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News   September 30, 2019   by Allan Janssen

Canada light vehicle sales see ‘hint of growth’

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported “a hint of growth” in Canadian light-vehicle sales, after over a year of consecutive decreases.

August new light vehicle sales have been estimated to have risen by about 0.6%.

Provincial performance was split, with sales increases recorded in Saskatchewan (+6.8%), Newfoundland (+5.5%), Quebec (+3.9%), British Columbia (+3.7%), and Nova Scotia (+2.3%) while volume was lost in Manitoba and Ontario where sales decreased 14.3% and 1.0% respectively.

The Ford F-Series noted a 5.4% sales decline, which allowed the Ram Pickup to close the gap with an estimated 49.9% sales increase for the month.

The Jeep Wrangler noted the largest sales increase among light trucks, at an estimated 51.2%, propelling the Wrangler into 10th place in terms of sales for the month.

Passenger car performance was far more mixed among the top 10, with Honda Civic sales dropping 17.6% while the Kia Forte noted an impressive sales month, growing 40.8% for August 2019.

The data is found in the most recent DesRosiers Automotive Reports e-Newsletter. You can subscribe HERE.

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