You're probably tired of reading about General Motors' 46.7 percent June sales increase for its North American brands, but here's a juicy tidbit that slipped under the radar:
Cadillac almost doubled its car sales - 20,989, up from 10,584 in June 2004. All of its car nameplates showed substantial increases. The 98.3 percent surge in cars helped Cadillac to a 70.3 percent jump for cars and trucks. For a GM brand to increase its car sales by that amount is as rare as the Detroit Lions winning the Super Bowl or Lance Armstrong finishing 25th in the Tour de France.
To put Caddy's feat in perspective: Buick car sales rose 18.7 percent in June; Chevrolet car deliveries rose only 2 percent. Pontiac somehow sold fewer cars this June than last, despite employee discounts for all.