DETROIT – GMC retail sales were up 17 percent year over year in June, closing at the highest volume since 2006. Total sales, up 3 percent, were the best since 2007. GMC’s core products – Sierra, Acadia and Terrain – all posted June sales gains and as the brand reached the half-way point of 2013 with retail sales up 14 percent year to date.
June was the first month for sales of the all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup, which arrived amid the seventh straight month of year-over-year retail gains for Sierra. Combined with 2013 models, the new Sierra helped drive 40 percent year-over-year ½-ton pickup retail sales growth for the month.
“I fell in love with the new Sierra at first sight and just had to be first to drive one,” said Jorge Banda of Houston, Texas, who bought a black Sierra SLT in June. “The luxury this truck has, the way it drives and looks, I wouldn’t change a thing. It gets so many compliments. And it’s so quiet, sometimes I forget it is running. It’s the best truck I’ve ever owned.”
Banda is a returning Sierra owner who said the dealership experience is part of the reason he keeps coming back. “I’ve been coming to the same dealer for 10 years now. I consider my salesman a part of the family, there’s great trust there,” he said. “All of my GMCs have had such great quality and luxury versus the competition. I traded my 2010 Sierra in and it sold two days later.”
Terrain small SUV retail and total sales were the best ever for June. Year-over-year Terrain retail sales were up 14 percent and total sales were up 3 percent. Both Acadia and Terrain are off to the best-ever start to a year.
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands. Innovation and engineering excellence is built into all GMC vehicles and the brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. The 2014 Sierra half-ton pickup boasts all-new powertrains and design, and the Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks ever built by GMC. Every retail GMC model, including Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs, is now available in Denali luxury trim. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.
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