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UPDATE: GM's U.S. Sales Up 1.7% in October


General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported total sales of 186,895 vehicles in October, up 2 percent compared with October 2010. Retail deliveries were up 3 percent compared with the same month a year ago and accounted for 77 percent of GM sales. Deliveries to fleet customers were essentially flat.

In October, GM's year-over-year passenger car sales increased 4 percent, crossover sales decreased 1 percent and sales of trucks, which include full-size pickups, vans and SUVs, increased 2 percent. For the month, 2012 models accounted for 80 percent of passenger car sales and about half of truck and crossover sales.

Highlights for October include double-digit sales increases for the Chevrolet Equinox, Camaro and Express, the Cadillac SRX, the Buick Regal and the GMC Terrain, as well as the continued success of the Chevrolet Cruze.

In addition, Chevrolet dealers delivered more than 1,100 Volts for the vehicle's best month to date, and GM remains on track to expand Volt availability to 2,600 dealers in all 50 states by the end of the year. The new 40-mpg Chevrolet Sonic also is building momentum, with sales of more than 3,800 units in its second month of launch.


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