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Canada February 2014: Dodge Grand Caravan on podium for first time in 18 months

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New light vehicle sales are up a shy 2.5% in Canada in February to 105,927 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 201,732 units, up 1.5% on 2013. Brand-wise, Ford and Toyota are stable atop the ranking, Hyundai is up to #3 passing Honda and Chevrolet compared to the FY2013 order. Nissan is up 22%, Jeep up 41%, Subaru up 26% and Mitsubishi up 22% while Buick is up a spectacular 89% on February 2013, single-handedly revived by the Encore breaking into the Top 50 best-selling models for the first time this month at #41 and accounting for 55% of the brand's sales...

VW Tiguan Canada February 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe VW Tiguan is up to an all-time high #33 in Canada this month.

Below the Ford F-Series (+8%) and Ram Pick-up (+7%), the Dodge Grand Caravan creeps up onto the podium for the first time since July 2012 at #3 with 3,930 sales, up 24% year-on-year. The Hyundai Elantra reclaims the title of best-selling Passenger Car in Canada this month thanks to 3,327 units vs. 3,071 for the Honda Civic, but this is not enough to topple the Civic year-to-date. The Nissan Rogue is up 70% on February 2013 to #16, the all-new Jeep Cherokee is now established among the 20 best-selling vehicles in Canada at #18 while the VW Tiguan is up a further 4 spots on last month to a record #33, up a gigantic 161% year-on-year.

Previous month: Canada January 2014: Is the Dodge Dart finally taking off?

One year ago: Canada February 2013: Toyota RAV4 jumps into Top 10

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  1. David
    March 17th, 2014 at 22:47 | #1

    @ItsMeMartin

    You make a good point regarding the price. I have no idea how Dodge can sell this vehicle for under 20 grand in Canada and make a profit. However, even at that price, why would you really even want one? They’re huge vehicles that are difficult to park and maneuver, they guzzle fuel, and unless you have 3+ kids, then 7 seats are pointless. Perhaps it’s just the rental companies and fleets that are boosting sales of these things.

  2. ItsMeMartin
    March 16th, 2014 at 00:13 | #2

    @David Z
    I bet it’s not that they have no taste. Just look at its pricing: you get a huge van with a powerful V6 and lots of room for less than a midsize sedan with a I4 engine would cost you. I’m actually really surprised it doesn’t do so well in the United States as I personally think it’s a bargain and the Canadians seem to think so too.

  3. David Z
    March 14th, 2014 at 04:22 | #3

    Wow, and I thought Australians were bad, buying nothing but Corollas, Mazdas, and Commodores… but having a friggin people mover at no. 3 just takes the cake. Have Canadians got no taste at all??

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