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General Motors Maintains Leading Position in US Automotive Market Despite Sales Decrease in Fleet Business

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
General Motors experiences a 1.5% decline in sales due to weakened fleet business

General Motors faced a minor decrease in sales during the first quarter, mainly due to issues with its fleet business. However, the company still managed to maintain its position as the leading automaker in the United States. Although there was an overall decline, GM sold 594,233 new vehicles from January to March, which was only a 1.5% decrease compared to the previous year. Retail sales actually increased by 6% over the same period, helping GM surpass Toyota as the top-selling automaker in the U.S.

Despite the overall decline in sales for General Motors, there were some bright spots for their brands. Buick reported an increase of 16.4% year-over-year, while GMC experienced a slight decline of 5%. Sales for Chevrolet and Cadillac also decreased compared to the previous year but were offset by an increase in pickup deliveries across all brands except GMC.

However, one area that saw significant growth was GM’s pickup lineup, which had a 3.6% increase in sales during this quarter. This made it the best quarter since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for pickups at General Motors. Unfortunately, electric vehicle sales dropped due to software issues and production delays affecting particularly Chevrolet Bolt’s sales significantly decreased compared to last year’s figures

Despite these challenges, demand for vehicles has continued to grow with Edmunds forecasting that quarterly sales will reach around 3.8 million units – a 5.6% increase from last year’s figures . It is important to note that other foreign brands like Honda and Hyundai have also gained market share indicating heightened competition among foreign automakers for American consumers looking for new cars on sale today .

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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