General Motors ends year up 6%


Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 19,247 vehicles in December 2014, an increase of 13 per cent from December 2013. 

For 2014, sales were up more than 6 per cent in Canada with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivering 249,800 vehicles.

“Consumer response to our award-winning launch products drove a strong close for 2014,” said Steve Carlisle, president and managing director, General Motors of Canada. 

“As we start 2015, we will strive to deliver maximum consumer value by delivering a full suite of owner benefits, with solid warranties, industry-leading technology, complimentary lube oil and filter service with every vehicle, and a full range of financing and leasing options.”  

GM now offers customers 4G LTE technology on more than 30 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, the largest deployment in the automotive industry.  4G offers mobile data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, allowing GM vehicles to act as Wi-Fi hot spots, allowing customers to connect up to 7 different devices.

December 2014 sales highlights included Chevrolet total sales increased by 15 per cent lead by sales of the Sonic, Malibu, Impala, Traverse, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban.

Buick total sales increased by 65 per cent lead by sales of the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse and Encore.

GMC total sales increased by 2 per cent lead by sales of the Acadia, Sierra, Canyon and Yukon.

And Cadillac total sales increased by 18 per cent lead by sales of the CTS, XTS and Escalade.

Total GMCL sales increased by more than 6 per cent with the 31 per cent jump from Buick making it the brand’s best total sales since 2006.

Last year was also a record year for GM pickup trucks with sales of 90,005 trucks, surpassing the previous record set in 2011 by more than three per cent.