General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

October 01, 2009 16:25 ET

GM Canada September 2009 Sales Results

(Data is not adjusted for the difference in selling days; September 2009 had 25 selling days vs. September 2008 with 24 selling days)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - For September, GM Canada again sold more vehicles than any competitor in Canada, delivering 23,778 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date, GM continues to be Canada's automotive sales leader.

"We are very pleased with the strong retail sales performance of GM's four core brands; Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC with sales of these core brands up 5.6% over the same time period last year," says Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service and marketing. "With our broad range of high quality, and segment leading fuel-efficient vehicles, combined with the recently announced Cash for Clunkers and the 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee - now's the time to visit a GM show-room and see for yourself."

Comeau added, "Sales of the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox continue to grow, reflected by the strong September performance. The new Equinox delivers segment-leading highway fuel efficiency, as well as outstanding safety features important to consumers. Additionally, the new GMC Terrain Crossover SUV is off to a great start in its first month of sales. Terrain, a new addition to the GMC family, also delivers segment-leading highway fuel economy. As a result, this month GM is reinstating the third shift and running maximum over-time at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario where these vehicles are built".

September Sales Highlights

  • The 2010 Cadillac SRX, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's newest Top Safety Pick award. To qualify for Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of good in the Institute's front, side, and rear tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.
  • Demand and sales for the all new 2010 Camaro continue to be strong as GM of Canada delivered 347 units in the month of September, outselling the Ford Mustang. The Oshawa Plant has scheduled over-time at through November to meet growing customer demand.
  • Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were up almost 74% over last September - making it the strongest sales month in over a decade.

GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2009

 20092008% CHG
TOTAL CARS 7,407 15,551 -52.4%
TOTAL TRUCKS 16,317 15,502 + 5.3%
COMBINED VEHICLES 23,778 31,053 -23.4%

CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: Sept 30th, 2009

 
2009

2008

% CHG
TOTAL CARS 77,921 145,818 -46.6%
TOTAL TRUCKS 123,015 141,690 -13.2%
COMBINED VEHICLES 200,936 287,508 -30.1%

General Motors of Canada (GMCL) is engineering and manufacturing advanced environmental technologies ranging from Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and hybrid systems to E85 biofuel and fuel cell vehicles – more than any other auto company right here in Canada. Headquartered in Oshawa Ontario, GMCL employs 9,000 people nationwide.

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