Richmond Hill, Ontario – Sales of new passenger cars and light trucks dropped by 7.2 per cent in August, according to figures released by industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all reported declines, while some import companies also reported lower sales from August 2007, including a 27.0 per cent decline at Honda.

The overall figure is a combination of a 3.7 per cent drop in car sales, and a decline of 11.1 per cent in light truck sales.

Sales for August 2008 were as follows:

Manufacturer August 2008 August 2007 % Change
       
Chrysler 15,450 20,503 – 24.6
Ford 20,725 23,093 – 10.3
General Motors 31,735 38,338 – 17.2
       
Acura   1,301  1,782 – 27.0
Audi     558     688 – 18.9
BMW   1,902   1,856 +  2.5
Honda 13,516 16,488 – 18.0
Hyundai   7,530   7,409 +  1.6
Infiniti     699     624 + 12.0
Jaguar       83       57 + 45.6
Kia   3,875  3,793 +  2.2
Land Rover     184    271 – 32.1
Lexus  1,167  1,019 + 14.5
Mazda  7,705  8,646 – 10.9
Mercedes-Benz  1,653  1,196 + 38.2
Mini    505    295 + 71.2
Mitsubishi  1,489  1,663 – 10.5
Nissan  6,784  6,264 +  8.3
Porsche    112    188 – 40.4
Saab    178    176 +  1.1
Smart    385    177 +117.5
Subaru  1,861  1,473 + 26.3
Suzuki  1,298  1,110 + 16.9
Toyota 22,037 16,928 +30.2
Volkswagen  3,793  3,672 +  3.3
Volvo    453    685 – 33.9
       
Vehicle Sales 146,978 158,394 –  7.2
       
Passenger car  80,932  84,067 –  3.7
Light trucks  66,046  74,327 – 11.1
       
       

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