Light vehicle sales in Canada remained positive in February up 2.0 % to 125,530 units. Passenger car sales dropped 6.0% to 35,879 units, while light trucks sales rose 5.6 % to 89,651 units.

JAMA Canada members had mix results in February. As a group, sales increased 2.4% to 44,383 units.  Passenger car sales declined 8.3% to 15,972 units, while light truck sales gained 9.6% to 28,411 units. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada jumped 27.2% and was the growth leader of the month, followed by Subaru Canada (+9.7%), Nissan Canada (+3.2%), Mazda Canada (+1.7%), Honda Canada (+1.5%), and Toyota Canada (-1.3%).

JAN – FEB YTD:

Overall, Canadian light vehicle sales were up 3.8% to 242,811 units. Demand for light trucks continues to surpass passenger cars as truck sales have grown 7.3% to 175,557 units, representing 72.3% share of the light vehicle market, while passenger car sales fell 4.4% to 67,254 units from February 2017.

Combined Japanese-brand sales rose 6.9 % to 87,687 units, improving market share by 1.0 point to 36.1% compared to the same period last year. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+14.9%) was the growth leader for the YTD, followed by Honda Canada (+14.2%), Subaru Canada (+12.2%), Mazda Canada (+5.7%), Nissan Canada (+4.6%), and Toyota Canada (+0.5%).