GM Canada Sales Up in May Thanks Primarily to Pickups
General Motors’ sales in Canada were up 4% in May with 27,462 vehicles delivered. As has been the trend for much of 2015, sales of GM’s four pickups—the GMC Canyon and Sierra and Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado—carried a great deal of the load.
In fact, at 10,907 deliveries, the sales of those four models combined accounted for well over one-third of all GM sales for the month and placed the automaker firmly atop the pickup industry in Canada.
Chevrolet soared in particular, up 9% for the month of May with 16,473 deliveries. It wasn’t just the Silverado and Colorado enjoying strong sales, however; sales of the Spark were up 350% (365 units), the Malibu was up 107% (1,357 units), Impala was up 10% (438 units), Camaro was up 9% (596 units), and Corvette was up 208% (450 units).
Can somebody please tie this to Billy Joel somehow?
“Chevrolet had a very strong month of May with car sales up 14% and truck sales up 6% versus the year before,” said John Roth, vice president, sales, service and marketing for GM Canada. “Chevrolet Corvette sales were up over 200% in May, its best sales month in Canada since 1980 when Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me” was #1 on the Billboard Top 100.”
John Roth: coming through in the clutch when one needs an out-of-nowhere callback to The Piano Man.
GMC was up 15% year-over-year, marking its 11th straight month of sales increases. GMC’s pickups were up 26% on the month.
Cadillac sales were flat for the month at 1,207 units. The Escalade (159 units), SRX (524 units), and XTS (85 units) all experienced year-over-year gains.