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GM, Honda and Toyota report higher sales of cars and trucks in October

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - General Motors says sales for its cars and light trucks continued to increase in October, as it saw it a nearly 10 per cent jump in year-over-year.

The automaker reported Friday it sold 20,503 vehicles last month, compared with 18,651 in October 2012.

The company said it saw a jump in sales across all four of its brands, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac for the month that included an extra selling day than last year.

Meanwhile, Honda Canada reported that last month was its best October in monthly sales since 2002.

It saw combined sales from its Honda and luxury segment Acura, climb to 15,302, a jump from 14 per cent from October 2012 sales. Honda sales were up 19 per cent over the last year, coming in at 13,770 units while Acura sales were down 19 per cent, to 1,532 units.

"Honda Canada Inc. surpassed an eleven-year-old October monthly sales record this month, which was bolstered by double digit growth of Honda Automobile Division's small cars, Fit and Civic," said Dave Gardner, vice-president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada Inc.

Meanwhile, Japanese automaker Toyota Canada Inc. said it saw an uptick of 3.5 per cent in sales of its cars and trucks in October, helped by its popular RAV4 sport utility vehicles. For the month, Toyota had combined sales of 15,593.