General Motors sales in Canada dropped by 5.6 percent in July compared to the same time period a year ago. Notably, these results are not adjusted for the difference in selling days in July, as 2012 had 24 sales days while 2011 had 26. Even though overall sales slid, retail sales climbed 7 percent as dealers reported 19,206 deliveries during the month.
Highlights of July 2012 include:
- Chevy Cruze sales up 19 percent; the vehicle is GM’s top-selling passenger car in Canada
- Chevrolet Equinox retail sales were up 5 percent for the month
- Car retail sales at Buick are up 19 percent for the calendar year, led by sales of the all-new Buick Verano
- GMC Terrain retail sales were up 12 percent for the month and the GMC Sierra was up 2.5 percent for the month
- Cadillac SRX retail sales were up 4 percent for the month
The GM Authority Take
These results closely mirror those reported by the automaker’s U.S. division, which itself experienced a decline in overall sales thanks to an expected drop in non-retail sales. But at least overall sales are up in China.