UPDATE 1-Ford Canada's August auto sales rise 7 pct

(Adds details on Ford, Toyota)

Sept 4 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co total vehicle sales in Canada rose 7 percent in August as sales of its Taurus sedan more than doubled.

Ford, which is the second-biggest automaker in Canada, sold 29,247 vehicles, including trucks and cars, in August.

However, Fiat Chrysler's sales dropped 10 percent to 17,770 vehicles, the automaker said.

Toyota Canada's total vehicle sales rose 2 percent to 20,433 units in August, driven by higher demand for trucks. (Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Anil D'Silva)