(autoinsidernews) - General Motors dealers in the United States sold 297,556 new cars and trucks in November, a 5.8 percent increase compared to the same period in 2005. November retail sales were up 11 percent compared to a year ago, with retail truck sales up 17 percent and retail car sales up 1 percent, reports Trend.
Retail truck sales were led by a 29 percent increase in large pickup retail sales such as Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, and a 36 percent increase in luxury utility retail sales, including triple-digit retail increases for the entire Cadillac Escalade lineup.
On a brand-by brand basis: Buick sales were up 11.6, Cadillac saw sales climb by 20.3 percent, Chevrolet posted a 3 percent increase, GMC was up a whopping 30.1 percent, Saab was up 19.4 percent and Saturn saw sales increase by 23.8 percent. Only HUMMER (off 3.3 percent) and Pontiac (down 17.5) saw sales drop for November.