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Canada November 2014: All-time record year now certain

December 3rd, 2014 No comments

Jeep Cherokee Canada October 2014Jeep is the fastest growing brand in the Top 25 at +44% in November

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It’s (nearly) official: never before had Canadian consumers purchased as many light vehicles as in 2014: November sales are the highest in the history of Canada, up 4% year-on-year to 138,886 deliveries, bringing the 11 month-result to a record breaking 1.720.429 units. By the time this week comes to an end, 2014 Canadian sales will have passed the all-time record of 1.745 million sales established in 2013. The Fiat Chrysler Group is in the lead again with 15.1% share above Ford at 14.4%, however Ford keeps the YTD pole position for now with a slim 807 unit-advantage. General Motors settles for third in both rankings while Toyota Motor remains #4 above Honda and Hyundai-Kia. Nissan Motor is up 21% and Daimler AG up 26%. Brand-wise, Ford (+2%) and Toyota (-4%) lead but under perform while Chevrolet (+9%), Nissan (+22%), Ram (+21%), Jeep (+44%), Audi (+30%), Acura (+23%) and Chrysler (+41%) impress.

Previous month: Canada October 2014: Chrysler and Jeep shine… again

One year ago: Canada November 2013: New generation pushes Mazda3 up to #5

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Canada October 2014: Chrysler and Jeep shine… again

November 15th, 2014 No comments

Chrysler 200 Canada October 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comChrysler 200 Canadian sales are up 120% year-on-year in October.

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As is the case in the neighbouring US, Canadian new light vehicle sales are on a roll in 2014: up another 6.5% to 155,116 registrations in October which brings the year-to-date total to a record 1,581,543 units, up 6% on 2013. After a wild month of September, the groups ranking is back to its traditional self, albeit with minimal gaps: Fiat Chrysler is back to #1 with 22,303 sales (+23%) above Ford (22,044) and General Motors (22,002). Its large September advantage keeps Ford #1 year-to-date. The brands October Top 6 is identical to YTD with Chevrolet, Hyundai (both at +9%) and Nissan (+8%) faring the best. Other great gainers include Ram (+18%), Jeep (+79%), Audi (+28%), Chrysler (+87%), Mitsubishi (+31%), Acura (+42%), Mini (+55%) and Lincoln (+49%).

VW Golf Canada October 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comVW Golf sales are up 80% on October 2013.

In the models ranking, below the Ford F-Series down 5%, the Ram Pickup reclaims the #2 spot it holds year-to-date off the Honda Civic thanks to sales up a very robust 15% on October 2013 to 6,591 units. The Ford Escape remains 4th in spite of sales down 5% and passes the Dodge Grand Caravan to rank #5 year-to-date, the GMC Sierra ranks 5th again vs. #8 YTD, the Chevrolet Silverado is up 18% year-on-year at #9, the Toyota RAV4 up 24% at #10, Hyundai Santa Fe up 26% at #13, Mazda CX-5 up 68% to #19, Chrysler 200 up 120% to #21, VW Golf up 80% to #24, Honda Fit is up 60% to #26 and the Kia Sorento is up 44% to #28.

Previous month: Canada September 2014: General Motors up 34%

One year ago: Canada October 2013: Ford F-Series beats annual record already!

Full October 2014 Top 253 models, Top 34 brands & Top 15 groups Ranking Tables below.

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Canada September 2014: General Motors up 34%

October 15th, 2014 6 comments

Buick Regal Canada September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comBuick Regal – Buick sales are up 111% year-on-year in September. 

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New light vehicle sales are up another very impressive 13% year-on-year in September to a record 168,090 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1.426.427 units, up 5.5% on a record 2013 figure and still above France (1.337.327) at 9th largest car market in the world so far this year… Group-wise we witness a momentous change this month: Ford Motor Co. tops the ranking with 16.2% market share and overtakes the Fiat Chrysler Group to also take the lead year-to-date at 227,098 units and 15,9% vs. 225,166 and 15.8%. In line with its USA score, General Motors lodges an astounding 34% year-on-year surge to 24,555 sales and 14.6% share and ranks 2nd in September above Chrysler. Toyota Motor Co. passes Hyundai-Kia at #4 while Nissan Motor Co. remains below Honda Motor Co. at #7 but gains 28% on September 2013.

Jeep Cherokee Canada September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comJeep Cherokee. Jeep sales are up 140% in Canada this month.

In the brands ranking, below Ford (+5%) and Toyota (+8%), Chevrolet is up two spots on August to jump onto the podium thanks to sales up a huge 31% to 13,883 units, kicking down Honda to #4 and Hyundai to #5. Nissan is up 31% in 6th place, GMC up 32% at #7, Jeep up an out-of-this-world 140% to 6,782 sales and 10th place, Audi up 42% to #17, Mitsubishi up 41% to #18, Buick up 111% to #19 and Chrysler up 28% to #20.

VW Golf Canada September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe VW Golf is among Canada’s 20 most popular vehicles in September.

Model-wise, the Ford F-Series gains ground year-on-year for the 4th straight month at +2% to 12,633 registrations, adding up to an all-time record 97.223 units after 9 months. The Honda Civic overtakes the Ram Pickup to finish 2nd thanks to sales up 10% while the Ford Escape is up one spot on August and 26% year-on-year to rank 4th overall for the third time in the past 12 months after October 2013 and last April. The GMC Sierra (+32% to #5), Toyota RAV4 (+56% to #7) and Chevrolet Silverado (+43% to #8) do even better. The VW Golf breaks into the Canadian Top 20 for the first time since BSCB started following Canada monthly in 2010 at #20 with sales doubling year-on-year to 2,073 units, now only 308 below its sedan sister the Jetta.

Acura TLX Canada September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comFirst appearance of the Acura TLX in the Canada sales charts.

Further down, the Nissan Micra is up 10 spots on August to break into the Canadian Top 50 for the second time in the past 3 months at #42, the Jeep Patriot is up 164% year-on-year to #43, the Jeep Compass up 168% to #48, the BMW 4 Series is up 7 ranks on last month to a best-ever #91, the Acura TLX lands directly inside the Top 100 at #96 for its first appearance in the ranking, the Audi Q3 is up a further 9 spots to #105 and the Mercedes GLA arrives at #143 with 184 sales.

Previous month: Canada August 2014: Jeep, Lincoln, Porsche up in record market

One year ago: Canada September 2013: Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram back to high ground

Full September 2014 Top 254 models, Top 34 brands and Top 15 groups Ranking Tables below.

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Canada August 2014: Jeep, Lincoln, Porsche up in record market

September 23rd, 2014 7 comments

Lincoln MKC Canada August 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLincoln MKC – Lincoln sales are up 90% year-on-year in Canada this month.

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The Canadian new car market is setting new records almost every month this year: up a further 8% year-on-year in August to 171,744 registrations, the best August in history in the country, lifting the year-to-date total to a record-breaking 1,258,337 units. Canada overtakes France to rank #9 largest car market in the world so far in 2014 below Russia. Ford (+1%), Toyota (+7%), Honda (-3%), Hyundai (+4%) and Chevrolet (-1%) dominate the brands sales charts as they do in the same order year-to-date, but it’s below that we can witness some spectacular progressions: Nissan is up 36% to #6, Ram up 18% to #7, Jeep more than doubles its sales vs. August 2013 at +139% and 7,192 units, BMW is up 26% to #15, Mitsubishi up 49% to #18, Audi up 32% to #19, Buick up 21% to #20, Lincoln up 90% to #25 and Porsche up 66% to #27 thanks to the Macan, now the brand’s best-seller in Canada.

Hyundai Sonata Canada August 2014. Picture courtesy of caranddriver.comHyundai Sonata sales are up 120% year-on-year in Canada this month.

The Top 4 best-selling models are identical to July and year-to-date with the Ford F-Series leading the way as usual, up a massive 18% year-on-year, ahead of the Ram Pick-up (+14%), Honda Civic (+1%) and Dodge Grand Caravan, up an impressive 29%. The Ford Escape is up 22% to #5, the Toyota Corolla up 18% to #7, Toyota RAV4 up 32% to #11, Nissan Rogue up 74% to #14, Hyundai Accent up 36% to #17, Jeep Wrangler up 48% to #18, VW Golf up 56% to #23 and the Hyundai Sonata is up 120% to #25.

Porsche Macan Canada August 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comPorsche Macan

Further down, notice the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 106% year-on-year to #29, the Chrysler Town & Country up 57 spots on July to #31 vs. #46 year-to-date, the Chevrolet Trax up 56% to #47, the Nissan Micra still strong at #52 and now #77 so far in 2014, the Mitsubishi Lancer up 47% to #56 and Chevrolet Malibu up a huge 117% to #58. The Lincoln MKC breaks into the Canadian Top 100 for the first time and for its third month of sales at #95, the Audi Q3 lands directly at #114 with 282 sales, the Porsche Macan remains the brand’s best-seller at #140, the BMW X4 is up 22 ranks on July to #183 and the Ford Transit up 34 to #201.

Previous month: Canada July 2014: VW Jetta and Nissan Rogue impress

One year ago: Canada August 2013: Honda Civic passes Dodge Ram to rank #2

Full August 2014 Top 250 models and Top 34 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada July 2014: VW Jetta and Nissan Rogue shine

August 14th, 2014 4 comments

Nissan Rogue Canada July 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comNissan Rogue sales are up 91% year-on-year in July.

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New car sales in Canada are up a fancy 11% year-on-year in July to 177,148 registrations, possibly the best-ever July score in the history of automobile in Canada! The year-to-date total now stands at a record 1,086,593 units after 7 months, up 4% on 2013 and nearly level with France (1,102,529) for the 9th place overall in terms of biggest markets worldwide. It’s a very stable brands ranking on top: the entire Top 8 best-sellers are identical to June and year-to-date, led by Ford at 15.9% share (+14%), Toyota at 9.2% (+3%), Honda at 8.2% (+8%) and Hyundai at 8% (+4%). Big gainers include Chevrolet (+21%), Nissan (+43%), Volkswagen (+51% and contrasting with its US decline), GMC (+25%), Jeep (+58%), Mitsubishi (+25%) and Buick (+61%).

VW Jetta Canada July 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe VW Jetta is up 55% in July.

In the models ranking, it’s a great month for pick-up trucks: this segment easily outperforms the market at +20% year-on-year in July. In pole position the Ford F-Series is up a magnificent 24% to 12,619 sales, its best monthly volume since May 2013, the RAM Pick-up is up 3%, the GMC Sierra up 30% to 5,048 units, its best month since June 2011 while the Chevrolet Silverado is up a huge 47% to 4,615 sales, its best score in over 4 years (since June 2010). Notice also the Dodge Grand Caravan overtaking the Hyundai Elantra year-to-date for 4th place, the Ford Escape up 28% to #6, the VW Jetta up 55%, Nissan Rogue up 91%, Hyundai Sonata up 42%, VW Golf up 49% and the Nissan Micra breaking into the Canadian Top 50 (and Top 40) for the first time #36.

Previous month: Canada June 2014: Ford and Honda outperform market up 2%

One year ago: Canada July 2013: Honda Civic passes Hyundai Elantra year-to-date

Full July 2014 Top 248 All-models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada June 2014: Ford and Honda outperform market up 2%

July 16th, 2014 2 comments

Porsche Macan Canada June 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Macan lifts Porsche Canada sales up 66% in June.

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The new car market in Canada is up 2% year-on-year in June to an excellent 175,682 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 909,186 units, up 3% on 2013. Ford outperforms the market in pole position, up 8% to 30,401 sales while Toyota (+1%) underperforms slightly but remains 2nd at 16,760 units, keeping Honda at bay at 14,727 sales (+10%). Hyundai (-6%) but most of all Chevrolet (-19%) suffer while Nissan is up an insolent 29% on June 2013 at 10,561 units. Notice also Jeep up a spectacular 32% at #10, Mazda and Audi up 14%, Lexus up 18%, Cadillac up 19% and Porsche up a beautiful 66% thanks to the Macan.

Ford Escape Canada June 2014. Picture courtesy of Truck TrendFord Escape sales are up 39% year-on-year in Canada in June.

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series continues to reign supreme and evolves exactly like the market at +2% to 11,290 sales, ahead of the RAM Pick-up at 7,501 units and the Honda Civic at 6,461 (+12%). The Hyundai Elantra is back up 2 spots to #4 and also reclaims the #4 spot year-to-date while the Ford Escape is up a splendid 39% in 5th place and the Toyota Corolla is up 18% to #7. Notice also the VW Jetta up 21% to #11, the Ford Edge up 7 spots on May to #15, Nissan Versa up 81% to #25 and the Honda Fit up 122% to #29.

Previous month: Canada May 2014: Market up 6% to reach best May figure ever

One year ago: Canada June 2013: Honda Civic-Hyundai Elantra fight gets heated

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Canada May 2014: Market up 6% to reach best May figure ever

June 14th, 2014 No comments

Nissan Versa Note Canada May 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comNissan sales are up 29% in May in Canada.

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The Canadian new car market continues to evolve at records heights: up 6% year-on-year in May to 195,571 registrations, simply the best May on record according to DesRosiers Automotive Reports. Ford leads the way once again despite a 1% year-on-year sales drop to 31,193 units, ahead of Toyota stable at 20,129 sales. Honda shines: up 2 spots on April and 12% year-on-year to third place at 16,507 units, as do Nissan up 29%, RAM up 17%, GMC up 20%, Mazda up 14%, Jeep up a huge 53% – very close to its performance in the US, Subaru up 23% and Buick up 48%.

Honda Civic Canada May 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Honda Civic reclaims the passenger car crown in Canada this month.

The models ranking reflects this dynamism, with only 4 vehicles losing ground year-on-year in the Top 20: the Ford F-Series holding on to its pole position in spite of sales down 1%, the Hyundai Elantra (-10%), Honda CR-V (-6%) and Ford Focus (-25%). At the top, the RAM Pick-up remains #2 (+12%), the Honda Civic reclaims its traditional third spot (+18%) ahead of the Toyota Corolla (+11%) and Dodge Grand Caravan (+16%).

Honda Fit Canada May 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Honda Fit is up 119% year-on-year in May.

Impressive year-on-year gainers include the Hyundai Santa Fe up 49% to #12, the Nissan Rogue up 90% to #16, Honda Fit up 119% to #28, Nissan Versa up 54% to #32, Kia Optima up 106% to #37 and Toyota Tundra up 65% to #48. Notice also the Jeep Cherokee back up 7 spots on April to #21, the Ford Edge up 18 to #22 and the Ford Mustang up 48 to #40. Further down, the Nissan Micra (not on sale in the US) jumps from #140 to #58, the GMC Yukon XL is up 385% to #93 thanks to the new model and the Audi A3 is up 479% to #137 thanks to the new sedan. Like in the US, we welcome the Porsche Macan (#173), BMW i3 (#229) and Lincoln MKC (#248) in the Canadian ranking this month.

Previous month: Canada April 2014: Toyota Corolla jumps onto podium

One year ago: Canada May 2013: Ford F-Series and Dodge RAM improve further

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Canada April 2014: Toyota Corolla jumps onto podium

May 16th, 2014 No comments

Toyota Corolla Canada April 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comToyota Corolla

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The Canadian new light vehicle market is up 4% year-on-year in April to 179,044 registrations, adding up to 538,263 units after 4 months in 2014, up 2% on 2013. Below the unassailable Ford F-Series (11,085 sales) and RAM pick-up (8,339), the Toyota Corolla brilliantly takes the lead of the Passenger Cars ranking this month in Canada thanks to sales up 21% year-on-year to 5,620 units. It however remains #3 year-to-date below the Honda Civic (+2%) and Hyundai Elantra (-11%). The Ford Escape also sparks: up 6 spots on March to #4 and 18% year-on-year to 4,821 sales.

Nissan Micra Canada April 2014The Nissan Micra is now on sale in Canada, but not in the US.

Notice also the Kia Rio up 12 ranks to #25 and the Honda Fit up 19 to #29. Further down, let’s salute the Mitsubishi Mirage up 52 spots to #77, the Chevrolet Camaro up 37 to #85, Mercedes CLA up 14 to #103 and BMW 4 Series up 24 to #123. Two ‘new’ entrants get noticed this month in Canada: the Nissan Micra, not sold in the US, lands at #140 with 201 sales and the Audi A3, now that the sedan variant is available, re-enters at #147 with 173 units sold.

Previous month: Canada March 2014: Hyundai Santa Fe in Top 10 for the first time

One year ago: Canada April 2013: Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram at historical levels

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Canada March 2014: Hyundai Santa Fe in Top 10 for first time

April 16th, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai Santa Fe Canada March 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comHyundai Santa Fe

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New car sales in Canada are up a tiny 0.3% year-on-year in March to 157,228 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 358,857 units, up 0.9% on 2013. Ford keeps the lead of the brands ranking by far in spite of an 11% decline to 21,895 sales, followed by Toyota up 6% to 15,509 units. Chevrolet jumps onto the podium at #3 thanks to sales up 12% to 13,715. Other great performers include Nissan up 26%, Jeep up 41%, Lexus up 30% and Buick up 35%. Model-wise, the Top 4 best-seller are identical to the Full Year 2013 ranking this month: the Ford F-Series (-14%) leads ahead of the Ram Pick-up (+2%), Honda Civic (+0.2%) and Hyundai Elantra (-10%).

Jeep Grand Cherokee Canada March 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comJeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep sales are up 41% in Canada this month.

Boosted by the new generation, the Toyota Corolla is up a fantastic 37% year-on-year to stop just 40 units short off the Elantra in 5th place. But the biggest gainer in the Top 10 is the Hyundai Santa Fe up 69% to land in 9th place, to my knowledge the nameplate’s first ever incursion inside the Canadian Top 10. Notice also the Nissan Rogue up 57% to #15, Chevrolet Equinox up 65% to #16, Nissan Versa up 108% to #25, the Jeep Cherokee down 11 spots on February to #29 and the Dodge Dart down a harsh 61% on March 2013.

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

One year ago: Canada March 2013: Dodge Ram at highest in over 3 years

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

March 24th, 2014 3 comments

2011 Dodge Grand CaravanDodge Grand Caravan

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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

Full February 2014 Top 242 models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.

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