GM sales well up year on year

The American auto maker says that it will move 60,000 untis in the Middle East this year and it is chasing big growth in 2004.

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By  David Ingham Published  December 10, 2003

General Motors says it is on track to sell 60,000 units in the Middle East in 2003, well up on 49,000 in 2002. The company has also set a target of 75,000 units for 2004.

"Our goal is to sell 100,000 vehicles a year in the Middle East and we intend to do so within the next couple of year," says Maureen Kempston Darkes, president, Latin America, Africa and Middle East, GM. "We will accomplish this with the help of our retail partners by leveraging GM's global resources to build high quality products."

GM attributed much of this year's growth to strong sales of three new Chevrolet models, the Aveo, Optra and Epica. Three SUV models, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Envoy were also reported to have sold well.

2004 will see the introduction of eight new models across the Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet ranges. That will follow the launch of sixteen models in 2003.

"In the past four years, our product lineup has grown from 20-something to 41 different models across out Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Humme, Opel and Saab brands," observed Paul Johnson, GM's regional managing director.

"In the same period, sales have far exceeded overall market growth - testimony to the quality and value of our products and the investment we and our retailers have made in supporting them."

Tomorrow (Thursday 11) sees the launch of two new Cadillac models, the XLR luxury roadster and the SRX luxury utility at GM's Dubai Motor Show stand. Mark LaNeve, general manager of Cadillac, will also introduce the Cadillac 16 concept car, which GM is billing as 'the most powerful car ever built.'

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