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Overal General Motors sales down, truck sales up

A General Motors logo is seen on a vehicle for sale at the GM dealership in Carlsbad, California January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A General Motors logo is seen on a vehicle for sale at the GM dealership in Carlsbad, California January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

DETROIT (WKZO) -- While U.S. sales for General Motors show a drop of one-percent in August compared with the same month last year, the truck sales picture is more positive.

Overall truck sales were up by 18-percent over a year ago. Chevrolet and GMC large SUV sales rose by 38-percent. Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra numbers were up by 13-percent and ten-percent respectively.

Other highlights of the month include a 23-percent rise in sales of the Chevrolet Express van, marking its best August since 2007. The GMC Savana saw a 70-percent increase while Regal deliveries were up 29-percent.

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