Detroit Three November sales: GM up 31 per cent, Ford up 18 per cent

Ford reported a 10-per-cent rise in Canadian auto sales for the first 11 months of 2016, on an annual basis. Photo credit: Greg Layson
UPDATED: 01/12/2016 4:45 pm ET -- Adds Ford sales

Ford Canada said it sold 24,472 vehicles in November, up 18 per cent compared with the same month a year earlier.

Ford reported a 10-per-cent rise in Canadian auto sales for the first 11 months of 2016, on an annual basis.

Meanwhile, GM Canada total sales increased 31 per cent in November compared to November 2015, the company reported Wednesday.

The automaker delivered 28,523 vehicles, the best total November sales number since 2006.

Buick total sales were up 54 per cent, led by a 93-per-cent increase in sales of Buick SUVs.

GMC sales year over year were up 41 per cent in November, while Chevrolet was up 25 per cent.

GM sales are up two per cent in Canada year to date.

Figures for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles were not yet available this afternoon. A spokeswoman said numbers may not be available until Friday.

Analysts expect Canadian auto sales to set a new record in 2016, rising to 1.96 million vehicles, up from a record-breaking 1.9 million units last year. But after a strong first half this year, sales have declined in August, September and October on an annual basis.

This story will be updated with FCA sales numbers once they are available. Reuters contributed to this report.

You can reach Greg Layson at glayson@autonews.com

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