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GM REPORTS EXPORT SALES

 GM REPORTS EXPORT SALES
 DETROIT, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors (NYSE: GM) reported


today that shipments of GM North American-produced cars and trucks worldwide will exceed 130,000 units, up 30 percent in 1991. Shipments of fully assembled vehicles or SUPs totaled 113,000, while exports of CKDs or partially assembled vehicles totaled 17,340.
 "General Motors and its worldwide dealership network recorded strong vehicle sales improvements this year," said Richard M. Lee, executive- in-charge of GM International Expr?t Sales (IES). "We continued to see increased acceptance of GM's North American-produced cars and trucks in the global marketplace in 1991."
 Exports to the Middle East, traditionally IES's largest market, totaled 53,500 vehicles compared with 27,200 units in 1990. This significant increase reflects the need for replacement vehicles in that region following the Persian Gulf War. The Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster and GMC Suburban were leading sellers in 1991.
 "GM and its dealers acted quickly following the end of the Persian Gulf War. We began shipping vehicles into the region almost immediately after the announced ceasefire, allowing GM to gain significant sales and reinforce our presence in the Middle East," said Lee.
 In Europe, vehicle shipments totaled 17,500 units in 1991, up 14 percent from last year's 15,400 units. The Pontiac Trans Sport and Chevrolet Corsica and Beretta models were leading sellers in this market, and early customer response to the all-new 1992 Cadillac Seville has been very favorable. IES's European dealer network also grew to 191 from 175 locations during the year.
 "We are pleased with our sales performance in the expanding European market this year and excited at the prospect for the continued growth expected from the emerging Eastern European markets in 1992 and beyond," Lee said.
 In the Far East, GM new vehicle registrations in Japan reached 10,000 units, up 1,500 units from 1990. The Japanese market saw the Chevrolet Camaro as its most popular model. Sales in Taiwan slipped to 8,900 units from 17,600 units in 1990 due to increased demand for locally produced vehicles in that market. The Pontiac Sunbird was GM's leading seller in Taiwan in 1991.
 Shipments of GM North American-produced vehicles to Latin American markets totaled 14,450 units in 1991, compared to 11,200 units last year. The Chevrolet Cavalier and Chevrolet and GMC pick-up trucks were strong sellers in the region.
 "1991 showed tremendous potential for IES and its worldwide dealership network," said Lee. "GM car and truck divisions have strong product lineups loaded with all-new and redesigned models for 1992. We see excellent opportunities for continued strengthening of export sales worldwide in the year ahead."
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 /CONTACT: Karen Longridge of General Motors, 313-556-5117/
 (GM) CO: General Motors; GM International Export Sales ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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