Total 27,509 76,191 -63.9

Car Non-Core Brand Total 193,682 325,373 -40.5

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GM Car Total 794,853 1,169,975 -32.1

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GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division

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%Chg

2009 2008 Volume

---- ---- ------

Buick Total 37,747 42,087 -10.3

Cadillac Total 37,860 49,845 -24.0

Chevrolet Total 711,121 993,464 -28.4

GMC Total 222,313 332,951 -33.2

Truck Core Brand Total 1,009,041 1,418,347 -28.9

HUMMER Total 8,721 25,315 -65.6

Pontiac Total 9,393 18,624 -49.6

Saab Total 2,136 3,285 -35.0

Saturn Total 40,067 99,243 -59.6

Truck Non-Core Brand Total 60,317 146,467 -58.8

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GM Light Truck Total 1,069,358 1,564,814 -31.7

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* Twenty-three selling days (S/D) for the November period this year and

twenty-five for last year.

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**Effective August 2007, GM includes GMC & Chevrolet dealer deliveries of

commercial vehicles distributed by American Isuzu Motors, Inc.

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GM Car Deliveries - (United States)

November 2009

November

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% Chg %Chg per

2009 2008 Volume S/D

---- ---- ------ --------

Selling Days (S/D) 23 25

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LaCrosse 3,400 2,086 63.0 77.2

Lucerne 2,171 3,134 -30.7 -24.7

Buick Total 5,571 5,220 6.7 16.0

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CTS 2,705 2,902 -6.8 1.3

DTS 1,408 1,287 9.4 18.9

STS 279 630 -55.7 -51.9

XLR 55 60 -8.3 -0.4

Cadillac Total 4,447 4,879 -8.9 -0.9

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Aveo 2,212 3,321 -33.4 -27.6

Camaro 6,867 0 ***.* ***.*

Cobalt 5,112 6,319 -19.1 -12.1

Corvette 952 1,093 -12.9 -5.3

Impala 12,375 12,851 -3.7 4.7

Malibu 11,113 9,469 17.4 27.6

Monte Carlo 0 2 ***.* ***.*

SSR 0 0 ***.* ***.*

Chevrolet Total 38,631 33,055 16.9 27.0

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Core Brand Total 48,649 43,154 12.7 22.5

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G3 Wave 173 0 ***.* ***.*

G5 314 1,083 -71.0 -68.5

G6 5,852 6,040 -3.1 5.3

G8 584 1,133 -48.5 -44.0

GTO 0 0 ***.* ***.*

Grand Prix 1 119 -99.2 -99.1

Solstice 195 325 -40.0 -34.8

Vibe 181 2,683 -93.3 -92.7

Pontiac Total 7,300 11,383 -35.9 -30.3

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9-2X 0 0 ***.* ***.*

9-3 249 606 -58.9 -55.3

9-5 44 111 -60.4 -56.9

Saab Total 293 717 -59.1 -55.6

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Astra 68 1,106 -93.9 -93.3

Aura 1,478 2,161 -31.6 -25.7

ION 0 0 ***.* ***.*

Sky 248 265 -6.4 1.7

Saturn Total 1,794 3,532 -49.2 -44.8

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Non-Core Brand Total 9,387 15,632 -40.0 -34.7

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GM Car Total 58,036 58,786 -1.3 7.3

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(Calendar Year-to-Date)

January - November

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%Chg

2009 2008 Volume

---- ---- ------

Selling Days (S/D)

------------------

LaCrosse 23,237 35,422 -34.4

Lucerne 29,085 50,779 -42.7

Buick Total 52,322 86,201 -39.3

----------- ------ ------ -----

CTS 34,637 54,378 -36.3

DTS 15,429 28,667 -46.2

STS 5,677 13,883 -59.1

XLR 744 1,151 -35.4

Cadillac Total 56,487 98,079 -42.4

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Aveo 35,157 53,103 -33.8

Camaro 54,100 0 ***.*

Cobalt 96,052 175,259 -45.2

Corvette 12,901 25,647 -49.7

Impala 151,952 244,692 -37.9

Malibu 142,194 160,898 -11.6

Monte Carlo 6 710 -99.2

SSR 0 13 ***.*

Chevrolet Total 492,362 660,322 -25.4

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Core Brand Total 601,171 844,602 -28.8

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G3 Wave 5,590 0 ***.*

G5 11,092 22,975 -51.7

G6 83,255 132,534 -37.2

G8 21,955 13,523 62.4

GTO 0 52 ***.*

Grand Prix 259 8,371 -96.9

Solstice 4,716 10,338 -54.4

Vibe 33,630 44,485 -24.4

Pontiac Total 160,497 232,278 -30.9

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9-2X 0 3 ***.*

9-3 4,729 14,483 -67.3

9-5 947 2,418 -60.8

Saab Total 5,676 16,904 -66.4

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Astra 6,170 10,813 -42.9

Aura 18,343 56,194 -67.4

ION 12 314 -96.2

Sky 2,984 8,870 -66.4

Saturn Total 27,509 76,191 -63.9

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Non-Core Brand Total 193,682 325,373 -40.5

-------------------- ------- ------- -----

GM Car Total 794,853 1,169,975 -32.1

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GM Truck Deliveries - (United States)

November 2009

November

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% Chg %Chg per

2009 2008 Volume S/D

---- ---- ------ --------

Selling Days (S/D) 23 25

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Enclave 3,056 2,288 33.6 45.2

Rainier 0 1 ***.* ***.*

Rendezvous 0 1 ***.* ***.*

Terraza 0 6 ***.* ***.*

Buick Total 3,056 2,296 33.1 44.7

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Escalade 1,618 1,870 -13.5 -6.0

Escalade ESV 507 752 -32.6 -26.7

Escalade EXT 145 338 -57.1 -53.4

SRX 3,004 976 207.8 234.6

Cadillac Total 5,274 3,936 34.0 45.6

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Chevy C/T Series 0 9 ***.* ***.*

Chevy W Series 41 60 -31.7 -25.7

Colorado 1,316 2,503 -47.4 -42.9

Equinox 9,587 2,570 273.0 305.5

Express 3,489 7,909 -55.9 -52.0

HHR 4,720 3,421 38.0 50.0

Kodiak 4/5 Series 303 499 -39.3 -34.0

Kodiak 6/7/8 Series 16 93 -82.8 -81.3

Suburban (Chevy) 4,678 3,882 20.5 31.0

Tahoe 6,528 4,149 57.3 71.0

TrailBlazer 165 2,556 -93.5 -93.0

Traverse 7,054 2,936 140.3 161.2

Uplander 21 584 -96.4 -96.1

Avalanche 1,373 1,996 -31.2 -25.2

Silverado-C/K

Pickup 22,101 29,534 -25.2 -18.7

Chevrolet Fullsize

Pickups 23,474 31,530 -25.6 -19.1

Chevrolet Total 61,392 62,701 -2.1 6.4

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Acadia 3,877 2,640 46.9 59.6

Canyon 452 627 -27.9 -21.6

Envoy 81 852 -90.5 -89.7

GMC C/T Series 18 82 -78.0 -76.1

GMC W Series 105 139 -24.5 -17.9

Savana 650 807 -19.5 -12.5

Sierra 8,371 10,497 -20.3 -13.3

Terrain 3,683 0 ***.* ***.*

Topkick 4/5 Series 139 317 -56.2 -52.3

Topkick 6/7/8 Series 129 274 -52.9 -48.8

Yukon 2,253 2,251 0.1 8.8

Yukon XL 1,543 1,728 -10.7 -2.9

GMC Total 21,301 20,214 5.4 14.5

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Core Brand Total 91,023 89,147 2.1 11.0

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HUMMER H1 0 0 ***.* ***.*

HUMMER H2 40 233 -82.8 -81.3

HUMMER H3 120 1,048 -88.5 -87.6

HUMMER H3T 61 173 -64.7 -61.7

HUMMER Total 221 1,454 -84.8 -83.5

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Montana SV6 0 0 ***.* ***.*

Torrent 126 757 -83.4 -81.9

Pontiac Total 126 757 -83.4 -81.9

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9-7X 78 135 -42.2 -37.2

Saab Total 78 135 -42.2 -37.2

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Outlook 581 1,221 -52.4 -48.3

Relay 0 1 ***.* ***.*

VUE 1,362 3,376 -59.7 -56.1

Saturn Total 1,943 4,598 -57.7 -54.1

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Non-Core Brand Total 2,368 6,944 -65.9 -62.9

-------------------- ----- ----- ----- -----

GM Truck Total 93,391 96,091 -2.8 5.6

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(Calendar Year-to-Date)

January - November

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%Chg

2009 2008 Volume

---- ---- ------

Selling Days (S/D)

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Enclave 37,701 41,416 -9.0

Rainier 4 115 -96.5

Rendezvous 9 24 -62.5

Terraza 33 532 -93.8

Buick Total 37,747 42,087 -10.3

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Escalade 14,736 21,145 -30.3

Escalade ESV 5,713 9,828 -41.9

Escalade EXT 2,160 4,117 -47.5

SRX 15,251 14,755 3.4

Cadillac Total 37,860 49,845 -24.0

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Chevy C/T Series 36 329 -89.1

Chevy W Series 648 1,458 -55.6

Colorado 30,614 49,899 -38.6

Equinox 73,437 61,700 19.0

Express 49,140 80,731 -39.1

HHR 67,402 89,184 -24.4

Kodiak 4/5 Series 3,965 6,442 -38.5

Kodiak 6/7/8 Series 875 1,425 -38.6

Suburban (Chevy) 36,350 48,003 -24.3

Tahoe 63,971 85,161 -24.9

TrailBlazer 8,715 70,791 -87.7

Traverse 82,210 4,521 ***.*

Uplander 1,727 39,943 -95.7

Avalanche 14,312 31,806 -55.0

Silverado-C/K

Pickup 283,243 431,725 -34.4

Chevrolet Fullsize

Pickups 297,555 463,531 -35.8

Chevrolet Total 716,645 1,003,118 -28.6

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Acadia 47,834 62,729 -23.7

Canyon 9,481 13,531 -29.9

Envoy 4,757 22,716 -79.1

GMC C/T Series 437 511 -14.5

GMC W Series 1,591 2,368 -32.8

Savana 11,118 21,140 -47.4

Sierra 99,698 155,564 -35.9

Terrain 8,486 0 ***.*

Topkick 4/5 Series 2,511 7,450 -66.3

Topkick 6/7/8 Series 1,707 3,933 -56.6

Yukon 26,073 34,663 -24.8

Yukon XL 14,866 22,608 -34.2

GMC Total 228,559 347,213 -34.2

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Core Brand Total 1,020,811 1,442,263 -29.2

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HUMMER H1 0 17 ***.*

HUMMER H2 1,469 5,721 -74.3

HUMMER H3 5,288 19,152 -72.4

HUMMER H3T 1,964 425 362.1

HUMMER Total 8,721 25,315 -65.6

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Montana SV6 0 64 ***.*

Torrent 9,393 18,560 -49.4

Pontiac Total 9,393 18,624 -49.6

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9-7X 2,136 3,285 -35.0

Saab Total 2,136 3,285 -35.0

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Outlook 12,621 23,986 -47.4

Relay 12 160 -92.5

VUE 27,434 75,097 -63.5

Saturn Total 40,067 99,243 -59.6

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Non-Core Brand Total 60,317 146,467 -58.8

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GM Truck Total 1,081,128 1,588,730 -32.0

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The 4 core brands went up, but GM overall was down 2%. It seems many of the former Saturn, Pontiac, Saab, Hummer shoppers switched over to the 4 surviving brands. GM can get the same market share and sales out of 4 brands as they did with 8. Although can they turn a profit at 150k units a month.

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The 4 core brands went up, but GM overall was down 2%. It seems many of the former Saturn, Pontiac, Saab, Hummer shoppers switched over to the 4 surviving brands. GM can get the same market share and sales out of 4 brands as they did with 8. Although can they turn a profit at 150k units a month.

I'm not convinced this is whats going on.

I feel there is a pent up demand for cars and the slowly returning economy is unleashing those sales. IMHO, GM would be doing much better if they still had their 3rd best selling division. Not only that, but there are several cars (Malibu, Equinox, Camaro, LaCrosse, CTS Wagon) that suddenly are desirable. GM should be doing MUCH better, IMHO.

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They need small cars as part of the puzzle. Cruze will help, but not enough.

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