Passenger car sales in Canada were up 3.3% in 2008. That equals almost 34,000 extra cars exiting dealer showrooms compared with 2007. On the other hand, light truck sales were down 6.4%; a loss of about 50,000 vehicles. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler combined to fall about 7.9% while the “import nameplates” saw sales rise 6.3%. Sales statistics for the year are below. For information on U.S. auto sales, click here or here or here or here.

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GM: -10.9% to 355,172

Chrysler: -4.8% to 221,580
Ford: -5.9% to 210,626
Toyota: +11.3% to 209,157

Honda: +1.2% to 151,974
Mazda: -1.9% to 89,974
Hyundai: +7.5% to 80,632
Nissan: +7.5% to 75,292
Volkswagen: +8.4% to 40,026
Kia: +7.8% to 37,520
BMW: -3.3% to 23,244
Mercedes-Benz: +26.4% to 20,368
Subaru: +20.5% to 19,982
Acura: -3.7% to 19,384
Mitsubishi: +11.2% to 18,369
Lexus: +12% to 15,001
Suzuki: +12% to 13,442
Audi: +12.6% to 9,271
Infiniti: +20.8% to 8,159
Volvo: -26.7% to 6,507
Mini: +25.9% to 4,905
smart: +54.1% to 3,749
Land Rover: -22.6% to 2,293
Porsche: -15.3% to 1,682
Saab: -29% to 1,568
Jaguar: +25.9% to 929