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Canadian sales of vehicles have increased in June

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The strong demand for trucks has increased Canadian sales of vehicles in June, even if those cars have brakes compared to the same period a year ago, according to data compiled Wednesday by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.

Sales of light vehicles were totaled 171,608 units last month, up 1.3 percent compared to 169,459 vehicles sold in June 2012.

Although sales of light trucks have climbed 6.7 percent, 96,587, those cars falling 4.9 percent, 75,021.

Chrysler Canada and GM Canada have both seen their sales improve last month, compared to the same period last year, unlike Ford of Canada, whose sales fell by six per cent.

Despite the decline in sales, Ford of Canada ahead of its American rivals and ranks first in the ranking of sales for the month in the country.

Ford has announced that it sold 28,713 vehicles last month, down from the 30,543 units sold in June 2012.

Truck sales have increased manufacturer 1.1 percent, 21,284, while those cars down 21.7 percent, 7429.

Ford says its sales were up 3.2 percent since the beginning of the year, was 146,700, compared to those of the first six months of 2012.

For its part, Chrysler Canada has announced that it sold 26,222 vehicles last month, thanks to strong demand for its cars and Jeep vehicles. This is 11 percent more than the 23,705 units in the same period a year ago.

Running Chrysler 5458 cars last month, up 46 percent from 3734 to June 2012.

Truck sales, the profit margin is usually higher than that of automobiles, have increased more modest way. Chrysler has indeed found takers for 20,764 trucks last month, against 19,971 a year ago.

Since the beginning of the year, Chrysler's sales totaled 139,234 vehicles, up 6.9 percent compared to those of 130,286 in the first six months of last year.

The Chief Operating Officer of Chrysler, Dave Buckingham, has said that the first six months of 2013 was the best first half of the manufacturer since 2000.

"With the record growth we know the odds cars (...) we are well placed in all segments of vehicles," he has stated.

GM Canada sales in June have totaled 24,707 vehicles, including commercial sales park, an increase of eight per cent to those of 22,869 units of it a year ago.

Retail sales of GM vehicles totaled 20,723 last month.

GM sold 121,398 vehicles since the beginning of 2013, up 3.6 percent compared to the first six months of last year.

In addition, Kia Canada Running vehicles in June 7775, against 7,782 a year earlier, while Toyota Canada sold 18,338 units, a decrease of four percent compared to June 2012.

by Alexandra Posadzki

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