Ford Motor Company said today that its sales dropped 8 percent last month in Canada, but the Blue Oval remains the market's largest Detroit-based brand.
Ford sold 23,591 cars, an 8 percent slide compared to the year before. By comparison, Chrysler Group sales were up around 2 percent to 19,555 (including its Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram brands), while third place General Motors sold 18,756 cars, a 12 percent increase.
South of the border in the United States, GM came in first place among the Big 3. More details about the U.S. market are available here.
All three Detroit brands top the Canadian market. Fourth place among automakers last month was Korea's Hyundai Group, while Toyota rounded out the top five.
So far this year, Ford remains the country's largest automaker overall. Ford has sold about 219,000 new cars in Canada, a figure that's about equal to 2011. Second place Chrysler's sales are up 6 percent to194,572 through the first three quarters of 2012.
All three Michigan automakers build a large number of vehicles in Ontario.
At the bottom of the Canadian sales chart, Jaguar found just 48 buyers, a 20 percent decline.
September 2012 sales in Canada (five largest brands)
Ford - Down 7 percent to 23,111
Toyota - Up 22 percent to 14,811
Chevrolet - Up 13 percent to 11,739
Honda - Up 21 percent to 11,457
Hyundai - Up 3 percent to 11,403
Ford Motor Company - Down 8 percent to 23,591
Chrysler - Up 2 percent to 19,555
General Motors - Up 12 percent to 18,756
Hyundai Group - Up 5 percent to 18,433
Toyota - Up 22 percent to 16,834