KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan & Qatar drive sales growth for GM in May

June 17, 2014 9:52 am

General Motors Middle East has posted year on year sales growth of 6% for the month of May thanks to its key markets in the region.

Jordan and the UAE continue their trend of strong growth – posting 34% and 26% increases respectively for the month of May. Sales in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were up 2%, while Qatar posted 3%. Kuwait and Oman were evenly matched with 7% sales growth for the period.

“We’re especially pleased to see sales up in areas such as Saudi Arabia – which is the market where we sell the largest volume of vehicles.” said Maurice Williams, President and Managing Director for General Motors Middle East.

“The results across the region are a testament to GM Middle East’s strategy for steady and most importantly, profitable growth,”

“We are achieving this by ensuring we bring the right vehicles to the right market and by adding value through our unique Chevrolet Care, Cadillac Premium Care and GMC comprehensive warranty and servicing packages. Our customers are well looked after long after they have driven away from the showroom,” said Williams.

The overall growth trend for GM in May was spurred forward by an impressive 31% increase in the sale of Chevrolet passenger cars, and 4% increase in the sale of Chevrolet pickups and SUVs.

The growth in SUV sales is expected to continue with the highly anticipated, upcoming release of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. The vehicles are GM Middle East’s two top selling vehicles and, along with the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV, will become available for sale in July. General Motors has seen strong demand for the vehicles already and expects that they will play a significant role in the future growth of the company.

Mohammed Al Fayyad
Regional Communications Manager
Tel (+9714) 314 3410
E-mail: mohammed.alfayyad@gm.com

Holly Lumsden
Corporate & Internal Communications Manager
Tel (+9714) 314 3905
Email: holly.lumsden@gm.com