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Christopher Bruce2014-01-15 17:04:12

GM Sold Nearly 10M cars in 2014 Thanks to Rapid Growth in China

Sales were up 4% worldwide and down only 0.4% in Europe

 
 
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North America is still GM's largest market

General MotorsGMGMUnited States of America, 1998 > present8 models
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held its title as one of the world’s largest automakers with 9,714,652 cars sold worldwide in 2013, up 4% over 2012. It set a new sales record in China with sales up 11% to 3,160,374 cars.

GM shifted 3,234,275 cars in North America, up 7%, and of those 2,786,078 cars were sold in the US, up 7%.

It sold 1,556,754 cars in Europe, down 3% from 2012. Of those, 300,977 cars were sold in the UK, up 11%, and 257,583 cars were sold in Russia, down 11%.

GM sold 1,037,458 cars in South America in 2013, down 1%. Of those, 649,849 were sold in Brazil, up 1%.

GM’s international operations sold 3,886,165 cars, up 7%. Of those, 3,160,374 cars went to China, up 11%.

“A healthy auto market in the United States and China, and very successful product launches at all of our brands worldwide drove GM’s growth in 2013 and helped us navigate difficult conditions in Europe and parts of South America and Asia,” said Dan Ammann, GM chief financial officer.

The ChevroletChevroletChevroletUnited States of America, 1911 > present82 models
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brand sold 4,984,126 cars in 2013, a 0.4% increase. The brand is celebrating winning the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards at the North American International Auto Show for the CorvetteChevrolet Corvette Gen.7 [C7]Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette Gen.7 [C7]United States of America, 2013 > present14 versions
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and SilveradoChevrolet Silverado Gen.3Chevrolet Chevrolet Silverado Gen.3United States of America, 2013 > present47 versions
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.

OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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/VauxhallVauxhallVauxhallUnited Kingdom, 1857 > present31 models
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is GM’s second largest brand in the world with 1,063,979 cars sold, a 0.4% decrease in sales. However, market share grew to about 5.5%.

BuickBuickBuickUnited States of America, 1903 > present68 models
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is the company’s third largest brand with 1,032,331 sales worldwide, up 15%. It is the best sales in the brand’s history and beat the previous record in 1984.

CadillacCadillacCadillacUnited States of America, 1902 > present79 models
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shifted 250,830 cars, up 28%. It is the fastest growing full-line luxury brand in the US with sales up 22% there. It grew 67% in China this year with 50,005 cars sold and will break ground on a new factory there in 2014.

All of GM’s other brands around the world sold a collective 2,383,386 cars, up 10%.

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