New-vehicle sales in Canada haven't quite turned the corner, but they're getting close.
Sales in Canada fell 1 percent in October from a year earlier, to 121,577. It was the smallest decline of any month this year.
Sales fell by double digits each month through June, then dropped 6 percent in July, 8 percent in August and 4 percent in September. For the first 10 months of the year, sales were down 13 percent to 1,247,420.
General Motors Co. remained the top-selling automaker in Canada in October, but just barely. GM's sales tumbled 33 percent to 18,859. Toyota Motor Corp.'s sales rose 19 percent to 18,813 -- just 46 units behind. In October 2008, GM's lead over Toyota was 12,377 units.
Ford Motor Co.'s sales rose 19 percent to 18,567, and Chrysler Group's sales slipped 9 percent to 14,263.
Hyundai-Kia Automotive's sales jumped 36 percent to 12,018, moving past Honda Motor Co. for the No. 5 spot. Honda's sales dipped 1 percent to 11,303.