Car sales have shown variable results in Canada in April
Automakers have shown variable results in terms of sales in Canada in April, with declines of between 10 and 30 per cent in some cases _ but also increases over 12 months from lesser known brands, including cars MANUFACTURED in Korea.
Overall, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, sales were down 17.8 percent compared to the figures posters there one year.
In April 2009, General Motors sold 29,476 vehicles, a decrease of 23.6 percent compared to the same month in 2008, while Chrysler has elapsed than 15,242 units, down 36.8 percent. Chrysler is under the protection of the bankruptcy Thursday while GM has until June 1 to complete a restructuring plan or declare themselves insolvent.
Sales of Ford Canada also fall in April 2009 compared to April 2008, rising to 18,828, a decrease of 10.5 percent. But Ford has increased in market shares and displays sales increases of 24 percent of its Fusion sedan and 17 percent of its F-150 trucks.
Toyota is the second in terms of total sales for the month class, despite a decrease of 17.9 percent compared to last year. It sold 19,599 cars in April 2009 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 1621.
Sales of Honda Canada, including those of its Acura division, slides were 29 percent and totaled 13,295. Honda sales were down 28 percent, or 11,865 vehicles, and those of the Acura division have decreased by 36 per cent, in 1430.
Nissan sales were down 20.1 percent, 7074, including the Infiniti brand vehicles.
The news has not been sad for all automakers, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru have established sales records.
Kia sold 4,276 cars, an increase of 15 percent compared to last year, by April 2009 the most productive month since the Korean manufacturer is established in Canada there ten years.
Hyundai has also seen an increase in sales of the order of 14.8 per cent to 10,809.
Canadian consumers also buy 2267 Mercedes-Benz, an increase of 21.3 percent compared to April 2008.
Japanese manufacturer Subaru sold 2,050 of its cars AWD Crossover, an increase of 4.1 percent compared to April 2008. Recorded sales in April 2009 even surpasses the previous record by 2.4 established in July 2008.
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