General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

October 02, 2007 16:36 ET

General Motors of Canada September Sales

Non-adjusted Sales Results - September 2007 had 25 selling days versus 26 selling days in September 2006

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - For September 2007, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered a total of 33,387 vehicles, down 6.4% from the same month last year.

Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service, and marketing said, "September was a challenging month in a highly competitive industry. While our overall sales were not where we needed them to be, our retail sales have held strong calendar year to date as we continue to carefully manage the level of daily rental sales and focus on the value and features our cars and trucks offer consumers. These results are driven by the strength of our recently launched products like the new crossover vehicles (GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook) that continue to gain momentum."

"We also continue to see solid gains from small cars," Comeau added. "The sporty Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 performed well in September and the Saturn Aura saw sales double this month versus its launch a year ago. We are looking forward to an exciting fall with the Cadillac CTS and all-new Saturn Vue in GM showrooms today and the Chevrolet Malibu to follow this month."

Sales Highlights for September

- Mid-vans saw another strong month with the Chevrolet Uplander and Pontiac Montana SV6 up a combined 58%.

- Sales for the Saturn Aura doubled from its launch at this time last year.

- The Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology were up a combined 12% for the month.

- The Oshawa-built Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups are each up 12% calendar year to date.




GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES
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MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2007
2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 15,624 17,220 -9.3%
TOTAL TRUCKS 17,763 18,467 -3.8%
COMBINED VEHICLES 33,387 35,687 -6.4%

CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: September 30, 2007
2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 149,760 160,639 -6.8%
TOTAL TRUCKS 169,353 166,339 +1.8%
COMBINED VEHICLES 319,113 326,978 -2.4%


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
    Patty Faith
    (905) 644-2728
    Email: patty.faith@gm.com
    Website: media.gmcanada.com