General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

March 02, 2007 10:12 ET

General Motors of Canada February Sales Results

(February 2007 and February 2006 both had 24 selling days)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 1, 2007) - For February 2007, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered a total of 23,255 units, off 6.7% versus the same month last year.

"We once again saw growth on the retail side of the business, with overall retail numbers up 7.1% over last year, and we continue to manage our sales to daily rental fleets." said Marc Comeau, vice president vehicle sales service marketing. "The revitalized Saturn line-up is up 14% for the month, driven by a 31.6% increase for Vue and strong performance from Aura and the recently launched Outlook. We continue to see increases for Cadillac, up 26% marking its strongest February since the late 1980's. Our new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full size pick ups continue to post gains, up 27% overall for the month.

Comeau added "We are gaining momentum from some significant wins in the first two months of the year. GM swept North American Car and Truck of the year for the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado. The Saturn Sky Red Line captured the coveted AJAC Best New Design Award in Toronto and Cadillac CTS was recognized as Best Design in Detroit. We are also surprising a lot of people at the Canadian Auto Shows with our Green by Design display. GM has the widest range of environmentally friendly products and technologies to meet the diverse needs of consumers and we are doing more in Canada than any other automaker." Go to www.greenbydesign.gm.ca to learn more.

Sales Highlights for FEBRUARY 2007

- Saturn posted solid gains of 14% overall on the strength of the Vue, Aura, Sky and the recently launched Outlook.

- Cadillac was up 26%, marking its best February since 1989.

- Continued growth in small cars with the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 up 49% and 29% respectively. Our Special Edition versions of these cars have resulted in double digit retail gains of 52% and 43%, respectively.

- The all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full size pick ups were up 27% for the month.



GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES
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MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2007
2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 9,681 10,810 -10.4%
TOTAL TRUCKS 13,574 14,128 -3.9%
COMBINED VEHICLES 23,255 24,938 -6.7%


CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2007

2007 2006 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 18,408 22,527 -18.3%
TOTAL TRUCKS 27,487 25,358 +8.4%
COMBINED VEHICLES 45,895 47,885 -4.2%


Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada employs 19,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures a variety of vehicles, engines, transmissions and other components, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through 765 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