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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.
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.
One year ago: Canada April 2015: No end to record run in sight
Full April 2016 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 253 models below.