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General Motors July sales up 16-percent


The General Motors world headquarters is seen in downtown Detroit, Michigan in this May 31, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
The General Motors world headquarters is seen in downtown Detroit, Michigan in this May 31, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

DETROIT (WKZO) -- General Motors total sales for July were up by 16-percent over last year with retail sales climbing by 23-percent.

The increase was driven to a great extent by a 51-percent leap in full-size pickup sales.  All four of GM's brands posted double-digit increases.

"For GM, July was the most well-balanced month of the year from a retail sales standpoint:  trucks were hot," says GM vice president Kurt McNeil, "but so were small cars and family vehicles."

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