General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

March 03, 2009 15:30 ET

GM Canada February 2009 Sales Results

(Data is not adjusted for the difference in selling days; February 2009 had 24 selling days vs. February 2008 with 25 selling days)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - "February was a low point right across the industry for new vehicle sales and it was a tough month for GM Canada versus the relatively strong February sales GM had in 2008," said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service and marketing. "In addition to a planned reduction in daily rental volume, we faced some tough incentive competition that impacted our retail sales."

Comeau continued, "Despite these February results, GM Canada remains the year to date market leader for sales in Canada and plans to maintain that position. For March we are already stepping up our efforts to help consumers get back into the market with exceptional new deals for buyers of GM sub-compacts, small cars and vans. We are well positioned with aggressive pricing, and more fuel efficient small and mid-sized cars and hybrids than any other automaker."

GM has recently introduced our best price ever on the Chevrolet Uplander and Pontiac Montana SV6 vans, starting from $15,000. Customers can also purchase the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 XFE models, with segment leading highway fuel efficiency, for $98 bi-weekly. And only GM dealers and retailers offer three years no charge maintenance and two years XM satellite radio and OnStar, all backed by the best coverage in Canada, 5 year/160,000km.



GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES
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MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2009

2009 2008 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 4,979 12,886 -61.4%
TOTAL TRUCKS 6,550 13,615 -51.9%
COMBINED VEHICLES 11,529 26,501 -56.5%


CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2009

2009 2008 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 10,013 25,581 -60.9%
TOTAL TRUCKS 15,720 27,515 -42.9%
COMBINED VEHICLES 25,733 53,096 -51.5%


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 12,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles, vehicle powertrains, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through approximately 700 dealerships and retailers across Canada. Vehicles sold through this network include Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Saab and Cadillac.

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