De­mand for trucks helps sales in­crease

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

TORONTO — Des­Rosiers Automotive Con­sul­tants says sales of new ve­hi­cles edged 1.2 per cent higher last month com­pared with a year ago, mak­ing it the best June on record. Cana­di­ans bought 177,857 new cars and light trucks last month - up from 175,678 in June 2014. The record sales were driven pri­mar­ily by de­mand for light trucks, which ac­cel­er­ated by 11.5 per cent to 109,400, up from 98,126 in June of last year. Mean­while, sales of pas­sen­ger cars slipped 11.7 per cent to 68,457 from the 77,552 cars Cana­di­ans bought a year ago.

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