Canada's auto dealers seem determined to continue the sales momentum of last year.
With three months in the books, sales of light vehicles were 2.6 percent ahead of the first three months of 2005. A total of 335,001 units left dealer lots in the first quarter of this year, compared with 326,379 in the same period last year.
In March, retailers sold 151,436 units, which was 4.8 percent ahead of March 2005.
General Motors sold 44,054 light vehicles in March, the most of any carmaker. But that was down 6.6 percent from the previous March.
DaimlerChrysler sales rose 12.7 percent in March. Ford sales jumped 12.5 percent sales thanks to strong sales of F-series pickups.
The import-badged brands had a good month, too. Sales of import-brand cars rose 7.7 percent, and sales of imported trucks soared 24.2 percent.
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