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Quebec (Canada) Full Year 2014: Honda Civic reclaims top spot off Hyundai Elantra

April 16th, 2015 No comments

Honda Civic Quebec 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Honda Civic is the best-selling nameplate in Quebec in 2014.

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For the first time on BSCB I can share with you detailed data for the French-speaking state of Quebec in Canada. In 2014 the Quebec new light vehicle market is up 1.4% to 420,686 registrations, accounting for 23% of a record Canadian market at 1.851.373 deliveries (+6%). Whereas the Hyundai Elantra put an end to 15 consecutive years of Honda Civic domination in Quebec in 2013, this year the Civic reclaims the top spot thanks to sales up 2% to 20.013 units vs. 17.272 (-16%) for the Elantra. Up 11% on 2013, the Toyota Corolla overtakes the Ford F-Series (-3%) to make the podium 100% compact cars, with the Mazda3 (+16%) rounding up the Top 5. Notice also the Ford Escape up 12% to #8, Ram Pickup up 10% to #9, Nissan Rogue up 86% to #15 and the GMC Sierra up 20% to #17. Toyota tops the manufacturers ranking ahead of Ford and Hyundai.

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Canada March 2015: Ram Pickup less than 1,000 units below F-Series

April 14th, 2015 No comments

2015 Ram 1500 RebelOnly 997 sales separate the Ram Pickup from the Canadian pole position this month.

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The Canadian new light vehicle market continues on its positive trend: up another 2% year-on-year in March to 160,416 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to a record 368,927 units, up 3% on 2014 which was already a record year. The overall trend at play in Canada is pretty clear: pickup trucks now hold 19.8% of the total market vs. 18.3% a year ago, whereas passenger cars are down 2% over the 1st Quarter 2015. The Fiat Chrysler Group maintain its stranglehold on the market thanks to sales up 2% to 25,060 units for a strong 22.9% market share ahead for Ford Motor Co. at 19.6% (-5%) and General Motors at 19.2% (-3%). Hyundai-Kia overtakes Toyota Motor Co. to snap the 4th spot overall thanks to 19,389 sales vs. 16,805.

VW Golf Canada March 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comVW Golf sales are up 10-fold on March 2014 in Canada.

Brand-wise, surprisingly all marques in the Top 5 underperform the market: Ford (-5%) leads ahead of Toyota (-6%), Honda (-3%), Hyundai (+0.2%) and Chevrolet (-16%). Further below though, Nissan (+8%), Ram (+24%), GMC (+26%), Volksvagen at a polar opposite from its US performance (+73%), Lincoln (+28%), Porsche (+46%), Mini (+26%) and Scion (+29%) all shine. In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series remains the uncontested leader thanks to sales up 3% to 9,988 units, however the Ram Pickup continues to lodge record month after record month, now up 17% to a fantastic 8,991 sales, lifting its 1st Quarter result up 10% to 20,647 units.

Ram ProMaster City Canada March 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comRam ProMaster City

The GMC Sierra (+11% at #4), Chevrolet Silverado (+14% at #7) and Honda CR-V (+16% at #9) are the other great gainers in the Top 10, while further down the Toyota RAV4 (+34%), Jeep Cherokee (+53%), Mercedes C-Class (+78%) and Chrysler 200 (+72%) also impress. Special mention to the VW Golf up 10-fold on March 2014 to #19 and 1,970 deliveries. Among recent launches, note the GMC Canyon overtaking its mass-market twin the Chevrolet Colorado at a best-ever (for this generation) #80 and 485 sales vs. #82 and 466 units, the Ram ProMaster City up 61 spots on February to finish just off the Top 100 at #102 and 371 sales and the Jeep Renegade selling its very first Canadian unit in March.

Previous month: Canada February 2015: GMC Sierra/Chevy Silverado on fire

One year ago: Canada March 2014: Hyundai Santa Fe in Top 10 for the first time

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Canada February 2015: GMC Sierra / Chevy Silverado on fire

March 18th, 2015 No comments

GMC Sierra Canada February 2015. Picture courtesy of autoguide.comThe GMC Sierra is now #4 year-to-date in Canada.

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Nothing is stopping the Canadian new light vehicle market’s progression: up another 3% both in February at 109,248 registrations and year-to-date at 208,299 deliveries. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles maintains a solid grip on the groups ranking with 18,711 sales and 17.1% share, adding up to 36,765 units year-to-date, a comfortable margin over 2014 leader Ford Motor Co. at 15,021 in February and 29,603 year-to-date. In the brands ranking, Ford holds the top spot with 13.3% share despite sales down 9%, followed by Toyota up 20% to 10.7% and Hyundai up 3% to 7.6%. Nissan is up 20%, GMC up 32%, Volkswagen up 26% in a total fortune reversal compared its struggling sales in the US, Mercedes up 16%, Chrysler up 44%, Mini up 97% and Lincoln up 138%.

Hyundai Sonata Canada February 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comHyundai Sonata

The Ford F-Series is up a timid 1% year-on-year to keep the lead of the models ranking with 7,947 ahead of the Ram Pickup (5,735) and Dodge Grand Caravan (3,162). The GMC Sierra is on fire: up 21% year-on-year to reach the 4th spot overall both this month and year-to-date vs. #8 in 2014, but is outperformed by its mass-market twin the Chevrolet Silverado, growing at twice the rate at +42% to #5. The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling passenger car at #6 and only one of two in the Top 10 with the Honda Civic (#7). Talk about a market dominated by light trucks! (Note the definition of light trucks in North America include pickups, SUVs and MPVs).

VW Golf Canada February 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comVW Golf

Further down, notice the Hyundai Sonata boosted up 123% to #16 by the new model, the VW Golf up 9-fold year-on-year (!) to #20, the Toyota Camry up 81% to #22, Hyundai Tucson up 61% to #22, Chrysler Town & Country up 84% to #25, Toyota Sienna up 95% to #28, Jeep Patriot up 88% to #36, Mercedes C-Class up 99% to #37 and the Honda Fit up 86% to #38. Finally, the Nissan Micra confirms its title of most successful new nameplate launch over the past 12 month by ranking #34 in February and #33 year-to-date.

Previous month: Canada January 2015: Nissan Rogue almost in Top 10

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

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Canada January 2015: Nissan Rogue almost in Top 10

February 19th, 2015 No comments

Nissan Rogue Canada January 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Nissan Rogue hits an all-time high ranking in Canada this month.

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After reaching record heights both in 2013 and 2014, the Canadian new car market continues on its incredible run in January: up another 3% year-on-year to 99,160 registrations. FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) spectacularly takes the lead of the groups ranking with 18.2% share above Ford Motor Co. (14.7%), General Motors (11.7%), Toyota (11.6%) and Hyundai-Kia (10.7%). Brand-wise, Ford (14.4%) and Toyota (10.2%) are head and shoulders above the competition, with Hyundai (6.9%), Honda (6.6%), Ram up 10% to #5 and Nissan up 15% to #6 following. Notice also GMC and Volkswagen up 12%, Jeep and Subaru up 14%, Cadillac up 22%, Porsche up 24%, Audi up 26% and Chrysler and Lexus both up an outstanding 39%.

Dodge Grand Caravan Canada January 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comSwan song: the Dodge Grand Caravan is #3 but will see no Model Year 2016.

Model-wise, the Ford F-Series starts the year with a bang, posting a 15% year-on-year increase to 7,847 sales while the Ram Pickup also improves in 2nd place at +7% and 5,921 deliveries. In fact, only one nameplate in the Top 12 (the Honda Civic) loses ground year-on-year. The Dodge Grand Caravan, starting to feel the benefits of discounted prices ahead of its termination launch later this year, lands on the podium for only the 2nd time in the past 29 months at #3 (+23%), the Hyundai Elantra is the best-selling passenger car in the country this month at #4 (+15%), the GMC Sierra (#5) and Toyota RAV4 (#6) hit rare Canadian heights and the Ford Escape is up a flamboyant 55% on January 2014 at #7.

Toyota Sienna Canada January 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comCanadian Toyota Sienna sales are up 36% year-on-year in January.

Just outside the Top 10, the Nissan Rogue improves its best-ever Canadian ranking to #11 (previous best: #13 one year ago), the Honda CR-V is down 9 spots on December but up 30% year-on-year to #12, the VW Golf is up a spectacular 221% to #19 thanks to the new generation, the Jeep Wrangler up 46% to #20, Kia Sorento up 22% to #21, Toyota Camry up 61% to #23, the Honda Fit triples its sales year-on-year to #24 and the Toyota Sienna is up 36% to #26.

Lexus NX Canada January 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Lexus NX is up to #65 this month in Canada.

Further down, the Nissan Micra is up to a record #32 with 679 sales, the Nissan Murano is up 4-fold on January 2014 to #44 and the Lexus NX cracks the Canadian Top 100 for the first time, and by a large margin: up 37 spots on December – which was its first month of sale here – directly to #65 with 380 units sold.

Previous post: Canada Full Year 2014: Ford F-Series and Ram Pickup break records

One year ago: Canada January 2014: Is the Dodge Dart finally taking off?

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Canada Full Year 2014: Ford F-Series & Ram Pickup break records

January 21st, 2015 No comments

Ford F-150 Canada 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThird consecutive all-time record year for the Ford F-Series in Canada.

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Never before had Canada purchased that many new light vehicles in a single year: up a further 6% on a record 2013 to reach 1,853,001 units. This is an outstanding performance in a completely saturated market with some of the highest car per inhabitants in the world. Symbolically, Canada overtakes France for the first time in history to become the 9th largest market in the world. In this euphoric context, Ford only holds onto the groups pole position by a thread: up 3% to 291,823 registrations vs. 290,004 for Fiat Chrysler Autos, on a impressive uptrend at +11%. Logics would say that FCA should take the top spot in 2015 but anything is possible at this stage. General Motors maintains its market share at 13.5% thanks to sales up 6%, Hyundai-Kia is down 1% and threatened by Toyota (+3%) while Nissan takes off at +26%.

Ram 1500 Canada 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ram Pickup is also evolving at record high levels in Canada.

The Top 5 best-selling brands are unchanged and all evolving roughly like the market with Ford in the lead ahead of Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet and Hyundai. Nissan (+27%) and Ram (+14%) pass Dodge (-6%) while GMC (+6%) breaks into the Top 10 at #9, Jeep advances by a gargantuan 58% at #11, Subaru is up 14%, Audi up 20%, Buick up 31%, Land Rover up 22%, Porsche up 34% and Maserati up 120%. Alfa Romeo comes back to North America: a couple of months after re-entering the US sales charts it makes its first appearance back into the Canadian ranking with two 4C sold in December.

Nissan Rogue Canada 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comNissan Rogue sales are up 71% year-on-year.

Seemingly unaffected by the transition to the 2015 F-150, the Ford F-Series impresses once again and lodges a third consecutive record annual volume thanks to sales up a further 3% to 126,277 units. The F-Series has now been the #1 vehicle in Canada for 6 consecutive years, and remains the only nameplate to have managed 6-digit annual sales figure here. This may change in 2015, as the Ram Pickup broke its all-time record volume this year, up 10% to 88,521 sales, even gearing up its sales surge towards the end of the year: +15% in October, +19% in November and +51% in December. The Ram also broke its monthly sales record twice this year: lifting it to 8,339 in April and 9,270 in May.

Honda Civic Canada 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Honda Civic celebrates 17 consecutive years as Canada’s best-selling passenger car.

In third position overall with sales up 3% to 66,057 units (its strongest annual volume since 2008), the Honda Civic has now been the best-selling passenger car in Canada for 17 years in a row, an impressive feat that Honda Canada is pushing hard in its marketing. The Dodge Grand Caravan is back to its former self, up 11% to #4, with the Ford Escape in tow: up 13% to #5, both bypassing the Hyundai Elantra down two spots to #6. The Toyota Corolla benefits from its new generation to gain 10% to #7, the Chevrolet Silverado is up 12% to break into the Top 10 at #9, nudging its premium sibling the GMC Sierra up 2% but down 3 ranks to #8.

Nissan Micra Canada 2014The Nissan Micra is the only new launch to break into the 2014 Canadian Top 100.

Further down, the Nissan Rogue is up a fantastic 71% and 10 spots to a best-ever #16 and 28,827 sales, and the Jeep Cherokee makes a remarkable entrance inside the Top 20 best-sellers, up 675% to #20 and 22,529 sales for its first full year in market, stopping just 528 units short off becoming the brand’s best-seller in Canada (Wrangler up 24% to 23,057). Notice also the Honda Fit up 23% to #39 and the VW Tiguan up 37% to #45. The Nissan Micra is the most successful new launch at #62, followed by the Acura TLX (#142), Lincoln MKC (#151), Audi Q3 (#159), Porsche Macan (#170) and Mercedes GLA (#182). Finally, notice the Lexus NX just missing out on a Top 100 ranking for its very first month in December at #102 with 296 units sold.

Previous month: Canada November 2014: All-time record year now certain

One year ago: Canada Full Year 2013: Ford F-Series breaks all-time record

Two years ago: Canada Full Year 2012: Ford F-Series first vehicle above 100,000 annual sales

Full Year 2014 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands, Top 280 All-models vs. FY 2013 below.

Full December 2014 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands, Top 252 All-models below.

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Canada November 2014: All-time record year now certain

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Honda CR-V USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comFirst incursion of the Honda CR-V on the Canadian podium.

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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.

Jeep Cherokee Canada September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comJeep is the fastest growing brand in the Top 25 at +44% in November

In the models ranking, the Top 3 best-sellers frankly outperform the market: the Ford F-Series is up 18% YOY to 9,278 sales despite the transition to the 2015 F-150, the Ram Pickup is up 19% to 6,859 units and the Honda CR-V is up 11 spots on October and a whopping 56% YOY to land at a best-ever third place thanks to 4,461 sales. Further down, notice the Chevrolet Silverado up 30% at #9, the Nissan Rogue up a round 100% to #15, the Jeep Cherokee up 65% to #16, Honda Fit up 138% to #18, Jeep Wrangler up 59% to #19, VW Golf up 87% to #26, Chrysler 200 up 127% to #30 and the Nissan Micra up 5 ranks on October to #36. Among recent new launches, the Audi Q3 is up 13 spots to #86, the Mercedes GLA up 5 to #112 and the Ford Transit up 57 to #127. Finally, just as the Dodge Dart beats its U.S. ranking record, it sinks 83% YOY to a paltry #118 in Canada with just 231 sales.

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!

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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

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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

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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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