Canadian vehicle sales increase 7.7% in September  [ Canada ]

Canadian vehicle sales in September were up 7.7% from the same month in 2016, to 186,837 units.
SUV and pickup sales, at 129,731 units, were up 12.5% in September and passenger car sales, at 57,106 units, were down 1.8% compared to last year.
Canadian vehicle sales of 1,591,684 units for the first nine months of 2017 were up 5.5% from the same period in 2016, with passenger car sales down 1.6% and SUV and pickup sales up 9.3%.
Combined sales in September for the Detroit Big 3 were up 1.7% to 76,562 units, while sales of all foreign nameplates combined were up 12.3% to 110,275 units.
Of the Big Three manufacturers, GM was up 7.0% and Ford was up 2.4%, while FCA was down 6.1% from last September.
Among Japanese automakers, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Subaru were up in September 14.9%, 14.4%, 3.4%, and 11.5%, respectively.
Hyundai sales were up 2.6%, while Kia sales were up 19.4% from last September.
Among German companies, Mercedes-Benz sales were up 12.9% and BMW brand sales were up 3.4% from last September.
VW brand sales were up 50.5% in September compared to the previous year, while Audi sales were up 19.6%.

(DesRosiers report from October 3, 2017)

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