Ford Chrysler report higher Canadian auto sales helped by demand for trucks

TORONTO — Ford Motor Co. of Canada says its sales for April were up 16% from year ago, helped by sharply higher sales of its F-Series pickup trucks.Ford says it sold 27,907 vehicles last month, up from 24,171 a year ago.The gain came as the company’s overall truck sales gained 21% to total 20,809, up from 17,267 from a year ago, and sales of its F-Series truck shot up 38%.Ford car sales were up 3% form a year ago.Meanwhile, Chrysler Canada reported sales of 25,745, up from 24,540 in April 2012, also helped by truck sales.Chrysler said Ram truck sales gained 31% to total 8,020, up from 6,129, while overall truck sales increased 3.2% to 19,865 vehicles. Passenger car sales gained 11% to total 5,880, up from 5,283.The Canadian Press

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