May 2, 2007
April vehicle sales up 9.0 per cent, industry analyst says
Richmond Hill, Ontario – Sales of cars and light trucks were up 9.0 per cent in April, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers, who says he suspects that the increase is due to April being the first full month of the federal government’s ecoAUTO rebate system for fuel-efficient cars.
“A long list of companies significantly outperformed the market in April,” DesRosiers says, noting that Mitsubishi was up 91.1 per cent and Land Rover 73.0 per cent. However, Ford was down 3.4 per cent, and “also two OEMs we rarely see underperform, with Toyota down 1.2 per cent and Honda up only 0.9 per cent,” DesRosiers says. “I suspect they are having trouble getting products to their dealers.”
Sales for April 2007 were as follows:
|Manufacturer||April 2007||April 2006||Per cent change|
|Passenger Car||92,428||86,259||+ 7.2|
|Total light vehicle sales||168,984||155,090||+ 9.0|