CANADA AUTO SALES MAY 2009


Perhaps there’s a reason for this that some Mercedes-Benz Canada official could point to, but smart fortwo sales tanked in May. This was with an instant$1,250 rebate (since upped to $2,000) slapped on the hood. Hyundai and Kia had wicked months, thanks in no small part to the wildly successful Soul and a gigantic bump in Elantra sales; up 75.9% compared with last May.
Check out all the totals for all automakers competing in Canada below; ranked in order of total units pushed. For American auto sales figures, check out Autoblog’s table up in here. Oh, and take note: car sales were way down in Canada in May (-24%, in fact) but light truck sales were only slightly lower this May than last, down just 5.6%. “What high gas prices?”, ask ye. Overall, Canada light vehicle sales were 16.9% lower than the same period last year.
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General Motors: -12.2% to 31,546
Ford: -7.2% to 21,873
Toyota: -26% to 19,729
Honda: -16.9% to 14,046
Chrysler: -50% to 13,593
Hyundai: +17.8% to 11,204
Mazda: -17.2% to 8,009
Nissan: -13.3% to 7,672
Kia: +25.5% to 5,032
Volkswagen: +7.4% to 4,209
BMW: -2.6% to 2,676
Mercedes-Benz: +6.9% to 2,344
Subaru: +0.5% to 1,940
Mitsubishi: +4.5% to 1,931
Lexus: -13% to 1,587
Acura: -20.9% to 1,578
Suzuki: -17.9% to 1,255
Audi: +29.3% to 1,081
Infiniti: -13.7% to 718
Volvo: -6.9% to 773
Mini: -4.3% to 552
smart: -59.5% to 178
Land Rover: -8.4% to 174
Porsche: -22.6% to 161
Jaguar: -17.9% to 92
Saab: -57.8% to 65