DETROIT – General Motors Co. says its August U.S. sales rose nearly 15 per cent on big gains in full-size pickup trucks and tiny cars.
GM says it sold almost 276,000 cars and trucks last month.
Nearly all automakers are reporting double-digit sales gains as August shapes up to be another strong month for the industry. Ford and Chrysler reported 12 per cent increases, while Toyota was up 23 per cent. All major automakers report August numbers on Wednesday.
Sales of GM’s top-selling Chevy Silverado pickup were up nearly 14 per cent, while sales of the Chevy Sonic subcompact rose almost 31 per cent.
Cadillac brand sales were up nearly 38 per cent, aided by new models. Buick sales were up 37 per cent.