General Motors of Canada continues to build momentum, posting strong retail sales increases for its four core brands: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Sales increased 15.4 per cent for the month, and are up over 22 per cent for the year.
“Our sales momentum in Canada demonstrates that we are connecting with customers, with retail sales showing strong growth for the sixth consecutive month,” said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada’s vice-president of sales, service and marketing. “Our business plan is working as we continue to profitably grow sales of our four core brands.”
Chevrolet retail sales increased almost 10 per cent in May, with Chevrolet car sales leading that growth, up 45 perc ent. The Chevrolet Malibu saw strong May results, increasing sales over 135 per cent, along with year-over-year sales increases for the Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Impala, and Chevrolet Camaro.
Buick retail sales rose 44 per cent in May, led by the Buick LaCrosse, which were up 92 per cent. Buick sales will be further bolstered when the all-new Buick Regal hits Canadian showrooms later this month.
Cadillac retail sales were up 35 per cent, fuelled by strong growth from the award-winning Cadillac SRX. A Consumer’s Digest Best Buy for 2010, the Cadillac SRX has posted consistent sales growth for the past five months.
GMC also saw its retail sales rise, almost 23 per cent, led by its fuel-efficient lineup of small trucks and cross-over vehicles, including the GMC Canyon, the GMC Acadia, and the Ingersoll-built GMC Terrain.