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In a market gone mad for compact utility vehicles, the Chevrolet Equinox has not kept pace. GM is hoping to fix that with design and production changes for the 2018 model year.
Canadian sales dipped slightly in April when compared with the same month a year ago. Automakers still managed to sell 197,000 vehicles. General Motors sales were up 16 per cent.
It was another record March for auto sales in Canada last month as the total of 187,540 cars and light trucks sold was seven per cent higher than March 2016, which itself was a record-setter.
The group's VW and Mercedes-Benz stores are just the latest additions to the 10-store Weins Canada group, which traces its Canadian roots back to 1973.
Automakers sold 123,032 vehicles in Canada in February, setting a new record for the month. It marked an increase of 3.2 per cent over the same month a year ago.
Canadian auto sales set a January record, with 110,945 vehicle sold. It was an encouraging start, considering that most pundits expect a modest cooling in 2017 following the record sales in 2016.
Total sales reached a record 1.95 million, a 2.8 per cent gain over the previous record for 2015. But that might be it for the records for a while.
Early in 2016, analysts predicted total Canadian sales would top two million units, but outlooks were adjusted after a downturn in the fall.
Brands come and go, but once a dealer, always a dealer. That's the lesson from discussions with former Suzuki car dealerships three years after the company closed shop in Canada.
Auto sales in Canada rose 10.4 percent last month as strong performances from Ford and General Motors helped end a four-month skid.
With 1.66 million sales in the bank through October, sales over the final two months would have to sag more than 15 per cent to drop the full year below 2015's record 1.9 million.
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