Canadian automakers set new record for best sales month ever

Global News

TORONTO – Canadians bought a record number of new vehicles in May as auto sales climbed 1.1 per cent from the same month last year, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.

The industry is on pace for a record year as luxury brands including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Lexus posted double-digit growth in sales.

Consumers bought 197,937 cars and trucks last month to bring year-to-date sales up three per cent compared to May 2014.

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Fiat Chrysler took over the top spot with 31,617 vehicles sold, up 0.4 per cent from a year earlier to what the company said was a record high. The company recently completed a retooling at one of its plants in Windsor, Ont., which had cramped its supply of minivans.

“Posting an all-time record sales month while dealing with temporary constraints on some of our highest…

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