Richmond Hill, Ontario – Sales of new cars and trucks fell 3.8 per cent overall in Canada in May, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

Both passenger car and light truck sales were down. Overall, import brands fell lower than the domestic nameplates. All Japanese manufacturers except Subaru recorded lower sales numbers than in May 2010. Most only recently returned to regular production following the tsunami in Japan.

The figures for May 2011 were:

Manufacturer May 2011 May 2010 % change
       
Chrysler 23,603 20,861 +13.1
Ford 25,440 26,110 -2.6
General Motors 22,998 25,995 -11.5
       
Acura 1,092 1,503 -27.3
Audi 1,411 1,226 +15.1
BMW 2,813 2,361 +19.1
Fiat 678 N/A
Honda 8,739 10,084 -13.3
Hyundai 13,967 12,620 +10.7
Infiniti 470 745 -36.9
Jaguar 70 69 +1.4
Kia 6,928 5,731 +20.9
Land Rover 245 226 +8.4
Lexus 989 1,418 -30.3
Mazda 6,587 8,051 -18.2
Mercedes-Benz 3,286 2,865 +14.7
Mini 553 502 +10.2
Mitsubishi 1,730 1,810 -4.4
Nissan 6,251 7,487 -16.5
Porsche 309 193 +60.1
Saab 20 N/A
Smart 268 244 +9.8
Subaru 2,576 2,436 +5.7
Suzuki 424 700 -39.4
Toyota 11,041 16,461 -32..9
Volkswagen 5,776 4,587 +25.9
Volvo 770 642 +19.9
       
Total sales 149,034 154,927 -3.8
Passenger car 69,402 74,196 -6.5
Light truck 79,632 80,731 -1.4
Domestic nameplates 72,041 72,966 -1.3
Import nameplates 76,993 81,961 -6.1

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