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GM Canada Posts Strong March, Q1 2017 Sales Gains

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General Motors March Sales

General Motors Canada wrapped up the first quarter of 2017 in as strong a fashion as an automaker could hope to: with its best single sales month in nine years. GM Canada’s sales rose 22.9% to 30,115 in March as all four brands enjoyed double-digit sales increases; retail sales were up 27.2% at 21,979 units, and fleet sales were up 12.6% at 8,136 units.

“March was our best GM Canada sales month since 2008,” said John Roth, vice-president, sales, service, and marketing for GM Canada. “Our brands are delivering what Canadians want with a full line of crossovers and SUVs, while Chevrolet continues to be Canada’s leading seller of electric vehicles.”

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Chevrolet’s sales increased 21.4% with 17,412 units delivered, good for the brand’s best March in 11 years. Among the brand’s biggest performers were the Equinox (up 61.5% at 2,493 units), Cruze (up 27.1% at 2,916 units), and Silverado (up 36.3% at 6,061 units). With Bolt deliveries totaling 241 units and Volt deliveries totaling 377 units, Chevy led the country with its best EV sales ever. Chevy’s first-quarter  sales are up 10.3% from 2016 with 34,562 units sold.

Buick sales were also at an 11-year high with 1,702 units delivered, up 17.5% year-over-year. Sales of the Encore were up 85.1% at 672 units, and Envision sales totaled 273 units. Q1 sales increased 32.7% from 2016 with 3,815 vehicles delivered, and sales of the Encore have nearly doubled.

GMC sales were up 26.1% at 2,789 units, good for the brand’s best March in history. Sales of the Sierra were up 33.3% at 6,726 units, and sales of the Terrain increased 47.8% at 1,308 units. In the first quarter, GMC’s sales are up 12.5% at 20,248 units, the brand’s best Q1 total ever.

Cadillac sales were also an all-time high for March at 1,212 units, up 28%. Sales of the new XT5 led the way at 589 units, and ATS sales increased 3.6% at 259 units. Through three months, brand sales are up 7.4% at 2,623 units, the highest total the brand has seen since 1980.

GM Canada’s first-quarter sales total 61,248 vehicles, up 12.1% from 54,622 vehicles sold in Q1 2016.

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