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GM Canada Sees Massive Sales Growth in January

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The 2016 Cadillac ATS sedan is good for fuel economy of up to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway

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General Motors Canada reported a year-over-year sales increase of 24% in January, thanks to a total of 14,395 vehicles being delivered between the Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC brands. Overall, General Motors’ retail sales were up 21%, good for the automaker’s best January at retail since 2008.


Each brand experienced its best January in at least 3 years. Buick and Chevrolet each kicked off the new year with their best start since 2013, and GMC had its best January since 2009. Cadillac blew the other three brands out of the water in terms of milestones, however, pulling down its best January since 1980.

“Cadillac continues to break ground in the luxury market with its best retail sales month in the brand’s history,” said John Roth, vice president, sales, service and marketing for GM Canada. “Later this year with the launch of the all-new CT6, we will bring customers a prestige sedan with the integration of new technologies developed to achieve dynamic performance, efficiency and agility previously unseen in large luxury cars.”

Chevy sales were up 24% overall thanks to an 18% increase in car sales, 16% increase in crossover sales, and 29% increase in pickup sales. Buick was up 3% largely due to the resurgence of the Verano (up 20%). GMC put forth its 19th straight month of growth with a 28% increase. Cadillac sales were up 45% thanks to a huge bump from the ATS (up 115%) and CTS (up 73%).