General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

November 01, 2011 14:08 ET

General Motors October Sales Up Nine Per Cent

(Data is Not Adjusted for the Difference in Selling Days: October 2011 Had 25 Selling Days and October 2010 Had 26 Selling Days)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 19,542 vehicles in October, led by growing demand for the Canadian-built compact crossovers, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, which saw increased sales of 12 per cent compared to last year. Overall, General Motors increased its sales by nine per cent and was the industry sales leader in October.

"With the Chevrolet Volt, Sonic and Orlando recently arriving in dealerships, Canadian customers are excited about the transformed Chevrolet vehicle line-up," said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing at GM of Canada. "The Chevrolet Cruze, Canadian Car of the Year, continues to win new customers having sold approximately one million units worldwide since launching in 2009."

The Chevrolet Cruze again posted strong sales in October, completing its first full year of Canadian sales with over 32,000 units sold. The Canadian-built Buick Regal, with an expanded line-up including the fuel-efficient eAssist and the high-output GS, increased sales 128%.

GM's full-size pickup truck sales increased by 23 per cent overall compared to last year. The Chevrolet Silverado posted a 14 per cent increase and the GMC Sierra increased by 31 per cent.

October 2011 Key Facts and Brand Results

  • Chevrolet delivered 11,683 vehicles, an increase of 6 per cent. Chevrolet Cruze is Chevrolet's best-selling car, delivering 2513 units. The Canadian-built Chevrolet Camaro sales increased by 62 per cent and Chevrolet Equinox sales increased by 16 per cent Chevrolet Silverado posted a 14 per cent increase

  • The Canadian-built Buick Regal sales were up 128 per cent

  • GMC delivered 6,504 vehicles, an increase of 21 per cent led by crossovers and full size pickups and utilities. Canadian-built GMC Terrain sales were up 7 per cent and GMC Sierra sales increased by 31 per cent.

  • Cadillac SRX sales momentum continued with a 12 per cent increase for the month.

Total GM sales (including discontinued brands) increased by nine per cent compared to last October.

About General Motors of Canada Limited

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs over 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, which employs over 23,000 people dedicated to delivering a top customer experience. 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 Centres, GMCL conducts development activities ranging from cold weather testing to the advancement of key electric vehicle and green technologies. Follow us on Twitter @GMCanada.

Please note that due to the increasingly minimal discrepancy between core and non-core sales, the tables that have been previously distributed have been discontinued.

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