Chrysler overtook Ford in Canadian sales last year, but
not for the first time in the modern history of the automobile
industry, as was widely reported last week.
In fact, what was then known as DaimlerChrysler Canada outsold
Ford previously in 2005, Dennis DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive
Consultants noted in a clarification Wednesday.
``Sorry about that ... brain cramp,'' DesRosiers wrote in an
e-mail accompanying detailed sales data for the year.
Figures compiled by the DesRosiers consultancy, which conducts
authoritative tallies of vehicle industry results, showed Chrysler
with Canadian sales of 232,686 last year, up 5.5 per cent from 2006
and 8,913 more than Ford of Canada, whose sales declined 2.2 per
cent on the year.
In 2005, Chrysler sold 216,857 units, 4,871 more than Ford.