January LV sales edge past year-ago in Canada, but ran fourth behind 2002’s record performance.
Ram 1500 helped keep Fiat Chrysler on top in January.
Despite harsh winter weather, Canadian dealers retailed 3,816 new light vehicles on each of 25 selling days in January for a total of 95,405 units
While that was enough to edge past the 95,079 LVs sold a year earlier, at 3,803 daily, it ranked only fourth-best for the month.
The performance was well below the 4,402-a-day paced set in 2002 on record January volume of 110,045 units.
January sales also fell short of the 112,795 units sold in December, when more robust year-end sales incentives were in play.
remained in the top spot with 17,539 January deliveries, besting year-ago by 3.9% despite a modest decline in Chrysler-brand sales.
ran second, with January sales trailing like-2013 by 10.5% in spite of a 73.2% increase in Lincoln deliveries.
fell 20.1% to 10,991 units for the month coming within 553 units of being displaced as No. 3 by /Lexus, whose 10.6% increase over year-ago netted it 10,439 deliveries for the month.
Overall, Asian makes reported a 7.6% January sales increase, while Europeans were up 12.5% and the Detroit Three were off 8.1%