Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sales of KCK-produced GM higher in 2012


There's (mostly) good economic news for the General Motors Fairfax Plant in Kansas City, Kan., through the first three months of the year.

Sales for both the Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu are higher at this point than it was last year.

The news is especially good for the Chevy Malibu model.

According to General Motors, 23,887 Malibus were sold in March alone, up 54 percent from March 2011. For the entire year so far, sales of the Malibu are 20 percent higher than they were at this point in 2011.

Compared to March 2011, sales for the LaCrosse were down 12 percent in 2012.

Still, even with the weaker 2012 month, more LaCrosse vehicles have been sold in 2012 than this time last year. GM is reporting a four percent increase in the total number of LaCrosse vehicles sold in 2012 compared to 2011.