General Motors Canada sales jumped by nearly 6300 units in September 2014, helped along by GMC’s best September ever, a 31% Chevrolet improvement, and Buick volume which more than doubled.
GM outsold Chrysler Canada, in fact, despite Chrysler’s continued surge. The Ram P/U, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler Town & Country, and the Ram and Jeep brands all reported record-setting Septembers.
But Ford Canada was Canada’s top-selling manufacturer for the sixth consecutive month in September 2014 and finally took over the number one year-to-date position from Chrysler Canada, as well. Ford Motor Company sales rose 5% last month and less than 1% so far this year.
Toyota Canada suffered a slight decline at Lexus and a more severe drop at Scion but the namesake brand was up 8% as “light truck” volume (including minivans and crossovers) jumped 26%. Toyota brand car sales, according to TCI, were down 7%.
Overall new vehicle sales jumped 13% to more than 168,000 units, an increase of nearly 19,000 extra sales compared with September 2013. This September marked the end of a record-setting third quarter for Canadian new vehicle sales. 2013 was a record calendar year; 2014 is on pace to top that result by more than 5%.
The biggest improvements on a percentage basis were reported by Jeep, Buick, Audi, Mitsubishi, GMC, Chevrolet, and Nissan, all of which produced gains of at least 30%. (Jeep and Buick more than doubled their September 2013 volume.)
Small car builders – Smart, Mini, and Fiat – posted the worst year-over-year declines. Kia, Dodge, Land Rover, Scion, Lexus, and Cadillac also failed to match last September’s pace.
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