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GM Middle East sales vehicles 14,000 in December

It is reported that General Motors Middle East recorded its second best December sales month ever as dealers sold a total of 14,413 vehicles, up 3% from the same period last year.

The report said that this was supported by Chevrolet as well as GM's luxury brand Cadillac, which boasted record month and full-year figures.

December 2012 was also GM's second highest sales month last year.

In the Middle East, GM sold a total of 137,955 vehicles in 2012, boosted mainly by sales in GCC countries. Full year sales in Saudi Arabia, GM's biggest market in the region, rose 16% YoY while December sales jumped 9% to 7,167 vehicles.

Chevrolet's rejuvenated passenger car line up, which includes the Sonic small car, the Spark mini, the all new Malibu as well as the Cruze compact car saw another positive performance.

Sales rose 10% in December YoY to 6,730 vehicles while SUV's crossovers and pick ups climbed 8% to 3,888 vehicles.

Cadillac sales for December increased 9% YoY while sales for the whole year climbed 16% to 4,203 vehicles.

Mr John Standwick MD of General Motors Middle East said that "I am very proud of the performance of our luxury brand Cadillac which recorded its best sales ever."

Mr Standwick said that "I expect more records to be broken in the Middle East this year with the launch of the new Cadillac ATS and start of sales of the new Cadillac XTS in the first quarter of 2013."

Source - Trade Arabia News Service

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