General Motors’ dealers in the Middle East reported total sales of 10,741 vehicles in November 2011.
Total sales are up 18 percent in the first 11 months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
Retail sales in November, those to individual customers, increased by 68 percent. This strong performance means that retail sales have increased by 51 percent in the first 11 months of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010
The impressive figure is the result of a consistent growth in showroom traffic throughout the region for GM Middle East’s line-up of passenger cars, crossovers, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickups across the Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac brands.
So far this year, total sales of Chevrolet are up 22 percent year-over-year.
Year-to-date sales of Cadillac are up 10 percent after registering its best November sales performance. Sales of Cadillac were 6 percent higher in November 2011 compared to November 2010 – the previous record month.
GMC’s year-to-date total sales are up 15 percent year-over-year in 2011.
“We are set for a great sales year as we near the end of 2011,” said John Stadwick, President and Managing Director of GM Middle East Operations.
“For the first 11 months of 2011 our retail sales are higher than the same period in 2008, which was when industry vehicles sales were at their peak before the impact of the global financial crisis. We are now on course to set a new retail sales record,” added Stadwick.
Total year-to-date sales of GM passenger cars are up by 15 percent in 2011, driven by strong sales of the Chevrolet Malibu (up 19 percent) and the Chevrolet Cruze (up 14 percent).
Sport Utility Vehicles
Across Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, total year-to-date sales of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) increased by 25 percent in 2011. The Chevrolet Tahoe (up 43 percent) and GMC Yukon XL (up 21 percent) are the best performing SUV nameplates.
Total crossover sales across Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac are up 14 percent in the first 11 months of 2011 led by strong sales of the Chevrolet Captiva (up 42 percent) and Chevrolet Traverse (up 41 percent).
So far this year, total sales of GM pickups are up 26 percent due to a strong performance by the Silverado, which has grown sales by 71 percent in the first 11 months of 2011.