Sales of vehicles in the country have decreased only one per cent in October
Sales of vehicles in Canada have decreased only one per cent in October compared to the same month of the year last, which represents the lighter recoil records for over a year and confirms that consumers find confidence.
Overall, 121,500 vehicles were sold across the country last month, according to the house compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants data. In October 2008, Canadian sales had amounted to 122,711 units.
Although several manufacturers have foreground continues to see sales declines, compared to last year, these losses were offset by gains realized by other manufacturers, including Hyundai, Ford and Toyota.
General Motors has been at the forefront with a market share of 17.5 per cent, although it is lower than that of 21.8 per cent that the manufacturer holds in October last year. Sales of GM Canada fall 33.1 percent, 18,818 vehicles.
Ford is the second largest ensures thanks to sales up 20.3 percent, 18,187. This is the fifth consecutive monthly gain registered by the company in terms of sales and 12 as regards the market share.
Ford was the only North American automaker to survive the economic downturn without government assistance.
Toyota took the third position in terms of market share, with sales having increased by 19.4 percent, 17,354. This is a record for the automaker in October, after several months sales down from last year has.
In fourth place Chrysler saw its sales fall by 9.1 percent, 14,215 units, before Honda, whose 9224 vehicles were sold, down 10.4 percent.
Finally, Hyundai, the sixth row has elapsed 8415 vehicles last month, which represents an increase of 43 percent compared to its Canadian sales in October 2008. For the Korean manufacturer, it is the 10th consecutive monthly increase upper 10 percent, the ninth consecutive month of record sales.