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GMC Sales Rise 9.4% in August; Denali Penetration Hits New Single-Month Record

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GMC brought its full lineup of vehicles to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, including the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali

GMC sales in September totaled 47,329 vehicles, up 9.4% year-over-year from September 2016. Retail sales also saw notable gains, climbing 5.8% with 40,938 vehicles sold. September was also a huge month for Denali, with overall penetration the highest ever for a single month at 33%. Denali penetration for the Sierra totaled 38% at retail, helping to bring the truck its 12th straight month of having the highest average transaction price (ATP) for its segment.


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Overall sales of the Sierra totaled 18,106 trucks in September, up just 0.2% from 2016. In terms of growth, GMC was led by the Savana, which more than tripled its sales in September at a total of 3,465 vans sold. Sales of the Savana have been consistently strong throughout 2017, growing 73.9% through the first three quarters of the year.

Sales of the GMC Acadia rose 11.3% at 7,564 units, bringing its to-date total to 82,778 units sold. Terrain sales also continued to get a bump from the launch of the all-new 2018 model, growing 61.2% with 9,116 vehicles sold in September. Terrain also saw its best September ever at retail with 66% growth. Sales of the Yukon fell 32.2% at 3,591 vehicles, and sales of the Yukon XL fell 26.7% at 2,565 vehicles.

Through September, GMC sales are up 3.6% at 405,634 vehicles sold in the United States. Retail-wise, the brand is down 1.1% with sales totaling 341,542 vehicles, but the brands ATP to date is the highest in history at $43,210 per vehicle sold.


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