Ford Canada reports 10 per cent jump in car and truck sales for September

TORONTO – Ford Canada says it had its second best September on record, as sales for cars and trucks jumped 10 per cent year-over-year.

The automaker said Tuesday it sold 25,956 light vehicles last month, compared with 23,600 in September 2012.

The boost could be attributed to a surge in truck sales, including its F-Series, which saw the best September sales on record.

Ford said it sold 20,237 trucks last month, an 8.8 per cent increase from 18,606 sold a year earlier.

It also reported strong sales of the Ford Fiesta, which increased by 64 per cent, while sales of the Fusion jumped by 20 per cent year-over-year. Sales of the Mustang climbed 10 per cent during the same period.

Meanwhile, Chrysler Canada said it recorded its best sales for September since 2000.

The automaker said it sold 19,858 cars and light trucks last month, compared with 19,555 vehicles sold in September 2012.

The total marked the 46th consecutive month of year-over-year growth, the longest sales streak in the company’s history, said Chrysler.

The gains were due to sales records for its Ram trucks, Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 models.

Sales of its Town and Country minivan more than doubled to 454 sold in September, compared with 162 sold a year earlier.

Several other auto makers were also expected to report their latest sales figures for September later Tuesday.

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