GM’s global sales up 4%, edges closer to Toyota

GM's global sales up 4%, edges closer to ToyotaGM said today its global sales rose 4 percent to a record 2.38 million cars and trucks in the third quarter of 2007. GM said that its sales in Europe rose 15 percent while Latin America, Africa and the Middle East saw a 22 percent increase. GM sales in the Asia Pacific region rose 16 percent.

The new figures give GM some hope as it tries to take back its number 1 spot back from Toyota. For the first half of 2007 GM has sold a total of 4.67 million cars while Toyota reported figures of 4.72 million.

While global sales for GM were up, GM saw a 6 percent decline over a year ago in North America, its biggest market.