General Motors Co. blames a September sales free-fall on the comparison with an extraordinarily robust year-ago performance and let-down from the expiration of the U.S. government’s “Cash for Clunkers” incentive scheme. GM delivered 155,711 vehicles in the month, a 47.1% plunge from like-2008’s 282,869 total, according to Ward’s data, which is adjusted for selling days – 25 in September vs. 24 prior-year. “Floor traffic was lousy all month – every brand, every region,” Mark LaNeve, GM’s ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"GM Promises ‘Different Story’ in October After September Sales Slide" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.