Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Auto Sales Set November Record; Industry Poised for Best Year Ever

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Auto Sales Set November Record; Industry Poised for Best Year Ever

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November auto sales continue to roar ahead

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TORONTO - Auto manufacturers enjoyed their best November sales ever last month as the industry races toward what may well be a record year for light vehicle sales in Canada.

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says 145,426 cars and light trucks were sold in November, up 4.7 per cent from last year even though the month had two fewer selling days than a year ago.

DesRosiers said passenger car sales continued to fall in November, off some seven per cent from last year at 50,708, and down 5.7 per cent year to date at 675,302.

Light truck sales, meanwhile, saw an increase of 12.3 per cent last month to 94,718 and are up nine per cent on the year to more than 1.09 million.

The consultant says that if December sales simply match last year's total of 131,000 vehicles, then the Canadian market will have exceeded 1. …

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