Vehicle sales in Canada declined in September

Article by Christian A., on October 7, 2011

The vehicle sales in Canada declined in September, stretching an unstable year with the strong performance of Chrysler as the only bright spot among the leading carmakers. Sales at the Canadian units of General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Toyota and Honda all recoiled last month from the poor levels in September 2010, when the industry was fighting to recover from the 2009 economic downturn.

Canadian market sales fell 0.4 percent in September, and are ascending a measly 1.5 percent from a year ago, as reported by independent vehicle analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

He commented that this is a "tough month and a worrisome month for the industry as the market just refuses to grow." GM of Canada revealed that its total sales dropped 6.1 percent from last September to 16,799 units.

The company did not identify which vehicle models had lower sales. On the other hand, Ford was once again the nation's best seller, despite the fact that its combined truck and car sales decreased 3 percent from a year ago to 25,656.

Ford's car sales went up by 14.4 percent to 5,667 units, while truck sales declined 7 percent to 19,989. Ford Canada Chief Executive David Mondragon explained that they were up against "an unusually strong September last year," adding that the continuous improvement of the company's car sales implies that its investment in smaller, more fuel-efficient automobiles is paying off.

Sales at Honda Canada declined due to the scarcity of parts for its new Civic. The shortage stemmed from the quake and tsunami that hit Japan in March. Honda sales were at 11,109 units, down 19 percent.

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