DETROIT/TORONTO -- Chrysler's Canadian arm today reported record sales for July, up 8.5 percent from a year earlier, helped in part by a jump in passenger car sales.
It sold a total of 26,209 vehicles, compared with 24,162 in July 2012, and extended its streak of year-over-year gains to 44 consecutive months.
Car sales rose 19.9 percent to 4,114 vehicles in July, while truck sales climbed 6.6 percent to 22,095. Chrysler's Canadian vehicle sales are up 7.1 percent so far this year.
Ford Motor Co. said its sales fell 10 percent in July to 25,188 vehicles. Truck sales fell 13.7 percent and car sales rose 2.7 percent, Ford said in a statement.
General Motors, meanwhile, said its sales dropped by 0.2 percent to 19,164, but remain 3 percent higher for the year to date compared with the same period last year.
"Cadillac continues its strong performance in the Canadian market with its 10th consecutive month of sales increases," Rob Assimakopoulos, GM of Canada's general director of marketing, said in a statement.
"For the calendar year, Cadillac has grown by more than 33 percent driven by the multi-award-winning ATS and Oshawa-built XTS. When the new CTS joins the Cadillac portfolio later this year, Cadillac's car lineup will be all-new featuring the performance, design and technology desired by luxury drivers."
Philip Nussel and Reuters contributed to this report.
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