GM expects to post 100,000 units of more of the 12 GM vehicles that are EPA-rated at 30 mpg US or better on the highway—the highest total in company history—when it reports March sales on Tuesday.
Three years ago, about 16% percent of the vehicles GM sold carried the 30 mpg or better highway rating, according to Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. Today, that number is about 40%.
GM’s strategic investments in four-cylinder and turbocharged engines, advanced transmissions and vehicle electrification have been very well timed, and we have more new fuel-economy leaders on the way, including the Chevrolet Spark, Cadillac ATS and the Buick Encore.—Mark Reuss
By the end of 2012, GM will have all-new or significantly freshened Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars and crossovers in segments that represent 60% of the US light vehicle industry. This includes the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo I-4s, the all-new Chevrolet Spark and the four-cylinder 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, all of which are expected to achieve EPA estimates of 30 mpg highway or better when the ratings are released later this year.