General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

June 02, 2015 16:22 ET

GM Canada May Sales Increase 4 Per Cent and Leads the Industry in Pickup Truck Sales

(Data is not adjusted for the difference in selling days, May 2014 had 26 selling days and May 2014 had 27)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 2, 2015) - Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 27,462 vehicles in May 2015, an increase of 4 per cent from May 2014 with sales of the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado and GMC Canyon and Sierra leading the industry pickup segment with 10,907 deliveries.

GM's three-truck strategy of mid-size, light duty and heavy duty trucks is resonating in the marketplace and was designed to provide customers with a full range of options and choices in pickup trucks to suit their individual needs. This approach positioned GM to respond to this month's continued strong customer demand for pickup trucks.

John Roth, vice president, sales, service and marketing for GM Canada said, "Chevrolet had a very strong month of May with car sales up 14 per cent and truck sales up 6 per cent versus the year before. Chevrolet Corvette sales were up over 200% in May, its best sales month in Canada since 1980 when Billy Joel's 'It's Still Rock and Roll To Me' was #1 on the Billboard Top 100."

GM customers are also now enjoying 4G LTE technology on more than 30 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, the largest deployment in the automotive industry. 4G offers mobile data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, allowing GM vehicles to act as Wi-Fi hot spots, allowing customers to connect up to seven different devices.

May 2015 Sales Highlights

  • Chevrolet total sales increased 9 per cent for the month driven by sales of the Spark up 350%, Malibu up 107%, Impala up 10%, Camaro up 9%, Corvette up 208% and Chevrolet pickups were up 26%
  • Buick crossovers (Enclave and Encore) had their best May since 2003 with a 16% increase for the month
  • GMC total sales for the calendar year through the end of May were up 19% with retail sales continuing on its 11th consecutive month of sales increases, up 15%. GMC sales were fueled by the brand's award winning pickup truck portfolio which finished the month up 26%
  • Cadillac total sales are up 11% for the calendar year driven by sales of Cadillac trucks which are up 33% in May

About GM Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 9,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GMCL 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 GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.

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