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Ford king of auto Canadian sales

2013 proved to be the best year for Ford in Canada since 1997.
2013 proved to be the best year for Ford in Canada since 1997.
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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.