General Motors announced sales increased 7.2-percent last month in the United States. All four of the company’s core brands saw overall and retail sales increases compared to last year, driven by sales of the company’s crossovers.
The Buick brand saw another month of strong gains, the tenth consecutive month the brand has seen year of year sales increase. In February Buick’s gains were driven by Enclave’s best-ever February, high Verano sales and the ramp-up of the all-new Encore.
Cadillac also saw substantial gains last month, with the brand’s retail sales up 12.5-percent. Cadillac’s gains were driven primarily by a continued increase in ATS sales and a slight uptick in XTS sales.
Chevrolet sales increased 4.9-percent overall, with a modest 4.1-percent increase in strictly retail sales. Their increase appears to have been driven by full-size trucks (likely due to big sales as part of the brand’s “Truck Month” promotion last month) and upticks in the Equinox, Cruze and Spark. In fact, the Spark had its best-ever month, selling over 2,800 units.
GMC sales were up 9.8-percent overall, with an impressive 13.5-percent increase in retail sales. GMC’s gains were propelled by strong sales of the all-new 2013 Acadia and Terrain crossovers.
YTD GM Sales:
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