TORONTO (Reuters) -- Chrysler's Canadian arm reported its best sales for the month of August in 13 years and its best sales year-to-date in 25 years, bolstered in part by robust passenger car sales, the auto maker said today.
The company sold 21,932 vehicles, up 6.6 percent from the 20,569 it sold in August of last year and up 7.1 percent year-to-date.
Car sales rose 15.5 percent to 3,699, while truck sales were up 5 percent at 18,233 units sold.
Ford Motor Co., the top seller in Canada, said its sales rose 7.1 percent to 27,268 vehicles. Car sales rose 40 percent to 6,856 while trucks fell about 1 percent to 20,412. Year to date, Ford's sales in Canada are up 1.8 percent to 199,156 vehicles.
Meanwhile, General Motors said its August sales in Canada rose a slight 0.1 percent to 21,091 vehicles. Retail sales gained 5 percent while fleet sales fell 18 percent.
In the United States, sales for all auto makers rose 17 percent -- the strongest month since just before the start of the 2007-2009 recession.
Philip Nussel of Automotive News contributed to this report.