Canada vehicle sales rebounded from a slow start to the year, climbing 11.2 percent in February compared with the year-ago month. Sales totaled 102,654 units.
Car sales rose 10.1 percent to 51,848 units. That gave cars a 50.5 percent share of the market. Truck sales were up 12.3 percent to 50,806 units.
The Big 3's market share was 61.3 percent in February as sales rose 16.3 percent above the February 2004 level. Japanese automakers held a 28.1 percent share for the month, while Korean automakers claimed 5.5 percent. European automakers' share stood at 5.1 percent.
General Motors was the No. 1 seller in February with 32,193 units, up 21.5 percent from a year earlier. DaimlerChrysler followed with 16,680 units, up 22.7 percent. Ford Motor Co. sales were 15,750 units, nearly the same as last year. Toyota Canada was down 5.4 percent to 9,300 units. Honda sales rose 9.7 percent to 8,348 units.
After two months, Canada sales are up 3.9 percent to 181,833 units. Cars accounted for 50.8 percent of the total.