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:

Manufacturer 2005 2004 Percentage
DaimlerChrysler 27,170 24,251 +12.0
Ford 24,757 26,074 -5.1
General Motors 43,003 36,084 +19.2
BMW/Mini 2,302 2,445 -5.8
Honda/Acura 13,423 14,105 -4.8
Hyundai 6,202 5,351 +15.9
Kia 2,701 2,651 +1.9
Mazda 8,746 7,045 +24.1
Mercedes-Benz 1,491 1,150 +29.9
Mitsubishi 768 949 -19.1
Nissan/Infiniti 6,683 6,139 +8.9
Porsche 219 171 +28.1
Subaru 1,430 1,404 +1.9
Suzuki 727 913 -20.4
Toyota/Lexus 16,774 16,441 +2.0
Volkswagen/Audi 3,632 4,001 -9.2
Land Rover 148 105 +41.0
Jaguar 136 190 -28.4
Volvo 1,098 963 +14.0

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