CANADA AUTO SALES FOR OCTOBER 2008


One day in advance of Barack Obama’s election as President of the United States the election in the USA, some sorry Numbers were revealed regarding auto sales south of the border. To what degree will the president-elect be consulted on the bailout of U.S. automakers? Can’t be too sure. However, whatever happens will have an effect on the Canadian market as well. Reasons being: Canada, Ontario more specifically, builds a lot of cars. Secondly, many automobile manufacturers base their importing decisions on what they’re accomplishing in the United States. While we’re not assuming that anybody’s about to pull out of the American market, funny things happen. 

As for the disastrous type of month had by just about everybody (except Mini and Audi) in the States, their Canadian divisions were largely spared. 
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General Motors: -5.9% to 28,115
Chrysler LLC: +1.5% to 15,643
Ford Motor: -10.3% to 15,123
Toyota: +8.8% to 14,539
Honda: +1.7% to 10,293
Mazda: +1.1% to 6,109
Nissan: +3.6% to 6,063
Hyundai: +1.4% to 5,885
Volkswagen: +37.7% to 3,662
Kia: +0.2% to 2,925
BMW: +22.8% to 2,190
Subaru: +23.4% to 1,784
Mercedes-Benz: +15.4% to 1,720
Mitsubishi: -3.1% to 1,338
Suzuki: +21.6% to 1,316
Lexus: +15.8% to 1,304
Acura: -7.3% to 1,162
Audi: +67.7% to 1,075
Infiniti: +60.4% to 770
Mini: +52.7% to 481
Volvo: +4.6% to 453
smart: +1,488.2% to 270
Land Rover: +9.0 % to 217
Porsche: -26.9% to 114
Saab: -38.6% to 105
Jaguar: +37.5% to 55