April 4, 2006


March vehicle sales figures up 4.7 per cent

Richmond Hill, Ontario – Canadian light vehicle sales rose 4.7 per cent in March over the same period in 2005, according to sales figures released by analyst Dennis DesRosiers. Year-to-date figures were also up by 2.6 per cent over the same period in 2005.

Sales figures were as follows:

Manufacturer 03/06 03/05 % difference
DaimlerChrysler 19,330 17,761 + 8.8
Ford 21,320 18,935 + 12.6
General Motors 43,741 46,926 – 5.8
Acura 1,714 2,026 – 15.4
Audi 833 559 + 49.0
BMW 1,853 1,676 + 10.6
Honda 12,287 11,971 + 2.6
Hyundai 6,002 5,301 + 13.2
Infiniti 657 831 – 20.9
Jaguar 86 114 – 24.6
Kia 2,701 2,501 + 8.0
Land Rover 263 132 + 99.2
Lexus 991 835 + 18.7
Mazda 7,004 5,510 + 27.1
Mercedes-Benz 1,828 841 +117.4
Mini 283 255 + 11.0
Mitsubishi 1,108 1,263 – 12.3
Nissan 5,776 6,256 – 7.7
Porsche 178 182 – 2.2
Saab 313 218 + 43.6
Smart 251 391 – 35.8
Subaru 1,419 1,357 + 4.6
Suzuki 1,176 605 + 94.4
Toyota 16,016 14,230 + 12.6
Volkswagen 2,906 2,540 + 14.4
Volvo 1,261 1,312 – 3.9
Total sales 151,297 144,528 + 4.7

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