Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic and the Ford F-Series pickup led Canadian sales in March, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

Combined sales of cars and light trucks reached 127,489 units in March, down 15.0 per cent from March 2009. Passenger cars went from 80,125 units in March 2008 to 65,554 in March 2009, while light trucks dropped from 69,899 units in March 2008 to 61,935 in March 2009. 

“It is hard to find anything positive in the segment sales, with just about every segment down double-digit for the month and year-to-date,” DesRosiers said. Commercial vehicles dropped 25.1 per cent, entry-level vehicles were down 21.4 per cent, large/luxury/sport vehicles dropped 21.1 per cent, and midsize/family vehicles went down 20.9 per cent.

The top ten best-selling cars in Canada in March 2009 were, in order, the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Altima, Nissan Versa, Honda Accord, and Ford Focus.

Year-to-date, the top ten, in order, were the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Nissan Altima, Toyota Matrix and Ford Focus.

The top ten best-selling light trucks in Canada in March were, in order, the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Silverado, Pontiac Montana SV6, Ford Escape, Dodge Ram, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Year-to-date, the top ten, in order, were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, Ford Escape, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Uplander, and Honda CR-V.

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