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GM Canada Sales Up 19 Percent - Best April in Four Years

Wed, May 1 2013

(Data is not adjusted for the difference in selling days;
April 2013 had 25 selling days and April 2012 had 23 selling days)

Oshawa, Ontario —  Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 25,071 vehicles in April 2013, an increase of 19 per cent for the month and the best performance in April since 2009.      

“We experienced strong sales in virtually all of our vehicle segments in April,” said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada’s vice-president of sales, service and marketing.  “We’re optimistic for the remainder of 2013 as we continue with our aggressive launch plans, including the all new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra which will be available later this year.”

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala began arriving at dealerships in mid-April.  Buick is launching redesigns of the Regal and LaCrosse in the summer and Cadillac will launch an all-new CTS luxury sedan in the fall.  All of this comes on the heels of the recent successful launches of the urban small SUV, the Chevrolet Trax, and the small luxury crossover, the Buick Encore.

Additionally, customers can also benefit from our exclusive partnership with AIR MILES, offering up to 3,000 AIR MILES reward miles for a new vehicle purchase or lease during the months of May and June.

April 2013 Sales Highlights

  • Total Chevrolet Mini, Small and Compact car sales are up 13 per cent for the year based on the strong sales of the Spark, Sonic and Cruze   
  • Buick sales are up 74 per cent for the month, driven by the strong performance of the Buick Verano
  • Cadillac continued its seventh straight month of positive gains and total Cadillac car sales are up 75 per cent for the year with the strong customer demand for the all new Cadillac ATS, the North American Car of the Year
  • Total pickup sales were up 15 per cent for the month

Total GM sales were up 19 per cent compared to last April.

About GM Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 9,000 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. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.