General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

September 04, 2007 14:14 ET

General Motors of Canada August Sales

(August 2007 and August 2006 both had 26 selling days)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) - For August 2007, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered a total of 38,707 vehicles, an increase of 3.2% over the same month last year.

Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service, and marketing said, "Our August sales increase was the result of strong performance across our entire portfolio. Our new crossover utilities performed exceptionally well as did GM's leading selection of small, fuel efficient vehicles."

Comeau added "We are looking forward to an exciting fall with the launch of the European styled Chevrolet Malibu, the all new Cadillac CTS and additions to GM's hybrid portfolio, including the new Malibu hybrid and two-mode hybrid versions of the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon."

Sales Highlights for August

- GM's all-new family of crossover vehicles continue to perform well with the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook driving a 69.8% increase in mid-utility sales.

- GM's broad selection of small, fuel efficient cars were up a combined 10%

- GM's Pontiac Division posted strong gains, up 19.5%, driven by double digit increases for the G5, G6, Grand Prix and Solstice.

- Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 series crew cabs posted a combined increase of 54.2%, driven by strong demand in Western Canada.

- GM saw growth in van sales with the affordable Chevrolet Uplander and Pontiac Montana SV6 up 25.2% and 45.9%, respectively.


2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 19,309 18,938 +2.0%
TOTAL TRUCKS 19,398 18,568 +4.5%
COMBINED VEHICLES 38,707 37,506 +3.2%

CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: August 31, 2007
2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 134,136 143,419 -6.5%
TOTAL TRUCKS 151,701 147,872 +2.6%
COMBINED VEHICLES 285,837 291,291 -1.9%

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.

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