January 5, 2006


Automakers record relatively strong December sales

Richmond Hill, Ontario – The auto industry achieved a relatively strong December 2005 with sales up 2.9 per cent, reports industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. The year ended with 1,585,291 units, one of the best sales years on record and topped only by 2002 and 2003.

Sales were as follows:

Manufacturer Dec 05 Dec 04 Change % YTD Change (04 to 05)
General Motors 36,056 35,645 + 1.2 +28.9
Chrysler 14,695 14,101 + 4.2 +13.7
Ford 16,589 16,267 + 2.0 +13.9
BMW/Mini 1,627 1,805 – 9.9 +11.1
Honda/Acura 13,050 12,169 + 7.2 + 9.4
Hyundai 4,540 3,375 +34.5 + 3.8
Jaguar 78 93 -16.1 + 0.1
Kia 1,790 1,920 – 6.8 + 1.7
Land Rover 263 137 +92.0 + 0.1
Mazda 4,359 4,386 – 0.6 + 4.8
Mercedes/Smart 1,581 1,549 + 2.1 + 0.9
Nissan/Infiniti 4,703 5,672 -17.1 + 4.5
Porsche 83 142 -41.5 + 0.1
Subaru 1,222 1,285 – 4.9 + 1.1
Suzuki 636 471 +35.0 + 0.6
Toyota/Lexus 11,861 11,741 + 1.0 +11.1
VW/Audi 3,060 2,327 +31.5 + 2.5
Volvo 704 755 – 6.8 + 0.7
Total 117,794 114,475 + 2.9 + 3.2

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