GMC U.S. Sales Surge 29 Percent in January

New, award-winning Canyon had best January in 10 years; Sierra up 14 percent

DETROIT – GMC sold 35,671 trucks, vans and sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. last month, posting its best January sales since 2004. Every GMC, crossover and SUV saw sales increases; and total Sierra full-size truck sales rose 14 percent.

“Our GMC customers are confident in our showroom of premium trucks, crossovers and SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “We continue to be pleased with consumer response to the new Canyon midsize pickup, which bolsters our truck leadership and is bringing new buyers to GMC.

“Twelve months of year-over-year retail sales gains are a very strong indicator of the premium GMC attributes our customers continue to seek.”

In fact, in survey after survey, customers cite exterior styling, overall quality, ample seating capacity, premium amenities and positive previous GMC ownership experiences as their reasons for purchasing a GMC. In January, GMC’s top-of-the-line Denali trim represented 22 percent of total GMC sales and more than half of Yukon and Yukon XL models.

Here’s a model-by-model look at GMC U.S. sales in January:


  • Best January sales in 10 years following its launch last fall
  • Autoweek’s 2015 Best of the Best truck


  • Best January ever
  • Total sales up 25 percent
  • Highest rate of conquest buyers within GMC, at nearly 47 percent


  • Total sales up 8 percent
  • Best January since 2008

Yukon and Yukon XL

  • Best January since 2008
  • Yukon total sales up 106 percent; Yukon XL total sales up 127 percent
  • 12 months of year-over-year sales gains for Yukon; 11 months for Yukon XL


  • Total sales up 14 percent year-over-year
  • Seventy-one percent of buyers chose Crew Cab

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at