General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

January 24, 2011 00:01 ET

GM Delivers 8.39 Million Vehicles Globally in 2010

- Deliveries up 12.2 percent from 2009

- China and the United States top 2 million sales each

DETROIT, MICHIGAN--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2011) -

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General Motors reported today that it delivered 8,389,769 vehicles globally in calendar year 2010, a 12.2 percent increase from 2009 deliveries of 7,477,178.(1)

GM achieved double-digit increases in five of its top 10 markets, including a 28.8 percent increase in China, where GM and its partners(2) were the first to top the 2 million sales mark in a single year, and an increase of 41.3 percent in Uzbekistan, which is now GM's tenth-largest market by volume.

Deliveries in the United States, GM's No. 2 market, rose 6.3 percent despite the phase-out or sale of four brands, while Brazil, GM's third-largest market, saw deliveries rise by 10.4 percent.

Following is data for GM's leading markets and brands:

Top Ten Markets:

  Country 2010 Deliveries 2009 Deliveries % Change 2009 Rank
1 China 2,351,610 1,826,475 28.8 2
2 United States 2,215,227 2,084,492 6.3 1
3 Brazil 657,825 595,625 10.4 3
4 United Kingdom 290,250 287,278 1.0 5
5 Germany 269,061 381,687 (29.5) 4
6 Canada 247,104 254,257 (2.8) 6
7 Italy 169,955 188,689 (9.9) 7
8 Russia 159,199 141,695 12.4 8
9 Mexico 155,590 138,482 12.4 9
10 Uzbekistan 145,151 102,746 41.3 13

Top Brands:

  Brand 2010 Deliveries 2009 Deliveries % Change 2009 Rank
1 Chevrolet 4,271,189 3,517,412 21.4 1
2 Opel/Vauxhall 1,206,620 1,236,221 (2.4) 2
3 Wuling 1,149,060 1,001,213 14.8 3
4 Buick 718,848 558,533 28.7 4
5 GMC 446,547 353,258 26.4 5
6 Cadillac 180,724 128,838 40.3 7
7 Holden 140,771 126,089 11.6 8
8 Daewoo 129,829 121,345 7.0 9
9 Jiefang 88,224 34,860 153.1 12

About General Motors General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)(TSX:GMM), one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM's largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, Russia, Mexico and Uzbekistan. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on July 10, 2009, and references to prior periods in this and other press materials refer to operations of the old General Motors Corporation. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com


(1) Vehicle sales primarily represent estimated sales to the ultimate customer.

(2) The joint venture agreements with SGMW (44%) and FAW-GM (50%) allows for significant rights as a member as well as the contractual right to report SGMW and FAW-GM joint venture vehicle sales in China as a part of global market share.

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