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General Motors sales jump 16-percent

The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Kowals
The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Kowals

DETROIT (WKZO) -- General Motors saw sales increase by nearly 16-percent in October thanks to higher demand for the Chevrolet Malibu and the company's full size pickup trucks.

The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups were up by nearly eleven-percent.  Chevrolet's all-new Corvette saw sales explode by 237-percent compared to last year.

GM reports overall sales were pegged at over 226-thousand vehicles last month.

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