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Canada Auto Sales News And Notes – August 2010

The Good Car Guy has finished painting the August 2010 auto sales picture for Canada. These are a few additional notes you’ll be interested in reading.


Ford Canada has sold 1519 Transit Connect vans through the end of August 2010. That’s 447 more sales than Ford has put up with the Expedition. August 2010 sales of the Ford Expedition were down 54.4%.

Hated by and labelled as a member of The Bad 8 Supersize, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class remains unpopular…. but growing in popularity. August 2010 sales jumped to 44 from 9 in August 2009. Year-to-date, R-class sales are up 50.6% to 244.

Buick’s renaissance has been fuelled by product, right? Year-to-date Buick sales in Canada are up 26%. The Lucerne, however, is by no means new product. But as Buick’s reputation improves, Lucerne sales are climbing, too. Through eight months of 2009 Lucerne sales stood at 1163. This year, eight months have produced 1619 sales.

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy appear to be firmly gone and done with. Combined, the two inline-six powered General Motors SUVs have 17 sales this year. August 2010 accounted for none of those; July 2010 was host to sales of one TrailBlazer and two Envoys. 

Not mentioned in the Minivan Sales for August 2010 was the Hyundai Entourage. Hyundai actually sold five such vans last month. Nissan sold one Quest, as well, and has sold 19 so far this year. The cancelled Entourage has a year-to-date total of 72. Chevrolet has sold 30 Uplanders in Canada in 2010 (none in August), GM also sold 56 Montana SV6s through defunct Pontiac.

Trucks aren’t a huge topic of concern at, other than monthly rundowns of the Top 5 Best-Selling Trucks. Suzuki Equator sales  were 99 in August 2010 (up from 26 in August 2009) and are down 37% for the year. 231 Nissan Frontiers were sold in August, bumping the year-to-date figure up to 1259. Nissan Titan sales stand at 1199 for the year, 252 in August 2010. Toyota Tundra sales have reached 5310 for the year (up 10.8%) but were down to 583 in August from 601. Toyota Tacoma sales are down slightly for the year and were down 12 units to 510 in August 2010. The Mazda B-Series grabbed 156 buyers in August, an improvement over the 110 sales in August 2009. Year-to-date B-Series sales are up slightly to 1358. Finally, Dodge Dakota sales rose from 232 in August 2009 to 373 last month but are down 38.7% year-to-date.

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