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General Motors’ US Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles in 2015

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General Motors brought 2015 to a close with a December in which its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands all combined for 290,230 vehicle deliveries and an 6% year-over-year increase, as well as an 8.2% increase in retail sales.

On the whole, GM’s brands combined for a total of 3,082,366 vehicles sold in the United States during the past year, up 5% from the total number delivered in 2014. Retail sales totaled 2,404,484 vehicles, up 7.8% year-over-year. Commercial sales were up 12%.

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“The momentum that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have carried all year, hits like the Chevrolet Trax and Colorado, and innovative designs like the GMC Canyon and Buick Encore, have had a tremendous positive impact on our sales results,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “In a record year for the industry, GM gained significant retail market share and we grew our Commercial business by 12 percent.”

Chevrolet sales carried the lion’s share at a total of 2,125,347 units sold, good for the brand’s best year of sales since 2007. Highlights include the continued success of the new Colorado and Trax, both of which contributed to big increases for pickups and crossovers.

GMC sales were up 11.3% with a total of 558,697 units, carried by strong performances from all major vehicles in its lineup. Cadillac sales were up 2.6% on the strength of the SRX, Escalade, and Escalade ESV.

Buick was the only GM brand to sustain a decline in sales, but the continued success of the Encore and a new product onslaught that will include the Cascada convertible, Envision crossover, and fresh-faced 2017 LaCrosse strongly suggest an increase in 2016.

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