You would think that when a giant automaker has obscured the truth of a safety risk in millions and millions of vehicles. Then has to recall those vehicles along with a bunch of others for various safety concerns that were swept under the rug or just plain ignored. The American public would steer clear of the brand at least until the recalls died down. Well, not everything in life is logical, because after GM recalled more vehicles this year than it sold all last year, its sales were incredibly high for June, considering the situation.
What are people thinking?
Maybe people really believe that GM executives are trying their darnedest to clean up the company, that they need some extra moral support in the form of purchasing a vehicle that likely will be recalled in October of this year. Maybe the old “Buy American” mantra has been drummed into their heads, and they now considering Chrysler to be an Italian floozy and Ford to be a whiny progressive eating organic salad.
For June of 2014, GM said it sold 267,461 vehicles, which was 1 percent more than it sold in June of 2013. Both GMC and Buick came out on top for sales gains during the month, with both brands posting their best results for a June since 2006, which was before the economy came apart at the seams. Both brands have released new models recently that are speaking to what consumers want and need, apparently.
The fact is that GM, despite all of the recalls, is on a positive streak. It started with the Cruze and has been rolling strong since. The Corvette Stingray has really punctuated just how far GM has come in building vehicles that are what consumers actually want, and apparently even massive recalls can’t overcome that allure.