General Motors reported a slight decline in sales during the first quarter, mainly due to challenges in its fleet business. However, despite the overall decline, the company still managed to maintain its position as the best-selling car manufacturer in the United States. Despite a 1.5% decrease in new vehicle sales from January to March compared to the previous year, retail sales actually rose 6%, helping General Motors overtake Toyota as the best-selling automaker in the US.

The company’s pickup line saw significant sales growth, with sales up 3.6%, making it the best quarter since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast, sales of General Motors’ electric vehicles have declined due to software problems and production delays, particularly affecting the Chevrolet Bolt. The car manufacturer’s fleet sales decreased by approximately 23% compared to the previous year.

Among General Motors brands, only Buick reported an increase in sales, up 16.4% year over year. While overall truck shipments improved slightly, GMC experienced a 5% sales decline and Chevrolet and Cadillac also saw slight declines from the previous year.

Despite these challenges for General Motors, overall demand for vehicles increased during this period according to Edmunds which expects quarterly sales to reach about 3.8 million units – an increase of 5.6% year-over-year

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