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News   July 8, 2014   by CARS Magazine

June totals bring YTD new car sales over 900k units

Sales in June 2014 totaled 175,428 units, up 2.2 percent from June 2013. Year-to-date sales for 2014 are now up to 908,094 units, which is the earliest date on record for sales to hit the 900K mark.


According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultant’s latest market snapshot, Canadian light vehicle sales have hit record levels for the third consecutive June. Sales in June 2014 totaled 175,428 units, up 2.2 percent from June 2013.

Year-to-date sales for 2014 are now up to 908,094 units, which is the earliest date on record for sales to hit the 900K mark.

Ford was the number one seller of vehicles in June with 30.8K units –an increase of 7.5 percent over June 2013.

Chrysler remained the number one seller of light vehicles on a year to date basis with 145.5K units, slightly higher than Ford at 143.0K. Chrysler’s run of year-over-year sales increases has now reached a remarkable 55-month streak.

General Motors saw sales decline by 15.0 percent to 21.0K units and are down YTD by 2.3 percent.

Nissan/Infiniti continued their momentum with sales up 27.3 percent. Between the two brands they managed to move 11,320 units this month and 56,101 vehicles year to date, led by continued strong sales of the Nissan Rogue.

Porsche sales were up 66.5 percent as the new Macan became widely available and they are now up 26.8 percent on the year.

Land Rover also continued its hot streak with sales up 36.0 percent and they are now up 32.4 percent on the year.

Mercedes Benz/smart sales were up 7.5 percent while BMW/Mini sales were down by 5.7 percent. Looking at year to date numbers for the European luxury marques, Mercedes Benz/smart sold the most light vehicles with 19,349 units, followed by BMW/Mini at 17,490 and Audi at 11,261 units.

www.desrosiers.ca


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