Some of GM's European executives can sleep soundly these first few weeks of August, with Saab hitting record numbers in Europe, Chevrolet being up by 9.5 percent and overall sales in Eastern Europe growing a staggering 75 percent over July of 2005 on the performance of Chevy and Opel in the marketplace.
Opel/Vauxhall is also on track to make improvements the company promised in terms of market mix and quality of sales, according to a press release put out by GM Europe. The H3 is helping HUMMER sales in Europe, with the brand's numbesr having nearly quadrupled versus the first seven months of 2005, going from 269 to 983 units. Of course, that doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "up by 265 percent."
Opel/Vauxhall is still down a bit overall, which is impacting GM's overall market share in Europe. Cadillac is also down, thanks in part to the luke warm reception of the BLS sedan based on the Saab 9-3.