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Canada hits another high, Mexico slips

by David Zatz on

FCA Canada today reported the best monthly sales in the history of Maxwell Motors Canada, Chrysler Canada, DaimlerChrysler Canada, and FCA Canada, with sales of 31,724 vehicles in May 2016.

That’s just a 0.3% increase over May 2015 — 104 cars and trucks.

Year to date, sales are up by 3%, the best five months on record. FCA Canada claimed that they were still Canada’s top-selling automaker.


Jeep was as usual the star, with an all-time monthly sales record of 9,881 sales (up 4%); Ram has more sales but Jeep has more growth. The Jeep Grand Cherokee hit is own May sales record of 2,003, and remains Canada’s best-selling full-size SUV.

Canada’s best selling minivan, the Caravan, also set a May record with 6,169 sales — far ahead of last May’s 3,285.

The news in Mexico was not quite as positive, with just 7,254 sales all together, including Fiat, rebadged Fiats, Mitsubishis, and rebadged Mitsubishis. That’s down by 214 cars from May 2015.

Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Fiat all gained, but  are light sellers at best. Dodge gained 21%; more than half of Dodge sales were the Attitude. Jeep came in with 969 sales, Mitsubishi with 1,209. Ram did well with 1,757 sales, more than half of which were the Fiat Strada in Ram 700 form).

Canada’s traditional best sales month is May; Mexico’s is December.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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