The shakeup at the top of Canada's auto market intensified in September, with new No. 1 Ford Motor Co. up 59 percent and previous top seller General Motors Co. down 24 percent.
The overall market rose 4 percent to 135,225 units in September and stands 7 percent better for the first nine months of the year. But not one of last year's top five auto groups is in the same place so far this year. GM was No. 1 in 2009, but its sales this year fell 6 percent, putting it at No. 2, while Ford's volume jumped 21 percent.
Toyota Motor Corp.'s sales have fallen even more than GM's, off 11 percent through September and plunging it to No. 5 from No. 3 a year ago. In 2008, Toyota was No. 2 behind GM.
Chrysler Group is up 30 percent this year, moving it up a spot to No. 3. Hyundai-Kia Automotive also passed Toyota, moving up to No. 4.