Canadian sales rose 4.7 percent last month

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As in the US, Canadian light vehicles sales in November were supported by the customers’ relentless desire to own trucks, an industry report has revealed. Big massive cars are best-sellers around North America, with trucks being in great demand. Canadian auto market has the same pattern as the US one and the sales report for November is indicating exactly this trend. So, Up North sales rose 4.7 percent in November to 145,426 light vehicles, according to the monthly DesRosiers Automotive Consultants report. General Motors’s brand are on top of the most wanted cars in Canada, followed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., the report revealed. GM’s branch in the region praised that its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands sold 21,812 vehicles last month, which represents a 13.2 percent increase compared with the month of November from a year ago. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV also reported on its Canadian sales rose 0.6 percent to 21,038 vehicles in November from the same month in 2014, driven largely by demand for its Jeep brand. Year-to-date sales were up 1 percent to 271,100 for the first 11 months of 2015 versus the same period in 2014, FCA Canada said. “These results represent our best November sales month since 1999 and our best (year-to-date) sales results in the 90-year history of the company,” said Dave Buckingham, chief operating officer of FCA Canada. Ford Motor Co. of Canada declared that sales during the month improved 3.1 percent to 20,695 deliveries while Toyota and its Lexus brand reported a combined 5.7 percent growth, to 15,830 vehicles. Honda’s branch in the country said November was a record month with sales of 14,761 cars by its Honda and Acura divisions combined, up 2.3 percent compared with the same month in 2014. The data came after Canadian vehicle sales beat expectations in October, with DesRosiers Automotive Consultants forecasting 2015 as a record year for auto sales. Via Automotive News/Reuters