(Data is not adjusted for the difference in selling days; March 2013 had 26 selling days and March 2012 had 28 selling days)
OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 2, 2013) - Cadillac had strong sales in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 6 per cent over the first three months of 2012, driven largely by the Cadillac ATS, the North American Car of the Year. In March, Cadillac sales increased 9 per cent when compared with March 2012. Overall, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 20,218 vehicles in March 2013.
"Canadian customers are embracing Chevrolet's family of smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles," said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada's vice-president of sales, service and marketing. "Sales of passenger cars are growing stronger as the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt and Malibu all had sales increases in the first quarter of 2013. The all-new Chevrolet Impala joins the portfolio of Chevrolet cars in the coming weeks for families looking for a full-size sedan."
March 2013 Sales Highlights
Total Chevrolet Small, Compact & Mini cars up 10 per cent for the year
Buick truck sales are up 36 per cent for the year
Total Cadillac sales are up 27 per cent for the year
Total pickup sales were up 2 per cent for the month
Total GM sales were down 10.9 per cent compared to last March.
About GM Canada
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 9,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.