Canadian auto sales topped 200,000 units for the first time in April according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. The 200,327 vehicles sold is a six percent increase over the 189,072 cars and light trucks sold in April of 2015.
Up 16.3 percent from a year ago, light truck sales reached 127,753 units in April while car sales slipped to 72,574 units, down from 79,258 for the same period.
The April figure brings total year-to-date sales for the first four months of 2016 to 603,223 vehicles, up from 557,645 vehicles the previous year.
Among major manufacturers, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported double digit sales growth. FCA returned sales of 30,108 vehicles, up ten percent from a year ago, while Ford indicated that its sales for the month were up eleven percent to 30,327.
General Motors Co. experienced a decline of nine percent in April compared to the same month in 2015, with Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC dealers delivering 26,596 vehicles.