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Ford king of auto Canadian sales

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Honda’s Civic may have been the best selling car in Canada for the 16th year in a row, but Ford was crowned king of all automakers north- of- the- border, with it its best sales year there since 1997, thanks in large part to the growing demand for its F-series trucks. Also gaining in popularity were Escape and Fusion.

As a result, Ford noted that it will invest $659 million in its Oakville, Ontario assembly plant as demand for new cars continues to rebound to pre-recession levels.

In turn, Chrysler came in 2nd for 2013 with a 4/7% increase in December sales, and a 6.6% overall jump in the Canadian market spearheaded by demand for Ram.

And while GM took 3rd place in overall Canadian sales, it actually posted the biggest gain in end-of-the-year sales, up by a tidy 17%, while Cadillac, alone, posted a nearly 45% increase in annual sales there.