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General Motors grows by 15.5% in June 2012 as Buick charges back

June 2012 was good for the folks at General Motors as all four of their brands showed positive growth compared to the same month in 2011 but June was best for Buick – which posted an increase of almost 27%.

Buick has been up and down this year but in June 2012, the affordable luxury brand posted an impressive increase of 26.8%. Buick was led in growth by the Enclave with an increase of 30% followed by the LaCrosse with a jump of 21%. The Lucerne and Regal both posted negative growth last month but adding a great deal to the total year over year growth by Buick was the new Verano. The Verano moved 4,091 compact sedans last month to rank third among the brand. Buick was led in sales volume by the LaCrosse with 7,206 sedans sold while the roomy Enclave SUV was second with 5,207 units sold. Through the first half of 2012, Buick has moved 90,198 vehicles with the following breakdown by model:
Model (Sales Volume – Increase/Decrease)
LaCrosse (30,892 – up 5.3%)
Enclave (27,866 – down 0.5%)
Verano (15,669 – New Model)
Regal (14,828 – down 32.6%)
Lucerne (943 – down 93.4%) – out of production

The GMC brand was next in line in terms of sales growth with an improvement of 14.9% over June 2011. GMC was led in growth by the Acadia SUV with a 55.9% increase, followed by the Yukon XL at 52% and the Canyon at 19%. In terms of sales volume, GMC was topped by the Sierra pickup with 12,479 trucks sold while the Acadia was second with 9,796 SUVs sold and the Terrain came in third with 77,95 units sold. On the year, GMC has sold 201,041 total vehicles – an increase of 7.3% over the same period last year – with the following breakdown by model:
Model (Sales Volume – Increase/Decrease)
Sierra (72,945 – up 7.9%)
Terrain (46,602 – up 12.7%)
Acadia (42,160 – up 5.9%)
Yukon (12,662 – down 16.5%)
Savana (12,056 – up 18.9%)
Yukon XL (8,975 – down 1.6%)
Canyon (5,641 – up 36%)

Chevrolet was the next best GM brand in terms of growth with an increase of 14.8% in June 2012. Chevrolet was led in growth by the Chevrolet Volt with an increase of 213.7% compared to June 2011. The Chevy Suburban was second in growth with an increase of 53.1% and the Express van was third with a jump of 39.8%. When it comes to sales volume, the Chevrolet Silverado pickup was the top model from GM with 33,566 trucks sold last month. The new Chevrolet Malibu was next in line with a whopping 31,402 sedans sold and the Equinox was third in sales with 20,793 SUVs sold. Through the first half of 2012, Chevrolet has moved a total of 961,662 vehicles (up 6.3%) and that number is compiled of the following model breakdown:
Model (Sales Volume – Increase/Decrease)
Silverado (194,508 – up 6.4%)
Malibu (141,437 – up 15.2%)
Cruze (113,884 – down 7.4%)
Equinox (110,890 – up 33.2%)
Impala (98,495 – down 5%)
Camaro (49.697 – up 1.9%)
Traverse (48,866 – down 2.3%)
Sonic (42,240 – New Model)
Express (37,817 – up 14.7%)
Tahoe (33,274 – down 2.2%)
Suburban (23,068 – up 24%)
Colorado (21,457 – up 33.2)
Captiva Sport (17,921 – New Model) – Fleet use only
Avalanche (11,002 – up 26.2%)
Volt (8,817 – up 221.2%)
Corvette (7,022 – up 1.8%)
Caprice (1,180 – New Model) – Police Vehicle
Aveo (56 – down 99.7%) – out of production
HHR (20 – down 99%) – out of production
Cobalt (11 – down 98.6%) – out of production

The final brand from GM in terms of growth rate in June 2012 was the range topping Cadillac lineup with an increase of 11.6%. Cadillac was led in growth by the Escalade with a jump of 21.6% for the massive SUV while the CTS family was second with an increase of 20.2% and the Escalade ESV was third with a gain of 14%. Cadillac was led in terms of sales volume by the CTS family with 5,046 sedans, coupes and sport wagons sold in June 2012. The Cadillac SRX was second with 4,260 compact SUVs sold and the Escalade was third with 1,164 full sized SUVs sold last month. It should also be noted that June 2012 brought about the first 753 units of the new flagship Cadillac XTS. Through the first six months of 2012, Cadillac has moved 62,812 new units with the following breakdown:
Model (Sales Volume – Increase/Decrease)
CTS (25,483 – down 5.6%)
SRX (25,450 – down 2.9%)
Escalade (5,994 – down 13.7%)
Escalade ESV (3,747 – down 1.3%)
Escalade EXT (814 – down 9.2%)
XTS (753 – New Model)
DTS (429 – down 95%) – out of production
STS (142 – down 94.4%) – out of production