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Old 10-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sales of Yaris up 85% in Canada in Sept., up 0.1% in the US?

Canadians still picking small cars - Globe and Mail

Up 85% compared to a year ago? Good morning! That's a massive jump. And there's really nothing new in the Yaris range compared to last year.

Corolla sales were also way up (58%), but this is a completely new car, so you'd expect some bounce in the numbers.

Marc Comeau, GM Canada's vice-president of sales, observed that “consumers continued the trend of purchasing more fuel-efficient small cars and crossovers in September.”
Duh! I wonder how the bottom-of-the-small-car-food-chain Aveo is doing for GM right now...


- GMs small car line-up is performing well with combined sales for the Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac Wave up a combined 5.5% calendar year to date
Source: GM Canada September 2008 Sales Results

And the lovable, redesigned, and badly geared Honda Fit?

Honda Fit set a September sales record of 1,536 units, up 72% over the previous September sales record of 895 units in 2007
Source: CNW Group | HONDA CANADA INC. | Honda Canada reports September sales results

Same story in the US of A?

The Fit achieved a September record of 6,515, up 48.7 percent in its first full month available as a completely redesigned 2009 model.
Source: American Honda Reports September 2008 Sales

Aveo? Can't find any numbers...


Yaris posted September sales of 5,721 units, up 0.1 percent over the same period last year.
Point one percent? Interesting.

Source: Toyota Reports September 2008 Sales

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