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Chrysler, Ford report increase in June sales

TORONTO - Canadian light vehicle sales rose in June despite a big drop by General Motors, according to figures released by industry analyst DesRosiers Automotive on Wednesday.

Overall, vehicle sales rose 2.2 per cent to 175,428 units, up from 171,608 in the same month last year.

Passenger cars sales were 77,552 in June, an increase of 3.4 per cent from the 75,021 cars sold in the same month last year.

Light truck sales rose 1.3 per cent to 97,876.

But while sales by import nameplates rose about five per cent, those by North American automakers dropped, with the GM/Ford/Chrysler collectively selling 78,616 vehicles, down 1.1 per cent from June of last year. That was due entirely to a 15 per cent drop to 21,007 vehicles by GM Canada.

Ford saw sales increase of 7.5 per cent to 30,846 vehicles, while Chrysler/Fiat sales rose 2.7 per cent to 26,763.

Chrysler said it set records for its Jeep, Fiat and Ram Truck brands, while the Dodge Dart, Jeep Wrangler and Ram also put in strong showings.

Ford reported a 52 per cent increase in hybrid model sales.

Toyota sales were relatively stable at 17,208, up 0.9 per cent, while Honda rose 9.8 per cent to 14,727, while Nissan sales rose a whopping 29.9 per cent to 10,561 vehicles from 8,196 in June 2013.

Hyundai fell 6.1 per cent to 13,712, while Kia Canada Inc. sold 7,371 vehicles during the month, down five per cent from June 2013.

Volkswagen sales rose 11.1 per cent to 6,226 vehicles from 5,606, while Mazda sales shot up 14.2 per cent to 6,415 from 5,617.

The Canadian Press


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