GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

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    GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Chevrolet Expands Global Reach with Record 2012 Sales
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    January 14, 2013


    DETROIT – Chevrolet, the world’s-fastest growing major automotive brand, sold more than 4.95 million vehicles in 2012, setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) global sales to more than 9.2 million vehicles, a 2.9 percent gain compared with 2011.

    While the United States was the largest individual market for Chevrolet with total vehicle sales of 1.85 million, more than 60 percent of the brand’s sales came from other markets including Brazil (643,000), China (627,000), Russia (205,000), South Korea (125,000) and India (92,000). All posted strong sales due to new vehicle entries.

    “ Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive rollout of new products in its history, which helped us deliver our ninth-consecutive quarter of record global sales,” said Don Johnson, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. sales and service.

    Guided by a new global vision, ‘Find New Roads,’ that is rooted in the brand’s legacy of ingenuity, Johnson said Chevrolet is poised for continued growth in 2013 with 13 new or significantly redesigned products being launched in the United States, including the all-new Corvette Stingray, Silverado and Impala , and 12 additional product launches around the world.

    Chevrolet is building its global presence by delivering small cars like the Cruze , Sonic/Aveo and Spark , the midsize Malibu , and crossovers and trucks like the Spin , Trax , Orlando and Colorado that are designed for the varied driving conditions and customer preferences around the world.

    The Cruze compact sedan led the brand with global sales of more than 755,000 in 2012, making it the best-selling Chevrolet nameplate around the world with nearly 1.9 million sold since its launch in 2009. In the United States, Chevrolet will launch a diesel engine- powered Cruze in the second quarter.

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Great news.

    Does anyone have the global totals for the FORD brand and Toyota brand? (Not the company numbers)

    Just for comparison purposes.
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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    I don't see the UK numbers on that map. Haha!

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    I'm not sure GM should be showing off that they sold almost as many cars in Uzbekistan as in Canada.... GM needs to step up their game in Canada.

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    92,000 Chevy sales in India seems pretty weak. I would have expected a lot more than that. Chevy appears to have a market share of ~4.5% in India. I thought they had a stronger presence in India.
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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I'm not sure GM should be showing off that they sold almost as many cars in Uzbekistan as in Canada.... GM needs to step up their game in Canada.
    Agreed, I didn't realize they sold so little here. But I can see why, in my circle of friends almost none of them would consider a GM let alone a american car, it predominently Japenese with a few german cars.

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Quote Originally Posted by b4z View Post
    I don't see the UK numbers on that map. Haha!
    Too small to print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I'm not sure GM should be showing off that they sold almost as many cars in Uzbekistan as in Canada.... GM needs to step up their game in Canada.
    Have you seen Canadian pricing? The chevrolet volt stickers at 50k with no federal tax rebates available. There is no provincial rebates available here in Manitoba either. The same car in Colorado ends up around 30k after state/federal rebates. The only thing worse would be if the volt was built in Canada. lol Most other vehicles are probable 10% more money give or take a percent or two...Canadian made doesn't help on price. All that and our dollar is above par!
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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Isn't 2.9% far below the market in general?

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    What's going on with their China numbers?? Weren't they saying earlier that they were selling ~2 million units last year? Along with VW? What is that all about? O.o

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Quote Originally Posted by cad1cts View Post
    What's going on with their China numbers?? Weren't they saying earlier that they were selling ~2 million units last year? Along with VW? What is that all about? O.o
    The graphic only shows Chevrolet numbers.

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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Quote Originally Posted by TotaledmyGN View Post
    Have you seen Canadian pricing? The chevrolet volt stickers at 50k with no federal tax rebates available. There is no provincial rebates available here in Manitoba either. The same car in Colorado ends up around 30k after state/federal rebates. The only thing worse would be if the volt was built in Canada. lol Most other vehicles are probable 10% more money give or take a percent or two...Canadian made doesn't help on price. All that and our dollar is above par!
    While I agree that Canadian pricing for GM is terrible. The Volt is not the greatest example. Base MSRP for the Volt is $43K in Canada. My car MSRP was $44.5K.

    The Equinox would be a better example (US $24.1K - Canada $28.5K [destination included]). Or Camaro (US $23.3K - Canada $29.7K)
    Both which are made in Canada as well.
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    Re: GM 2012 Global Sales Up 2.9%, 9,288,277 Units Sold

    Quote Originally Posted by TotaledmyGN View Post
    Have you seen Canadian pricing? The chevrolet volt stickers at 50k with no federal tax rebates available. There is no provincial rebates available here in Manitoba either. The same car in Colorado ends up around 30k after state/federal rebates. The only thing worse would be if the volt was built in Canada. lol Most other vehicles are probable 10% more money give or take a percent or two...Canadian made doesn't help on price. All that and our dollar is above par!
    I'm not sure that the low volume Volt pricing is really the issue. What is the pricing like for the mainstream cars? Is it competitive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by majicbz07 View Post
    Agreed, I didn't realize they sold so little here. But I can see why, in my circle of friends almost none of them would consider a GM let alone a american car, it predominently Japenese with a few german cars.
    So these are the people GM needs to win over. What do they think of GM's newer vehicles such as the ATS and C7 Vette? Meaning now that it looks like GM can build a winning car, will they consider these? Even if they are priced out of their league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majicbz07 View Post
    Agreed, I didn't realize they sold so little here. But I can see why, in my circle of friends almost none of them would consider a GM let alone a american car, it predominently Japenese with a few german cars.
    That's too bad. It's no wonder we have jobs leaving the country left and right. When giving a chance and a choice, we don't buy, or reinvest in ourselves, the things that we do for a living that support ourselves, our industries. or our communities.

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