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July 18, 2014

2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Yukon Get Eight-Speed Transmission

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GM has confirmed that the the 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra full size pickups and GMC Yukon SUV are getting a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Pickups to Get Off-Road Raptor Fighter?

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It's being reported that General Motors is working on a competitor to the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, but instead of building an off-road pickup based on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, GM is going smaller.

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June 19, 2014

GM Updates 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Specs

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The 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups are still on target for a fall arrival and now GM has announced updated specs for the two pickups.

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May 22, 2014

2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Unveiled

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GMC has unveiled the 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, which gets an off-road package that was previously introduced on its half-ton pickups.

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March 19, 2014

GM Unveils a New Generation of Ecotec Small Engines

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General Motors has revealed its new family of Ecotec small engines, which will range in size from 1.0L to 1.5L. GM says that the new engines will power many of its small cars and compact crossovers, including the all-new 2015 Chevy Cruze.

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March 3, 2014

GMC is Working on a Hummer-Inspired SUV

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GMC is reportedly working on new Hummer-inspired SUV that will have more off-road capabilities than GMC's current models. A GMC designer revealed that the new GMC SUV is being designed to compete against the Jeep Wrangler.

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February 24, 2014

2015 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon SUVs Are Now Rated at 23 MPG

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GM has announced that the 2015 Chevy and GMC SUVs are now almost 10 percent more fuel efficient than the outgoing models.

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February 19, 2014

General Motors is Working on Aluminum Trucks for 2018

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Following Ford's segment changing 2015 F-150, which features aluminum body panels, GM is now reportedly also working on an aluminum-bodied pickup that will be introduced around 2018. In an effort to put its trucks on a serious diet, GM is going to follow Ford's move by using lighter aluminum for the next-generation of the Silverado and Sierra pickups.

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January 20, 2014

GMC May Get a Stand-Alone Model

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Last week GM unveiled the new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup at the Detroit Auto Show, which is a rebadged version of the Chevy Colorado. GMC's lineup has consistently been a lineup of rebadged Chevy trucks, but could this change in the future? GM global product chief Mark Reuss recently hinted that there may be a new GMC in the works that doesn't share its platform with a Chevy.

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January 12, 2014

2015 GMC Canyon Midsize Pickup Officially Unveiled

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We're just a day away from the kick off of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and GMC has now officially unveiled the 2015 Canyon midsize pickup, which is basically the GMC version of the Chevy Colorado.

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January 6, 2014

2015 GMC Canyon Teased, It Debuts on January 12

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GMC has released this teaser of the 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickup that is going to debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 12. The 2015 GMC Canyon shares its platform with the 2015 Chevy Colorado, which was unveiled at the LA Auto Show last November.

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December 20, 2013

2015 GMC Canyon Pickup to Debut at the Detroit Auto Show

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It's been revealed that GM is going to unveil the 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickup at the Detroit Auto Show next month. If you recall GM recently unveiled the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the LA Auto Show last month, which should remain pretty close to what the Canyon will look like. The previous Canyon shared most of its parts with the Colorado, with the exception of a some unique styling elements, so the same is expected of the next Canyon.

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October 3, 2013

GM is Working on a New Smaller GMC Model

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GM's Mark Ruess has revealed that GM is currently at work on a new smaller and more car-like model for the GMC lineup. Currently the smallest model in the lineup is the GMC Terrain, but the new crossover will be even smaller.

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October 1, 2013

GM's New Full-Size Pickups Are in High Demand

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GM's all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups are in high demand and it's being reported that the automaker can't keep up with demand. The most popular version of the pickups is powered by the 5.3L V8 engine and according to sources demand for the pickups is far exceeding supply.

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September 26, 2013

2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD Unveiled

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GM has unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickups, which will arrive in the first quarter of 2014. The Heavy-Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups are all-new and have segment-leading capabilities across the range include the highest payload - 7,374 pounds - and the highest conventional trailering rating - 19,600 pounds.

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September 12, 2013

2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Yukon Denali SUVs Debut with Bolder Styling

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In addition to the all-new 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, GMC has also unveiled the 2015 Yukon SUVs. The 2015 Yukon SUVs get bolder, sleeker styling that is also more aerodynamic than the last SUV. Bold styling cues include detailed, chrome-accented grilles matched with GMC's signature C-shaped light-emitting diode lighting motif, front and rear. Projector-beam headlamps are standard on Yukon and Yukon XL.

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August 26, 2013

Next-Gen Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Midsize Pickups Could be Offered with Diesel Engines

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GM has released this preview photo of the upcoming 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups, which will go into production next year. GM hasn't confirmed what will power the pickups in the US, but a new report is showing that they could be offered with a diesel engine.

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August 8, 2013

2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Midsize Pickups Previewed

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GM has released a preview of the upcoming 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups, which will go into production at GM's Wentzville, Mo. assembly center in 2014. At the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars today, General Motors Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann provided the first look at the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which GM says are designed to be capable, versatile and fuel-efficient alternatives to full-size pickups.

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June 19, 2013

GM Tops Everyone in the Latest Initial Quality Study

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J.D. Power and Associates has released the latest results of its Initial Quality Study in which General Motors managed to grab eight segment awards, which is more than any other automaker. GMC ranked second overall in initial quality, climbing 10 spots, and was the top-ranked non-premium brand. Chevrolet also jumped 10 spots and ranked fifth overall and second among non-premium brands. Together with Buick and Cadillac, all GM brands performed better than the industry average of 113 problems per 100 vehicles.

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2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Get Up to 24 MPG with the 4.3L V6

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GM has released some of the specs for the 4.3L version of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The all-new 4.3L EcoTec V-6 packs 285-hp and 305 lb-ft. of torque. It also gets up to 24 mpg in rear-wheel-drive models and 22 mpg for four-wheel-drive models. GM claims that the 4.3L V6 will be the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size pickup truck. The 4.3L V-6 gives the full-size pickups the highest-available payload rating of 2,108 pounds and the highest available towing rating of 7,200 pounds.

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June 7, 2013

GM Offers Two Years Free Maintenance on its 2014 Models

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GM has announced that 2014 Chevy, Buick and GMC models will now come with a new two year/ 24k mile maintenance program that includes free scheduled service. For most 2014 vehicles, Chevy, Buick and GMC dealers will complete an oil and filter change, four-wheel tire rotation, and conduct a 27-point vehicle inspection based on what's called for in the vehicle owner's manual maintenance schedule and oil life monitoring system.

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June 6, 2013

GM Adds Door Unlock and Remote Start Standard to its Mobile App

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Being able to remotely unlock your doors and remote start your GM vehicle is now one of the standard services that GM is adding to its OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App. GM announced the new RemoteLink Key Fob Services program on Wednesday for OnStar-equipped 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models - even if the owner declines to pay for other OnStar services.

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May 29, 2013

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Arrives This Fall With Up to 420-HP

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GM has taken the wraps off the all-new 2014 Sierra 1500 Denali. When it's equipped with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 it packs an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, the most power and torque of any light duty truck engine.

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May 16, 2013

2014 GMC Sierra Standard Cab Unveiled

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Today GM is talking about the amount of time that it spent with the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra pickup in a wind tunnel to benefit both its fuel efficiency and interior quietness. The photos also give us our first look at the 2014 GMC Sierra standard cab, which up until now had not been unveiled.

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May 2, 2013

2014 GMC Sierra Gets a Vibrating Safety Alert Seat

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The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra pickup arrives this summer and when it does it will arrive with safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The 2014 Sierra also gets a new Safety Alert Seat system, which transmits a vibration through the surface of the driver's seat bottom cushion to direct the driver's attention toward a possible concern on the road ahead.

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April 1, 2013

2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups Get a New 5.3L V8 That Gets Up to 23 MPG

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GM has announced the initial fuel economy stats for the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra pickups, which have the highest fuel economy ratings than any other V8 full size pickup.

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February 25, 2013

GM Announces 4G LTE Connectivity For Its 2015 Models

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General Motors has announced a plan to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband. The first GM models to get 4G LTE will be most 2015 Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models available in 2014 through AT&T.

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January 3, 2013

General Motors Says That It's the First US Automaker to Sell 1 Million 30 MPG-Plus Vehicles In the US

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This morning General Motors is stating that it is the first U.S. automaker to sell more than 1 million vehicles in its home market in a single year that have an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or better on the highway rating. "Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off, and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "In 2013, we'll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. This will give us the most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars and crossovers in the industry."

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December 19, 2012

General Motors Buys Back 200 Million Shares From the U.S. Treasury Department

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GM has announced that it will purchase 200 million shares of GM common stock held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $5.5 billion, or $27.50 per share. The share buyback is part of the Treasury's plan, also announced today, to fully exit its entire holdings of GM stock within 12 to 15 months. Treasury intends to begin its disposition of its remaining shares as soon as January 2013, consistent with a pre-arranged written trading plan.

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December 13, 2012

2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups Officially Unveiled

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GM has unveiled the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups. In addition to the all-new styling, the pickups also get a new trio of EcoTec3 engines; a stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; new solutions for managing cargo in the bed and true truck capability for towing and hauling.


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November 8, 2012

GM Begins Production of 2013 Silverado and Sierra Bi-Fuel Pickups

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GM has announced that the production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD Vortec 6.0L V8 engine runs on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG) and seamlessly switches between the two fuels. The CNG and gasoline tanks have a combined range of 650 miles, the longest standard bi-fuel range of any original equipment automaker.

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October 21, 2012

Chevy Malibu Turbo Performance Concept Heads to SEMA

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GM's designers and engineers have created a concept version of the 2013 Chevy Malibu Turbo, the Chevy Malibu Turbo Performance Concept for the 2012 SEMA show. Designers and engineers gave the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept an aggressive edge, with a blend of high-performance and upscale appointments inside and out, wrapping them in Berlin Blue Tricoat exterior paint and a Jet Black/Navy Blue interior.

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September 20, 2012

Buick and GMC to Release Nine New Models in Next 12 Months

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GM has just announced that the Buick and GMC brands will introduce nine new or significantly updated models in the next 12 months, starting with the new Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia this fall.

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September 12, 2012

2013 GMC Acadia Starts at $34,875

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GM has announced the pricing for the restyled 2013 GMC Acadia, which starts at $34,875, while the Denali trim level starts at $46,770. "The 2013 Acadia arrives with great momentum," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. "Our design and engineering updates add even more value to an award-winning vehicle that just saw its best August ever, with retail sales up 35 percent."


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July 17, 2012

RelayRides and GM's OnStar Team Up to Make it Easier for Owners to Rent Their Cars

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GM has announced that its OnStar subscribers can now rent out their vehicles through the RelayRides marketplace. RelayRides' renters can unlock reserved OnStar-enabled cars simply by using their smart phones. RelayRides is the first third-party developer to integrate with GM OnStar's proprietary application program interface that will be available to other developers later this summer.

"General Motors, through OnStar, and RelayRides have joined forces to create an entirely new mobility solution for U.S. drivers interested in more affordable, sustainable and collaborative automobile options," said Nick Pudar vice president OnStar Strategy and New Business Development. "Our exclusive relationship with RelayRides provides an exciting new choice: the first automobiles to run on collaborative consumption."

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June 12, 2012

2013 GMC Terrain Denali Starts at $35,350

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The 2013 GMC Terrain Denali is slated to go on sale in the third quarter of this year. GM has announced that its pricing will start at $35,350. The base Terrain Denali is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder that sends its power only to the front wheels. The all-wheel-drive model starts at $37,100 and a V-6 can be paired with either drivetrain for an additional $1,500. The 2013 Terrain's 3.6L V-6 generates 301 horsepower. The cost of the V-6 also includes an upgrade from 18- to 19-inch chrome wheels.

The 2013 Terrain Denali gets standard features like Intellilink, GMC's voice-controlled infotainment system with Bluetooth, a power lift gate, an eight-way power front passenger seat and dual-flow dampers for the front suspension. Terrain Denali's standard safety systems include forward collision alert, lane departure warning and side blind zone and rear cross traffic alert.

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March 15, 2012

2013 GMC Terrain Denali Debuts with 301-HP 3.6L V6

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GMC is expanding the Denali sub-brand with the introduction of the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. "Denali is growing fast," said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. "With seven different models, sales for this brand within a brand increased 79 percent from 2010 to 2011. With this in mind, the decision to create a more-upscale Terrain was an easy one."

With the introduction of the Terrain Denali, GMC also announced a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection that will replace the current 3.0-liter V-6 engine in Terrain lineup for the 2013 model year. The 3.6L V6 packs 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft. of torque. Although it has more power than the outgoing V6, it's expected to have fuel economy numbers that are equal to the outgoing engine. GMC also offers a 2.4L four-cylinder in the Terrain that gets 32 mpg on the highway.

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February 8, 2012

2013 GMC Acadia Gets a New Face

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GM has unveiled the new 2013 GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali at the Chicago Auto Show, which gets a redesigned front fascia, an updated interior and new features.

The front of the 2013 Acadia has been updated face with a more prominent, chiseled, three-bar grille that brings it more inline with other GMC models like the Terrain. The face also gets daytime LED lights and the rear taillights have been tweaked. Other changes to the exterior include wrap-around rear glass, a new rear spoiler and new 18-,19- and 20-inch wheels. The interior is now more refined with upgraded materials and SLT and Denali models get aluminum accents.

The 2013 Acadia will be the first vehicle on the market with GMC's new front center air bag system, created to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle. It deploys from the inboard side of the driver's seat and positions itself between the driver and front passenger.

GMC's Color Touch Radio - first introduced on the 2012 Terrain - is standard in the Acadia.

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October 6, 2011

2014 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain Crossovers to Get eAssist Hybrid System

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GM's eAssist hybrid system has been tasked with improving the fuel efficiency of some of GM's models like the Buick Regal and upcoming 2013 Chevy Malibu. It's also being reported that the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers will also get the eAssist system for the 2014 model year.

GMI is reporting that the GM crossovers will get the same system as the Buick Regal, LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu sedans. It was originally planned that the crossovers wouldn't get the eAssist system until their full redesign later this decade, but due to the extra supply GM is anticipating, the system will be offered sooner. The 2013 Chevy Malibu is launching with the eAssist system in the Malibu Eco, but once the new 2.5L Malibu is released later in 2012, GM expects demand for the Eco model to drop. In order to keep production of the eAssist system steady, the system is going to be offered in the crossovers.

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October 3, 2011

GM's U.S. Sales Rose 20 Percent Last Month

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GM's sales for September have just been reported with a total 207,145 vehicles sold in the U.S. That's a 20 percent increase over the same period last year.

"For GM, all of the factors that say this is a good time to buy a new vehicle outweigh the bad news that appears to be slowing down the broader economic recovery," said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. "We're well positioned going forward because we have momentum and another wave of fuel-efficient passenger cars launching over the next several months at Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac."

Sales of GM's passenger car sales increased 12 percent, crossover sales increased 7 percent and truck sales, which include full-size pickups and SUVs, increased 34 percent.

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