OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Chevrolet Sonic sales increased nearly 80 per cent in April and Canadian customers continued to embrace the Chevrolet Cruze, as it represented nearly 50 per cent of all GM car sales in the month. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac dealers reported 21,090 deliveries in April 2012.
"At General Motors, our product renaissance is continuing and is reflected in the sales of our fuel-efficient Chevrolet Sonic, urban-friendly Cruze and versatile Orlando," said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing at GM of Canada. "For this year, we will have all-new or significantly refreshed cars and crossovers in segments representing a significant portion of the retail light vehicle industry, including the Chevrolet Spark and Malibu, Buick Encore, GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XTS and ATS."
On a selling-day adjusted basis, GM total sales were up 5.4 per cent in April, with Chevrolet sales up 2.1 per cent, Buick sales up 11.6 per cent and GMC sales up 15.7 per cent. There were three fewer selling days in April 2012 than a year ago.
April 2012 Key Facts and Brand Results
- The Chevrolet Cruze represented 61 per cent of all Chevrolet car sales in the month of April
- Buick car sales increased 15 per cent in the month of April, led by the all-new Buick Verano
- Sales of the GMC Sierra were up 15 per cent in April
Total GM sales were down 6.8 per cent compared to last April, on a non-adjusted basis.
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.