OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - Despite a decrease in year-over-year sales, GM posted gains in the highly-contested compact and crossover markets popular with Canadians. Combined sales of compact cars were up 3% per cent, led by the Chevrolet Cruze and Buick Verano. Sales of GM's combined compact MPV (Chevrolet Orlando) and crossover (Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain) were also up 4.4 per cent for the month, led by the Terrain. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac dealers reported 21,070 deliveries in August 2012.
"GM Canada dealers continue to offer a broad range of high-quality, fuel-efficient cars, trucks and crossovers at tremendous value for customers including the all new Chevrolet Spark, revolutionary Chevrolet Volt and the new Buick Verano. This fall, we are looking forward to the arrival of the all new Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac ATS," said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing at GM of Canada.
August 2012 Key Facts and Brand Results
- Buick's car sales are up 25% for the calendar year, led by sales of the all-new Buick Verano
- GMC Terrain sales were up 6.3% for the month
Total GM sales were down 15.9 per cent compared to last August.
About General Motors of Canada Limited
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 10,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network. GMCL also plays a leadership role in automotive design and engineering, engaging in innovative research and development partnerships with leading Canadian universities and research institutes. In addition, through its Canadian Engineering Centre, GMCL conducts development activities ranging from cold weather testing to the advancement of key electric vehicle and green technologies. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.