Strong Lineup of New Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Crossovers Drive GM’s U.S. Retail Sales Higher
- Commercial sales up 14 percent; Government sales up 21 percent
- U.S. daily rental sales down 36 percent per plan
- Crossover retail sales up 19 percent
DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) today reported May U.S. retail sales of 191,388 vehicles, up slightly from last year. GM’s May retail performance was driven by exceptionally strong crossover sales at Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.
GM’s U.S. Commercial sales in May were up 14 percent, while Government sales jumped 21 percent. Daily rental sales were down 36 percent, as planned. GM is on track to deliver its third consecutive year-over-year decline in daily rental volume.
GM’s May total sales were 237,364 vehicles, down about 1 percent from last year.
On a brand level, Buick’s U.S. retail sales in May were up 12 percent, while retail sales at Cadillac and Chevrolet were up 10 percent and less than 1 percent, respectively.
In May, GM crossovers were up 19 percent on a U.S. retail sales basis compared to last year. This strong performance was carried across all GM’s U.S. brands:
- Chevrolet Equinox — up 17 percent
- Chevrolet Trax — up 18 percent
- Chevrolet Traverse – up 2 percent
- Buick Encore — up 12 percent
- Buick Envision — 3,256 deliveries in May, up significantly from last year’s launch
- GMC Acadia — up 33 percent
- Cadillac XT5 — up 110 percent