Passenger Cars Drive General Motors Middle East April Sales up by 29%

Posted on May 9, 2011 by
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT

2011 has been the star performer for in the Middle East.

General Motors dealers in the Middle East reported 12,264 total sales in April, a 29% increase verus April a year ago, driven by GM’s recently launched passenger vehicles. Combined sales of GM passenger cars increased by 38 percent in April. sales rose by 33 percent, while GMC sales increased by 26 percent and Cadillac posted 21 percent sales growth versus April a year ago.


The Chevrolet Malibu was the star performer with total sales up 62 percent versus April a year ago and 25 percent year to date.

Retail sales, those to individual customers, recorded an impressive 76 percent growth versus last April with cars and SUVs up 158 percent and 58 percent respectively. Combined retail sales of Aveo, Optra, Cruze and Malibu were up 306 percent. April deliveries to commercial accounts dropped by 25 percent. Retail sales represented 73 percent of total April sales.

“Our April sales are indicative of our continuous effort to drive profitable sales growth” said , President and Managing Director of GM Middle East Operations. “We will strive to sustain these retail sales levels, particularly as we have several new vehicle launches planned for the remainder of the year.”

The strong performance in April represented a fourth consecutive month of double-digit sales growth of 19 percent year to date.

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