May 4, 2006


Canadian car and truck sales drop five per cent in April

Richmond Hill, Ontario – Light vehicle sales dropped a total of five per cent in April, with passenger cars down 5.6 per cent and light trucks down 4.1 per cent from April, 2005, according to figures released by industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

Notable losers were General Motors (-18.8%), Mazda (-19.8%), Nissan (-19%), Acura (-30.6%), Infiniti (-18.0%), and Volvo (-15.6%).

Notable winners were DaimlerChrysler (+5.6%), Ford (+3.7%), Suzuki (+29.3%), Saab (+19.3%), Mercedes-Benz (+16.6%), BMW (+13.8%), Toyota (+13.6%), Smart (+11.0%), and Lexus (+10.2%).

The figures for April 2006 are as follows:

Manufacturer April 2006 April 2005 Percentage change
DaimlerChrysler 21,195 20,067 + 5.6
Ford 22,758 21,948 + 3.7
General Motors 38,552 47,454 -18.8
Acura 1,600 2,306 -30.6
Audi 727 660 +10.2
BMW 1,940 1,704 +13.8
Honda 13,331 13,621 – 2.1
Hyundai 6,504 6,801 – 4.4
Infiniti 669 816 -18.0
Jaguar 110 115 – 4.3
Kia 3,063 2,821 + 8.6
Land Rover 204 125 +63.2
Lexus 1,044 947 +10.2
Mazda 8,143 10,149 -19.8
Mercedes-Benz 1,335 1,145 +16.6
Mini 367 363 + 1.1
Mitsubishi 1,022 958 + 6.7
Nissan 5,069 6,260 -19.0
Porsche 273 242 +12.8
Saab 192 161 +19.3
Smart 443 399 +11.0
Subaru 1,568 1,471 + 6.6
Suzuki 975 754 +29.3
Toyota 20,168 17,763 +13.6
Volkswagen 2,857 2,982 – 4.2
Volvo 981 1,163 -15.6
Total 155,090 163,185 – 5.0

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