OSHAWA, ON--(Marketwired - September 01, 2016) - Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 22,547 vehicles in August 2016 versus 24,653 in August 2015.
John Roth, vice president, sales, service and marketing for GM Canada said, "While August was a slower vehicle sales month across Canada, we demonstrated industry leadership and remain focused on product excellence and our strong retail strategy across our brands."
August 2016 Brand Sales Highlights:
- Chevrolet's Launch products continue to see strong sales. For the month of August, Spark was up 197 per cent, Volt up 153 per cent, Camaro was up 9 per cent and Colorado was up 34 per cent
- Buick sales are up 27 per cent for the month led by the Regal (up 300 per cent) and the SUV portfolio including the Envision and Encore (up 26 per cent)
- Sales of the GMC Canyon were up 17 per cent for the month and the Yukon was up 34 per cent for the month
- Cadillac continues to build momentum with its best retail sales calendar year to date driven by sales of Cadillac SUVs, SRX and XT5 (combined up 15 per cent) and Escalade (up 68 per cent)
Overall, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 22,547 vehicles in August 2016, a decrease of 8.5 per cent versus August 2015.
Across our brands, the integration of 4G LTE technology on more than 30 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles is driving customer interest in our products. With mobile data speeds of up to 10 times faster than 3G, customers are showing great interest in the ability of GM vehicles to act as Wi-Fi hot spots, allowing customers to connect up to seven different devices.
About GM Canada
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Company employs more than 8,400 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GM Canada markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network. More information regarding GM Canada models can be found at www.gm.ca, www.gminnovates.ca or by following @GMcanada on Twitter.