GM Sales Jump in First Half of 2013

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Led by record sales of 2.5 million Chevrolet's in the first half of 2013, General Motors' sales jumped 3.9% compared to last year, up to 4.85 million units worldwide, the company announced today. Chevrolet's small car lineup sales, including its Sonic, Volt, and Cruze models, jumped nearly 25%, and truck sales were up 23% in the six-month period.

In response to the strong sales results in GM's Chevy lineup, senior vice-president of Global Chevrolet Alan Batey commented, "Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive new product roll-out in the brand's history." Batey added that Chevy's growth is, in part, due to its "presence in developing markets."

Geographically, GM enjoyed sales gains in two key markets, including a 7.7% jump in North America compared to the first half of 2012, and a 10.6% improvement in China, selling a record 1,567,392 cars in GM's second-largest market by volume.

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