General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

March 03, 2008 15:41 ET

GM Canada February 2008 Sales Results

(Data is not adjusted for the difference in selling days; February 2008 had 25 selling days vs. February 2007 with 24 selling days)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - For February 2008, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered 26,501 units representing an increase of 14% over the same month last year.

"February's growth was driven by a 33.1% increase in car sales and the strength of our recently launched products," said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service, and marketing. "The award winning Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac CTS and Saturn Astra are gaining momentum and our family of crossover utility vehicles continue to see monthly increases. The all-new Pontiac Vibe is arriving in dealerships this month."

"2008 is off to a good start with strong retail sales results and our advanced technology vehicles creating buzz at Auto Shows across the country, like the Chevrolet Volt concept and the all new Oshawa-built Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra two mode hybrids, to be introduced this fall," continued Comeau.

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February Highlights

- GM's small cars continue to gain momentum with the Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac Wave up a combined 86%, Pontiac Vibe up 44.2% and the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 up a combined 29.5% - all driven by strong retail sales growth.

- The all-new Chevrolet Malibu continued to drive strong increases in the mid size segment with overall Malibu sales up 163.6%.

- The new Cadillac CTS came in strong, up 34.5%.

- The success of GM's family of crossover vehicles, including the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook resulted in GM more than doubling sales in the mid utility segment in February.

- Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named the Chevrolet Silverado as its 2008 Truck of the Year.


2008 2007 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 12,886 9,681 +33.1%
TOTAL TRUCKS 13,615 13,574 +0.3%
COMBINED VEHICLES 26,501 23,255 +14.0%

2008 2007 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 25,581 18,408 +39.0%
TOTAL TRUCKS 27,515 27,487 + 0.1%
COMBINED VEHICLES 53,096 45,895 +15.7%

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 732 dealerships and retailers across Canada. Vehicles sold through this network include Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Saab and Cadillac.

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