GM Canada Sales Increase 1.5% in January
General Motors Canada reported a 1.5% year-over-year sales increase in January with a total of 14,605 vehicles delivered across its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac brands. Retail sales totaled 10,839 units, down 3.8% year-over-year, and fleet sales increased 20.2% at 3,766 units.
“Our strategy remains disciplined for 2017 focusing on building our brands, growing retail sales and limiting our daily rental deliveries to produce the best value for our customers,” said John Roth, Vice President, Sales, Service, and Marketing, GM Canada. “2017 is an important year for GM Canada with key product launches including the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which we began delivering to customers in late January, fulfilling the brand’s promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.”
“The addition of the Bolt EV strengthens Chevrolet’s sales leadership among electric vehicles alongside the Chevrolet Volt,” Roth added. “In fact, Chevrolet has sold more EVs in Canada than any other brand.”
Chevrolet’s sales for the month totaled 8,118 units, up 3.9% year-over-year and good for the brand’s best January since 2013. Bolt EV sales totaled 6 units in its first month, and vehicles seeing sales increases for the month included the Equinox (up 42.2%), Traverse (up 55.3%), and Volt (up 172.3%).
Buick sales were up 40.4% at 942 units. Sales of the Encore increased 85.3% at 341 units, sales of the LaCrosse increased 11.1% at 40 units, sales of the Verano increased 15.2% at 304 units, and Envision sales totaled 153 units. Retail sales were up 55%, good for Buick’s best single-month performance at retail since 2002.
GMC sales were down 4.1% at 4,888 units, and Cadillac sales decreased 19% at 657 units.