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March 2, 2017

Canada sales set February record

Automakers sold 123,032 new light vehicles in Canada in February 2017, up 3.2% year on year and a record for the month, according to a media report citing DesRosiers Automotive Consultants and automakers.

Automakers sold 123,032 new light vehicles in Canada in February 2017, up 3.2% year on year and a record for the month, according to a media report citing DesRosiers Automotive Consultants and automakers.

Truck sales grew 5.2% as passenger car sales slipped 2.1%, Reuters reported.

The rise for trucks broadly reflected trends south of the border in US sales, reported by just-auto today.

Also reflecting US sales, Ford was very strong in truck sales. Fleet sales boosted FCA's overall tally, the automakers said in separate statements to Reuters.

General Motors boosted sales 5% to 16,528.

Ford sales of 18,985 vehicles were up 3.2% and a February record.

Chrysler volume rose 2% to 19,115.

Toyota total sales dipped 6.2% to 13,405, Honda (+21.7%) and Nissan (6.5%) volumes rose while Hyundai (-12.7%) and Mitsubishi (-14.7%) sales fell, DesRosiers data showed.

Scotiabank analyst Carlos Gomes told Reuters sales were expected to slow this year after several years of records in Canada and Mexico.

See also: US light vehicle sales drift lower in February

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