Canada January 2016: Market up 10% to best January since 2002

GMC Sierra Canada January 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado both fit inside the Canadian Top 5 this month. 

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The Canadian new light vehicle is up 10% year-on-year to 108.660 registrations, the highest January score since 2002. Pickup trucks lift the market once again with sales up 23% whereas passenger cars are down 4%. Market leader for the first time in 2015, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hold onto the pole position in January thanks to 18.156 sales and 16.7% share (+1%), distancing Ford Motor at 16.637 (+14%) and General Motors at 14.395 (+24%). Brand-wise, Ford leads the way with deliveries up 13% to 16.154 above Toyota at 10.515 (+4%), Honda up 37%, Chevrolet up 24%, Nissan up 18% and Ram up 11%. Notice also Jeep up 34%, GMC up 28%, Mercedes up 18%, Mitsubishi up 16%, Cadillac up 45%, Lincoln up 41% and Scion up 49% in what would be the start of the brand’s swan song year.

Nissan Murano Ford Edge Canada January 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comNissan Murano sales are up 73%.

The Ford F-Series remains the country’s most popular vehicle with 8.838 sales (+16%), ahead of the Ram Pick-up at 6.887 (+16%) while the Honda Civic takes advantage of the new generation to jump 62% to 3.708 units in third position. The GMC Sierra (+27%) and its twin the Chevrolet Silverado (+29%) both impress and fit inside the Top 5. Notice also the Jeep Cherokee breaking its ranking record at #8 thanks to deliveries up 73% on a year ago, the Hyundai Tucson up 112% to #19 thanks to the new model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 48% to #20, Ford Edge up 52% to #21, Nissan Murano up 73% to #25 and Toyota Tacoma ip 92% to #27. Among recent launches, the Honda HR-V ranks 39th, the Mazda CX-3 50th and the Jeep Renegade 100th.

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Canada Full Year 2015: First FCA win in third consecutive record year

Ram 1500 Canada 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe Ram Pickup breaks sales records and helps push FCA to #1. Picture caranddriver.com

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At +2.5% in 2015, the Canadian year-on-year gain is more subdued than last year (+6%) but still pushes the market to a third consecutive annual record at 1.900.072 registrations. Passenger cars see their market share drop below 39% whereas SUV/crossover sales shoot up from 32.9% in 2014 to 36.1% this year and pickup trucks go up slightly to 18.4%. For the first time in the company’s 90-year history, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the top carmaker in Canada thanks to sales up 2% to 293.061, also an all-time record annual volume. FCA distances Ford Motor Company (-5%) and General Motors (+5%), while Toyota Motor (+4%) overtakes Hyundai-Kia (-2%) for 4th place overall.

Lexus NX Canada 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus is the fastest-growing brand in the Top 30 this year in Canada. 

Brand-wise, Ford remains comfortable leader despite sales down 5% to 270.498 above Toyota at 182.365 and Honda at 156.500, both up 2%. Chevrolet (+3%), Hyundai (-2%) and Nissan (+13%) are the only other brands positing 6-digit sales figures for 2015. GMC (+12%), Jeep (+13%), Subaru (+11%), Mercedes (+15%) and Lexus (+25%) lodge double-digit year-on-year gains inside the Top 20, while further down Porsche (+30%), Mini (+31%) and Tesla (+84%) shine.

GMC Sierra Canada 2015The GMC leaps to 4th position overall in the 2015 Canadian models charts. 

The Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in Canada for the 7th year in a row but sees its sales drop  6% to 118.837 units after posting three consecutive record annual volumes. The F-Series remains the only nameplate to ever sell 6-digit annual figures in Canada. Like in 2014 it is followed by the Ram Pickup, up 3% to sign a new sales record at 91.195 units. The Honda Civic is the most popular passenger car in the country for the 18th straight year thanks to 64.950 sales. The GMC Sierra gains the most ground among the best-sellers, shooting up four spots and 12% to 4th overall, followed closely by its mass market twin the Chevrolet Silverado (+11%).

Chrysler Pacifica Canada 2015The Chrysler Pacifica will replaces the Town&Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan in 2016.

Despite sales down 7%, the Ford Escape is once again Canada’s best-selling SUV but the Toyota RAV4 (+15%) and Nissan Rogue (+24%) are catching up fast. Even though it continues to flatly outsell its twin the Chrysler Town & Country in Canada (46.927 sales vs. 9.001), the Dodge Grand Caravan (-9%) will not survive 2016: at the same time next year we will be in a position to establish whether replacing the hugely successful pair of minivans with the lone Chrysler Pacifica will have been a smart move from FCA.

Honda HR-V Canada 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Honda HR-V is the most successful all-new nameplate for 2015. Picture motortrend.com

Other notable moves in the Canadian sales charts include the Jeep Cherokee up 41% to #16 and a record 31.833 sales, the VW Golf up 68% to #22 and 20.515 deliveries, the Nissan Micra up 52% to #37 and the Nissan Murano boosted up 115% to #48 by its facelift. The most successful all-new nameplates for 2015 are the Honda HR-V landing directly at #59, the Mazda CX-3 (#70), Jeep Renegade (#150) and Ram ProMaster City (#154).

Previous month: Canada November 2015: Third consecutive annual record imminent

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

Two years ago: Canada Full Year 2013: Ford F-Series breaks all-time record

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Canada November 2015: Third consecutive annual record imminent

Honda Civic Canada November 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe new generation is starting to push Honda Civic sales up (+22%). Picture caranddriver.com

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Canadian new light vehicle sales are serenely headed towards a third consecutive all-time annual record with November up another 5% year-on-year to 145.426 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 1.769.611 deliveries, up 3% on 2014. General Motors is the most popular group for the 2nd month running thanks to sales up 13% to 21.812 and 15% share, however FCA-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles remains in the year-to-date lead by far and celebrates 72 consecutive months (six full years!) of year-on-year gains at +0.6% and 21.038 sales. Ford Motor Co. rounds up the podium while Toyota Motor keeps Hyundai-Kia and Honda Motor at bay.

Ford Explorer Canada November 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comFord Explorer sales are up 108% year-on-year in November. Picture caranddriver.com

Brand-wise, Ford is head and shoulders above all manufacturers as usual with 13.8% share vs. 9.3% for Toyota and 9% for Honda. Chevrolet (+17%), Dodge (+16%), BMW (+19%) and Lexus (+29%) perform best inside the Top 20 whereas Ram (-17%) crashes. Further down, Mini (+20%) Land Rover (+36%) and Scion (+126%) shine. As far as the VAGroup is concerned Volkswagen is down 5%, Audi up just 1% and Porsche up 13% so limited emission scandal effects for this month in Canada.

The Journey (+39%) helps Dodge push up 16% in Canada this month.

The Ford F-Series continues its lonely run at the top despite sales down 11% to 8.253, easily distancing the Ram Pickup down 18% to 5.644. With the ninth generation in runout mode and the tenth now arriving in dealerships, the Honda Civic is up a beautiful 22% in third place with 5.082 sales. The Ford Escape jumps five spots on October to land at #4, knocking the GMC Sierra down to #5. The Jeep Cherokee gains 33% at #13, the Dodge Journey is up 39% to #17, the Ford Explorer more than doubles its sales (+108%) to #22 as does the Hyundai Tucson (+101%) thanks to the new generation. The Toyota Tacoma also shines at +51%.

Previous month: Canada October 2015: Toyota RAV4 and Tacoma shoot up

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Canada October 2015: Toyota RAV4 and Tacoma shoot up

Toyota Tacoma Canada October 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe new generation pushes Toyota Tacoma sales up 86% in October.

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Nothing can stop the Canadian new light vehicle market right now: the 5% October lift to 163,199 units is the 31st consecutive month of year-on-year gains and pushes the year-to-date total to an all-time record 1.625.571 deliveries, up 3% on 2014 which was already a record year… Thanks to sales up 6% vs. stable volumes for its two main competitors, General Motors takes the lead of the groups ranking at 14.3% share, distancing FCA-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (13.7%) and Ford Motor Co. (13.5%). Yet FCA still leads the way year-to-date at 15.4% share vs. 14.6% for Ford Motor and 13.7% for GM. Honda Motor is up 10% and Nissan Motor up 24%. Ford, Toyota and Honda (+15%) top the brands ranking, with Lexus (+29%), Nissan (+24%), Jeep (+17%) and GMC (+13%) the other great performers in the Top 20. Further down, Porsche (+45%), Cadillac (+47%), Land Rover (+72%), Scion (+84%) and Maserati (+113%) shine while Chrysler (-48%) and Smart (-68%) crash.

Toyota RAV4 Canada October 2015The Toyota RAV4 is among the five best-sellers in Canada this month (2016 PHEV model pictured).

The Ford F-Series unsurprisingly keeps hold of the models pole position with sales up 2% to 9.607 followed by the Ram Pickup at 7.070 (+10%), the Honda Civic at 6.272 (+6%) and the GMC Sierra at 5.016 (+15%). The Toyota RAV4 jumps four spots on September to top the SUV charts in 5th place overall and the Chevrolet Silverado (+15%) gains one rank on last month to #6. An overwhelming majority of significant year-on-year gains are delivered by SUVs this month, with the exception of the Toyota Tacoma boosted by the new model up 86% to #23 vs. #44 year-to-date. The Honda HR-V posts a new ranking record at #22, and the following nameplates all improve spectacularly on their October 2014 score: the Honda CR-V (+32%), Nissan Rogue (+55%), Jeep Cherokee (+43%), Hyundai Tucson (+81%), Nissan Murano (+127%), VW Tiguan (+56%) and Mercedes GLA (+86%). Launched last month, the Scion iM is up 5 spots to #118.

Previous month: Canada September 2015: Ford F-Series breaks monthly record

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Canada September 2015: Ford F-Series breaks monthly record

Ford F-Series Canada September 2015. Picture courtesy youtube.comNever before had so many Ford F-Series found a new Canadian home in a single month.

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The Canadian new light vehicle market celebrates 30 consecutive months of year-on-year gains in September at +4% to 174.447 deliveries, lifting the year-to-date total to a record-breaking 1.462.372 units, up 2.5% on 2014. Ford Moto Co. (15.9%) and General Motors (14%) pass FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (13.5%) in the groups ranking, however the latter keeps the year-to-date lead at 15.6% share vs. 14.8% for Ford and 13.7% for GM. Toyota Motor Co. is back above Hyundai-Kia year-to-date, Honda Motor is up 16%, Nissan Motor up 10%, BMW-Mini up 12% and Jaguar Land Rover up a splendid 44%.

Lincoln MKC Canada September 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLincoln sales are up 47% year-on-year in Canada this month.

Brand-wise, Ford’s domination is even more marked this month at 15.7% vs. 9.3% for the #2 Toyota, with the entire Top 7 best-sellers identical to the year-to-date total thanks to Honda up 14% to #3 and Ram up 25% to get back to #7. Further down, Subaru (+11%), Mercedes (+13%), Acura (+35%), Lexus (+44%), Cadillac (+35%), Infiniti (+23%), Lincoln (+47%), Land Rover (+58%), Mini (+78%), Porsche (+39%) and Scion (+57%) all lodge spectacular year-on-year gains.

Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Canada September 2015Ram Pickup sales are up 31% year-on-year this month.

At 12.909 sales, the Ford F-Series historically breaks its monthly volume record in Canada, with its previous best dating from May 2013 (12.740) which had since been approached in August 2013 (12.736) and September 2014 (12.733) but never beaten. It’s an interesting year to beat a record for the F-Series, plagued by stock issues and delays for the all-new aluminium F-150 and down 6% so far in 2015 at 91.659 units. The Ram Pickup shoots up a spectacular 31% year-on-year this month to rank at a solid #2 with 8.607 sales, with the GMC Sierra (+10%) making it 3 pickups in the Top 4.

Scion iM Canada September 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comScion iM

Other great performers include the Hyundai Elantra (+41%), Honda CR-V (+27%), Jeep Cherokee (+31%) and Hyundai Tucson (+37%), while the newly launched Honda HR-V (#38), Mazda CX-3 (#50) and Lexus NX (#58) continue to sparkle. This month we welcome the all-new Scion iM landing at #123 in the Canadian ranking (vs. #165 in the US), note that the car sold as the Scion iA in the US is sold as the Toyota Yaris sedan in Canada.

Previous month: Canada August 2015: New Hyundai Tucson breaks into Top 20

One year ago: Canada September 2014: General Motors up 34%

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Canada August 2015: New Hyundai Tucson breaks into Top 20

Hyundai Tucson Canada August 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comHyundai Tucson

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The Canadian new light vehicle market continues on its forward move, celebrating 29 consecutive months of year-on-year gains in August at +2% to 175.670 registrations, also its fifth month in a row above the 175.000 mark. The year-to-date total adds up to a record 1.287.993 units after 8 months, also up 2% on 2014. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles remains the most popular group in the country thanks to stable sales at 26.928, distancing Ford Motor Co. at 26.579 (-5%) and General Motors at 24.653 (+11%). Honda (+11), Nissan (+10%), Daimler AG (+20%) and Jaguar-Land Rover (+22%) also shine.

Nissan Rogue Canada August 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThird consecutive month inside the Canadian Top 10 for the Nissan Rogue.

Brand-wise, Ford is head and shoulders above the competition once again despite sales down 5% to 14.6% share above Toyota at 9% and Honda at 8.7%. Chevrolet is up 12% to overtake Hyundai at #4, GMC surges 16% to #8, Mercedes is up 30% to pass Subaru at #14, with Acura, Porsche (+23%), Lexus (+26%), Land Rover (+29%), Mini (+38%), Cadillac (+52%) and Volvo (+56%) all lodging spectacular gains.

Jeep Cherokee Canada August 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Jeep Cherokee is only 163 units off a historical Top 10 ranking in Canada.

Even though it drops by 11% year-on-year, the Ford F-Series has resumed its implacable domination of the Canadian models ranking, seeing its advantage over the #2, the Ram Pickup (-9%), grow significantly from 737 in June, 1.681 in July and 4.224 this month. The Honda Civic (-8%) completes a podium entirely in decline. Below, the GMC Sierra (+18%), Hyundai Elantra (+20%) and Chevrolet Silverado (+21%) all take off, making it an impressive four full size pickup trucks in the August Top 6 vs. four in the year-to-date Top 8 and four in the Top 18 in the U.S.

Ford F-Series Canada August 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ford F-Series is back to implacable domination in Canada.

The Nissan Rogue (+30%) lodges a third consecutive month at an all-time high 10th spot, the Jeep Cherokee (+70%) stops 163 units short off a historical Top 10 ranking, the Dodge Journey is up a spectacular 50% at #15, the new generation boosts Hyundai Tucson sales up 120% from #45 in July to #18 in August, the Ford Explorer surges 59%, the Honda HR-V is down two spots on last month to #29, the Mazda CX-3 is down 7 to #51 and the Honda Pilot (+73%), Toyota Tacoma (+39%) and Jeep Patriot (+92%) all impress.

Previous month: Canada July 2015: Jeep Cherokee and Honda HR-V surge up

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

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

Jeep Cherokee Canada July 2015. Picture courtesy of motor trend.comThe Jeep Cherokee continues to climb the Canadian ladder 2 years after launch.

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The Canadian new light vehicle market builds on a record First Half in 2015 with July sales up 0.5% year-on-year to 177.844 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to an all-time high 1.111.283 deliveries. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) keeps the lead of the groups ranking with 16.1% share above Ford Motor at 15.3% and General Motors at 12.8% but Hyundai-Kia (11.3%) is back above Toyota (10.3%) and now trails the Japanese group year-to-date but just 9 units. Honda, Nissan (both at +10%), Subaru (+13%), Daimler (+14%) and Volvo (+54%) all deliver double-digit gains. In the brands ranking, the podium is unchanged with Ford (-6%) above Toyota (-1%) and Honda (+8%) while Hyundai (+2%) overtakes Chevrolet (-5%) and Ram (+17%), Jeep (+21%), Porsche (+28%), Lexus (+30%), Mercedes (+34%) and Acura (+39%) deliver some of the most impressive gains.

Ford Explorer Canada July 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ford Explorer leaps to #21 in July.

Over in the models ranking, we have been following the sales gap between the decade-old leader the Ford F-Series and the Ram Pickup getting slimmer month after month this year. From 737 units in June, it grows back to 1.681 in July however the year-on-year evolutions remain in frank negative for the F-Series (-11%) and in frank positive for the Ram (+16%). The Honda Civic remains #3 despite sales down 8% while the Hyundai Elantra balances out a particularly weak June score (#13) by a 4th spot this month. Thanks to deliveries up 31% on July 2014, the Nissan Rogue manages a second consecutive (and ever) month inside the Canadian Top 10 at #10, with the Hyundai Santa Fe (+34%) missing out by one spot.

Honda HR-V Canada July 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comFirst full month of sales and first Top 30 ranking for the Honda HR-V in Canada.

Two full years after being unveiled to the press, the Jeep Cherokee’s polarising design continues to warm on Canadian carbuyers: its deliveries are up a whopping 78% year-on-year in July to 3.426, earning the nameplate to shoot up to #12, an all-time high for this generation being its previous best of #15 hit last May. Cherokee year-to-date sales are now up a very satisfying 38% on the same period in 2014. Five additional SUVs make themselves noticed this month: the freshly facelifted Ford Explorer jumps 65% to #21, by far its best ranking since BSCB started following Canada monthly in 2012, the Honda HR-V surges 41 spots to land at a very impressive 27th place for its first full month of sales with 1.936 units, the Mazda CX-3 breaks into the Top 50 for the first time at #44 (+14), the Jeep Renegade is up 48 ranks to #111 and the Fiat 500X is up 108 to #129.

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

GMC Sierra Canada June 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe GMC Sierra jumps 17% to land in 4th place overall in Canada.

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The Canadian new light vehicle market shows no sign of slowing down, up a further 3% on a record 2014 result to 933.439 registrations, even lodging an all-time monthly record score of 197.937 sales in May. As opposed to its neighbour the United States, Canada prefers FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the most popular manufacturer in the country once again thanks to sales up 1% to 148.132 units and 15.3% market share, distancing Ford Motor at 14.4% (-6%) and General Motors at 13.6% (+7%). Toyota Motor overtakes Hyundai-Kia for 4th place overall with sales up 4% to 104.977 vs. 103.208 and -4% for the Korean group. Nissan Motor improves by 12%, Volkswagen Group is up 21%, Daimler AG up 15% and BMW Group up 17%.

Jeep Cherokee Canada June 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Cherokee is now Jeep’s best-seller in Canada.

Brand-wise, Ford leads again by far despite sales down 7% to 130.801 (14% share) above Toyota, Chevrolet (both at +3%), Honda (-2%), Hyundai (-4%) and Nissan (+13%). Further down, GMC (+18%), Jeep (+14%) and Volkswagen (+21%) shine with Audi (+20%), Lexus, Lincoln (+22%), Mini (+46%) and Porsche (+32%) also delivering spectacular year-on-year gains. The Ford F-Series unsurprisingly remains the best-selling vehicle in Canada and has been so for a decade now. If it was under threat from the Ram Pickup in both May and June with less than 1.000 units separating the two nameplates each time, this doesn’t translate yet in the H1 data: the F-Series, although down 5%, still has a comfortable advandage over the Ram (+10%) at 56.318 sales vs. 47.010.

VW Golf Canada June 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comCanadian VW Golf sales are up 4-fold on a year ago.

The Honda Civic is still the most popular passenger car in the country despite sales down 4% to 29.589 over the period, while the GMC Sierra leaps 17% and a spectacular 4 spots on a year ago to land in 4th place overall, followed by the Toyota Corolla and Ford Escape. Notice also the Chevrolet Silverado up 14% to #8, the Toyota RAV4 up 26% to #10, Nissan Rogue up 22% to #14 and cracking the monthly Top 10 for the first time in June, the Jeep Cherokee up 31% to #17 and now the brand’s best-seller in Canada and the VW Golf up 4-fold and 68 ranks on a year ago thanks to the new generation, now ranking just outside the Top 20.

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Canada June 2015: Ram Pickup only 737 units below F-Series

Ram Pickup Canada June 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comRam Pickup Canadian sales are up 20% in June vs. -16% for the F-Series.

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The Canadian new car market is up 1% year-on-year in June to 177.857 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to an all-time high 933.439 units, up 3% on 2014. The Top 15 groups remains in the same exact order as last month, with FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sovereign with 27.217 sales (+1%) above Ford Motor Co at 26.776 (-13%) and General Motors at 24.226 (+15%). Thanks to 20.689 units, Toyota Motor passes Hyundai-Kia year-to-date to rank 4th. Brand-wise, Ford remains on top by far despite sales down 14%, ahead of Toyota (+10%) with Chevrolet (+13%), Nissan (+10%), Ram (+13%) and GMC (+18%) pushing hard inside the Top 10. Further down, Lexus, Porsche (+26%), Acura, Land Rover (+28%) and Buick (+29%) deliver the largest year-on-year gains.

Ford F-150 Ram Canada June 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comCan the Ram Pickup overtake the Ford F-Series in the coming months?

In the models ranking, if in the U.S. short supply of the new aluminium-bodied F-150 means the Ford F-Series is under threat from the Chevrolet Silverado, in Canada it’s the Ram Pickup that is approaching fast. The F-Series’ advantage thawed from 2.461 units in April to 975 in May and just 737 this month – by far the smallest since BSCB started following Canada monthly 5 years ago. The F-Series is down a harsh 16% to 9.450 sales vs. +20% to 8.713 for the Ram. If Ford doesn’t sort out its supply issues we could very well see the Ram snap up the Canadian pole position in the coming months…

Nissan Rogue Canada June 2015. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comFirst Top 10 ranking in Canada for the Nissan Rogue.

Below, the Honda Civic (-7%) resists an aggressive assault from the Toyota Corolla (+15%) while the GMC Sierra is up a whopping 24% to 5th place and it’s a swan song for the Dodge Grand Caravan (which won’t be renewed) back up 9 spots to #7. Below the Toyota RAV4 up 32% to #9, the Nissan Rogue breaks into the Canadian Top 10 for the very first time at #10 thanks to sales up a stunning 54% on a year ago to 3.722 units. Other great gainers inside the Top 30 include the Hyundai Santa Fe (+42%), VW Golf (+73%), Kia Soul (+126%) and Chrysler Town & Country (+164%). Finally, the Mazda CX-3 is up 11 spots to #58 and the Honda HR-V makes its grand entrance in the Canadian sales charts at #68 with 703 sales.

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

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

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Canada May 2015: Ram closes in on F-Series in all-time record month

Ram 1500 Canada May 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ram Pickup is only 975 sales below the Ford F-Series in Canada this month.

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Never before had Canadians bought as many new light vehicles in a single month as last May: 197.937 or 1% more than May 2014 and lifting the 5 month-tally to a record 755.582 units. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reclaim the group leadership off General Motors this month with 31.617 sales above Ford Motor at 29.043 and GM at 27.462. Toyota overtakes Hyundai-Kia while Nissan Motor gains 22% and Volkswagen Group gains 18%. Brand-wise, Ford stays at #1 by a large margin despite sales down 9% to 28.338 ahead of Toyota at 19.821 (-2%), Chevrolet at 16.473 (+9%), Honda at 15.853 (-4%) and Hyundai at 14.217 (-3%). Further down, Jeep (+27%) passes Dodge (-19%) to #8, and most premium manufacturers enjoy double-digit growth such as Audi up 26%, Lincoln up 27%, Mercedes up 28%, Porsche up 31% and Mini up 77%.

Kia Forte Canada May 2014. Picture courtesy motortrend.comKia Forte sales almost double year-on-year in May.

The Ford F-Series remains the best-selling vehicle in Canada in May but with its slimmest margin over the Ram Pickup (975 units) since BSCB started following the monthly Canadian new car market 5 years ago… Are we approaching the end of an era? The next generation Ram could be well placed to topple a supremacy that has now lasted for a full decade, with the Honda Civic last topping the annual Canadian sales charts in 2005. Below the Toyota Corolla, the Ford Escape jumps back to #5 while the GMC Sierra (+15%), Chevrolet Silverado (+12%) and Toyota RAV4 (+22%) lodge the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10.

Mazda CX-3 Canada May 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comFirst month of sales in Canada for the Mazda CX-3.

Further down, notice the Nissan Rogue up 32% to #12, the Jeep Cherokee up 50% and breaking into the Top 15 for the very first time, the Kia Forte up 91% to #22, the VW Golf up 260% to #25, Jeep Patriot up 136% to #32 and the Chevrolet Malibu up 107% to #38. There are four all-new nameplates making their entrance in the Canadian sales charts this month, led by the Mazda CX-3 landing directly at an impressive #69 with 717 sales. The remainders are all outside the Top 200 for now: the Land Rover Discovery Sport at #222, the Mercedes AMG GT at #225 and the Fiat 500X at #254.

Previous month: Canada April 2015: No end to record run in sight

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

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