Canadian auto sales set record in April

Sales topped 200,000 for the first time.

0 May 4, 2016
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian monthly auto sales hit a record in April, topping 200,000 for the first time.

The automotive consulting firm says sales of cars and light trucks totalled 200,327, up six per cent from 189,072 in the same month last year.

Light truck sales totalled 127,753 for April, up 16.3 per cent from 109,814 a year ago, while car sales slipped to 72,574 compared with 79,258 in April 2015.

The April figures bring the sales total for the year to date to 603,223, up from 557,645 in the first four months of 2015.

Auto sales in Canada set at record last year with 1.9 million light vehicles sold.

DesRosiers said Tuesday it did not expect the record pace to hold for the remainder of 2016, but it added that Canada could still top 2015 due to the strength of sales so far.

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