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GENERAL MOTORS REPORTS SALES

 DETROIT, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors (NYSE: GM) dealers in the United States today reported the following vehicle sales:
 Period Month to Date Calendar Year
 to Date(a)
 June 21-30 June 1-30 Jan. 1-June 30
 1993 1992 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Total
 Vehicles 200,749 169,572 489,465 465,284 2,427,156 2,317,017
 Percent
 change per
 selling day 5.2 5.2 4.8
 Total
 Cars 132,695 111,429 311,044 307,473 1,527,588 1,545,575
 Percent
 change per
 selling day 5.9 1.2 -1.2
 Total
 Trucks 68,054 58,143 178,421 157,811 899,568 771,442
 Percent
 change per
 selling day 4.0 13.1 16.6
 Period Month to Date Calendar Year
 Division to Date
 Total June 21-30 June 1-30 Jan. 1-June 30
 Vehicles 1993 1992 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Chevrolet 91,462 81,638 246,033 232,992 1,215,815 1,112,348
 Pontiac 29,443 20,218 60,740 56,231 302,142 304,147
 Oldsmobile 17,868 18,119 44,487 48,191 209,549 237,609
 Buick 23,940 19,625 50,733 50,616 255,042 266,962
 Cadillac 9,595 6,540 19,312 18,758 107,292 112,053
 Saab 662 1,402 1,652 4,026 9,516 13,769
 GMC 16,757 13,078 41,646 33,432 208,429 174,719
 Saturn 11,022 8,952 24,862 21,038 119,371 95,410
 Domestic Sales
 Cars 129,374 106,857 302,826 293,008 1,490,361 1,481,388
 Lt. Duty
 Trucks 66,580 57,527 174,637 155,538 882,255 753,591
 NOTE: Nine selling days in the June 21-30 period this year and eight selling days last year. Twenty-six selling days for the June 1-30 period this year and 26 for last year.
 (a) -- Year-to-year percent change is not adjusted for selling days.
 The following comments covering sales of GM vehicles during the month of June 1993 should be attributed to J. Michael Losh, vice president and group executive, Sales, Service, and Marketing, GM North American Operations.
 Following two outstanding months, consumer enthusiasm for GM cars and trucks continued during the month of June as sales of GM vehicles increased 5.2 percent over June 1992.
 Trucks, as they have throughout the year, continue to dominate GM's overall sales gains. With truck sales up some 13.1 percent over the same period last year, record June sales became the ninth consecutive month in which sales of trucks were up over year-ago levels.
 Considering record sales at our GMC Truck Division and strong demand for almost every line of Chevy Trucks, this industry trend was the basis for recently increasing our total 1993 industry sales forecast from 13.7 million vehicles to 14.0 million vehicles.
 GM passenger car sales were up 1.2 percent over year-ago levels with continued improvements at the retail level -- particularly at Saturn and the Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Pontiac divisions. For Chevrolet, retail sales of passenger cars have been on the rise for most of the calendar year allowing total sales to exceed 1992 levels. June sales of the Buick LeSabre and the Olds Cutlass Ciera were particularly outstanding. Additionally, brisk sales of several other GM car lines are creating spot shortages in some dealer inventories.
 1993 second-quarter results showed vast improvement over the first quarter in a number of key measurements. Most significantly, GM's total market share improved by almost two points -- the best quarter-to- quarter improvement in more than three years.
 While concerns over the long-term national economy remain, the short-term outlook continues to be positive and fuels our belief that the sales momentum will continue into the summer selling season. We fully expect that our decision to buck the industry trend and freeze prices for the rest of the model year will give energy to that momentum at General Motors.
 -0- 7/6/93
 /CONTACT: John Maciarz of General Motors, 313-556-2034/
 (GM)


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