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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.

Quote:
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...

Oh...

Quote:
- 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?

Quote:
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?

Quote:
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?

Quote:
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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