• 01-JUN-2011

General Motors May U.S. Retail Sales Rise 9 Percent on Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

General Motors dealers in the United States reported 221,192 total sales in May, including a 9 percent increase in retail sales compared to May 2010. Retail sales for GM's brands were again propelled by the company's lineup of fuel-efficient passenger cars and crossovers. Total sales declined 1 percent on lower fleet volume.

For the month, Chevrolet Cruze had its best retail sales since its launch as Chevrolet dealers reported 18,996 retail deliveries. The GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox, GM's compact crossovers, saw a combined retail sales increase of 58 percent during the month. Passenger car and crossover retail sales also rose substantially, up 32 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Available multimedia includes footage of General Motors vehicles.