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DesRosiers says auto sales flat in November but still down for the year

While overall sales were flat, passenger car sales were down 18.6% while light truck sales rose 6.9%

December 4, 2019  The Canadian Press

TORONTO—DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says Canadian auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier while year-to-date sales remain down.

The consultancy says an estimated 143,666 new light vehicles were sold in the month, down two units from last year.

While overall sales were flat, passenger car sales were down 18.6% while light truck sales rose 6.9%.

Steady declines over much of the year have left auto sales down 3.5% for the year to date, despite modest gains in August and steady sales in October.

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DesRosiers estimates that Ford sold the most vehicles in November despite a 1.7% decline from last year, while General Motors was second after a 5.2% decline and Toyota took third after a 0.1% gain.

The higher-end market was mixed, with Volvo recording a 46% gain and Lexus up 17%, while BMW was down 12.9% and Porsche down 15.9%.


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