DETROIT - General Motors Company released their US June sales on Tuesday. The company says they sold 264,843 vehicles in the United States in June, up 6 percent compared with a year ago.
Deliveries to retail customers increased 14 percent while fleet sales declined 9 percent due to the timing of customer deliveries.
Total crossover sales were up 9 percent compared with a year ago; passenger car sales were up 4 percent, and truck sales, which include pickups, vans and SUVs, were up 8 percent.
All four GM brands posted higher retail sales, with Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac posting double-digit increases.
"Our Chevrolet, Buick-GMC and Cadillac dealers reported strong retail deliveries across the board in June and for the first six months of the year," said Kurt McNeil, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. "We have good momentum heading into the second half of 2013: the economic outlook is solid and our launch vehicles are performing well in the marketplace."
GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate for light vehicles in June was 15.8 million units, the highest level since November 2007.
"America's families are better off than they were at the beginning of the year and they believe – with good justification – that the economic expansion is going to continue," said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM chief economist. "Even moderate economic growth will be enough to keep the auto sales rate in the second half of the year at healthy levels around the mid 15 million-unit mark."