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General Motors reports strong third quarter global sales

A Chevrolet logo is displayed on a vehicle at Courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix, Arizona, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
A Chevrolet logo is displayed on a vehicle at Courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix, Arizona, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Global sales for General Motors vehicles rose by over five-percent in the third quarter of the year with 2.4-million vehicles sold.  Over 808-thousand vehicles were sold in North America, which was over six-percent higher than one year ago.

ales in Europe were up by over four-percent while the International Operations recorded an eight percent jump from last year.  Sales in South America were down by over four-percent.

The Chevrolet brand set a record with 1.25-million vehicles sold globally in the third quarter.

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