TORONTO — Ford and Honda both reported healthy increases in vehicle sales in Canada in August, with Ford saying its performance for the month was the best in 20 years. Ford Canada says it sold 24,034 units in August, up just over eight per cent compared with the 22,236 units it sold in the same month a year ago. Ford (NYSE:F) said the total number of cars sold for the month rose to 18.9 per cent to 5,858, while the number of trucks sold rose five per cent to 18,176. As of August, Ford sales for the year to date were up 17 per cent.
Meanwhile, Honda said combined sales of its Honda and luxury Acura divisions totalled 12,914 in August, a six per cent increase over August 2009 sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported August sales of 11,463 units, up eight per cent from last year, led by record sales of the Honda CR-V and an increase in Honda truck sales of 37 per cent. The Acura Division, however, reported August sales of 1,451 units, a 12 per cent decline compared with last year.