Richmond Hill, Ontario – Ford led the sales race in August, with sales overall rising 3.2 per cent over August 2010, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

Light trucks were up 5.8 per cent, offsetting a 0.1 reduction in car sales. The three domestic manufacturers were up by 9.5 per cent, while import nameplates dropped 2.4 per cent over August 2010, although imports held a slight lead in the number of vehicles sold.

Sales were as follows:

Manufacturer August 2011 August 2010 % change
       
Chrysler 18,737 16,076 +16.6
Ford 25,920 24,029 +7.9
General Motors 25,045 23,536 +6.4
       
Acura 1,449 1,451 -0.1
Audi 1,466 1,376 +6.5
BMW 2,442 2,342 +4.3
Honda 8,060 11,463 -29.7
Hyundai 11,507 11,403 +0.9
Infiniti 653 780 -16.3
Jaguar 60 70 -14.3
Kia 5,804 5,430 +6.9
Land Rover 222 208 +6.7
Lexus 1,206 1,253 -3.8
Mazda 6,528 7,486 -12.8
Mercedes-Benz 2,170 2,254 -3.7
Mini 402 390 +3.1
Mitsubishi 1,666 1,282 +30.0
Nissan 6,768 6,102 +10.9
Porsche 175 134 +30.6
Saab 24 - n/a
Smart 130 173 -24.9
Subaru 1,863 2,328 -20.0
Suzuki 444 1,004 -55.8
Toyota 12,806 11,609 +10.3
Volkswagen 4,302 3,369 +27.7
Volvo 512 521 -1.7
       
Total sales 140,361 136,069 +3.2
Passenger car 60,772 60,811 -0.1
Light truck 79,589 75,258 +5.8
       
Domestic 69,702 63,641 +9.5
Import 70,659 72,438 -2.4

 

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