General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

November 01, 2007 15:14 ET

General Motors of Canada October Sales

(Non-adjusted Sales Results - October 2007 had 25 selling days versus 24 selling days in October 2006)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2007) - For October 2007, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered a total of 30,327 vehicles, up 13.2% from the same month last year.

Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service, and marketing said, "We are pleased with our October sales results. The continued strength of our retail performance is the result of very competitive lease and finance payments that customers have recognized as providing great value. Our new vehicles like the stylish Cadillac CTS and the hot selling Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook continue to drive these results."

"For the next month GM will introduce new vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu and the Saturn Astra," continued Comeau. "We also offer a family of hybrids to meet the diverse needs of Canadians who are concerned about fuel economy and the environment - from the affordable Saturn Vue and Aura Green Lines and Chevrolet Malibu hybrid to the recently launched GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid vehicles."

Sales Highlights

- The all-new Cadillac CTS is off to a great start with sales for the month up 55.3%

- Sales in the mid utility crossover segment are up 51.1% over last year on the strength of the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave

- Large pickup sales were up 4.2% lead by a combined increase of 80% for the Chevrolet Silverado and Sierra 1500 Series Crew Cabs

- Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are up a combined 29% versus last October

- Small and economy cars continued to perform well with the Chevrolet Aveo and Cobalt and Pontiac Wave and G5 each posting double digit gains

- Medium van sales continue to be strong with the Chevrolet Uplander (18.5%) and Pontiac Montana SV6 (48.6%) posting double digit gains



GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES
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MONTH OF OCTOBER 2007
2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 13,486 11,315 +19.2%
TOTAL TRUCKS 16,841 15,478 + 8.8%
COMBINED VEHICLES 30,327 26,793 +13.2%

CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: October 31, 2007
2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 163,246 171,995 -5.1%
TOTAL TRUCKS 186,103 181,818 +2.4%
COMBINED VEHICLES 349,349 353,813 -1.3%


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 more than 19,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles, vehicle powertrains, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through 743 dealerships and retailers across Canada. Vehicles sold through this network include Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Saab and Cadillac.

Contact Information

  • General Motors of Canada Limited
    Patty Faith
    (905) 644-2728
    Email: patty.faith@gm.com
    Website: media.gmcanada.com