General Motors Sells 2.4-Million Vehicles Globally In First Quarter, Up Two Percent

General Motors is off to a fine start in 2015. The company has already sold 2.4-million vehicles globally, up two percent over the same period last year.

Sales in China–GM’s biggest auto market for the past five years–were up nine percent, while deliveries in North America swelled by six percent. Opel/Vauxhall, two sister brands over in Europe, also increased its sales by a respectable three percent.

“We are in the early days of a very aggressive onslaught of new products and customer-driven innovation,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “The Chevrolet Trax and Colorado are redefining segments in the United States
, Cadillac is growing rapidly in China and establishing a new formula for prestige sedans with the CT6
… At the same time, we are deploying OnStar with 4G LTE in North America
, Europe and China to give our customers the best connectivity experience in the industry.”

Let’s take a closer look at GM’s first quarter highlights:

  • Cadillac
    was up 2.5 percent, largely boosted by a 23-percent increase in China.
  • Buick
    was up 8 percent.
  • GMC
    was up 15 percent– its best first quarter since 2005.
  • Chevrolet
    sales in the United States increased 5 percent, due in large part to a 19 percent increase in crossover deliveries and a 31 percent increase in truck sales.
  • Sales in China were up 7 percent.

Let’s hope GM continues the momentum
into the next quarter! : )