General Motors' sales in Europe dropped 7.5 percent last month, with its Opel/Vauxhall brands leading the way down with a 10.8 percent fall. The company's European market share fell to 9.1 percent from 9.4 percent in April 2005.

Overall, GM's American brands did well in Europe, percentage-wise, with Chevrolet, HUMMER, and Cadillac posting gains, although amounting to only about 15 percent of total company sales in Europe. Of its European brands, only Saab has enjoyed higher European sales so far this year, while the big-volume brands Opel and Vauxhall have seen sales decline 3.4 percent in the last four months.

[Source: Reuters]

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