Richmond Hill, Ontario – New vehicle sales rose 13.6 per cent in November, compared to the same month in 2009, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. This brings year-to-date sales up 7.1 per cent over 2009, but DesRosiers said that there are still some concerns.

“First of all, sales in November 2008 and 2009 were abnormally low due to the upheaval in our industry which started in September/October 2008 and continued until GM and Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in late 2009,” DesRosiers said. “So any decent sale performance in November 2010 would have looked good.”

DesRosiers said that November sales dating back to 2003 have tracked overall sales in the range of 115,000 to 120,000 vehicles, and so the 115,981 passenger cars and trucks are “at the low end of what would be considered a more normal sales for the period.” Heavy incentives in some segments of the markets also helped to bring about the rise in sales, he said.

The November 2011 sales results were:

Manufacturer November 2010 November 2009 % change
       
Chrysler 15,199 11,418 +33.1
Ford 18,375 15,895 +15.6
General Motors 20,122 14,958 +34.5
       
Acura  1,449   941 +54.0
Audi    968  1,086 -10.9
BMW  2,510  2,083 +20.5
Honda  9,427  7,955 +18.5
Hyundai  7,739  7,022 +10.2
Infiniti    593    563 + 5.3
Jaguar     55     50 +10.0
Kia  4,022  3,464 +16.1
Land Rover    227    196 +15.8
Lexus  1,053  1,284 -18.0
Mazda  5,293  5,117 + 3.4
Mercedes-Benz  2,495  2,071 +20.5
Mini    446    346 +28.9
Mitsubishi  1,742  1,174 +48.4
Nissan  5,193  4,749 + 9.3
Porsche    168    125 +34.4
Saab    –     25 -100.00
Smart    136    169 -19.5
Subaru  2,567  2,215 +15.9
Suzuki    655    713 – 8.1
Toyota 11,116 14,829 -25.0
Volkswagen  3,934  3,190 +23.3
Volvo    497    484 + 2.7
       
Total sales 115,981 102,122 +13.6
Passenger cars  50,995  50,787 + 0.4
Light trucks  64,986  51,335 +26.6

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