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Canadian auto sales hit all time monthly high for February

Cars and light trucks totalled 123,032 last month, up 3.2% from last year.


RICHMOND HILL, Ont. — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales hit a new monthly high for February.

The consulting firm says sales of cars and light trucks totalled 123,032 last month, up 3.2% from the same month last year.

The increase came as sales of light trucks last month climbed 5.7% from a year ago to 84,865.

But sales of cars fell 2.1% to 38,167.

Fiat Chrysler was the top seller for the month, moving 19,115 new light vehicles, a 1.6% rise that helped it claim 15.5% of the market.

Ford was a close second with 18,965 vehicles sold, representing 15.4% of the market, followed by General Motors with 16,528 vehicle sales or 13.4% of the market.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2016

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