General Motors Cars - Leading America's Auto Resurgence!
The entire U.S. auto industry has strengthened since its near collapse during the global recession. General Motors demonstrated its ability to consistently introduce new, innovative, and competitive products. It is a testament to General Motors cars representing the contribution of feedback from consumers -- and GM's willingness to answer the call.
General Motors cars, along with Chrysler products, have consistently surpassed the expectations of analysts in the areas of profit and sales. Even Ford Motor Company has exceeded the 2 million vehicles mark in 2011. A goal that Ford had not reached since 2007.
And in 2011, GM reclaimed the title of World's Top-selling Auto Manufacturer by selling more than 9 million vehicles worldwide.
Toyota owned the top-selling title when GM had fallen deep into bankruptcy in 2008 due to the global recession. Toyota has always been known for their economical reliable vehicles with the Corolla leading the way. The devastating earthquakes in Japan and the floods in Thailand were a significant factor the reduced Toyota's sales. For example, company officials estimate that Toyota's 2011 sales decreased to 7.9 million worldwide. The decline of Toyota's sales will only be temporary.
General Motors Cars - Fuel Economy and Reliability Lead the WayThe success of General Motors cars has a lot to do with the company's renewed emphasis on fuel economy and reliability. The Chevy Cruze was the best GM car / answer the Toyota Corolla. The Corolla being the best- selling car in the past, the Cruze introduced in 2010, has held its own next to the Toyota.
GM has worked hard to build quality vehicles with unsurpassed luxury and features. As a result, popularity has increased dramatically. General Motors cars have provided buyers with state-of-the-art gadgets and ample safety features. All of which have helped boost car sales.
General Motors Cars - Thriving International MarketsGM and its Chevrolet brand have also worked hard to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs within the global auto market. For example, General Motors cars experienced record sales in more than 15 international markets during 2011 with the largest year-over-year increases in Peru (81 percent), Thailand (57 percent), Vietnam (79 percent), South Africa (50 percent), and Israel (46 percent).
In addition, GM established a significant presence within the Chinese auto market. GM sold 9 million units globally in 2011. Of those 9 million units, over 2.5 million units were sold in China alone. The second best GM car after the Chevy Cruze was the Wuling Sunshine. Most Americans probably have never heard of the Sunshine. GM only sold the Sunshine in China. This inexpensive minivan was what GM found to be the kind of vehicle in high demand from Chinese buyers.
General Motors Cars - Remaining ConcernsAlthough U.S. car sales are on the rise, GM has only repaid $23 billion of their $50 billion dollar bailout loan given to them by the United States government. As a result, the government still owns one third of GM's common stock.
In closing, General Motors cars are now providing buyers with high quality at reasonable prices -- and are built to last. With the ever-growing gas prices, fuel economical vehicles have been attractive selling points for car buyers worldwide. The ability of General Motors cars to answer the call of customers in worldwide markets has been the key to winning over new buyers. And will likely continue to be the key to GM's long-term success.