Chrysler ahead of other automakers in car sales for February, sees 2% increase

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Chrysler sold 16,832 vehicles in Canada in February, a two per cent increase over last year as the automaker said Friday that it remained Canada’s sales leader so far in 2013.

Chrysler, which sold 16,536 vehicles in the same month in 2012, said the results were the company’s best since 2000 and its 39th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth, the longest such streak in its history.

Combined January and February sales totalled 33,845 vehicles, also a two per cent increase over the 33,120 sold in the opening two months of 2012.

Meanwhile, Ford Canada also reported an increase in vehicle sales in February compared with the same month last year.

However, its overall total of 16,301 cars and light trucks, although up 5.4 per cent from 15,461 last year, still remained behind that of Chrysler.

Its two-month total of 32,498 vehicles was up 6.8 per cent from the 30,439 in 2012.

Ford said its February total included 3,742 cars and 12,559 trucks as the auto maker said it remained the Canadian leader in truck sales.

Japanese automaker Honda Canada reported combined sales of 7,823 units in February under the Honda brand and its luxury Acura division, down 12 per cent from the same period last year.

The company says Honda sales were down 13 per cent to 6,873 units, while Acura sales decreased by 5 per cent to 950 units over last year.

Organizations: Honda Canada, Acura, Ford Canada

Geographic location: Canada

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