GM's H1 sales in Bahrain grow 29pc
Manama, July 17, 2008
General Motors (GM) has reported a 29 per cent sales increase in Bahrain during the first half of 2008 compared to the same period last year.
GM’s brands of Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Hummer and Saab registered sales of 1,420 units.
These impressive results come in the same year that GM celebrates its 100th anniversary, according to the company.
Sales of GMC once again registered a triple digit growth in Bahrain with 176 per cent more vehicles sold than in the same period last year.
"This increase was mainly driven by the continuing popularity of GMC’s full-size SUVs, the Yukon and Yukon XL, as well as the impact of the new Acadia luxury Crossover SUV. Chevrolet also saw an increase in sales, as did GM’s Premium brands – Cadillac, Hummer and Saab," said John Passadis, director of sales - GM Middle East Operations.
“Our vision for the future and role as a responsible corporate citizen, both to the communities in which we operate and to the environment, saw us cooperate with the Dubai Government to operate Chevrolet Hybrid vehicles as Taxi’s. This is the first time that Hybrid vehicles have been brought to the Middle East,” he added.
The GMC brand experienced booming sales in the Middle East during the first half of 2008, with sales of 22,874 units, up 38 per cent over 2007.- TradeArabia News Service