General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

December 04, 2007 15:37 ET

GM Receives Top Honours at the AJAC "Best New" Vehicle Awards

Saturn Astra: Best New Small Car Saturn Vue: Best New CUV $35,000-$60,000 Buick Enclave: Best New CUV over $60,000 Chevrolet Silverado: Best New Pickup Truck

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2007) - GM Canada was today honoured by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), which named 4 GM entries as the best new vehicle in their respective categories.

The recognition results from recent back-to-back driving evaluations of over 60 new vehicles at the recent AJAC Test Fest evaluation - the foundation of the Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY) program. Over 70 of Canada's top automotive journalists judged this year's competition which aims to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on new vehicles.

"We're honoured by these awards from Canada's top automotive journalists, which we think will help consumers appreciate the strides GM has made in terms of product design, technology, fuel efficiency and quality," said Marc Comeau vice president of sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada. "With surprising levels of content and benefits like OnStar and GM's leading coverage, customers get much more for their money with a GM vehicle today."

The stylish and fuel efficient Saturn Astra impressed many with its excellent driving character and surprising level of content - all for less than $18,000.

The Saturn Vue compact crossover utility topped the competition's largest category, edging out 10 other entries with its combination of style, driving character, safety, efficiency and value.

The Enclave proved that Buick offers quality and refinement at the very top of the class, but at a price Canadians can truly afford.

The Chevrolet Silverado extends GM's decades-long legacy of sales leadership in full-size pickups, with a segment-best combination of fuel efficiency and capability that has seen sales continue to climb since its Canadian launch.



Saturn Astra, Ford Focus SE , Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, Subaru Impreza Sedan, Suzuki SX4 Sedan

SUV / CUV $35,000 - $60,000

Saturn Vue, Hyundai Veracruz, Infiniti EX, Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel, LandRover LR2, GMC Acadia SLT, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Tribeca, Toyota Highlander, Volvo XC70

SUV / CUV over $60,000

Buick Enclave, BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class , Mercedes G-Class


Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Dakota, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra

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

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