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GM Canada Earns Best April Sales in Nine Years

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General Motors April 2017 sales

General Motors Canada saw sales totaling 30,948 vehicles across the country in April, a 16.4% year-over-year increase and the automaker’s best total for the month since 2008. GM was led by the Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac brands, with each seeing double-digit year-over-year gains.

“The momentum in 2017 continues to build with back-to-back months of sales leadership on top of four consecutive months of sales growth for GM Canada,” said John Roth, vice-president, sales, service and marketing for GM Canada. “With exceptional design and industry leading technology and safety features, customers are responding to our outstanding line up of crossovers, trucks, and cars.”

GM Canada’s crossover sales increased 41% year-over-year in April thanks to a 73% increase for the Chevrolet Equinox (3,072 units), 35.5% increase for the GMC Terrain (1,256 units), 23.5% increase for the Buick Encore (947 units), sales totaling 297 units for the Buick Envision, and sales of 187 units for the all-new Chevrolet Bolt.

Chevrolet brand sales were up 22.3% at 18,313 units delivered, led by the Silverado (5,299 units, up 26.6%), Cruze (3,991 units, up 81.7%), and Equinox.

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GMC had its best total sales for April in brand history at 9,367 units, up 17.3% year-over-year. Sales of the Sierra increased 19.1% with 6,052 units delivered.

Cadillac saw sales increase 27.2% with 1,247 units delivered. Sales of the XT5 totaled 624 units, sales of the ATS were up 43.7% with 240 units, and XTS sales were up 24.5% at 66 units.

Buick sales were down 24% at 2,021 units, but the brand saw its best retail sales total for April in 15 years and its best SUV sales month ever.

After four months, GM Canada’s sales are up 13.5% with sales totaling 92,196 units.

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