GM's first-quarter sales report revealed that its sales had fallen by 7% compared to Q1 2018. However, the company’s more expensive offerings, like the GMC Sierra crew cab pickup, sold out.
The company further disclosed that sales of smaller crossovers such as the Chevrolet Trax and Equinox, as well as its midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup, had a good first quarter, but the major hit was the GMC Acadia SUV.
Midway through the year, the company plans to launch more full-size pickups with two new heavy duty pickups from Chevrolet and GMC. More facilities are set to be opened in Flint to up these productions.
The company’s overall sales decline is due to the poor performance of the traditional passengers cars that seem to have had its day. To churn out profit, the company has taken some hard measures in the past, like cutting 14,000 jobs at factories in the U.S. and Canada, a move that has been criticized by many.