Chrysler, GM set sales records abroad

Despite losing customers in its home market, both General Motors and Chrysler have set sales records overseas during 2007.

The General's CEO, Rick Wagoner, said during a Bloomberg News interview that around 75-percent of GM's sales will come from outside the U.S. within the next decade, up from 58-percent in the third quarter of 2007.

Chrysler's sales abroad have risen by 15-percent over the 2006 numbers, with 238,218 vehicles sold last year, compared to almost 207k the previous year. Good news, but that's a drop in the bucket considering that sales outside the States only account for nine-percent of Chrysler's worldwide retail action.

[Sources: Bloomberg, Detroit News]

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