GM’s SUV and Truck Sales Lead the Way

In the world of car sales, things are good—really good—right now. A rebounding economy means consumer confidence is up, and thanks to low gas prices, car owners are ready to trade their old cars in for something a bit… bigger. GM in particular had impressive sales last month. The auto giant had its best January in seven years, with sales up 18% compared to last January.

Driving that success? GM’s SUV and truck sales.

“Consumers feel very good because more people are working, the U.S. economy is expanding and fuel prices are low,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s US vice president of Sales. “Consumer and commercial demand for trucks and crossovers is really driving our business, and our move into the small crossover segment with the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore, and mid-size pickups with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, was well-timed.”

Specifically, GM’s year-over-year pickup deliveries are up 42%, while SUV and crossover sales are up 36% year-over-year. These numbers show impressive growth in the pickup, SUV, and crossover segments.

The Buick Encore had its best January ever, with a year-over-year sales increase of 46%; every GMC SUV and crossover saw improved sales; and Chevy saw its best January retail sales since 2008. You can find each of the GM brand’s January sales achievements highlighted in the company’s recent news release.

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