July 2, 2014 / 4:03 PM / 3 years ago

Chrysler says it was Canada's top-selling automaker in first half

TORONTO (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler’s new-vehicle sales in Canada climbed 3 percent in June from a year earlier, and it was the top automobile seller in the country in the first half of 2014, the company said on Wednesday.

A Chrysler logo is pictured at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Chrysler Canada sold 27,013 cars and trucks last month, up from 26,222 a year earlier, with its Jeep and Fiat brands setting June records. Strong truck sales, up 10.9 percent, offset a steep 26.9 percent drop in car sales in June.

Chrysler Canada said it is having its strongest showing year-to-date since 1988, with overall sales up 5.3 percent.

Reporting by Solarina Ho; and Peter Galloway

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