Canada November 2016: General Motors surges 31% in pickup market

gmc-sierra-canada-november-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comThe GMC Sierra jumps on the Canadian podium for the first time in BSCB history.

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After four consecutive months of year-on-year declines, the Canadian light vehicle market is injected back to positive territory by generous end-of-year incentives particularly in the pickup aisle. November sales are up 10% to 160.573 units, lifting the year-to-date tally to a record-breaking 1.823.295 deliveries with only one month to go in 2016. General Motors post a particularly strong (and incentive-filled) month at +31% year-on-year to take the lead of the Groups ranking with 28.523 sales, distancing Ford Motor at 24.450 (+18%) and FCA at 20.674 (-2%). Nissan Motor (+13%), Daimler (+18%) and Jaguar-Land Rover (+32%) also impress.

chevrolet-colorado-canada-october-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comChevrolet Colorado sales are up 209%. Picture caranddriver.com 

Brand-wise, Ford (+18%), remains by far the most popular fare with 14.8% share, ahead of Chevrolet (+25%) jumping two spots on its YTD ranking to #2, Toyota (+7%) and Honda (+1%) while Hyundai (-5%) is in difficulty. GMC soars 41% to snap the 8th spot year-to-date, bypassing both Jeep and Dodge. Buick is the largest gainer in the Top 25 with a stunning 54% year-on-year improvement, with Nissan (+13%), Audi (+13%), Mercedes (+13%), Ram (+15%), Infiniti (+16%), Subaru (+18%) and Kia (+20%) also outperforming the market. Among smaller-volume brands, Maserati (+98%), Bentley (+242%) and Jaguar (+273%) all brilliantly benefit from their new respective SUVs while Smart tops them all with a 319% surge.

gmc-canyon-canada-november-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comThe GMC Canyon is up 343% to lead the midsize pickup truck segment. Picture caranddriver.com

The models ranking sees a complete pickup domination, with the Ford F-Series up 37% to 11.273, the Ram up 16% to 6.542 and the GMC Sierra up 20% to 4.979, climbing on the podium for the first time since BSCB has been following Canada monthly in 2011. In fact, overall pickup sales are up 31% year-on-year this month to account for 20.4% market share, the highest so far this year. General Motors pickup sales are up 36% to 11.620, passing Ford pickups for the first time in years and explaining GM’s domination of the Canadian market this month as pickups account for 41% of GM Canada November sales. The GMC Canyon (+343%) and Chevrolet Colorado (+209%) hold 57% of the midsize pickup market and both outsell traditional market leader the Toyota Tacoma. The Chevrolet Silverado (+14%) and Toyota Tundra (+35%) also perform well.

Ford Escape Canada November 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe Ford Escape is the best-selling SUV in Canada. 

The Ford Escape leads the SUV charge with sales up 11% to 4.610 and 4th place but remains below the Toyota RAV4 (-2%) year-to-date. The Nissan Rogue shoots up 46% to #8, the Mazda CX-5 is up 30%, the Chevrolet Equinox up 31%, Honda HR-V up 54%, Ford Edge up 83%, Jeep Grand Cherokee up 25% and GMC Terrain up 40%. The Honda Civic continues to dominate the passenger car ranking despite sales down 9% to 5th overall, distancing the Hyundai Elantra (-4%), Toyota Corolla (+19%) and Chevrolet Cruze (-22%).

Previous month: Canada October 2016: Honda Civic snaps 2nd place in market down 5%

One year ago: Canada November 2015: Third consecutive annual record imminent

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Canada October 2016: Honda Civic snaps 2nd place in market down 5%

honda-civic-canada-october-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comIt’s a good month for Honda in Canada: the Civic is up to #2 for the first time in over 2 years… 

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The Canadian new light vehicle market posts a fourth consecutive month of decline in October at -5% to 154.790 units, yet the year-to-date tally still evolves at record-breaking heights, up 2.5% on the same period in 2015 to 1.666.323 deliveries. Like in the neighbouring USA, passenger cars take the hardest hit at -9% and only represent 34% of the overall market. Ford Motor (-3%), General Motors (-9%), FCA (-13%) and Toyota Motor (-6%) lead the way but all decline while Honda Motor gains 2%. Subaru (+10%), BMW-Mini (+12%) and Jaguar-Land Rover (+20%) are the only groups delivering double-digit gains. Brand-0wise, Ford stays at the realm with 13.5% share (-2%) ahead of Toyota (-5%), Honda (+1%), Chevrolet (-8%) and Hyundai (-14%). Buick (+22%), Jaguar (+295%) and Bentley (+211%) all shine.

honda-cr-v-canada-october-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-com…and the CR-V is boosted up to #4 by runout pricing on the outgoing model.

Over in the models ranking, the Ford F-Series takes a break: after breaking its personal best 4 times in the past 7 months – March (13.385)April (13.957)August (14.197) and September (15.659) – in October the star pickup truck falls down 12% to 8.475 units, its lowest monthly score so far in 2016. YTD sales amount to 124.149 units (+23%), now days away from breaking its all-time annual record of 126.277 units hit over the Full Year 2014. The Honda Civic (+2%) snaps the 2nd place off the Ram Pickup (-16%) for the first time in over two years (September 2014). Note the last time the Civic ended the year at #2 in Canada was 2010. It still lags behind the Ram year-to-date at 56.783 (+2%) vs. 76.200 (-4%). Outstanding performance of the Honda CR-V up 21% to 4th place overall vs. #11 year-to-date, with the Toyota Corolla (+21%), Ford Fusion (+40%), Ford Edge (+53%) and Hyundai Sonata (+34%) also posting impressive gains inside the Top 30.

Previous month: Canada September 2016: 4th all-time record in 7 months for the Ford F-Series

One year ago: Canada October 2015: Toyota RAV4 and Tacoma shoot up

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Canada September 2016: 4th all-time record in 7 months for F-Series

ford-f-250-canada-september-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comThe Ford F-Series breaks the 15.000 monthly unit barrier for the first time this month. 

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New light vehicle sales in Canada mark a third consecutive month of decline in September at -0.5% to 173.460 units after dropping 3% in July and 2% in August. The year-to-date tally remains firmly in record territory however at 1.507.975 units, up 3% on the same period in 2015. Ford Motor Co. confirms it has reclaimed the reins of the Canadian market with sales up 7% to 30.151 ahead of General Motors up 2% to 25.466 but the big news is the tumbling down of FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, leader over FY2015 and half-way through 2016 but down 18% in September to 19.639 sales, saving its third spot off Toyota Motor (19.233) by the skin of its teeth.

Chrysler Pacifica Canada September 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comDespite the arrival of the Pacifica, Chrysler sales are down 45% in September. Picture caranddriver.com

In fact, it’s fair to say FCA is solely responsible for Canada’s overall sales drop in September as the market bar FCA is actually up 2%. Dodge (-8%), Ram (-22%), Chrysler (-45%), Fiat (-66%) and Alfa Romeo (-95%) all fall heavily with discontinued marque Scion (-73%) the only non-FCA brand to display such paltry results. Once again Ford widens the gap with its followers in the brands ranking at +7% to 29.290 ahead of Toyota at 16.903 (+2%), Honda at 15.609 (+3%) and Chevrolet at 14.717 (+5%). Audi impresses with a 27% gain to 2.739 sales, with Kia (+10%), Subaru (+9%), Cadillac (+8%), Land Rover (+13%), Porsche (+14%) and Volvo (+34%) also solid.

chevrolet-malibu-canada-september-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comChevrolet Malibu sales are up 83% year-on-year in September. Picture caranddriver.com 

The models ranking is the theatre of yet another all-time record month by the Ford F-Series up a stunning 21% to 15.659 sales, the fourth time in 2016 that the F-Series has broken this record, after March (13.385)April (13.957) and August (14.197). The F-Series sells 2.35 times the #2, the Ram Pickup down 23% to 6.655 while the Honda Civic is down 12% to 6.091. Year-to-date, the F-Series now stands at a record-breaking 115.674 units after 9 months, up 26% on the same period in 2015 and already just below the 118.837 sales it racked up over the Full Year 2015. Next month – with just 10 months under its belt – the F-Series will surpass its two record years 126.277 units from 2014 and 122.325 from 2013.

ford-escape-canada-september-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-com2nd consecutive month atop the SUV charts for the Ford Escape.

The Ford Escape is the best-selling SUV once again this month with deliveries up 4% to 4.919 thanks to its facelift, outselling the Toyota RAV4 at 4.789 (+15%) and the Honda CR-V at 4.239 (+13%). The GMC Sierra ranks 6th above the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla but they all lose ground vs. September 2015 as does the Chevrolet Silverado at #10. Further down, notice the Nissan Rogue up 16% to #12, the Hyundai Santa Fe up 15% to #14, the Mazda CX-5 up 12% to #15, Hyundai Tucson up 19% to #20, Hyundai Accent up 39% to #21, Chevrolet Malibu up 83% to #24 and Kia Sportage up 73% to #32.

infiniti-qx30-canada-september-2016-picture-courtesy-caranddriver-comInfiniti QX30. Picture courtesy caranddriver.com 

Among recent launches (<12 months), the Chrysler Pacifica leads the way and gains 10 spots on August to #88, followed closely by the Cadillac XT5 up 7 to break into the Canadian Top 100 for the first time at #96. Below, the Buick Envision is up 35 to #130, the Mercedes Metris up 22 to #165, the Jaguar F-Pace down 17 to #171, the Infiniti QX30 up 59 to #180, the Jaguar XE up 18 to #194 and the Fiat 124 Spider up 19 to #204. The Maserati Levante sells 24 units, the Bentley Bentayga 10 and the Lincoln Continental makes its first appearance at #243.

Previous month: Canada August 2016: Ford F-Series tops monthly record, hits 100k units YTD

One year ago: Canada September 2015: Ford F-Series breaks monthly record

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Canada August 2016: F-Series tops monthly record, hits 100k units YTD

Ford F-350 Super Duty Canada August 2016The new Super Duty variants should lift Ford F-Series sales even further up in the coming months.

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After dropping 3% in July, the Canadian new vehicle market confirms it may have peaked out with August deliveries down another 2% to 172.034 units. The year-to-date total however remains at all-time record levels for now, up 4% to 1.334.720. This means Canada is now America’s 2nd largest market below just the U.S. and above Brazil (1.303.987), a feat that would have seemed unimaginable just two years ago. The small sales decrease hides wild disparities among carmakers: if Ford Motor Co has now firmly reclaimed the reins of the Canadian market with sales up 9% to 28.982 and 16.8% share, its two rivals for the #1 spot are hitting the brakes: General Motors drops 9% to 22.547 and 13.1% but the most disturbing evolution is by FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, down 20% to 21.627 and 12.6% as all the group’s brands fall heavily: Ram (-9%), Jeep (-18%), Dodge (-20%), Chrysler (-43%), Fiat (-59%), Alfa Romeo (-67%) and Maserati (-68%).

Ford Escape Canada August 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe Ford Escape is the best-selling SUV in Canada in August.

Brand-wise, Ford (+9%) is here too ultra-dominant at 16.4% share, widening the gap with Toyota at 9.6% (+3%), Honda at 9.2% (+2%), Hyundai at 7.8% (+3%) and Chevrolet at 7.4% (-8%). GMC drops 16% but gains 3 spots on July to #7, Volkswagen freefalls 23% to #13 but Lincoln (+10%), Mini (+12%), Acura (+15%), Volvo (+18%), Buick (+27%), Subaru (+35%), Jaguar (+72%) and most strikingly Smart (+327%) all post year-on-year gains ranging from robust to spectacular.

Subaru Forester Canada August 2016Subaru sales are up 35% in a market down 2%. 

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series seems to be evolving in a world of its own: discarding the early warning signs that the Canadian market may be about to stabilise, sales of the country’s best-seller are up by an astounding 27% year-on-year to break a new monthly volume record at 14.197. This is the third time in 2016 that the F-Series has broken this record, after March (13.385) and April (13.957). Even more impressive, the F-Series now totals 100.015 units year-to-date, a 18% improvement on its previous best at this time of the year (84.490), established in 2014. The F-Series can now aim at 150.000 annual sales in Canada this year, with its previous records being 126.277 sales in 2014122.325 in 2013 and 106.358 in 2012.

In fact, the F-Series is the only nameplate in Canada history to have managed a six-digit annual figure, the closest to achieve this feat being the Ram Pickup at 91.195 in 2015. The F-Series has now achieved this figure five years in a row, and in just 8 months this year. It may seem logical that the market leader keeps beating records in a record market, however in the U.S., also at an all-time high volume in 2016, we have to go back 12 years to find the F-Series’ record volume (939.511 sales in 2004).

Honda Civic Canada August 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe Honda Civic resumes its domination of the passenger car segment.

In other model news, the Ram Pickup drops 8% in 2nd place, the Honda Civic (#3) reclaims the #1 passenger car spot in spite of a 15% decline vs. -3% for the Hyundai Elantra (#5), the Ford Escape soars 14% to #4 thanks to its facelift, leading the SUV segment above the Honda CR-V at #6 (+42%) and the Toyota RAV4 at #8 (+32%). Other impressive gainers in the Top 30 include the Hyundai Santa Fe (+42%), Mazda CX-5 (+21%), Hyundai Accent (+23%) and Jeep Grand Cherokee (+32%).

Previous month: Canada July 2016: F-Series propels Ford Motor Co back above FCA

One year ago: Canada August 2015: New Hyundai Tucson breaks into Top 20

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Canada July 2016: F-Series propels Ford Motor Co. back above FCA

Ford F-Series Canada July 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ford F-Series is up 21% year-on-year in Canada in July. 

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The Canadian new light vehicle market marks a pause in July at -2.5% year-on-year to 173.531 registrations, yet the year-to-date total remains at a record high 1.166.227 units, up 5% on the same period a year ago. Ford Motor Co posts a very impressive 10% gain to reclaim its rank at Canada’s most popular manufacturer with 29.771 sales and 17.2% share, frankly outselling Fiat Chrysler Automobiles down a harsh 14% to 24.669 and 14.2%. This large advantage enables Ford to also overtake FCA year-to-date at 179.613 (+11%) vs. 177.108 (+1%) for FCA. In third place, General Motors (-7%) barely remains above Hyundai-Kia (+5%) at 21.255 sales vs. 21.127. Toyota Motor, Honda Motor and Nissan Motor follow, with Daimler up 11% further down.

Brand-wise, Ford (29.007) is up 11%, comfortably distancing Toyota (+0.1%), Honda (-3%), Hyundai (+1%), Chevrolet (-4%) and Nissan (-9%). Ram (-17%), Mazda (-16%), Mitsubishi (-22%) and Chrysler (-40%) struggle whereas Kia (+14%), Mercedes (+12%), Audi (+15%), Land Rover (+16%), Mini (+11%), Volvo (+33%) and Jaguar (+218%) shine. Model-wise, the Ford F-Series surges 21% to hit its 2nd largest ever monthly volume in Canada at 13.585 units (record: 13.957 last April), leading to a year-to-date tally up a fantastic 27% to an all-time high 85.818 after 7 months. The Ram Pickup remains #2 despite sales down 15% to 8.106, it is followed by the Hyundai Elantra (+1%) taking the lead of the passenger car race above perennial leader the Honda Civic (-16%). The Honda CR-V is up 53% to #5, the Ford Escape up 25% to #7, the Toyota RAV4 up 38% to #8, Ford Focus up 40% to #15 and Hyundai Tucson up 162% to #16.

Previous post: Canada First Half 2016: Pickups and SUVs boost market to record high

Previous month: Canada June 2016: Ford F-Series helps lift market to best June score ever

One year ago: Canada July 2015: Jeep Cherokee and Honda HR-V surge up

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Canada First Half 2016: Pickups and SUVs boost market to record high

Nissan Murano Canada June 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.com Nissan Murano sales are up 71% so far in 2016 in Canada.

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There is no stopping the Canadian light vehicle market in 2016: sales are up a further 6% on a record 2015 result to a best-ever 990.727 units halfway through 2016. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles remains the most popular group but loses market share at 15.4% vs. 15.9% a year ago. Just below, Ford Motor is up to 15.1% from 14.4% but General Motors drops to 13.1% from 13.6%. Toyota Motor (11.4%) and Hyundai-Kia (11%) round up the Top 5. Brand-wise, Ford improves to 14.7% thanks to sales up 12%, Toyota follows the market at +2% and 10% share, Honda (+12%) passes Chevrolet (+1%) to rank third, ahead of Hyundai (+8%), Nissan (+10%), Ram (+2%) and Jeep (+20%). Audi (+16%), Mitsubishi (+16%), Buick (+18%), Lincoln (+21%), Volvo (+35%), Land Rover (+40%) and Scion (+78%) impress.

Toyota Tacoma Canada June 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.com.jpgThe Toyota Tacoma is up 45%. 

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series is headed straight towards an 8th consecutive year of reign with deliveries fast outpacing the market, soaring 28% to 72.233, 23.000 units above the #2, the Ram Pickup up 4%. The Honda Civic for its part looks likely to post a 19th year in a row as the best-selling passenger car in Canada with sales up 12% to 33.193. The Dodge Grand Caravan (+28%), Hyundai Elantra (+14%), Toyota RAV4 (+20%) also rise faster than the market within the Top 10. Further down, SUVs and pickups deliver the largest gains, such as the Jeep Cherokee (+25%), Hyundai Tucson (+75%), Ford Edge (+28%), Jeep Grand Cherokee (+53%), Nissan Murano (+71%), Toyota Tacoma (+45%) and Toyota Highlander (+26%).

Previous post: Canada June 2016: Ford F-Series helps lift market to best June score ever

One year ago: Canada 1st Half 2015: Pickup trucks lift market up to record level

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Canada June 2016: Ford F-Series helps lift market to best June score ever

Ford F-150 Raptor Canada June 2016Ford F-150 Raptor 

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After plunging into negative territory in May, Canadian new light vehicle sales rebound in June to gain 7% year-on-year to 191.316 units, the highest June tally ever recorded in Canada. The year-to-date total is up 6% at 990.727. This month Ford Motor is the most popular group, following the market at +7% to 15% share, with FCA (14.5%) and General Motors (13.6%) in tow. Hyundai-Kia surges 31% to 11.9% share, overtaking Toyota Motor (11.5%), and Nissan Motor is up 13% to 7.4%. The Top 6 best-selling brands remain unchanged vs. May with Ford in the lead at 14.6% share ahead of Toyota (10.3%), Honda (8%), Hyundai up 41% (7.9%), Chevrolet (7.4%) and Nissan (6.9%). Dodge is up 25% to #7, Kia up 14%, Buick up 28%, Lincoln up 37% and Jaguar up 191%. Model-wise, the Ford F-Series is more than ever in the driving seat thanks to sales up 40% to 13.269 vs. 8.692 for its immediate follower the Ram Pickup, stable year-on-year. The Honda Civic (+3%), Dodge Grand Caravan (+43%) and Toyota RAV4 (+34%) follow. Excellent performances of the Hyundai Elantra (+45%), Tucson (+314%), Ford Fusion (+70%) and Nissan Sentra (+45%). This month we welcome the Jaguar XE at #216.

Previous month: Canada May 2016: FCA scores strongest month ever, market down 2%

One year ago: Canada June 2015: Ram Pickup only 737 units below Ford F-Series

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Canada May 2016: FCA scores strongest month ever, market down 2%

Dodge Grand Caravan Canada May 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comDodge Grand Caravan sales are up 88% in May. 

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After reaching an all-time high in April, the Canadian new falls to a three-year May low with sales down 1.6% to 194.866 units. The year-to-date tally is however up 5.6% to a record-breaking 798.089 units after five months. Market leader FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivers its best-ever monthly sales figure this month at 31.724 units, up 0.3% year-on-year. It is followed by Ford Motor at 29.374, General Motors at 22.939, Toyota Motor at 22.158 and Hyundai-Kia at 22.116. Brand-wise, Ford remains master in command with 14.7% share above Toyota (9.9%), Honda (8.8%), Hyundai (7.7%) and Chevrolet (6.7%). Audi (+15%), Scion (+61%) and Volvo (+19%) post significant gains.

Hyundai Tucson Canada May 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe new generation propels the Hyundai Tucson up 82%. 

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series reigns supreme again thanks to sales up 22% to 12.803 above the Ram Pickup (-4%) and Honda Civic (+10%) while the Dodge Grand Caravan continues to impress in its last year of production with sales up 88% to 6.169 at #4. The Toyota RAV4 is up 15% to hold onto the SUV pole position at #6 overall, the Hyundai Tucson is up 82% on May 2015 to #17, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is up 40% to #24 and the Kia Sportage up 107% to #25.

Previous month: Canada April 2016: First month in history above 200.000 registrations

One year ago: Canada May 2015: Ram Pickup closes in on F-Series in all-time record month

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Canada April 2016: First month in history above 200.000 registrations

Ford F-Series Canada April 2016Second consecutive all-time record month for the Ford F-Series in Canada. 

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April 2016 will remain in the history of automobile in Canada as the very first to cross the symbolic barrier of 200.000 registrations at 200.607, up 6% year-on-year. This leads to a year-to-date total up 8% to a record-breaking 604.246 units. Group-wise, Ford Motor is #1 for the second month running at 30.311 sales (+11%), outselling market leader FCA at 30.108 (+10%). Ford now trails FCA by just 1.170 units so far in 2016. Toyota Motor (+15%) and Jaguar-Land Rover (+42%) also post double-digit gains. In the brands ranking, Ford (+10%) and Toyota (+13%) dominate above Honda (+9%), Chevrolet (-11%) and Hyundai (+1%), replicating the YTD Top 5. In ranking order, Dodge (+19%), Ram (+13%), Jeep (+21%), Buick (+39%), Mitsubishi (+32%), Scion (+125%), Lincoln (+40%), Volvo (+38%) and Land Rover (+43%) deliver the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 30.

Dodge Grand Caravan Canada April 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comSwan song for the Dodge Grand Caravan, up 76% year-on-year in April. 

The Ford F-Series established a new monthly volume record last month at 13.385 units, and it beat that record again in April to lift it to 13.957, up a mammoth 32% on April 2015 and accounting for 42% of all full-size pickup sales in Canada this month.  The Ram Pickup shadows the F-Series as usual but limits its gain to 9%. Living its last months, the Dodge Grand Caravan is in full runout mode before being replaced by the Chrysler Pacifica for the 2017 Model Year and sees its volume up 76% to 6.368 in third place. The Honda Civic is down one spot on last month but remains Canada’s favourite passenger car at 6.202 units above the Toyota Corolla (5.641) and Hyundai Elantra (4.607). The Toyota RAV4 shines at #7 and +19%, while further down the Nissan Rogue (+21%), Jeep Cherokee (+15%), VW Golf (+27%) and Hyundai Tucson (+35%) all outpace the market.

Previous month: Canada March 2016: F-Series breaks monthly volume record at 13.385

One year ago: Canada April 2015: No end to record run in sight

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Canada March 2016: F-Series breaks monthly volume record at 13.385

Ford F-Series Canada March 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comNever before had that many Ford F-Series found a buyer in a single month in Canada. 

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An unending thirst for new light vehicles: that’s what has characterised Canadian customers for the past three years and it continues in 2016: sales are up 9% year-on-year in March to a record 175.407 units, lifting the year-to-date total to an all-time best 403.653 sales, also up 9% on the same period last year. If Ford Motor outsells FCA this month thanks to sales up 24% to 26.432 vs. 25.862 (+3%), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles remains the year-to-date leader at 62.831 units (+2%), distancing Ford Motor at 61.458 (+21%). General Motors (+17%) and Toyota Motor (+14%) follow while Hyundai-Kia (-2%) rounds up the Top 5. Honda Motor (+11%) and Nissan Moor (+13%) both beat the market. Brand-wise, Ford remains by far the most popular with 14.7% share above Toyota (9.3%), Honda (8.4%) and Chevrolet (8.2%). Jeep (+36%), BMW (+15%), Audi (+43%), Mitsubishi (+24%) and Land Rover (+85%) shine, while it’s a last hurrah for Scion (+136%) clearing its stock before the brand gets discontinued in June.

Chrysler Pacifica Canada March 2016Chrysler Pacifica

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series shoots up an impressive 34% year-on-year to 13.385 sales, simply the nameplate’s highest ever monthly score – beating its previous best of 12.740 units hit almost three years ago in May 2013. This astounding performance means it now has a 10.000-sales advantage over the #2, the Ram Pickup, down 5% this month, at 32.204 sales (+25%) vs. 22.336 (+8%). The Honda Civic benefits from its new generation and gains 4 spots on February to #3, followed by the Hyundai Elantra (+33%). The GMC Sierra (+10%) is getting caught up by its mass market twin the Chevrolet Colorado (+26%), the Jeep Cherokee is up 31% to #14, the Ford Edge up 275% to #17, the Chevy Malibu up 73% to #20 and the Toyota Camry up 50% to #21. Finally, we welcome the Chrysler Pacifica back into the Canadian sales charts at #245.

Previous month: Canada February 2016: Elantra and RAV4 up in record market

One year ago: Canada March 2015: Ram Pickup less than 1.000 units below Ford F-Series

One year ago (Q1): Canada 1st Quarter 2015: Volkswagen lifted by new Golf in record market

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