(RICHMOND HILL, ON) – Despite a 1.6% decline year-over-year in April 2017, the overall Canadian market was still up 2.5% year-to-date. Total units sold slipped to 197,203 compared to the 200,381 units sold in April 2016.
The only province which reported a significant sales increase was Alberta where sales increased 15.4%.
Six of the top ten selling passenger cars recorded a year-over-year increase in April 2017 sales. The usual contenders in the form of the Honda Civic (+3.8%), the Toyota Corolla (+3.5%), and the Hyundai Elantra (+4.3%) made marginal progress while the Chevrolet Cruze gathered steam with an 81.7% sales increase over the previous April.
Most of the top ten selling light trucks also saw sales increases in April 2017. Sales of the Ford F-Series’ increased 2.6% year-over-year while the Ram Pickup and GMC Sierra gained traction with sales increasing 11.2% and 19.1% respectively.
The passenger car market’s sales declined 8.7% overall when compared to April of the previous year while the light truck market has fared significantly better with a 2.5% sales increase overall.