Sales increase 5-percent during the last month of the year.
January 3, 2013
By: Nick Saporito
Today General Motors announced that December marked their best retail sales month of 2012. According to the automaker, sales increased five-percent last month overall, however retail sales were up a fairly impressive 38-percent.
All of GM's brands outside of GMC saw overall increases in retails sales for 2012, however the all four brands had net increases in overall sales for the year.
All four GM brands increased their sales year over year in December and we were strong across the board in cars, crossovers and pickup trucks, said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales operations. We also achieved an important fuel economy milestone. In December, GM became the first U.S. automaker to sell more than 1 million vehicles in a single year that get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or better on the highway.
GM also outlined a massive inventory reduction on full-size trucks last month. According to GM their inventory of full-size trucks has been reduced to an 80-day supply versus November's staggering 139 day supply. Overall inventory rests at a 76 day supply.
Click here to view the entire sales chart from December.
- Buick Verano sold 4,820 units in December
- Buick Regal continues to be off by about 50% over last year, selling 1,526 units
- Malibu sales were off 10% last month
- Cadillac sold 2,979 ATS's in December
- GM ended 2012 selling 23,461 Volts in 2012, up from 7,176 in 2011