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GENERAL MOTORS REPORTS SALES

 DETROIT, Nov. 3 /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)
 Oct. 21-31 Oct. 1-31 Jan. 1-Oct. 31
 1993 1992 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Total
 Vehicles 156,486 154,714 404,383 373,767 3,951,943 3,803,356
 Percent
 change per
 selling day +12.4 +12.4 +3.9
 Total
 Cars 96,314 98,733 257,171 236,925 2,472,347 2,472,401
 Percent
 change per
 selling day +8.4 +12.7 +0.0
 Total
 Trucks 60,172 55,981 147,212 136,842 1,479,596 1,330,955
 Percent
 change per
 selling day +19.4 +11.7 +11.2
 Period Month to Date Calendar Year
 Division to Date
 Total Oct. 21-31 Oct. 1-31 Jan. 1-Oct. 31
 Vehicles 1993 1992 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Chevrolet 78,652 72,555 213,544 177,146 1,994,360 1,849,171
 Pontiac 19,861 21,004 47,659 47,032 477,382 477,931
 Oldsmobile 12,008 12,894 30,382 30,954 330,987 365,664
 Buick 18,102 19,917 44,065 46,940 424,651 448,243
 Cadillac 6,300 7,740 16,148 21,092 168,261 176,151
 Saab 418 878 1,064 2,409 15,121 22,651
 GMC Truck 14,123 12,669 32,858 30,980 344,871 301,391
 Saturn 7,022 7,057 18,663 17,214 196,310 162,154
 Domestic Sales
 Cars 94,497 94,870 250,514 226,827 2,403,757 2,364,739
 Light Duty
 Trucks 59,404 55,086 145,376 134,799 1,452,660 1,305,305
 NOTE: Nine selling days in the Oct. 21-31 period this year and 10 selling days last year. Twenty-six selling days for the Oct. 1-31 period this year and 27 for last year.
 (A) -- Year-to-year percent change is not adjusted for selling days.
 The following statement covering GM October vehicle sales should be attributed to J. Michael Losh, vice president and group executive, Sales, Service, and Marketing, GM North American Operations.
 GM vehicle sales during the final 10 days of October followed the upward trend set during the first two periods of the month providing GM with its best new model-year start since 1990 and the best monthly year- to-year increase since September 1989.
 Led by outstanding performances from Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn, and GMC Truck's best ever October, GM total vehicle sales increased 12.4 percent over the year-ago period. October passenger car sales increased 12.7 percent over last year, while GM trucks continue their year-long upward climb, increasing 11.7 percent over the same period in 1992. What's particularly impressive about October's results is the major increase in the retail side of our business -- a key goal of our overall marketing strategy.
 These impressive October sales results along with aggressive fourth- quarter production schedules suggest that the short-term inventory shortages we experienced during August and September are essentially behind us. We're very appreciative to those GM customers who waited for delivery of their 1994 GM vehicle while we made certain that the quality of their new product would meet and exceed their expectations. We're confident that has been achieved.
 More and more U.S. consumers are saying that they believe there is excellent value and quality in today's cars and trucks. During the month of October, more than 404,000 consumers said they found the best values and the best quality to be at General Motors' dealers.
 -0- 11/3/93
 /CONTACT: John Maciarz of General Motors, 313-556-2034/
 (GM)


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