Canadian sales of light passenger vehicles fell in April, compared to April 2018, according to analysis from DesRosier Automotive Consulting.
All passenger car segments fell except the low-volume luxury compact segment, up 3.5% for the month, the consulting firm has reported.
Most provinces suffered setbacks but Saskatchewan and Newfoundland managed sales increases for the month at 2.7% and 2.5% respectively.
Among the top selling passenger car models, the Volkswagen Jetta made tremendous headway with a 244.4% sales increase for the month, helping propel the Jetta to fifth position among passenger cars.
Among light trucks, the large SUV segment—although a lower volume segment overall—saw sales grow 100.6% in April.
Year-to-date sales decreased 3.9% across Canada with Prince Edward Island witnessing a sales increase of 9.7% while Newfoundland and Saskatchewan managed to remain positive (up 1.4% and 1.3% respectively).