Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story understated the March sales totals for GM Canada and as a result incorrectly indicated that the automaker didn't lead the industry in sales last month.
General Motors Canada posted a surge in March sales, outpacing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada, which had led the country in each of the first two months of the year.
FCA Canada sales for all brands were up marginally in March, with 26,653 cars and trucks sold, compared with 26,510 sold a year earlier, according to the Automotive News Data Center.
GM Canada sold 30,115 vehicles during the month, an increase of 22.9 per cent, aided by strong demand for trucks.
March saw GM Canada’s Cadillac and GMC brands have their best sales months ever, while Chevrolet and Buick both had their best sales months since 2006, according to the automaker.
Ford Motor Co. sold a total of 26,480 cars and trucks in Canada last month, a rise of just 0.2 per cent. The automaker’s car sales fell nearly 20 per cent for the month.
Meanwhile, Toyota sales rose 1.6 per cent to 19,406 units. Hyundai slipped 8.1 per cent to 17,448 vehicles.
In the United States, March sales fell 1.7 percent for a third straight monthly decline. GM sales edged up 1.6 percent, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was down 4.4 percent and Ford dropped 7.2 percent
This story will be updated.