Canada auto sales had best June yet due to demand for luxury cars, trucks

Article by Christian A., on July 5, 2015

Auto sales in Canada have reached a record high for June due mainly to the high demand for luxury cars and trucks. General Motors and Fiat Chrysler (the No. 1 seller in the market) both reported sales increases, driven by the popularity of pickup trucks. It was the best June ever for overall industry sales, with a 1.2% increase to 177,857 cars and light trucks.

Sales grew 2.7% with 933,439 vehicles sold year-to-date. In a note intended for clients, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants wrote that luxury automakers have been experiencing persistent gains but it became a “veritable feast” in June. The automotive research company said that a handful of luxury car companies reported gains of more than 25%. Both Land Rover and Acura had 28% sales increases.

A 26% climb was reported by Porsche. Lincoln deliveries went up 23% in June, its fifth straight month of growth. Notably, Ford Motor Co.'s overall volume fell by 13% to 26,784 units because of lower car and pickup deliveries. For those producers that have full lineups, GM scored the highest with a 15% surge with 24,226 units sold. Nissan got a 10% increase with 11,623 vehicles sold.

Toyota had an 11% jump with 20,689 vehicles sold. Sales of Fiat Chrysler in Canada had a 1% increase to 27,217 vehicles. In particular, a 14% jump was recorded for Dodge and Chrysler minivan sales with 6,186 vehicles sold. In late May, its minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, reopened after a retooling process to assemble new models.

Because of this suspension of production, supplies of its best-selling vehicles were affected. Sales of Ram brand trucks grew by 13% to 9,081 vehicles, while Chrysler truck sales increased by 164% to 1,863 units.

Dodge truck sales fell by 8% to 6,580 units. The 11% increase in sales at GM Canada was said to be due to gains throughout the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands. A 13% increase in total sales was experienced by Cadillac and Chevrolet. GMC sales went up by 18% while Buick sales rose by 29%.

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