Canadian consumers push­ed up the sales of Chrysler, GM, Nissan and Subaru vehicles in November.

GM Canada said sales of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased almost 60 per cent to 15,912 for last month, compared with the same period a year earlier.

Year-to-date, GM Canada said it sold 173,192 vehicles, up 26.6 per cent from the same period last year.

Chrysler Canada reported its best November since 2002, with the number of vehicles sold up 34 per cent over the same time last year. Chrysler said it sold a total of 15,308 vehicles in Canada last month.

Kia Canada, a relatively small but up-and-coming player in the Canadian market, said its November sales increased 16.1 per cent with sales of 50,843, the first time the company broke the 50,000 mark.

Subaru Canada said it set a new record and a milestone. Strong sales of its Forester and Outback contributed to increasing sales by 15.9 per cent to 2,567 vehicles compared to last year.

Nissan Canada Inc. said it sold 5,786 vehicles, an increase of 8.9 per cent. Altima continued to be the strongest seller, followed by Sentra and Rogue.