GM Middle East Sept 2011 sales surge

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 by

GM Middle East Sept 2011 sales surge

 

September concluded a successful third quarter for in the Middle East. GM dealers reported total sales of 9,853 new cars, SUVs and crossover vehicles  in the month – an increase of 13 percent over September 2010.

The strong performance in September represents the 12th consecutive month of double-digit sales growth for GM Middle East. For the third quarter 2011, GM Middle East reported total sales of 35,565 vehicles – up 21 percent compared to the same quarter in 2010.

The sales growth was recorded throughout the region for the company’s line-up of passenger cars, crossovers, sport utility vehicles and pickups across its three brands: , and .

Total sales of Chevrolet in the third quarter rose by 21 percent year-over-year, while sales of GMC experienced a 28 percent increase. Meanwhile, Cadillac’s third quarter sales grew by 32 percent.

Retail sales – purchases made by individual customers – rose by 43 percent during the third quarter and represented a healthy 73 percent of total sales.

“September capped an outstanding 12 months for GM Middle East,” said , President and Managing Director of General Motors Middle East Operations.  “To achieve 12 consecutive months of double-digit growth and to increase third quarter sales by 21 percent is an incredible achievement. It is testament to the investment we, and our dealer partners, are making to ensure we introduce the very best vehicles to the region combined with an unrivaled customer experience.”

September sales figures contributed to year-to-date total sales growth of 22 percent for the first nine months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

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