General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

November 01, 2006 17:50 ET

General Motors of Canada October Sales

October 2006 had 24 selling days versus October 2005 with 25 selling days

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 1, 2006) - For October 2006, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered 15,478 trucks, an increase of 15.2% over last year. Car sales were down 30.2% with 11,315 deliveries. Overall, General Motors of Canada sales were down 9.6%.

Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service, and marketing said "We are holding to our strategy of reducing our reliance on daily rental fleet sales as we focus on the introduction of highly competitive, fuel efficient cars and trucks that meet Canadian's needs."

Comeau added, "Our small sport utilities continue to perform well with overall sales of the Chevrolet Equinox and HHR, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Vue, up 40.4% for the month. Early sales of the new Saturn Aura and re-designed Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac Wave sedans are encouraging. The all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-ups are also scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms this week."

Sales Highlights for October 2006

- Cadillac sales remain strong with calendar year to date sales up 15.3% over last year.

- The Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 are showing strong performance year to date, up a combined 42%.

- October was another record sales month for Saab with overall sales more than tripling the same period last year.

- Sales of the Canadian-built Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent remain strong, with October sales up 39.4% and 136%, respectively.



GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES

MONTH OF OCTOBER 2006

2006 2005 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 11,315 16,209 -30.2%
TOTAL TRUCKS 15,478 13,432 +15.2%
COMBINED VEHICLES 26,793 29,641 -9.6%


CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: October 31st , 2006

2006 2005 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 171,995 192,319 -10.6%
TOTAL TRUCKS 181,818 191,673 -5.1%
COMBINED VEHICLES 353,813 383,992 -7.9%


Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada employs more than 20,000 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 759 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