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The Canadian new vehicle market continues to evolve at record heights in June, up 6.5% year-on-year to 203.495 registrations, the second month in a row above 200.000 and the third ever after April 2016. Accordingly, the half-year tally is up 5% to an all-time high 1.039.111, the first time in Canadian history that over a million vehicles get registered in six months. Ford Motor more than doubles the market growth with a 14.1% year-on-year gain to 16.1% share, taking its distance with General Motors at 13.3% (+4.2%) and FCA at 13.2% (-3.1%). Toyota Motor (+6.5%) follows the market but , Honda Motor (+13.9%), Daimler AG (+13.1%), Nissan Motor/Mitsubishi (+12.8%) and most impressively the Volkswagen Group (+26.3%) all post very solid gains. Hyundai-Kia (-7.2%) struggles.
In the brands ranking, Ford cements its domination with a 14% surge to 15.7% share vs. 15% year-to-date, with the Top 8 identical to the 2017 YTD ranking: Toyota (+6.4%), Honda (+14.1%) and Chevrolet (+6.2%) round up the Top 4, while compared to last month Nissan (+12.4%) bypasses Hyundai (-15.5%) and Ram (+33%), the latter posting the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 15. Notice also GMC up 12.3%, Volkswagen up 30.3%, Mercedes up 13.1%, Audi up 24.3%, Lexus up 35.5%, Infiniti up 25.1% and Lincoln up 20.7% in a month benefiting premium brands. Further down, Maserati is up 104.8% thanks to the Levante SUV and Alfa Romeo is up 84-fold thanks to the arrival of the Giulia.
The top of the models ranking shows a spectacular push by full-size pickup trucks: the Ford F-Series gains 18% to break its monthly volume record by just one unit at 15.660 vs. 15.659 in September 2016. The Ram Pickup soars 29% to post its second consecutive – and ever – 5-digit sales month, the GMC Sierra is up 19% to #4 and the Chevrolet Silverado up 20% to #6. The Honda Civic remains the most popular passenger car at #3 overall (+8%), distancing the Toyota Corolla (+12%) and Hyundai Elantra (+1%). The Toyota RAV4 (+1%) is the #1 SUV at #7 above the Ford Escape (+23%), Nissan Rogue (+4%) and Honda CR-V (+20%). Notice also the Chevrolet Cruze up 26%, the VW Golf up 31% and the Ford Explorer up 86%. Among recent launches, the Nissan Qashqai leaps up 99 spots on May to #65, the Toyota C-HR is down one to #78 and the VW Atlas up 102 to #79.
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Full June 2017 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 270 models below.