FIRM SAYS CANADIAN AUTO SALES ON TRACK FOR A RECORD

Sep 05, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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Canada may sell a record two million cars this year.

The prediction comes from consulting firm DesRosiers – after sales moved ahead 6.9 per cent in August.

Consumers bought more  than 1.4 million vehicles in the first eight months of the year – an increase of 5.3 per cent from last year.

The firm says Canadian vehicle sales for August totalled 183,900 – a number made up of 59,096 cars and 124,849 light trucks.

And there was good news for General Motors – which was the leading car brand in Canada last month – for the first time since before its 2009 bankruptcy.

The American – based company sold almost 29,000 vehicles last month – a jump of 28.5 per cent from a year ago.

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