* NOW UPDATED with the Top 253 best-selling models, Top 34 brands and Top 15 groups *
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%).
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%
Full October 2014 Top 253 models, Top 34 brands & Top 15 groups Ranking Tables below.