GM Canada Sales Increase 5% in February; Cadillac, GMC, Buick Brands Make Gains
General Motors Canada reported total deliveries of 16,528 vehicles in February between its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac brands, good for a 5.1% year-over-year increase from sales of 15,729 units in February of last year. Retail sales fell 0.8% with 11,892 units sold, but a 24.1% increase in fleet sales more than made up for the difference.
“Backed by our strong portfolio of crossovers and pick-up trucks, we delivered solid growth in the industry’s fastest-growing and most profitable segments,” said John Roth, vice-president of sales, service, and marketing for GM Canada. “Marked by a 27% increase in crossovers and SUVs sales, customers are responding to our complete portfolio of products, like the award-winning Chevrolet Bolt EV, quality craftsmanship and spirited performance of the Buick Envision, all-new GMC Acadia, and the refined luxury of the Cadillac XT5.”
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Chevy sales decreased 1.5% in February with 9,032 units sold. Sales of the Bolt totaled 86 units, and Equinox sales jumped 21.1% with 1,394 units delivered.
Buick sales increased 55% with 1,171 units delivered. February marked the brand’s best month of SUV sales in its history, led by 18.3% growth from the Enclave, 140.8% growth from the Encore, and 196 units from the Envision.
GMC sales were up 8.8% at 5,571 units, good for the brand’s best February since 1997. Every vehicle in GMC’s lineup saw year-over-year gains; the Sierra led the way in terms of volume with 3,335 units delivered.
Cadillac sales increased 10% with 754 units, good for the brand’s best February since 1980, while retail sales were an all-time high for the month with 9% growth. XT5 sales totaled 405 units, and XTS sales increased 25%.
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