General Motors Middle East sales rise by 16% in Q1 2011
General Motors in the Middle East has reported a solid quarter with total sales of 29,870 vehicles for the first quarter of the year – up 16 percent compared to a year earlier. Chevrolet led the rally for General Motors registering a gain of 28% over the first quarter.
Sales in the month of March witnessed record purchases by the individual customers, with individual sales now making a healthy 69% of total General Motors sales in the region for Q1 2011.
Dealers reported total sales of 11,651 vehicles in the month across Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC. Combined sales for GM’s newly launched vehicles – the Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Camaro and Traverse; and Cadillac SRX and CTS Coupe – increased 39 percent during March and were up 13 percent for the first three months of the year.
“GM Middle East had a good month and a solid first quarter of 2011, despite some unrest in the region and the tragic disasters in Japan,” said John Stadwick, President and Managing Director of GM Middle East Operations.