*Updated 01/22/2010*
Pay little attention to the “plus signs” in the Sales Stats you’re about to see. In case you don’t recall, December of 2008 was a dreadful month for automobile sales in Canada. For those automakers which posted even lower sales last month – you know they’re still sailing through rough waters. Automobile brands able to improve their sales compared with December of ’08 really aren’t doing anything all that incredible.
That being said, pay particular attention to Kia, Hyundai, and Subaru. They’re gains are more than respectable. The story at General Motors is much better south of the border in a market that has a whole lot more sway over GM’s global health. Below are the Canada Auto Sales figures for December of 2009. Click here for the year-end totals for every car company selling cars in Canada.
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Ford: +24.9% to 17,353
Toyota: +86.2% to 16,472
Honda: +20.9% to 10,830
Chevrolet: +19% to 10,250
Dodge: +20.3% to 9,470
GMC: +36% to 5,536
Hyundai: +37.4% to 5,154
Nissan: +15.1% to 4,652
Mazda: -5.5% to 4,261
Volkswagen: -10.9% to 3,205
Jeep: +2.1% to 3,065
Kia: +61.1% to 2,645
Subaru: +27.2% to 1,945
BMW: +5.9% to 1,848
Mercedes: +14.5% to 1,819
Mitsubishi: +8% to 1,609
Acura: -4% to 1,533
Pontiac: -68.2% to 1,428
Chrysler: -9% to 1,287
Lexus: +36.3% to 1,235
Buick: -44% to 769
Suzuki: +0.4% to 707
Audi: -5.1% to 701
Volvo: +133.2% to 625
Cadillac: +20% to 582
Lincoln: +46% to 548
Infiniti: +1% to 489
Mini: -1% to 297
Land Rover: +62% to 243
Saturn: -73% to 227
smart: +50.7% to 226
Porsche: +20% to 114
Jaguar: +50% to 57
Saab: -45.9% to 53
Hummer: -60% to 33
Bentley: +175% to 11
Maserati: +100% to 8
Ferrari: -25% to 6
Lamborghini: -16.5% to 5
Mercury: even at 1