Richmond Hill, Ontario – Ford had the best sales of any manufacturer in April, a month that saw the market rise by 6.9 per cent overall when compared with April 2010, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.
The figures bring the market up by 3.6 per cent to year-to-date. DesRosiers said that while April was fairly strong at 159,942 units, “it was still well below April sales in 2007 and 2008. This market has a long way to go before we can safely say that the vehicle markets have returned to more normal levels. With supply constraints coming as a result of the Japanese tsunami, we expect the next quarter to be quite soft. Indeed, were are pulling 45,000 units out of our second- and third-quarter forecast and pushing them into our fourth, and first-quarter 2012 forecast.”
Ford was the best-selling brand in April, DesRosiers said, and is also the number one in Canada on a year-to-date basis, with sales up by 16.5 per cent to 81,427 units to the end of April.
Sales were as follows:
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