The General Motors logo is seen behind the American flag. (Photo : Reuters)
General Motors 45,826 cars and 8,959 light commercial vehicles in Brazil in the month of May, according to Wednesday’s report by the Brazilian Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association, also known as Anfavea. It made General Motors do Brasil Ltd outrun its’ long time competitor Volkswagen.
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The Brazilian subsidiary of General Motors (GM) achieved a 37.6 percent increase in passenger vehicle sales last month, the biggest percentage jump among all Brazil-based vehicles manufacturers.
According the report released by the automaker association Anfavea, GM’s vehicle sales are very close to Fiat’s market leading role with the sales of 45,865 in May. Volkswagen ranks the third with 45,664 vehicles sold last month. Ford came in fourth with 19,474 cars sold, up 2.3 percent from April.
GM produced mainly the Chevy brand at the company’s assembly line in São Paulo. It had been ranked as the third place automaker behind Fiat and Volkswagen for more than 10 years.
Although the car sales in Brazil lagged overall, including GM, but the brand is building a reputation in the country.
The total Brazil vehicles sales have been reported to go down 4.8 percent this year and the production decreased by 9.5 percent, according to Anfavea.