Might gross sales up 13%, however stay smartly under pre-pandemic numbers

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Might marked simply the second one past this occasion by which gross sales have been up over 2021 totals, that have been upper than 2022 totals in all however November and December of closing occasion.

Alternatively, the untouched Might overall marks a 21-per-cent subside from 2019, when automakers offered 203,343 fresh cars. That was once the closing Might sooner than COVID-19 arrived and the microchip and stock shortages began to rush store.

HOW THEY FARED

Honda Canada gross sales surged a whopping 53 in keeping with cent in Might in comparison to the similar past a occasion in the past.

The automaker offered 14,288 cars. Honda emblem gross sales have been up 55.1 in keeping with cent to 13,204 occasion luxurious Acura gross sales rose 30.6 in keeping with cent 1,084.

Alternatively, this is nonetheless a 31-per-cent subside over pre-pandemic numbers of 2019, when the automaker offered 20,687 within the past.

Honda Canada CEO Jean-Marc LeClerc mentioned the microchip and stock statuses are bettering.

“I believe we’ve grew to become the nook. I believe what you’re optical there’s simply our skill to bring a storehouse of offered orders that we’ve amassed for a protracted past, and that continues to develop,” he informed Car Information Canada at BEV In-Intensity: Mines to Mobility convention in Sudbury.

However, he additionally cautioned that microchips are nonetheless no longer “free flowing.” 

“The second half of the year, we’re certainly looking for our operations to be at 100 per cent in our plants, but we’re also cautiously optimistic.”

Gross sales of the Canada-made CR-V noticed its gross sales get up 61.1 in keeping with cent to six,480, essentially the most of any nameplate.

The Honda Civic, additionally made in Canada, posted an 18-per-cent building up to three,217 closing past. However that paled when compared by way of share to the HR-V, up 281.6 in keeping with cent to 973; the Ridgeline, up 310.5 in keeping with cent to 353 and Odyssey minivan, up 678.3 in keeping with cent to 467. 

Kia gross sales have been up 19.8 in keeping with cent to 7,293 occasion its cousin, Hyundai, posted a 1.2 in keeping with cent acquire, promoting 10,476.

Toyota Canada gross sales have been unwell 5.9 in keeping with cent to 21,736. Alternatively, its luxurious Lexus emblem noticed gross sales building up 18.7 in keeping with cent to three,015. Toyota emblem gross sales have been off 9 in keeping with cent to 18,721.

— With recordsdata from David Kennedy

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