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Canada September 2012: Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra shine

Hyundai Elantra

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If in the USA pick-up trucks are back in fashion this month, in neighbouring Canada they are taking a beating. For only the second time this year, the Ford F-Series is down year-on-year at -3% to a still outstanding 9,712 units. Year-to-date, the F-Series is up 13% on 2011 to 84,074 sales and still on track to be the first vehicle to ever sell over 100,000 units in one year in Canada... The Honda Civic stays in 2nd place for the third time this year after January and August with 5,782 sales, up 22% year-on-year. It is however still #3 year-to-date at 48,194 units vs. 53,237 for the Dodge Ram, #3 this month at 5,722 sales (-7%).

BMW 3 Series

The Hyundai Elantra is up 40% year-on-year and 2 spots on August to #4, its highest ranking since last April, at 5,221 units. It is followed by the Ford Escape stuck at an excellent 5th place with 4,491 sales and the Mazda3 up one spot on last month and 38% year-on-year to #6 and 4,278 units. Notice also the Dodge Journey up 48% to #12, Toyota RAV4 up 101% to #13, BMW 3 Series up 13 spots and 51% to #22, Nissan Versa up 14 to #29, Ford Explorer up 6 to #33, Toyota Tacoma up 8 to #37 and GMC Acadia up 23 to #51 vs. #82 year-to-date.

Dodge Dart

Further down, the Dodge Dart is up 19 ranks to #63 with 606 sales (vs. #65 in the US), the Lexus ES up 166% to #81, the Subaru XV Crosstrek up 35 spots to #89 at 419 units for its 2nd month of sales in Canada, the Chevrolet Volt up 28 to #119 and the Ford C-Max making its very first appearance in the Canadian models ranking with 5 units sold this month.

Previous month: Canada August 2012: Ford F-Series at highest in over 3 years

One year ago: Canada September 2011: Honda Civic back in shape

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  1. Steam
    October 18th, 2012 at 01:49 | #1

    May be that’s why Toyota is no. 1 worldwide.

  2. kon
    October 18th, 2012 at 00:16 | #2

    japanese cars are overated flimsy shitboxes. They have designs as though kids designed them

  3. October 17th, 2012 at 18:12 | #3

    The Canadians love their pick up trucks and SUVs even more than Americans do, all countries make some good cars and some that are less than good, Hyundai-Kia are making good cars at good prices with long warranties, their market share here in the UK has shot up to 6.72% in the first nine months, Toyota, Nissan and Honda manufacture here so are good for the economy (it needs all the help it can get), however I would love an Aston Martin, but can’t afford it, as always great blog.

  4. Adam
    October 17th, 2012 at 09:16 | #4

    That’s why we got a Hyundai :)

  5. pete m
    October 17th, 2012 at 06:07 | #5


    I wouldn’t put it in those terms but I would say Japanese cars are overrated in general. VW and Hyundai-Kia are much better bet.

  6. SlumLord
    October 12th, 2012 at 06:07 | #6


    are you an special kind of an asshole?
    what is your problem?

  7. kon
    October 10th, 2012 at 22:31 | #7

    do not buy jap crap!!!!

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