Canadians didn't get the GM Employee Discount for Everyone last month, but General Motors' sales still jumped a hefty 19.2 percent.
GM's spike helped prompt a 7.2 percent increase in Canadian sales of light vehicles in June compared with June 2004.
Six of the eight top-selling automakers posted an increase.
The rebound comes on the heels of a lackluster May, when sales fell 3.1 percent.
DaimlerChrysler AG's sales also were strong, rising 12.9 percent.
Import-badged automakers were led by Mazda's 24.1 percent increase. Combined Hyundai and Kia sales were up 10.3 percent for June; Nissan Motor Co. was up 8.9 percent; and Toyota, including Lexus, rose 2.0 percent. Toyota Motor Corp. does not sell Scions in Canada.
Sales at Ford Motor Co., including Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo, dropped 4.4 percent.
In June, 161,323 vehicles were sold in Canada. Cars held 54.4 percent of the market, and trucks had 45.6 percent.
Through the first six months of the year, GM was the No. 1 automaker in Canada, selling 236,245 vehicles, a 4.4 percent increase over 2004.
DaimlerChrysler was second with 123,289.
Ford Motor was third with 119,940. Toyota Motor finished fourth with 88,182.
A bright spot for Ford Division: It took the title of best seller for June from Chevrolet, which was May's leader.
Ford Division sold 24,011 units to Chevrolet's 19,621 in June. Dodge sold 17,168 units.
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