Strong Q2 prompts GM Canada to donate $5,000 to Oshawa’s Automotive Museum

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Published July 27, 2021 at 5:08 pm

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After a “long and difficult” seven-month pandemic closure, the Canadian Automotive Museum got a kick-start from General Motors of Canada with a $5,000 donation.

Museum spokesman Gregory Johnston thanked the automotive giant “for keeping Oshawa’s automotive story alive,” noting that the museum is a not-for-profit charity that receives no government operational funding.

“We rely totally on the generosity and support of the community.”

GM Canada is coming off a strong second quarter this year with sales up 34 per cent from last year. Sales of Chevrolet’s all-electric Bolt EV more than doubled and Cadillac records best second-quarter total sales ever.

GM’s full-size truck franchise – which will return to Oshawa’s assembly lines in September – also continued to grow, with GMC Sierra total sales up 26 per cent and Chevrolet Silverado up 29 per cent.

The company is accelerating the start of production of full-size trucks at Oshawa Assembly to the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the previous target of January 2022, putting the plant on track to deliver one of the fastest launches in GM history.

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