Aug 2, 2007


Canadian sales up 0.6 per cent in July, analyst reports

Richmond Hill, Ontario – New-vehicle sales rose by 0.6 per cent in July over the same period in 2006, reports industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. A rise of 1.5 per cent in passenger car sales was offset by a 0.6 per cent drop in light trucks. Overall, GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler sales dropped by 2.6 per cent, while sales of imported nameplates rose by 4.0 per cent.

Manufacturer July 2007 July 2006 Per cent change
Acura 1,541 1,617 – 4.7
Audi 821 700 +17.3
BMW 2,112 1,605 +31.5
DaimlerChrysler 12,161 13,228 – 8.1
Ford 7,219 6,520 +10.7
General Motors 31,779 32,427 -2.0
Honda 12,161 13,228 -8.1
Hyundai 7,219 6,520 +10.7
Infiniti 565 504 +12.1
Jaguar 52 65 -20.0
Kia 3,417 2,891 +18.2
Land Rover 231 160 +44.4
Lexus 1,040 1,027 + 1.3
Mazda 7,926 9,321 – 4.7
Mercedes-Benz 1,176 945 +24.4
Mini 326 319 + 2.2
Mitsubishi 1,451 926 +56.7
Nissan 5,546 5,065 + 9.5
Porsche 184 133 +38.3
Saab 200 247 -19.0
Smart 319 278 +14.7
Subaru 1,234 1,267 – 2.5
Suzuki 1,152 807 +42.8
Toyota 17,542 17,110 + 2.5
Volkswagen 3,442 3,347 + 2.9
Volvo 848 704 +20.5
Passenger Car 77,722 76,556 + 1.5
Light truck 64,726 65,093 – 0.6
Total light vehicle sales 142,448 141,649 + 0.6

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