Ford sales numbers delayed by fire.
But sales are still up 3.2% for the year-to-date compared with the same period in 2015.
Marks second monthly drop this year.
But don’t expect record pace to hold for the remainder of 2016.
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.
Increase comes as truck sales grow 11% to total 1,087,581 units, while cars slipped slightly; Ford claims top sales title.
Auto sales are up 5.5% compared with the first nine months of 2013, Desrosiers automotive reports.
Ford led the way with a gain of more than 10%, selling 22,635 vehicles for the month, up from 20,561 a year ago.
Without more investment, it will run out of gas.
Sales will continue to be driven by pickup trucks and crossover vehicles.
Moneymakers for OEMs gained 7.9% from previous year.
Automakers post best sales year since 2002 as Canadians bought nearly 1.7 million vehicles.
Automakers boost incentives, Japanese brands rally.