OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 4, 2012) - The Chevrolet Sonic continues its strong performance with its second straight record-breaking sales month, leading Chevrolet small cars' 50 per cent sales increase for the calendar year. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac dealers reported 22,869 deliveries in June 2012.
Buick, Canada's fastest growing luxury brand, continues its strong sales performance with its second consecutive month of double-digit year-over-year increases. Sales of the all new Verano are driving Buick's growth as customers embrace Buick's first entry into the small luxury segment.
"Growth in the Canadian industry thus far in 2012 has been driven largely by increases in fleet/rental sales. At GM Canada, we continue with a disciplined approach focusing on newly launched products in the retail market," said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing at GM of Canada. "While our total volume in the month of June was down, our retail focus is gaining traction with the double-digit calendar-year-to-date results for Buick and Chevrolet small cars."
Comeau added, "We have aggressive 2013 model year plans where we will launch all-new or significantly freshened cars and crossovers in segments representing more than 60 per cent of the retail light vehicle industry. These plans start this summer with the all new Chevrolet Spark and Malibu joining the Chevrolet family and redefining the mini and midsize car segments."
June 2012 Key Facts and Brand Results
- Chevrolet small car sales are up 29% for the month, including 1,144 Sonic deliveries
- Buick's total sales are up 23% for the calendar year and up 24% for the month of June. Buick cars, including the all-new Verano, remain a strong factor in the division's success up 20% for the month. The Enclave, 2012 Consumer's Digest Best Buy award recipient, also experienced substantial gains up 30% for the month.
Total GM sales were down 18 per cent compared to last June.
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.