Light-vehicle sales in Canada fell slightly in June because of a poor showing by DaimlerChrysler AG.
Sales totaled 157,296 vehicles last month, a decrease of 2.6 percent compared with the previous June.
After posting strong May sales, DaimlerChrysler plunged 32.1 percent in June to 19,461 units. DaimlerChrysler car sales fell 46.3 percent compared with June 2005.
Led by strong sales of Chevrolet, General Motors sales increased 4.8 percent to 45,050 units. Ford Motor Co. sales were up 1.6 percent to 26,567.
Import sales rose 8.5 percent compared with June 2005. Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 10.4 percent increase to 18,522 units. Honda Motor Co.'s sales were up 8.5 percent to 14,562 vehicles. Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group reported a 10.1 percent increase to 9,804 units.
Ford's F-series pickup was Canada's best-selling vehicle in June at 7,016 units.
GM remained No.1 in Canada in the first half of the year with sales of 219,400, down 7.1 percent from the same period last year.
Through the second quarter, overall sales in Canada are up 1.0 percent from the same period last year.
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