General Motors US sales fall more than 6 per cent in December as pickup truck sales decline

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DETROIT - General Motors says its December U.S. sales fell more than 6 per cent, but the company still finished the year with a 7.3 per cent increase.

GM says it sold more than 230,000 cars and last month, down from nearly 246,000 a year ago.

Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup, GM's top-selling vehicle, fell 16 per cent in a month that traditionally has strong pickup sales.

The Chevy Malibu midsize car, which recently was updated, posted a 33 per cent sales gain.

For the full year, GM sales rose to nearly 2.8 million vehicles. That's expected to be slightly lower than the overall market increase of 8 per cent.

Auto sales overall were expected to rise 4 per cent in December.

All automakers report December and full-year sales on Friday.

Organizations: General Motors

Geographic location: DETROIT, U.S.

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  • a business man
    January 04, 2014 - 10:52

    I have bought Japanese cars for my entire adult life, and I do not plan to stop. In my opinion, the cars are much better and worth the extra money. Plus, I do not want to buy a car that support uneducated unionized workers. I do not believe that such workers should be part of the middle class. I would throw a party if GM went belly up

  • Fort MacMatt
    January 04, 2014 - 02:33

    GM continues to build junk, that is extremely overpriced! No wonder their sales are down, when compared to the better quality products coming out of Chrysler and Ford. I wouldn't shed a tear if GM went belly up tomorrow.