Chrysler Canada sees modest growth in June, sales up 0.5 per cent
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012 10:42AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 4, 2012 12:22PM EDT
TORONTO -- Sales at Chrysler Canada crept up 0.5 per cent in June compared with a year ago, helped by strong sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.
The automaker said Wednesday it sold 23,705 vehicles last month, up from 23,576 in June of last year.
The company has sold 130,286 vehicles so far this year, up 7.1 per cent for the same period last year, when it had sold 121,615.
The Dodge Grand Caravan made up about a quarter of the overall sales, a new record for the minivan built in Windsor, Ont., Chrysler said.
The Dodge Ram pick-up truck also made up roughly a quarter of the overall sales.
Chrysler Canada said the June sales results marked the company's 31st consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and represents the longest sales streak in the company's history.
Meanwhile, Kia Canada said it sold 7,782 vehicles last month, 10 per cent more than June of last year, in what the company called its best June ever for sales. Kia Canada has sold 39,298 vehicles this year so far.