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General Motors Tops U.S. Automakers in New Vehicle Sales Despite Fleet Challenges

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
General Motors experiences a 1.5% decline in sales due to weakened fleet business

General Motors reported a slight decrease in sales during the first quarter, primarily due to challenges faced by its fleet business. However, despite the overall decline, the company maintained its position as the top-selling automaker in the United States. Despite a 1.5% decrease in new vehicle sales compared to the previous year, retail sales increased by 6%, enabling General Motors to surpass Toyota as the leading seller of vehicles in the U.S.

General Motors’ pickup lineup experienced significant growth, with a 3.6% increase in sales during this quarter, making it the best since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast, electric vehicle sales fell due to software issues and production delays, particularly affecting Chevrolet Bolt models. Fleet sales for General Motors dropped by approximately 23% compared to last year’s figures.

Among General Motors’ brands, only Buick reported an increase in sales by 16.4% year-over-year. While overall pickup deliveries improved slightly, GMC experienced a decline of 5%. Sales for Chevrolet and Cadillac also decreased compared to last year’s figures but at a lower rate than fleet sales did.

Despite this slight decline in sales for General Motors, demand for vehicles has increased overall. Edmunds predicts that quarterly sales will reach around 3.8 million units – a 5.6% increase from last year’s figures – indicating strong consumer demand for cars.

While Toyota had an impressive sales increase of approximately 20% during this quarter, other foreign brands such as Honda and Hyundai have gained more market share than ever before, indicating heightened competition among foreign automakers for American consumers.

The market is becoming increasingly competitive as more automakers enter the fray with innovative technologies and designs that appeal to consumers worldwide.

In conclusion, while General Motors experienced some challenges with their fleet business and electric vehicle lineup in Q1 of this year, they remain one of America’s top car manufacturers with continued demand from consumers worldwide.

By Samantha Nguyen

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