OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2012) - For the month of July, GM's combined retail sales of small and compact cars were up 19 per cent, led by the Chevrolet Cruze, GM's top selling passenger car. Retail sales of GM's combined small and compact SUV / MPV were also up 19 per cent for the month, led by the GMC Terrain. On an adjusted basis, GM's retail sales were up nearly 7 per cent for the month, with retail truck sales up 10 per cent and retail passenger car sales up 1 per cent. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac dealers reported 19,206 deliveries in July 2012.
"GM Canada remains disciplined in our strategy to focus on newly launched products in the retail market," said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing at GM of Canada. "With the upcoming launches of the Chevrolet Spark, Malibu and Cadillac ATS, our dealers are well positioned with a full line up to meet all of our customers' needs."
July 2012 Key Facts and Brand Results
- Chevrolet Equinox retail sales were up 5% for the month
- Buick's car retail sales are up 19% for the calendar year, led by sales of the all-new Buick Verano
- GMC Terrain retail sales were up 12% for the month and the GMC Sierra was up 2.5% for the month
- Cadillac SRX retail sales were up 4% for the month
Total GM sales were down 5.6 per cent compared to last July (unadjusted).
About General Motors of Canada Limited
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 10,000 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. GMCL also plays a leadership role in automotive design and engineering, engaging in innovative research and development partnerships with leading Canadian universities and research institutes. In addition, through its Canadian Engineering Centre, GMCL conducts development activities ranging from cold weather testing to the advancement of key electric vehicle and green technologies. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.