General Motors' August vehicle sales fell 5% to 435,597 units from 443,089 for the same period in 1999. Domestic-built car sales slipped 1.7% to 232,007 from 235,390 for the 1999 period. Domestic-built light truck sales dropped 4.4% to 1,656,718 from 1,587,145 for August 1999. Total truck sales fell 5.5% to 198,542 from 201,785 last year. Total light truck sales dropped 5.5% to 196,385 from 200,057 a year ago. Total light vehicle sales slipped 5.4% to 433,440 from 441,361 in 1999.

GM'S CALENDAR- YEAR-TO-DATE VEHICLE SALES ROSE 1.3 PERCENT TO 3,470,961 UNITS. Car sales were off two percent for the CYTD, but GM's truck sales climbed 5 percent to 1,683,605 units -- an all-time record pace for GM Trucks.

GM's August truck performance was strong considering the year-ago comparison. For instance, it was the second-best August for GM Trucks. In addition, the Chevrolet Tahoe set an August record, while the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, and Chevrolet Suburban had their second-best August ever to last year's record. For the second straight year, the Chevrolet Silverado posted its best August in 20 years.

The 13 percent decrease in GM full-size utility sales reflects the availability constraints that still exist for these high-demand, industry- leading trucks. CYTD-August GM full-size utility sales were up 9 percent, reflecting the gains GM has made in the segment all year.

August and CYTD sales moved at a brisk clip in GM's core segments with several key brands posting strong results for the month -- Chevrolet Impala, Pontiac Grand Prix and Bonneville, and the Chevrolet Silverado. CYTD-August GM core segment vehicle sales rose 7 percent.

Records:

Chevrolet Trucks -- best-ever August

Pontiac Trucks -- best-ever August

Chevrolet Tahoe -- best-ever August

Saab 9-5 -- best month ever

Chevrolet Silverado -- best August since 1978


General Motors dealers in the United States today reported the following vehicle sales:

Calendar Year-to-Date



August January - August



Curr S/D: 27 % Chg



Prev S/D: 26 2000 1999 per S/D 2000 1999 % Chg


Vehicle Total 435,597 443,089 -5.3 3,470,961 3,425,091 1.3


Car Total 237,055 241,304 -5.4 1,787,356 1,816,084 -1.6



Truck Total 198,542 201,785 -5.3 1,683,605 1,609,007 4.6


Light Truck Total 196,385 200,057 -5.5 1,659,722 1,589,212 4.4

Light Vehicle


Total 433,440 441,361 -5.4 3,447,078 3,405,296 1.2



Market Division


Vehicle Total Calendar Year-to-Date



August January - August



% Chg



2000 1999 per S/D 2000 1999 % Chg



Buick 42,715 45,832 -10.3 284,773 318,376 -10.6



Cadillac 16,816 15,847 2.2 128,994 118,274 9.1



Chevrolet 222,994 224,260 -4.2 1,834,138 1,753,990 4.6



GMC 42,047 45,051 -10.1 370,670 359,958 3.0



Hummer 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*



Oldsmobile 22,577 31,313 -30.6 202,001 254,643 -20.7



Pontiac 58,753 54,636 3.6 429,617 433,813 -1.0



Saab 3,753 4,044 -10.6 25,133 26,815 -6.3



Saturn 25,889 22,106 12.8 194,986 159,222 22.5


Sales of Domestically Produced Vehicles


Car 232,007 235,390 -5.1 1,749,743 1,779,696 -1.7



Light Truck 195,958 199,960 -5.6 1,656,718 1,587,145 4.4


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

Note: Prior Year sales for AM General/Hummer 86 for the month of August and 516 CYTD.



GM Car Deliveries - (United States)



August 2000




Calendar Year-to-Date



August January - August



%Chg



2000 1999 per S/D 2000 1999 %Chg



Selling Days (S/D) 27 26




Century 15,089 16,288 -10.8 106,650 115,290 -7.5



LeSabre 18,116 12,586 38.6 101,373 104,921 -3.4



Park Avenue 4,433 8,436 -49.4 32,284 44,996 -28.3



Regal 5,076 8,378 -41.7 44,426 51,117 -13.1



Riviera 1 144 -99.3 40 2,052 -98.1



Buick Total 42,715 45,832 -10.3 284,773 318,376 -10.6




Catera 1,295 1,870 -33.3 12,480 9,573 30.4



DeVille 10,147 5,787 68.8 73,876 63,528 16.3



Eldorado 1,040 1,402 -28.6 7,576 9,488 -20.2



Seville 2,630 4,535 -44.2 18,573 22,364 -17.0


Cadillac Total 15,112 13,594 7.0 112,505 104,953 7.2



Camaro 3,640 3,161 10.9 30,042 29,250 2.7



Cavalier 22,624 21,118 3.2 168,143 198,612 -15.3



Corvette 2,861 2,393 15.1 20,808 19,158 8.6



Impala (W) 13,345 10,197 26.0 121,340 29,888 306.0



Lumina 3,918 7,356 -48.7 28,547 79,641 -64.2



Malibu 18,554 22,174 -19.4 153,680 148,684 3.4



Metro 2,580 2,307 7.7 24,435 21,133 15.6



Monte Carlo 5,671 8,327 -34.4 48,264 49,380 -2.3



Prizm 4,915 2,904 63.0 37,214 34,877 6.7


Chevrolet Total 78,108 79,937 -5.9 632,473 610,623 3.6



Achieva 0 0 ***.* 0 34 ***.*



Alero 9,978 11,202 -14.2 90,233 83,898 7.6



Aurora 2,917 1,685 66.7 17,607 13,252 32.9



Cutlass 42 2,422 -98.3 1,154 28,630 -96.0



Cutlass Supreme 0 0 ***.* 0 76 ***.*



Eighty Eight 4 2,084 -99.8 439 21,284 -97.9



Intrigue 5,590 8,442 -36.2 44,144 60,573 -27.1


Oldsmobile Total 18,531 25,835 -30.9 153,577 207,747 -26.1


Bonneville 5,962 2,768 107.4 41,907 33,842 23.8



Firebird 2,631 2,689 -5.8 22,542 24,229 -7.0



Grand Am 21,288 23,750 -13.7 152,385 163,050 -6.5



Grand Prix 15,612 13,211 13.8 107,976 103,811 4.0



Sunfire 7,454 7,538 -4.8 59,099 63,416 -6.8


Pontiac Total 52,947 49,956 2.1 383,909 388,348 -1.1



900 1 21 -95.4 57 190 -70.0



9000 0 12 ***.* 18 36 -50.0



9-3 1,628 2,594 -39.6 13,743 15,736 -12.7



9-5 2,124 1,417 44.3 11,315 10,853 4.3



Saab Total 3,753 4,044 -10.6 25,133 26,815 -6.3




EV1 8 0 ***.* 245 93 163.4



LS 8,408 3,294 145.8 58,407 3,494 ***.*



LW 1,239 386 209.1 9,711 408 ***.*



SC 3,486 3,540 -5.2 28,032 32,339 -13.3



SL 12,016 13,844 -16.4 92,636 112,425 -17.6



SW 732 1,042 -32.4 5,955 10,463 -43.1


Saturn Total 25,889 22,106 12.8 194,986 159,222 22.5



GM Total 237,055 241,304 -5.4 1,787,356 1,816,084 -1.6




GM Car Deliveries by Production Source


GM North


America * 232,007 235,390 -5.1 1,749,743 1,779,696 -1.7



GM Import 5,048 5,914 -17.8 37,613 36,388 3.4



GM Total 237,055 241,304 -5.4 1,787,356 1,816,084 -1.6




GM Car Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division




Buick Total 42,715 45,832 -10.3 284,773 318,376 -10.6


Cadillac Total 13,817 11,724 13.5 100,025 95,380 4.9

Chevrolet Total 78,108 79,937 -5.9 632,473 610,623 3.6

Oldsmobile Total 18,531 25,835 -30.9 153,577 207,747 -26.1

Pontiac Total 52,947 49,956 2.1 383,909 388,348 -1.1

Saturn Total 25,889 22,106 12.8 194,986 159,222 22.5

GM North America


Total* 232,007 235,390 -5.1 1,749,743 1,779,696 -1.7



Cadillac Total 1,295 1,870 -33.3 12,480 9,573 30.4



Saab Total 3,753 4,044 -10.6 25,133 26,815 -6.3



GM Import Total 5,048 5,914 -17.8 37,613 36,388 3.4




GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division




Buick Total 42,715 45,832 -10.3 284,773 318,376 -10.6


Cadillac Total 16,816 15,847 2.2 128,994 118,274 9.1

Chevrolet Total 222,994 224,260 -4.2 1,834,138 1,753,990 4.6


GMC Total 42,047 45,051 -10.1 370,670 359,958 3.0



Hummer Total 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*


Oldsmobile Total 22,577 31,313 -30.6 202,001 254,643 -20.7

Pontiac Total 58,753 54,636 3.6 429,617 433,813 -1.0


Saab Total 3,753 4,044 -10.6 25,133 26,815 -6.3


Saturn Total 25,889 22,106 12.8 194,986 159,222 22.5


GM Total 435,597 443,089 -5.3 3,470,961 3,425,091 1.3


* Includes US/Canada/Mexico



GM Truck Deliveries - (United States)



August 2000




Calendar Year-to-Date



August January - August



% Chg



2000 1999 per S/D 2000 1999 % Chg



Selling Days (S/D) 27 26




Escalade 1,704 2,253 -27.2 16,489 13,321 23.8



Total Cadillac 1,704 2,253 -27.2 16,489 13,321 23.8




Astro 6,738 7,974 -18.6 70,196 72,774 -3.5


C/K Suburban


(Chev) 11,645 13,564 -17.3 89,602 89,567 0.0



Chevy C/T Series 614 499 18.5 6,201 6,253 -0.8


Chevy P Models &


Mtr Hms 24 589 -96.1 508 4,622 -89.0


Express Cutaway/


G Cut 1,823 1,373 27.9 14,587 10,174 43.4


Express Panel/


G Van 8,317 7,844 2.1 54,793 52,270 4.8



Express/G Sportvan 838 1,933 -58.3 10,348 8,957 15.5



S/T Blazer 17,966 18,234 -5.1 163,213 146,928 11.1



S/T Pickup 17,991 17,088 1.4 155,081 165,602 -6.4


Silverado-C/K


Pickup 55,023 52,086 1.7 437,908 405,548 8.0



Tahoe 12,253 11,782 0.1 95,283 83,833 13.7



Tiltmaster Medium 6 6 -3.7 48 20 140.0



Tiltmaster W4 Light 253 84 190.0 1,501 1,248 20.3



Tracker 4,192 3,947 2.3 33,930 25,538 32.9



Venture 7,203 7,320 -5.2 68,466 70,033 -2.2


Chevrolet Total 144,886 144,323 -3.3 1,201,665 1,143,367 5.1



C/K Suburban(GMC) 59 4,891 -98.8 4,646 29,569 -84.3



Forward Medium 20 2 863.0 134 39 243.6



GMC C/T Series 1,517 1,221 19.6 17,500 13,483 29.8


P Models & Mtr Hms


(GMC) 9 33 -73.7 411 583 -29.5



S/T Jimmy 5,833 6,338 -11.4 54,833 48,898 12.1



Safari (GMC) 2,520 3,113 -22.0 24,470 23,211 5.4


Savana Panel/


G Classic 2,037 1,972 -0.5 21,763 18,306 18.9



Savana Special/G Cut 595 870 -34.1 6,972 7,091 -1.7



Savana/Rally 301 240 20.8 2,667 2,108 26.5



Sierra 15,605 16,963 -11.4 131,093 137,942 -5.0



Sonoma 4,681 3,986 13.1 36,298 41,603 -12.8



W4 Forward Light 353 128 165.6 2,957 1,909 54.9



Yukon 4,692 5,294 -14.7 36,668 35,216 4.1



Yukon XL 3,825 0 ***.* 30,258 0 ***.*



GMC Total 42,047 45,051 -10.1 370,670 359,958 3.0




H1 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*



Hummer Total 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*




Bravada 1,583 2,091 -27.1 21,600 18,220 18.6



Silhouette 2,463 3,387 -30.0 26,824 28,676 -6.5



Oldsmobile Total 4,046 5,478 -28.9 48,424 46,896 3.3




Aztek 1,449 0 ***.* 1,746 0 ***.*



Montana 4,299 4,652 -11.0 43,871 44,010 -0.3



Trans Sport 58 28 99.5 91 1,455 -93.7



Pontiac Total 5,806 4,680 19.5 45,708 45,465 0.5




GM Total 198,542 201,785 -5.3 1,683,605 1,609,007 4.6




GM TRUCK Deliveries by Production Source


GM North


America * 198,089 201,680 -5.4 1,680,419 1,606,881 4.6



GM Import 453 105 315.4 3,186 2,126 49.9



GM Total 198,542 201,785 -5.3 1,683,605 1,609,007 4.6




GM Light Duty Truck Deliveries by Production Source


GM North


America * 195,958 199,960 -5.6 1,656,718 1,587,145 4.4



GM Import 427 97 323.9 3,004 2,067 45.3



GM Total 196,385 200,057 -5.5 1,659,722 1,589,212 4.4




GM TRUCK Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division




Cadillac Total 1,704 2,253 -27.2 16,489 13,321 23.8


Chevrolet Total 144,681 144,279 -3.4 1,200,542 1,142,491 5.1


GMC Total 41,799 44,990 -10.5 368,607 358,708 2.8



Hummer Total 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*



Oldsmobile Total 4,046 5,478 -28.9 48,424 46,896 3.3



Pontiac Total 5,806 4,680 19.5 45,708 45,465 0.5


GM North America


Total* 198,089 201,680 -5.4 1,680,419 1,606,881 4.6



Chevrolet Total 205 44 348.7 1,123 876 28.2



GMC Total 248 61 291.5 2,063 1,250 65.0



GM Import Total 453 105 315.4 3,186 2,126 49.9


GM Light Truck Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division



Cadillac Total 1,704 2,253 -27.2 16,489 13,321 23.8


Chevrolet Total 144,067 143,780 -3.5 1,194,341 1,136,238 5.1


GMC Total 40,282 43,769 -11.4 351,107 345,225 1.7



Hummer Total 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*



Oldsmobile Total 4,046 5,478 -28.9 48,424 46,896 3.3



Pontiac Total 5,806 4,680 19.5 45,708 45,465 0.5


GM North America


Total* 195,958 199,960 -5.6 1,656,718 1,587,145 4.4



Chevrolet Total 199 38 404.3 1,075 856 25.6



GMC Total 228 59 272.1 1,929 1,211 59.3



GM Import Total 427 97 323.9 3,004 2,067 45.3




GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division




Cadillac Total 1,704 2,253 -27.2 16,489 13,321 23.8


Chevrolet Total 144,266 143,818 -3.4 1,195,416 1,137,094 5.1


GMC Total 40,510 43,828 -11.0 353,036 346,436 1.9



Hummer Total 53 0 ***.* 649 0 ***.*



Oldsmobile Total 4,046 5,478 -28.9 48,424 46,896 3.3



Pontiac Total 5,806 4,680 19.5 45,708 45,465 0.5



GM Total 196,385 200,057 -5.5 1,659,722 1,589,212 4.4


* Includes US/Canada/Mexico