April Sales

Launch Vehicle Sales Continue to Gain Momentum, Led by All-New Full-Size SUVs
Chevy Tahoe Sales Up 35 Percent, Paced by Best Sales-To-Date of 2007 Model
Cadillac Escalade Sales Rise 127 Percent; GMC Yukon Sales Up 36 Percent
Full-Size Pickup Sales Rise 4 Percent

DETROIT –

General Motors dealers in the United States sold 345,404 new cars and trucks in April, down 7 percent compared to year-ago levels. Total car sales were down 18 percent, and truck sales were up 2 percent.

GM’s retail sales in April were down 5 percent compared to year-ago deliveries. Fleet sales were down 10.5 percent. Daily rental sales declined by 23 percent compared to last year.

“Given that the industry came in somewhat below our initial expectations, we are pleased that our retail sales were in line with the targets established in our North America turnaround plan,” said Mark LaNeve, General Motors North America vice president, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. “Consumers continue to respond very favorably to our new products, particularly the all-new Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, resulting in a combined 15 percent sales increase compared to last month.”

Total sales of all GM launch vehicles were up 5 percent compared to March and accounted for 28 percent of GM’s total deliveries for the month. The success of GM’s launch vehicles is another critical component of GM’s North America restructuring plan.

Despite increases in fuel prices and contrary to industry trends, GM posted a 2 percent improvement in total truck deliveries, driven by continuing strong sales results for its all-new full-size sport utility vehicles and full-size pickups. Chevrolet Tahoe sales were up 35 percent in April. Of the 13,138 total deliveries, 10,607 were 2007 models. GMC Yukon posted a 36 percent sales gain in April, with 5,978 total deliveries. There were 4,862 2007 Yukon deliveries. April sales of the 2007 model were 48 percent greater than March results. Cadillac Escalade sales improved dramatically, with a 127 percent improvement over last year. There were 4,109 total sales, of which 3,258 were the all-new 2007 model. 2007 Escalade sales in April rose 23 percent compared to March.

Chevrolet Silverado deliveries rose 9 percent in April, and GMC Sierra sales were up 4 percent. The continuing strength of GM’s full-size pickups is noteworthy, given that the product is approaching the end of its lifecycle. The new full-size pickups begin arriving in dealers’ showrooms in the fourth quarter of this year.

LaNeve explained that the impact of the recent upward movement in fuel prices is being partially offset by the fuel economy leadership across GM’s lineup, particularly its industry-leading truck and utility portfolio. “We know that fuel economy is an important issue for consumers, and every tenth of a gallon improvement counts,” LaNeve said. “We worked hard during the development of our new large utilities to squeeze out every possible ounce of fuel savings, and the result was the best fuel economy in the segment. Combine this with the E85 capability of these vehicles, which reduces America’s dependency on oil, and you’ve got a significant, measurable benefit for all consumers.”

GM’s newest entries in the small sport utility category also contributed to the improvement in overall truck sales. Chevrolet HHR and Equinox and Pontiac Torrent posted solid results. HHR had its best-ever sales month and Equinox achieved record April sales. The new Saturn Vue continued its sales momentum with its eleventh consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases (+25 percent).

HUMMER posted a year-over-year sales record for the twelfth consecutive month, with total sales up 231 percent. Retail deliveries rose 210 percent. H3 continues to drive HUMMER’s record-setting pace and leads the entry luxury utility segment by a wide margin.

Saturn posted a year-over-year sales gain of 14 percent with retail sales up 3 percent. The improvement was led by a solid sales month for Vue and Ion. The first sales of Saturn Sky (612) were recorded in April. Demand for the all-new two-seat roadster continues to outpace supply, with vehicles remaining on dealers’ lots an average of only 10 days.

Saab also posted a sales gain compared to year-ago levels (+3 percent). Its retail deliveries were up 10 percent, paced by deliveries of the 9-7X.

Certified Used Vehicles

April sales for all certified GM brands, including GM Certified Used Vehicles, Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Used Cars from Saturn, Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles and HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, were 46,735 units, up nearly 7 percent from last April. Total year-to-date certified GM sales are 175,580 units, comparable to the same period last year.

GM Certified Used Vehicles, the industry’s top-selling manufacturer-certified used brand, posted 40,562 sales, up 10 percent from last April. Year-to-date sales for GM Certified Used Vehicles are 153,052 units, up 2 percent from the same period in 2005.

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles posted 3,572 sales in April, up 8 percent from last year. Used Cars from Saturn sold 1,773 units, down 32 percent. Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 713 units, down 19.5 percent. In its fourth month of operation, HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned sold 115 units.

“The industry’s top-selling certified brand, GM Certified Used Vehicles, continues to lead all manufacturer-certified programs, with one of its strongest sales months ever,” LaNeve said. “GM Certified sold 40,562 units for the month, up 10 percent from last April. This is a terrific start to the second quarter and marks the second consecutive month that GM Certified sales have surpassed the 40,000-unit mark.”

GM North America Reports April Production, 2006 Second-Quarter Production Forecast Remains Unchanged

In April, GM North America produced 352,000 vehicles (131,000 cars and 221,000 trucks). This is down 68,000 units, or 16 percent, compared to April 2005 when the region produced 420,000 vehicles (163,000 cars and 257,000 trucks). Production totals include joint venture production of 24,000 vehicles in April 2006 and 22,000 vehicles in April 2005.

The region’s 2006 second-quarter production forecast remains unchanged at 1.2 million vehicles (445,000 cars and 755,000 trucks). In the second quarter of 2005, the region produced 1.247 million vehicles (458,000 cars and 789,000 trucks).

GM also announced 2006 final first-quarter production and revised second-quarter production forecasts for its international regions.

GM Europe – In the first quarter of 2006, the region produced 494,000 vehicles. This is down 8,000 units compared to the first quarter 2005 when the region produced 502,000 vehicles. The region’s revised 2006 second-quarter production forecast is 502,000 vehicles, up 12,000 units from last month’s guidance. In the second quarter of 2005, the region built 501,000 vehicles.

GM Asia Pacific – GM Asia Pacific produced 472,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2006. This is up 137,000 units compared to the first quarter of 2005, when the region produced 335,000 vehicles. The region’s revised 2006 second-quarter production forecast is 504,000 vehicles, up 30,000 units from last month’s guidance. In the second quarter of 2005, the region built 398,000 vehicles.

GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East – In the first quarter of 2006, the region produced 194,000 vehicles. This is up 9,000 units compared to the first quarter of 2005, when the region produced 185,000 vehicles. The region’s 2006 second-quarter production estimate remains unchanged at 215,000 vehicles. In the second quarter of 2005, the region built 195,000 vehicles.

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 327,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2005, 9.17 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM operates one of the world’s leading finance companies, GMAC Financial Services, which offers automotive, residential and commercial financing and insurance. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at

www.gm.com.

Note: GM sales and production results are available on GM Media OnLine at

http://media.gm.com by clicking on News, then Sales/Production. In this press release and related comments by General Motors management, our use of the words “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “objective,” “plan,” “goal” and similar expressions is intended to identify forward looking statements. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, actual results may differ materially due to numerous important factors that are described in GM’s most recent report on SEC Form 10-K (at page II-20) which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on SEC Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Such factors include, among others, the following: changes in economic conditions, currency exchange rates or political stability; shortages of fuel, labor strikes or work stoppages; market acceptance of the corporation’s new products; significant changes in the competitive environment; changes in laws, regulations and tax rates; and, the ability of the corporation to achieve reductions in cost and employment levels to realize production efficiencies and implement capital expenditures at levels and times planned by management.

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April

Calendar Year-to-Date
January – April

Curr S/D:26
Prev S/D:27

2006

2005

% Chg
per S/D

2006

2005

%Chg

Vehicle Total

345,404

385,939

-7.1

1,308,327

1,401,081

-6.6

Car Total

134,603

170,618

-18.1

515,560

588,894

-12.5

Truck Total

210,801

215,321

1.7

792,767

812,187

-2.4

Light Truck Total

205,193

209,917

1.5

774,553

794,210

-2.5

Light Vehicle Total

339,796

380,535

-7.3

1,290,113

1,383,104

-6.7

Market Division
Vehicle Total

Buick

19,971

25,163

-17.6

81,845

86,330

-5.2

Cadillac

17,916

20,251

-8.1

68,845

70,324

-2.1

Chevrolet

209,320

230,648

-5.8

779,940

845,955

-7.8

GMC

38,769

45,399

-11.3

143,335

168,598

-15.0

HUMMER

5,413

1,700

230.7

22,397

7,650

192.8

Oldsmobile

0

190

***.*

96

981

-90.2

Other – Isuzu

1,235

1,057

21.3

4,085

4,382

-6.8

Pontiac

32,793

43,028

-20.9

132,094

142,762

-7.5

Saab

3,144

3,174

2.9

11,366

10,518

8.1

Saturn

16,843

15,329

14.1

64,324

63,581

1.2

Sales of Vehicles Produced in US/Canada/Mexico

Car

126,305

160,550

-18.3

487,192

554,187

-12.1

Light Truck

205,193

209,917

1.5

774,553

794,210

-2.5

Twenty-six selling days for the April period this year and twenty-seven for last year.

* American Isuzu Motors, Inc., dealer sales of commercial vehicles distributed by General Motors Corporation as reported to General Motors by American Isuzu Motors, Inc.

2-1P
GM Car Deliveries – (United States)
April 2006

 

April

Calendar Year-to-Date
January – April

 

2006

2005

%Chg
per S/D

2006

2005

%Chg

Selling Days (S/D)

26

27

       

Century

7

735

-99.0

62

4,065

-98.5

LaCrosse

5,759

8,612

-30.6

22,120

27,893

-20.7

LeSabre

204

6,085

-96.5

1,599

23,405

-93.2

Lucerne

6,998

0

***.*

29,122

0

***.*

Park Avenue

2

267

-99.2

27

1,486

-98.2

Regal

0

82

***.*

30

409

-92.7

Buick Total

12,970

15,781

-14.7

52,960

57,258

-7.5

CTS

4,612

6,182

-22.5

17,913

19,584

-8.5

DeVille

73

4,503

-98.3

509

14,958

-96.6

DTS

4,003

0

***.*

18,886

0

***.*

Seville

0

14

***.*

9

80

-88.8

STS

2,088

3,541

-38.8

7,713

10,412

-25.9

XLR

320

502

-33.8

1,186

1,469

-19.3

Cadillac Total

11,096

14,742

-21.8

46,216

46,503

-0.6

Aveo

4,745

5,783

-14.8

15,316

19,817

-22.7

Cavalier

39

1,914

-97.9

213

15,895

-98.7

Classic

-1

9,635

***.*

1

40,115

***.*

Cobalt

19,249

22,726

-12.0

71,776

51,888

38.3

Corvette

3,516

3,177

14.9

12,808

11,139

15.0

Impala

25,879

23,442

14.6

90,312

87,770

2.9

Malibu

14,721

16,812

-9.1

61,503

62,604

-1.8

Monte Carlo

2,590

3,123

-13.9

12,232

12,896

-5.1

SSR

403

811

-48.4

1,849

3,514

-47.4

Chevrolet Total

71,141

87,423

-15.5

266,010

305,638

-13.0

Alero

0

131

***.*

67

718

-90.7

Aurora

0

1

***.*

0

8

***.*

Oldsmobile Total

0

132

***.*

67

726

-90.8

Bonneville

108

1,209

-90.7

711

4,928

-85.6

G6

9,296

11,790

-18.1

46,154

32,502

42.0

Grand Am

92

8,625

-98.9

487

27,052

-98.2

Grand Prix

10,987

7,825

45.8

36,365

29,333

24.0

GTO

923

1,111

-13.7

3,499

4,372

-20.0

Solstice

1,828

0

***.*

7,896

0

***.*

Sunfire

112

3,943

-97.1

566

14,892

-96.2

Vibe

3,934

6,499

-37.1

13,156

20,535

-35.9

Pontiac Total

27,280

41,002

-30.9

108,834

133,614

-18.5

9-2X

80

388

-78.6

282

1,184

-76.2

9-3

2,144

2,190

1.7

7,909

7,520

5.2

9-5

406

596

-29.3

1,362

1,814

-24.9

Saab Total

2,630

3,174

-14.0

9,553

10,518

-9.2

ION

8,873

7,520

22.5

31,154

31,126

0.1

Saturn L Series

1

844

-99.9

20

3,511

-99.4

Saturn Sky

612

0

***.*

746

0

***.*

Saturn Total

9,486

8,364

17.8

31,920

34,637

-7.8

GM Total

134,603

170,618

-18.1

515,560

588,894

-12.5

GM Car Deliveries by Production Source

GM North America *

126,305

160,550

-18.3

487,192

554,187

-12.1

GM Import

8,298

10,068

-14.4

28,368

34,707

-18.3

GM Total

134,603

170,618

-18.1

515,560

588,894

-12.5

GM Car Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division

Buick Total

12,970

15,781

-14.7

52,960

57,258

-7.5

Cadillac Total

11,096

14,742

-21.8

46,216

46,503

-0.6

Chevrolet Total

66,396

81,640

-15.5

250,694

285,821

-12.3

Oldsmobile Total

0

132

***.*

67

726

-90.8

Pontiac Total

26,357

39,891

-31.4

105,335

129,242

-18.5

Saturn Total

9,486

8,364

17.8

31,920

34,637

-7.8

GM North America Total*

126,305

160,550

-18.3

487,192

554,187

-12.1

Chevrolet Total

4,745

5,783

-14.8

15,316

19,817

-22.7

Pontiac Total

923

1,111

-13.7

3,499

4,372

-20.0

Saab Total

2,630

3,174

-14.0

9,553

10,518

-9.2

GM Import Total

8,298

10,068

-14.4

28,368

34,707

-18.3

GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division

Buick Total

19,971

25,163

-17.6

81,845

86,330

-5.2

Cadillac Total

17,916

20,251

-8.1

68,845

70,324

-2.1

Chevrolet Total

209,320

230,648

-5.8

779,940

845,955

-7.8

GMC Total

38,769

45,399

-11.3

143,335

168,598

-15.0

HUMMER Total

5,413

1,700

230.7

22,397

7,650

192.8

Oldsmobile Total

0

190

***.*

96

981

-90.2

Other-Isuzu Total

1,235

1,057

21.3

4,085

4,382

-6.8

Pontiac Total

32,793

43,028

-20.9

132,094

142,762

-7.5

Saab Total

3,144

3,174

2.9

11,366

10,518

8.1

Saturn Total

16,843

15,329

14.1

64,324

63,581

1.2

GM Total

345,404

385,939

-7.1

1,308,327

1,401,081

-6.6

* Includes US/Canada/Mexico

3-1P
GM Truck Deliveries – (United States)
April 2006

 

April

Calendar Year-to-Date
January – April

 

2006

2005

% Chg
per S/D

2006

2005

%Chg

Selling Days (S/D)

26

27

       

Rainier

1,373

1,129

26.3

6,020

4,458

35.0

Rendezvous

4,938

6,829

-24.9

18,301

19,904

-8.1

Terraza

690

1,424

-49.7

4,564

4,710

-3.1

Total Buick

7,001

9,382

-22.5

28,885

29,072

-0.6

Escalade

4,109

1,879

127.1

12,254

9,149

33.9

Escalade ESV

393

994

-58.9

1,887

4,130

-54.3

Escalade EXT

290

623

-51.7

1,369

2,530

-45.9

SRX

2,028

2,013

4.6

7,119

8,012

-11.1

Total Cadillac

6,820

5,509

28.6

22,629

23,821

-5.0

Astro

13

2,747

-99.5

153

11,263

-98.6

C/K Suburban(Chevy)

4,543

6,230

-24.3

19,650

24,464

-19.7

Chevy C/T Series

31

32

0.6

100

82

22.0

Chevy W Series

244

270

-6.2

914

863

5.9

Colorado

8,640

12,725

-29.5

27,840

45,248

-38.5

Equinox

12,583

11,873

10.1

35,189

41,650

-15.5

Express Cutaway/G Cut

1,598

1,647

0.8

6,140

5,766

6.5

Express Panel/G Van

7,145

7,954

-6.7

27,967

26,886

4.0

Express/G Sportvan

1,932

2,211

-9.3

6,749

8,209

-17.8

HHR

9,352

0

***.*

34,660

0

***.*

Kodiak 4/5 Series

1,083

957

17.5

4,395

3,497

25.7

Kodiak 6/7/8 Series

300

317

-1.7

1,316

1,318

-0.2

S/T Blazer

6

600

-99.0

84

2,959

-97.2

S/T Pickup

0

13

***.*

4

85

-95.3

Tahoe

13,138

10,134

34.6

58,242

42,988

35.5

Tracker

0

51

***.*

11

359

-96.9

TrailBlazer

12,792

17,733

-25.1

56,178

65,291

-14.0

Uplander

4,768

7,264

-31.8

20,729

21,405

-3.2

Venture

18

811

-97.7

135

4,001

-96.6

Avalanche

2,284

4,581

-48.2

10,412

19,587

-46.8

Silverado-C/K Pickup

57,709

55,075

8.8

203,062

214,396

-5.3

Chevrolet Fullsize Pickups

59,993

59,656

4.4

213,474

233,983

-8.8

Chevrolet Total

138,179

143,225

0.2

513,930

540,317

-4.9

Canyon

1,886

3,309

-40.8

6,549

11,753

-44.3

Envoy

5,946

9,038

-31.7

23,599

30,716

-23.2

GMC C/T Series

23

31

-23.0

85

69

23.2

GMC W Series

451

383

22.3

1,576

1,518

3.8

Safari (GMC)

2

512

-99.6

46

1,775

-97.4

Savana Panel/G Classic

1,436

2,323

-35.8

5,604

7,250

-22.7

Savana Special/G Cut

1,629

2,427

-30.3

5,033

6,484

-22.4

Savana/Rally

166

217

-20.6

804

761

5.7

Sierra

17,179

17,086

4.4

63,201

67,955

-7.0

Sonoma

0

5

***.*

0

46

***.*

Topkick 4/5 Series

1,558

1,578

2.5

3,215

3,265

-1.5

Topkick 6/7/8 Series

683

779

-9.0

2,528

2,983

-15.3

Yukon

5,978

4,550

36.4

20,376

19,677

3.6

Yukon XL

1,832

3,161

-39.8

10,719

14,346

-25.3

GMC Total

38,769

45,399

-11.3

143,335

168,598

-15.0

HUMMER H1

25

37

-29.8

98

104

-5.8

HUMMER H2

1,436

1,663

-10.3

5,717

7,546

-24.2

HUMMER H3

3,952

0

***.*

16,582

0

***.*

HUMMER Total

5,413

1,700

230.7

22,397

7,650

192.8

Bravada

0

44

***.*

19

163

-88.3

Silhouette

0

14

***.*

10

92

-89.1

Oldsmobile Total

0

58

***.*

29

255

-88.6

Other-Isuzu F Series

132

86

59.4

407

358

13.7

Other-Isuzu H Series

17

4

341.3

48

4

***.*

Other-Isuzu N Series

1,086

967

16.6

3,630

4,020

-9.7

Other-Isuzu Total

1,235

1,057

21.3

4,085

4,382

-6.8

Aztek

47

545

-91.0

229

2,462

-90.7

Montana

40

304

-86.3

254

1,708

-85.1

Montana SV6

2,369

1,177

109.0

8,737

4,978

75.5

Torrent

3,057

0

***.*

14,040

0

***.*

Pontiac Total

5,513

2,026

182.6

23,260

9,148

154.3

9-7X

514

0

***.*

1,813

0

***.*

Saab Total

514

0

***.*

1,813

0

***.*

Relay

508

1,275

-58.6

2,348

5,351

-56.1

VUE

6,849

5,690

25.0

30,056

23,593

27.4

Saturn Total

7,357

6,965

9.7

32,404

28,944

12.0

GM Total

210,801

215,321

1.7

792,767

812,187

-2.4

GM TRUCK Deliveries by Production Source

GM North America *

209,391

213,916

1.6

787,708

806,757

-2.4

GM Import

1,410

1,405

4.2

5,059

5,430

-6.8

GM Total

210,801

215,321

1.7

792,767

812,187

-2.4

GM Light Duty Truck Deliveries by Production Source

GM North America *

205,193

209,917

1.5

774,553

794,210

-2.5

GM Import

0

0

***.*

0

0

***.*

GM Total

205,193

209,917

1.5

774,553

794,210

-2.5

GM TRUCK Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division

Buick Total

7,001

9,382

-22.5

28,885

29,072

-0.6

Cadillac Total

6,820

5,509

28.6

22,629

23,821

-5.0

Chevrolet Total

138,014

143,024

0.2

513,311

539,681

-4.9

GMC Total

38,451

45,079

-11.4

142,082

167,374

-15.1

HUMMER Total

5,413

1,700

230.7

22,397

7,650

192.8

Oldsmobile Total

0

58

***.*

29

255

-88.6

Other-Isuzu Total

308

173

84.9

898

812

10.6

Pontiac Total

5,513

2,026

182.6

23,260

9,148

154.3

Saab Total

514

0

***.*

1,813

0

***.*

Saturn Total

7,357

6,965

9.7

32,404

28,944

12.0

GM North America Total*

209,391

213,916

1.6

787,708

806,757

-2.4

Chevrolet Total

165

201

-14.8

619

636

-2.7

GMC Total

318

320

3.2

1,253

1,224

2.4

Other-Isuzu Total

927

884

8.9

3,187

3,570

-10.7

GM Import Total

1,410

1,405

4.2

5,059

5,430

-6.8

GM Light Truck Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division

Buick Total

7,001

9,382

-22.5

28,885

29,072

-0.6

Cadillac Total

6,820

5,509

28.6

22,629

23,821

-5.0

Chevrolet Total

136,521

141,649

0.1

507,205

534,557

-5.1

GMC Total

36,054

42,628

-12.2

135,931

160,763

-15.4

HUMMER Total

5,413

1,700

230.7

22,397

7,650

192.8

Oldsmobile Total

0

58

***.*

29

255

-88.6

Pontiac Total

5,513

2,026

182.6

23,260

9,148

154.3

Saab Total

514

0

***.*

1,813

0

***.*

Saturn Total

7,357

6,965

9.7

32,404

28,944

12.0

GM North America Total*

205,193

209,917

1.5

774,553

794,210

-2.5

GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division

Buick Total

7,001

9,382

-22.5

28,885

29,072

-0.6

Cadillac Total

6,820

5,509

28.6

22,629

23,821

-5.0

Chevrolet Total

136,521

141,649

0.1

507,205

534,557

-5.1

GMC Total

36,054

42,628

-12.2

135,931

160,763

-15.4

HUMMER Total

5,413

1,700

230.7

22,397

7,650

192.8

Oldsmobile Total

0

58

***.*

29

255

-88.6

Pontiac Total

5,513

2,026

182.6

23,260

9,148

154.3

Saab Total

514

0

***.*

1,813

0

***.*

Saturn Total

7,357

6,965

9.7

32,404

28,944

12.0

GM Total

205,193

209,917

1.5

774,553

794,210

-2.5

* Includes US/Canada/Mexico

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