Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic and Ford F-Series led sales in November and are on track to take the top spots for 2011, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

DesRosiers noted that luxury vehicles, as a group, were up more than 10 per cent in November and are well above their year-to-date numbers. “Most of these were in the smaller luxury segments, with compact luxury SUVs up 70.6 per cent in November, which brings them up by 28.3 per cent year-to-date,” DesRosiers said. “Intermediate luxury SUVs were up 10.9 per cent in November, down 1.7 per cent year-to-date.” He noted that luxury models continue to outperform the market as a whole and forecasts that they will for the entire decade, dominated by European brands.

Overall, small vehicles are up 1.2 per cent, midsize vehicles are up 2.7 per cent, larger vehicles are down 0.3 per cent, and commercial-use vehicles, including pickup trucks, is up 3.5 per cent.

The top ten best-selling passenger cars in November, in order, were the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus, Toyota Camry, Toyota Matrix and Hyundai Accent.

Year-to-date to the end of November, the top ten were the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus, Hyundai Accent, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata.

The top ten best-selling light trucks in November, in order, were the Ford F-Series, Ram, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Caravan, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Dodge Journey and Chevrolet Equinox.

Year-to-date to the end of November, the top ten were the Ford F-Series, Ram, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Equinox.

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