Detroit, Mich. (Manufacturing.net) — General Motors Co. today announced that its dealers had delivered 9,714,652 vehicles worldwide during 2013, which is 4 percent higher than the previous year. The company said China and the United Kingdom, as markets, posted the largest year-over-year sales increases, each 11 percent up over the year before. U.S. sales increased 7 percent.
The Detroit, Mich.-based automaker currently produces vehicles in 30 countries and sells in many more under a variety of brand names, including GM, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMD, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling.
GM said Chevrolet sold a record 4,984,126 vehicles in 2013, and cited the new Silverado, which was named the 2014 North American Truck of the Year, and the Corvette Stingray, named the 2014 North American Car of the Year, as key accelerators of the additional sales. Cadillac’s global sales rose 28 percent in 2013, with Chinese sales a major component in that increase. The company broke ground on a new assembly plant in China last year and aims to bring production of one new model to the country every year through 2016.
Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and chief financial officer, said in a statement: “A healthy auto market in the United States and China, and very successful product launches at all of our brands worldwide drove GM’s growth in 2013 and helped us navigate difficult conditions in Europe and parts of South America and Asia.”