Car sales set records in November

Car sales in Canada and the United States continued strong in November. Ford Canada sold more vehicles than all other automakers in Canada, helped in part by strong sales of the Fusion sedan. Sales of Ford cars rose 1.1 per cent in November compared to last year: 19,668 Ford cars and trucks were sold last month. Ford also leads on a year-to-date sales basis, with 267,427 cars and trucks sold thus far in 2013. This is up 3.2 per cent over last year’s sales at this date.

ACURA CANADA - Acura MDX chosen as 'Best New SUV over $60,000'
The 2014 Acura MDX luxury SUV was voted Best New SUV over $60,000 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

As for sales growth, Chrysler outperformed the other Detroit automakers, with growth of 13 per cent year over year in November. Chrysler cars and trucks were the choice of 19,206 buyers, compared to 17,013 last year. Both the 2013 and 2014 Jeep Cherokee had strong sales.

The third of the Detroit Three, General Motors Canada, reported a sales gain of 0.6 per cent, selling 17,482 vehicles in November. According to a GM spokesman, demand “continues to build” for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars and trucks, including the GMC Sierra.

Honda Canada reported strong November sales as well. The Honda and Acura divisions sold 10,876 units, representing a 22 per cent increase over last year’s sales. The Honda Division reported November sales of 9,427 units, up 19 per cent from last year. The Acura Division reported November sales of 1,449 units, a 54 per cent increase over last year, led by a 93 per cent increase in sales of both Acura TSX and the Canadian-built MDX. The 2014 MDX SUV was just voted best new SUV 0ver $60,000 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

Toyota, meanwhile, set an annual record for sales of its trucks, with November sales of 7,906 enough to push sales so far this year above last year’s total. The popular RAV4 was the biggest seller for Toyota trucks, accounting for 41.6 per cent of sales. Altogether, Toyota sold 15,593 vehicles in November, up 7.2 per cent over last November. It was the best-ever November for Lexus sales, the fourth consecutive record month for that model.

Not to be outdone, Volkswagen Canada also reported record sales in November, selling 4,832 vehicles, an increase of 4 per cent over last year. Its year-to-date sales of 58,590 are up 6 per cent over last year’s. The Jetta was the top-selling Volkswagen, accounting for nearly half of all sales (2,290).

Did you miss this?

Other Popular Stories

  • Researchers fly first hybrid-electric aircraft with in-flight battery recharging
  • World's building industry told to decarbonize, cut emissions drastically
  • US energy self-reliance, pipeline uncertainty put Canada's energy sector at risk
  • Pharma company shares surge on favourable Q2 report
  • French aerospace companies to set up shop in Montreal
  • Robot from Oil & Gas Technology Centre may improve safety, enhance productivity and reduce costs for offshore oil and gas projects
  • Detroit Auto Show Highlights
  • Petronas to spend $16 billion to export Western Canadian LNG
  • TransCanada announces $900 million pipeline expansion
  • January manufacturing sales best ever: Statistics Canada
  • Boeing expands Winnipeg plant; Dreamliners set to fly again
  • Singapore scientists invent bendable concrete for low-maintenance roads
  • Manufacturing output grew again in August
  • Wood groups praising new six-storey construction limit
  • Audit pans government's climate change progress
  • NASA Discovers Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star
  • More government support for Quebec aerospace industry
  • Canada's oil and gas industry gathering in Toronto for two-day forum
  • 100,000 watt laser firing 10,000 pulses per second would "deorbit" tons of dangerous space debris
  • Move to autonomous cars gains momentum with CES announcements, more expected from Detroit auto show
Scroll to Top