Richmond Hill, Ontario – Sales of new vehicles in Canada rose 1.7 per cent overall in September 2008 when compared to those of September 2007, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

A 5.1 per cent rise in passenger car sales was offset by a 2.2 per cent decline in light truck sales. Import nameplate sales increased by 7.8 per cent, while combined sales of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors decreased by 4.7 per cent. In all, 134,131 cars and light trucks were sold in the Canadian market in September 2007.

Results by automaker were:

Manufacturer September 2008 September 2007 % Change
       
Chrysler 17,006 17,011 +  0.0
Ford 12,976 13,851 –   6.3
General Motors 30,784 32,922 –   6.5
       
Acura  2,048  1,525 + 34.3
Audi    949    620 +  53.1
BMW  1,600  1,929 –  17.1
Honda 12,841 13,317 –   3.6
Hyundai  7,095  7,080 +  0.2
Infiniti     746    471 + 58.4
Jaguar      82     58 + 41.4
Kia  3,772  3,330 + 13.3
Land Rover    195    279 – 30.1
Lexus  1,351    982 + 37.6
Mazda  6,762  7,055 –   4.2
Mercedes-Benz  1,800  1,329 + 35.4
Mini    409    320 + 27.8
Mitsubishi  1,464  1,260 + 16.2
Nissan  6,654  5,947 + 11.9
Porsche    100    160 – 37.5
Saab    114    168 – 32.1
Smart    301     31 +871.0
Subaru  1,511  1,575 –   4.1
Suzuki  1,304  1,058 + 23.3
Toyota 18,062 15,910 + 13.5
Volkswagen  3,662  2,854 + 28.3
Volvo    543    785 – 30.8
       
Light vehicles 134,131 131,827 + 1.7
Passenger cars  74,484  70,855 + 5.1
Light trucks  59,647  60,972 – 2.2

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