Canadian auto sales set record in April, topped 200,000: DesRosiers
But don't expect record pace to hold for the remainder of 2016.
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 6% from 189,072 in the same month last year.
Light truck sales totalled 127,753 for April, up 16.3% 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 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.