The Automotive Amanojaku

This is where you'll find news, random car-related thoughts and personal views from a rabid car nut. "Amanojaku" is Japanese slang that means "person who is deliberately contradictory". I've always found myself drawn to the less appreciated car makes - the "underdogs" if you will. Suzuki, Pontiac, GM Daewoo and Holden, are among my favorite brands to watch and comment on. Let me hear your thoughts!

Friday, February 02, 2007

GM Daewoo sales rise 33% in January; new models do well


SEOUL (MarketWatch) -- GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co., the South Korean unit of General Motors Corp. (GM), said Thursday its auto sales in January surged 33% on year on the back of robust sales of its new models Tosca and Winstorm.The automaker sold a total of 81,377 vehicles at home and overseas in January, up from 61,233 units a year earlier.Local sales soared 51% to 11,328 units from 7,504 units a year ago, while exports increased 30% to 70,049 units from 53,729 units.Domestically, it sold 2,265 units of mid-size sedan Tosca in January, while sales of its Winstorm recreational vehicle totaled 2,597 units last month. The company introduced Tosca in January last year and Winstorm in July.

Source: MarketWatch

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