Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 50,074 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of 35.5 percent compared to a year ago.
While the industry experienced significant declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GM Canada’s full-size pickup truck sales remained resilient, retail sales showed some early signs of recovery, and the company gained market share in the second quarter.
“We are working hard to emerge from the unprecedented negative impacts of COVID-19 on the Canadian marketplace, and GM Canada is starting to see recovery in retail sales,” said Sandor Piszar, vice president, sales, service and marketing, GM Canada.
“Our dealers across the country have quickly adapted to using new enhanced cleaning protocols for vehicle shopping and delivery through the launch of our “CLEAN” dealership initiative, and with our strong lineup of vehicles, we’re ready to build success in the second half of 2020.”
The company’s most recent crossover launches continued their momentum in the second quarter. Since the Chevrolet Blazer launched in January of 2019, sales have been steadily increasing.
The all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX have been performing well in a highly competitive segment.
Next to launch is GM’s portfolio of full-size SUVs, including the redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and Cadillac Escalade now available with enhanced Super Cruise.