* NOW UPDATED with the Top 248 All-models and Top 35 brands! Click on title to see *
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%).
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%
Full July 2014 Top 248 All-models and Top 35 brands Ranking Tables below.