GM U.S. sales trail estimates

|By:, SA News Editor

General Motors (NYSE:GM) unit sales +1.3% to 198,548 units vs. +4.2% forecast by Edmunds.

Sales by brand: Chevrolet +5.0% to 141,947 units; GMC -11.4% to 33,058; Buick +4.0% to 13,648; Cadillac -3.9% at 9,895.

The Chevrolet Silverado-C/K pickup line impressed during the month with a tally of 40,716 units sold.

GM sales update: "Chevrolet led the growth of the small crossover segment with the Trax as well as the mid-pickup segment with the Colorado. Now, we have the all-new Equinox and Traverse delivering higher sales, share and transaction prices."

GM ended the month with 94 days supply vs. 63 days at the end of December. Higher inventory in January is typical.

Shares of GM -0.21% to $42.32.

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