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New-vehicle sales in province up 22 per cent

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Sales of new cars and trucks continued to rev up in Manitoba in April, new Statistics Canada data shows.

Seasonally unadjusted figures released today show 5,770 new vehicles left dealership lots during the month. That was a 22 per cent increase from March, when 4,728 units were sold. It was also a 19.3 per cent improvement from April 2012, when 4,835 new cars and trucks were purchased.

April was the third consecutive month of strengthening new-vehicle sales for Manitoba.

This year’s strong start comes on the heels of a record-breaking year for the province’s new-vehicle industry in 2012, when sales surpassed the 50,000-unit threshold for the first time.

Canada also saw its sales strengthen in April. They were up 9.5 per cent from the previous month, climbing to 175,181 units, and 8.6 per cent higher than in April 2012.

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