OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) - In February 2013, sales in virtually all passenger car segments continued to be strong for Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac. Chevrolet''s mini, small and compact cars (Spark, Sonic and Cruze) had a 29 per cent increase for the month. Buick Verano''s sales increased by nearly 42 per cent for the month and Cadillac car sales are up 22 per cent for the month, driven largely by the strong performance of the all-new Cadillac ATS, the North American Car of the Year. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 13,987 vehicles in February 2013.
"Our clear focus is on transforming our company by offering the world''s best vehicles which deliver significant value to our customers," said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada''s vice-president of sales, service and marketing. "Third parties are recognizing our progress, for example the Cadillac ATS recently received the ALG Residual Value Award in the Premium MidSize Car Segment. The foundation we are establishing will allow us to continue to grow our business the right way with the right mix of products for our customers."
February 2013 Sales Highlights
- Total Chevrolet car sales were up 17 per cent for the month
- Buick truck sales are up 6 per cent for the year
- Cadillac sales are up 10 per cent for the year
- Total pickup sales were up 10 per cent for the month
Total GM sales were down 1.9 per cent compared to last February, however, when adjusted for selling days, total GM sales were up 2.2 per cent.
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.