General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

July 02, 2009 13:34 ET

GM Canada June 2009 Sales Results

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

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) - For June 2009, General Motors of Canada dealers delivered 22,334 units, down 31% from a year ago.

"Our June performance reflects the overall softness in Canadian auto sales, but the Canadian-built Chevrolet Impala had a strong month increasing sales by 30.2%," says Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service and marketing. "The Oshawa Car Plant, that builds the Impala, was recognized in June for its continuing quality leadership, winning the J.D. Power and Associates silver plant award for initial quality. Another Canadian-built vehicle, the next generation Chevrolet Equinox will be arriving in dealerships this month and is expected to be a strong performer delivering the best highway fuel consumption of any vehicle in its segment."

June Sales Highlights

- Sales of GM's Midsize Crossovers remain strong - the all-new Chevrolet Traverse continues to gain momentum, while sales of the award-winning Buick Enclave were up 14%.

- The Midsize Crossovers were also awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick for 2009"



2009 2008 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 10,879 18,122 -39.9%
TOTAL TRUCKS 11,455 14,243 -19.6%
COMBINED VEHICLES 22,334 32,365 -31.0%

CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE: June 30th, 2009
2009 2008 % CHG
TOTAL CARS 51,804 98,440 -47.4%
TOTAL TRUCKS 82,651 92,199 -10.4%
COMBINED VEHICLES 134,455 190,639 -29.5%

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 9,000 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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