July 6, 2005
June car sales up 7.3% in Canada
Toronto, Ontario – A report of sales figures released by industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers reports overall solid sales in June, with the market up 7.3 per cent to 161,413 units. Among companies listing an increase over 2004 June sales were GM at 19.2 per cent growth, DaimlerChrysler at 12.0 per cent, Hyundai up 15.9 per cent, Mercedes-Benz up 29.9 per cent and Mazda up 24.1 per cent.
Notable decliners were Ford (-5.1%), Honda/Acura (-4.8%), Volkswagen/Audi (-9.2%) and Suzuki (-20.4%).
Sales figures for the light vehicle market in Canada for June 2005, versus sales in June 2004, are as follows: