This past quarter, GM third quarter global sales were the best since back in 1980. That’s right—the best July to September sales in 34 years, just as big hair, leg warmers, and blue eye shadow were becoming all the rage.
The company’s various brands performed well in their designated markets with the U.S. and China – the two largest markets – reporting sales growth of 8 and 12 percent, respectively.
“GM delivered its best third quarter global sales in 34 years thanks to solid growth in the United States and China, and steady improvement in Opel’s market share,” said Mary Barra, General Motors CEO. “We have launches now underway, including the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in North America, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa in Europe, and the Buick Envision and Cadillac ATS-L in China, that will keep our momentum going.”
During the third quarter, nearly 2.5 million vehicles were sold around the world, bringing the year-to-date total up to 7,371,743 units.
As GM continues the trend of record-breaking sales, we at Gjovik Auto can’t wait to see what the final sales total will be for the year. At this rate, it will be close to 10 million vehicles. Wow!
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