Canadian vehicle sales up 2.2% in January [ Canada ]
Canadian car sales in January were up 2.2% from last January, at 110,945 units. In January, SUVs and pickups were up 5.4% at 78,733 units, while passenger cars were down 4.8% at 32,212 units compared to last year.
Of the Detroit Big 3, FCA was up 1.6%, Ford was up 3.5%, and GM was up 1.5% from last January.
Most of the Japanese automakers had positive January sales, with Toyota up 0.9%, Honda up 1.9%, Nissan brand up 0.1%. Mazda was up 18.5%, Subaru was up 4.4%, and Mitsubishi was down 5.0% year-over-year.
Hyundai monthly sales were down 10.9% and Kia sales were down 4.7% from January 2016.
Mercedes sales were up 28.9%, BMW brand was up 2.7%, but VW brand sales were down 11.1% compared to the previous year. Audi sold 28.1% and Volvo sold 1.0% more vehicles this January.
Combined sales for the Big 3 were up 2.2% over January 2016, while all foreign nameplates combined were up 2.2% in unit sales over 2016.
(DesRosiers report from February 1, 2017)