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http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=839000

Highlights

- Sales for the fuel efficient Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac Wave continue to be strong, up 99% for the month and 77.6% for the quarter

- Our all-new Chevrolet Malibu continues to lead GM's gains in the mid-car segment up 114.5% for the month and 125% for the quarter

- The Pontiac G6 posted solid gains, up 20.2% for the month and 78.2% for the quarter

- GM's line up of compact cars had a strong quarter, up a combined 9.5% with increases from Chevrolet Cobalt (+17.6%) and Pontiac G5 (+22.8%) and Vibe (+32.8%)

- GM's crossover utility vehicles continue to gain momentum with combined sales of the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook up 156% and driving a 47.5% increase for the segment.
 

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TOYOTA CANADA INC. ENJOYS RECORD MARCH SALES


New and competitively priced models help deliver new records for Toyota Canada Inc.


(TORONTO) – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced a new record for March selling 20,649 Toyota and Lexus vehicles combined, up 13.1 per cent compared to the same month last year. TCI also achieved a record first quarter with sales of 44,806 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, up 14.3 per cent over last year.

Canadians purchased 19,523 Toyota vehicles in March, up 14.5 per cent
versus March 2007 to set a new record for the month.

Toyota sold 14,488 passenger cars last month, up 22.4 per cent from
the same month in 2007 to set a new March record.

Toyota truck sales of 5,035 in March were off 3.3 per cent compared
to the March record set in 2007.

Canadians purchased 1,126 Lexus luxury cars and SUVs in March, off 7.3 per
cent from last year’s record-breaking month.

Lexus luxury passenger car sales of 570 in March were off 24 per cent
compared to 2007’s record-setting March.

Lexus sold 556 luxury SUVs in March, up 19.6 per cent over the same
month last year to set a new March record.

“Canadians have responded to excellent products and competitive pricing
after the first full month of price adjustments on many Toyota models,”
said Tony Wearing, Managing Director at TCI. “Popular choices were the
all-new 2009 Corolla and the all-new 2009 Matrix cross-over, both built in
Cambridge, Ontario. In all, it’s a great finish to the first quarter, and a
great way to start a new year.”

“The Lexus story in March was all about its luxury SUVs, which combine
performance, comfort, quality and style. Canadian guests seem to agree,
helping us achieve new March records for three models - including the
all-new 2008 LX 570 flagship model.” said Yves Gionet, Director of Lexus in
Canada. “With the new IS F rolling onto streets in March, Canadians will
soon be hearing an exciting new Lexus performance story.”

March sales highlights:

March record for Yaris models at 3,613, up 10.6 per cent over last March.

New March record for the all-new 2009 Corolla at 5,534, up 51.6 per cent.

March sales of the all-new 2009 Matrix of 2,149 up 12.2 per cent versus last March.

March record for RAV4 compact SUV with 1,620 models sold, up 2.8 per cent.

Lexus RX 350 March record at 392, up 16.3 per cent from the March last year.

New March record for all-new 2008 Lexus LX 570 with 47 models, up 1075 per cent.
 

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Does that mean that the Equinox Sport that I ordered AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER!!! will finally be in and at a lower price? Because so far the Nox has had nothing for incentives on it, and no "price matching" to pair with the US dollar.

Seriously though, isn't over 4 months a little long?
 

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TOYOTA CANADA INC. ENJOYS RECORD MARCH SALES


New and competitively priced models help deliver new records for Toyota Canada Inc.


(TORONTO) – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced a new record for March selling 20,649 Toyota and Lexus vehicles combined, up 13.1 per cent compared to the same month last year. TCI also achieved a record first quarter with sales of 44,806 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, up 14.3 per cent over last year.

Canadians purchased 19,523 Toyota vehicles in March, up 14.5 per cent
versus March 2007 to set a new record for the month.

Toyota sold 14,488 passenger cars last month, up 22.4 per cent from
the same month in 2007 to set a new March record.

Toyota truck sales of 5,035 in March were off 3.3 per cent compared
to the March record set in 2007.

Canadians purchased 1,126 Lexus luxury cars and SUVs in March, off 7.3 per
cent from last year’s record-breaking month.

Lexus luxury passenger car sales of 570 in March were off 24 per cent
compared to 2007’s record-setting March.

Lexus sold 556 luxury SUVs in March, up 19.6 per cent over the same
month last year to set a new March record.

“Canadians have responded to excellent products and competitive pricing
after the first full month of price adjustments on many Toyota models,”
said Tony Wearing, Managing Director at TCI. “Popular choices were the
all-new 2009 Corolla and the all-new 2009 Matrix cross-over, both built in
Cambridge, Ontario. In all, it’s a great finish to the first quarter, and a
great way to start a new year.”

“The Lexus story in March was all about its luxury SUVs, which combine
performance, comfort, quality and style. Canadian guests seem to agree,
helping us achieve new March records for three models - including the
all-new 2008 LX 570 flagship model.” said Yves Gionet, Director of Lexus in
Canada. “With the new IS F rolling onto streets in March, Canadians will
soon be hearing an exciting new Lexus performance story.”

March sales highlights:

March record for Yaris models at 3,613, up 10.6 per cent over last March.

New March record for the all-new 2009 Corolla at 5,534, up 51.6 per cent.

March sales of the all-new 2009 Matrix of 2,149 up 12.2 per cent versus last March.

March record for RAV4 compact SUV with 1,620 models sold, up 2.8 per cent.

Lexus RX 350 March record at 392, up 16.3 per cent from the March last year.

New March record for all-new 2008 Lexus LX 570 with 47 models, up 1075 per cent.
I thought this was a GM enthusiast site?
 

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Let's keep in mind GM is still number 1 in Canada, Toyota around 5th although the media makes it sound like they are number 1. March sales GM: 30,208 Toyota:20,649
Year to date GM 83,263 Toyota: 44,806
Let the headlines read: GM sells 85% more vehicles than Toyota year to date.
 

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I would like to see a model breakdown for GM Canada sales. I still think Malibu sales are in the tank,regardless of the 114.5% increase.
hey guys I usually lurk but anyways.. I'm a member of autonews and they have good data but it is slow for canada. I see Feb numbers and Malibu was the second best selling Chevy car behind the Cobalt.

2352 units, compared to only 1016 last year for the same period.

edit - these numbers are year to date jan and feb inclusive. Impala numbers for the same period are 2,081. Cobalt 5,559 (one of the best selling cars in canada).
 
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