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Top 10 best-selling cars and trucks in April Add to ...

Finally, it seems as though sanity has returned to the new car marketplace, argues auto analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

In a note to clients, DesRosiers said that "with gas prices spiralling out of control in April, consumers came back to the small car and light truck markets in hordes. Sales of subcompact cars were up 17.1 per cent, compact cars up 11.3 per cent, compact sport-utility vehicles up 16.6 per cent - all in an overall market that was up only 6.9 per cent in April.

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DesRosiers' observations were accompanied by the latest list of the Top 10 Best-Selling Car and Light Trucks through the end of April.

"The Honda Civic has reclaimed its top spot as the best selling passenger car both for the month and YTD (year to date)," he said, adding, "The Hyundai Elantra is seriously out-performing most other C-cars in the market, so is catching up fast. This is a battle to watch throughout the year."

Naturally, the F-Series pickup is the best selling light truck and No. 1 seller overall in the new vehicle market.

"Has been for a few decades and is not threatened by any other light vehicle," said DesRosiers, of the F-Series.

Here are Canada's top 10 cars and light trucks through the end of April:

Cars



2011

2010

% gain/loss

Honda Civic

17,181

17,095

0.50%

Hyundai Elantra

14,528

10,396

39.70%

Toyota Corolla

13,480

13,059

3.20%

Chevrolet Cruze

11,528

--

NA

Mazda3

10,720

17,198

-37.70%

Volkswagen Jetta

8,522

3,213

165.20%

Hyundai Accent

6,781

8,572

-20.90%

Ford Focus

6,444

5,831

10.50%

Hyundai Sonata

6,283

4,208

48.80%

Toyota Matrix

5,418

6,815

-18.10%

Trucks



2011

2010

% gain/loss

Ford F-Series

29,669

27,513

7.80%

Dodge Caravan

18,895

18,518

2.04%

Dodge Ram

18,163

16,029

13.30%

GMC Sierra

13,194

13,140

0.40%

Ford Escape

13,031

11,391

14.40%

Chevrolet Silverado

11,632

11,475

1.40%

Dodge Journey

11,123

7,026

58.30%

Honda CR-V

9,406

9,384

0.20%

Toyota RAV4

8,898

7,553

15.20%

Hyundai Santa Fe

7,965

8,894

-14.90%

Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants

 

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