January numbers accelerate 9.6%.
Sales increased 5.1% over 2014; sector poised for record year.
Fiat Chrysler claims top spot in Canada; Ford, GM battle it out for second.
Automakers sold 154,949 cars and trucks last month, a 6.5% increase from October 2013.
Auto sales are up 5.5% compared with the first nine months of 2013, Desrosiers automotive reports.
The automaker sold 17,698 vehicles in Canada last month, up from 17,013 in January 2013.
Ford, Chrysler see increases of 7% while GM inches up 0.1%.