Richmond Hill, Ontario – New vehicle sales in Canada dropped by 4.9 per cent in July when compared to the same period in 2010, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

A total of 141,472 passenger cars and light trucks were sold during July, compared with 148,756 the year before. Year-to-date to the end of July, sales are up 1.5 per cent, with a total of 949,244 vehicles sold.

Overall, Ford took first place, selling a total of 27,329 vehicles, followed by Chrysler at 23,251. All of the Japanese brands except for Mitsubishi reported a drop in sales from July 2010.

The sales figures for July are as follows:

Manufacturer July 2011 July 2010 % Change
       
Chrysler 23,251 22,254 +4.5
Ford 27,329 27,199 +0.5
General Motors 20,345 23,902 -14.9
       
Acura 1,164 1,421 -18.7
Audi 1,370 1,200 +14.2
BMW 2,404 2,107 +14.1
Honda 7,654 10,184 -24.8
Hyundai 12,753 11,503 +10.9
Infiniti 569 793 -28.2
Jaguar 71 80 -11.3
Kia 6,383 5,652 +12.9
Land Rover 194 185 +4.9
Lexus 936 1,201 -22.1
Mazda 6,589 7,268 -9.3
Mercedes-Benz 2,138 2,222 -3.8
Mini 463 405 +14.3
Mitsubishi 1,682 1,672 +0.6
Nissan 6,954 7,525 -7.6
Porsche 200 248 -19.4
Saab 20 N/A
Smart 138 180 -23.3
Subaru 1,916 2,336 -18.0
Suzuki 460 935 -50.8
Toyota 11,231 13,681 -17.9
Volkswagen 4,522 3,881 +16.5
Volvo 736 712 +3.4
       
Total sales 141,472 148,756 -4.9
Passenger car 63,379 67,532 -6.1
Light truck 78,093 81,224 -3.9
       
Domestic nameplates 70,925 73,355 -3.3
Import nameplates 70,547 75,401 -6.4

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