Canadian demand for new vehicles continues to be strong and inventory is slowly building, but sales remain a long way off those of 2019, the last year before the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the auto industry.
Most automakers still reporting monthly sales saw their July numbers increase compared to the same month in 2022. But, almost all fell well short of 2019 totals. Only Subaru can justifiably say it is back to “normal.”
The automaker in July was closest to its 2019 totals. It sold 5,133 vehicles last month, up 63 per cent over July 2022 and down just half a per cent from 2019, when it sold 5,159.