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GM Reports 311,687 April Deliveries


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* Retail Sales Up 3.6 Percent On An Adjusted Basis, With 15 Models Showing Retail Sales Increases; Daily Rental Sales Drop 36 Percent
* Retail Sales of Full-Size Pickups Up 6 Percent On An Adjusted Basis, Led By The New Silverado and Sierra
* Chevrolet Impala, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura Contribute To 15 Percent Retail Sales Increase On An Adjusted Basis For Mid-Car Segment; Aveo Drives Economy Car Segment Retail Sales Up 27 Percent On An Adjusted Basis
* GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook Fuel Significant Retail Increase In Mid-Utility Crossover Sales

DETROIT - GM dealers in the United States delivered 311,687 vehicles in April, a reduction of 2.2 percent on a sales-day-adjusted basis. GM’s April retail sales of 228,465 were up 3.6 percent, on a sales-day-adjusted basis. There were two fewer selling days in April this year.

Fifteen different models showed a retail sales increase, reflecting the continuing strength of GM’s new product portfolio. So far this year, daily rental sales of 13 percent of total sales accounted for the lowest percentage of total sales in five years. Daily rental sales were down 23,178 vehicles in April, or 36 percent on a sales-day-adjusted basis, compared with a year ago as mix and quality of share continued to improve significantly. Consistent with its turnaround strategy, GM has reduced daily rental sales by more than 83,000 vehicles in the first four months of 2007.

“April sales were consistent with the pattern of the last few quarters - retail sales up, daily rental down, and continued strength of our launch vehicles,” said Mark LaNeve, vice president, GM North American Sales, Service and Marketing. “We are particularly pleased with the Silverado and Sierra pickups, and from January to March this year we’ve seen more than a four point full-size pickup market share increase at the expense of Toyota, Ford and DCX. Pickup truck customers are telling us in today’s environment they are shopping for value, fuel economy and warranty. GM wins on all three.”

Chevrolet Aveo, Impala, Silverado, Suburban, and Avalanche; Pontiac G6; Saturn Sky and VUE; GMC Sierra, Yukon XL and Canyon; Cadillac CTS, SRX, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT all had April retail sales increases compared with a year ago on a sales-day-adjusted basis. Pontiac G5, Saturn Aura and Outlook and the GMC Acadia are newly-offered products and continue to contribute retail sales momentum. The GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook had retail sales of more than 9,100 vehicles, pushing a significant retail increase in GM’s mid-crossover segment. GM’s total sales of more than 11,000 vehicles in this segment pushed monthly performance up 184 percent, on a sales-day-adjusted basis, compared with the same month last year.

Total sales of Saturn vehicles were up 29 percent, GMC was up 17 percent and Cadillac was up 2 percent in April on a sales-day-adjusted basis.

“As we continue to execute our North American marketing plans, we’ve seen positive results, including increased residual values for our products. For customers, this means better resale values for their GM car or truck,” LaNeve added. “With new products such as the Buick Enclave, Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Malibu still to come this year, we expect to build on this customer enthusiasm.”

Certified Used Vehicles

April 2007 sales for all certified GM brands, including GM Certified Used Vehicles, Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Saturn Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, and HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, were 41,622 units, down 11 percent from last April. Total year-to-date certified GM sales are 181,473 units, up 3 percent from the same period last year.

GM Certified Used Vehicles, the industry’s top-selling manufacturer-certified used brand, posted 36,625 sales, down nearly 10 percent from last April. Year-to-date sales for GM Certified Used Vehicles are 159,409 units, up 4 percent from the same period in 2006.

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles posted April sales of 2,800 units, down 22 percent from last April. Saturn Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 1,478 units in April, down 17 percent. Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 639 units, down 10 percent from last April, and HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 80 units, down 30 percent.

“GM Certified Used Vehicles, the industry’s top-selling certified brand, continues to set the pace for the category, with sales through April up more than 4 percent,” said LaNeve. “April sales were impacted by having two less sales days than last year. Certified GM sales year-to-date are up over 3 percent from the same period last year.”

GM North America Reports April Production, 2007 Second-Quarter Production Forecast is Revised at 1.145 Million Vehicles

In April, GM North America produced 335,000 vehicles (120,000 cars and 215,000 trucks). This is down 17,000 units or 5 percent compared to April 2006 when the region produced 352,000 vehicles (130,000 cars and 222,000 trucks). (Production totals include joint venture production of 15,000 vehicles in April 2007 and 24,000 vehicles in April 2006.)

Additionally, the region’s 2007 second-quarter production forecast is revised at 1.145 million vehicles (403,000 cars and 742,000 trucks), down 15,000 units or 1.3 percent from last month’s guidance.

GM also announced final 2007 first-quarter and unchanged 2007 second-quarter production forecast for its international regions.

GM Europe - GM Europe produced 511,000 vehicles in the first-quarter of 2007. In the first-quarter of 2006 the region built 494,000 vehicles. The region’s 2007 second-quarter production forecast remains unchanged at 473,000 vehicles. In the second-quarter of 2006 the region built 495,000 vehicles.

GM Asia Pacific - The region built 544,000 vehicles in the first-quarter of 2007. In the first-quarter of 2006 the region produced 472,000 vehicles. GM Asia Pacific’s 2007 second-quarter production forecast remains unchanged at 568,000 vehicles. In the second-quarter of 2006 the region built 482,000 vehicles.

GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East - The region built 222,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2007. In the first quarter of 2006 the region produced 194,000 vehicles. The region’s 2007 second-quarter production forecast is unchanged at 233,000 vehicles. In the second quarter of 2006 the region built 206,000 vehicles.



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