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News   July 5, 2011   by CARS Magazine

GM Canada Sales Increase 12 Percent in June

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers reported total sales of 27,865 vehicles in June, a 12 per cent increase from one year ago. Led by the award-winning Chevrolet Cruze, GM's fuel efficient passenger cars and crossovers posted strong...


Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers reported total sales of 27,865 vehicles in June, a 12 per cent increase from one year ago. Led by the award-winning Chevrolet Cruze, GM’s fuel efficient passenger cars and crossovers posted strong gains across the line-up, including record sales for the Canadian-built Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. Building on consistent year-to-date growth, retail sales for GM’s four brands improved four percent.

“We’ve set out to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles, and global successes like Cruze demonstrate we’re on track and hitting the mark with customers,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing at GM of Canada. “With gas prices on the rise, customers have embraced fuel efficiency leaders such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, with more to come this fall when Chevrolet launches Volt, Sonic and Orlando.”

Passenger car sales grew 14 per cent in June, with the Chevrolet Cruze, Canadian Car of the Year, leading the way. As a result of continued increasing demand for Cruze, GM’s compact car sales have risen 24 per cent year-to-date.

Customer demand for GM’s fuel-efficient crossovers also increased sharply in June, and the Canadian-built Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain delivered their best months on record with combined sales rising 72 per cent. In addition, GM’s midsize crossover vehicles performed well, with the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia increasing combined sales 24 per cent. Furthermore, momentum for the Cadillac SRX continues, with sales up 18 percent, its 18th consecutive month of growth.

June 2011 Key Facts and Brand Results

 
 
--  Total sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars are up 12
    percent.
    
--  Retail sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars are up four
    percent.
    
--  Chevrolet delivered 17,296 vehicles in June, a 10 per cent increase year-
    over-year, with Cruze continuing to build momentum as compact car sales
    have increased 24 per cent year to date. Crossovers delivered strong
    growth, with the Canadian-built Equinox posting its best month ever,
    increasing sales 62 per cent from last June. Traverse is also up 10
    per cent.
    
--  Buick total sales rose 23 per cent in June compared to one year ago. This
    includes a 33 per cent rise in year-over-year passenger car sales.
    Enclave, Buick's mid-size crossover, increased sales nine percent.
    
--  GMC reported total sales of 8,631, a 14 per cent increase from the same
    month last year. This was led by robust demand for GMC's crossovers,
    with Terrain posting a record month and 92 per cent growth, and Acadia up
    53 per cent.
    
--  Cadillac reported a total sales increase of 13 per cent compared to last
    June. SRX sales were up 18 per cent, its eighteenth consecutive month of
    increases. Sales for the growing CTS family of cars increased 16
    per cent.

Total GM sales (including discontinued brands) increased by eight per cent compared to last June, with discontinued brand sales decreasing from 828 to 28 units.

GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA SALES

 
 
MONTH of June 2011                                                          
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                                      RETAIL           TOTAL (Incl. Fleet)  
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                                2011    2010   % Chg    2011    2010   % Chg
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CAR           (i)CORE BRANDS    7289    6845    6.5%    9038    7939   13.8%
             ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  ALL BRANDS    7308    7635   -4.3%    9057    8743    3.6%
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TRUCK         (i)CORE BRANDS   13989   13691    2.2%   18827   16958   11.0%
             ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  ALL BRANDS   13998   13715    2.1%   18836   16982   10.9%
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COMBINED      (i)CORE BRANDS   21278   20536    3.6%   27865   24897   11.9%
             ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  ALL BRANDS   21306   21350   -0.2%   27893   25725    8.4%
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CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE: June 30, 2011     
                                   
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                      RETAIL           TOTAL (Incl. Fleet)  
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                2011    2010   % Chg    2011    2010   % Chg
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CAR           (i)CORE BRANDS   33017   28682   15.1%   42692   35591   20.0%
             ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  ALL BRANDS   33058   34766   -4.9%   42734   41771    2.3%
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TRUCK         (i)CORE BRANDS   60543   61175   -1.0%   82117   81482    0.8%
             ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  ALL BRANDS   60558   61398   -1.4%   82132   81717    0.5%
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COMBINED      (i)CORE BRANDS   93560   89857    4.1%  124809  117073    6.6%
             ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  ALL BRANDS   93616   96164   -2.6%  124866  123488    1.1%
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(i) CORE BRANDS represents sales from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac

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