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News   June 3, 2019   by Renee Montague

April’s new car sales fall short of April 2018

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).

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