Slow Auto Sales Continue for Pacifica and Caravan


Minivan sales remain soft as third quarter results have been posted by Fiat Chrysler.

FCA indicates the sales of the Windsor-built Pacifica were down eight per cent between July through September.

Year-to-date sales are off 41 per cent compared to the same period of 2018.

Dodge Caravan sales fell the same eight per cent in the third quarter but only 19 percent year-to-date.

Sales of the Ram trucks and Jeep vehicle pushed the overall sales at FCA higher by 19 percent in the quarter.


Production at the Windsor Assembly Plant 2016. Photo by Teresinha Medeiros

At Ford of Canada sales for the third quarter slumped a little over seven percent compared to a year earlier.

Among the bright spots were the Canadian made Edge with an increase of ten per cent.

Sales of the Expedition increased nearly 70 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2018.