June 21, 2007
Honda and Ford top best sales month in Canadian history, analyst says
Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic and the Ford F-Series topped car and light truck sales in May, the best single month of sales in the history of the automotive sector in Canada, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.
DesRosiers noted that only one vehicle in the top ten, the Toyota Yaris, qualified for the federal rebate, due to its fuel economy. He also noted that the Yaris was up 8.8 per cent, while the Honda Civic and Mazda3, neither of which qualifies, were up 39.8 and 23.8 per cent respectively. “Maybe all the ‘feebates’ are doing is moving a few consumers from compact vehicles to subcompact vehicles,” DesRosiers says. “Maybe 0.5 L/100 km better fuel efficiency, and that may be stretching it a bit.”
The top ten best-selling passenger cars in May were, in order, the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac Pursuit/G5, Toyota Camry, Toyota Matrix, Nissan Versa and Ford Focus.
The top ten year-to-date passenger car sales to the end of May, in order, were the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Cobalt, Toyota Camry, Pontiac Pursuit/G5, Ford Focus, Nissan Versa and Toyota Matrix.
The top ten best-selling light trucks in May were, in order, the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, Ford Escape/Escape Hybrid, Pontiac Montana SV6, Chevrolet Uplander, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
The top ten year-to-date light trucks, to the end of May, were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Escape/Escape Hybrid, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6 and Honda CR-V.