TORONTO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - General Motors Co outsoldChrysler in Canada in October, company data showedFriday, thanks to healthy sales of GM's Cadillac and Buickvehicles.
GM Canada sold 20,503 vehicles last month. Car sales wereoff 0.2 percent in October from a year earlier at 6,169 units ashealthy retail sales were offset by lower fleet sales. Trucksales climbed 14.9 percent to 14,334 units.
In the year to date, GM Canada sales are up 2.9 percent.
Chrysler Canada reported its best October sales level since2002 on Friday, bolstered by healthy growth in truck sales.
The maker of Ram trucks and Dodge Darts sold a total of18,131 cars and trucks, 3.6 percent more than last October's17,504. It extended its streak of year-over-year gains to 47months.
Car sales fell 5.5 percent to 2,546 vehicles in October froma year ago, while truck sales rose 5.2 percent to 15,585 units.
Year-to-date, Chrysler sales are up 6.3 percent.
Canadian sales for Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp climbed 2.9 percent to 17,594 cars and trucks sold.
In the United States, the 16-day government shutdown in thefirst half of October seemed to hurt sales, as many automakersreported monthly sales on Friday that missed analysts'expectations.
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