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Canada 6 months 2013: Ford F-Series on track for another record

July 20th, 2013 8 comments

Ford F350 Canada June 2013The Ford F-Series is on track for a second consecutive record year in Canada.

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New light vehicle sales are up 2% year-on-year halfway through 2013 in Canada to 884,618 registrations. Even more so than in the US, pick-up trucks are pulling the market up. While in 2012 it delivered the best ever annual volume for any vehicle ever on sale in Canada, the Ford F-Series is up a further 17% on this record after 6 months in 2013 to 61,677 sales, improving its market share from 6.1% to 7%! The Dodge RAM does even better, up a crazy 19% year-on-year to a record 41,907 units and 4.7% share…

Dodge RAM Canada June 2013The Dodge RAM delivers its strongest ever first half sales in Canada.

As we have seen in the June update, the fight for the title of best-selling Passenger Car in Canada has not been that close in over a decade: the Hyundai Elantra leads for now, up 13% to 28,863 sales, but the Honda Civic, #1 for the last 15 consecutive years, is only 305 units below at 28,558 (-11%)… The Dodge Grand Caravan is in difficulty at -15% to #5, while the GMC Sierra and Toyota Corolla remain #6 and #7 respectively.

Volkswagen Jetta Canada June 2013VW Jetta sales are up 23% year-on-year so far in 2013.

Other great performers in Canada over the period include the Ford Escape up 13% to #8, Toyota RAV4 up 36% to #11, VW Jetta up 23% to #14, Hyundai Santa Fe up 22% to #16, Ford Fusion up 26% to #18, Honda Accord up a whopping 162% to #24, Mazda CX-5 up 44% to #25, Kia Rio up 28% to #26 and Nissan Sentra up 45% to #28. There are 3 all-new models in the Top 100: the Dodge Dart at #47, Chevrolet Trax at #63 and Subaru XV Crosstrek at #85.

Previous post: Canada June 2013: Honda Civic-Hyundai Elantra fight gets heated

One year ago: Canada 6 months 2012: Honda Civic and CR-V shine

Full 6 months 2013 Top 260 All-models and Top 38 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada June 2013: Honda Civic-Hyundai Elantra fight gets heated

July 19th, 2013 2 comments

Honda Civic Hyundai Elantra Canada June 2013. Picture courtesy of autoguide.comOnly 27 units separate the Honda Civic from the Hyundai Elantra in June…

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New light vehicle sales in Canada are up 1% year-on-year in June to 171,825 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 884,618 units, up 2% on 2012. Even though their volumes slow down slightly compared to last month, both the Ford F-Series and the Dodge RAM are still way ahead of the competition and of their year-ago scores: up 12% and 16% year-on-year respectively to 11,051 and 7,344 units, bringing their respective year-to-date totals to 61,677 (+17%) and 41,907 (+19%). The other two pick-up trucks in the Top 30 are also on fire: the GMC Sierra is up 3 spots on May to #5 and the Chevrolet Silverado up 5 to #8.

Honda Accord Canada June 2013 Honda Accord sales are up 162% year-on-year in June.

In the meantime, the battle for the title of best-selling Passenger Car in Canada – which has been the property of the Honda Civic for an astounding 15 consecutive years – is heating up: only 27 units separate the two models this month and if the Civic has the advantage in June (5,750 vs. 5,723), it is lagging behind the Elantra year-to-date (28,558 vs. 28,863)… The second half of the year will be fascinating to follow and Hyundai would achieve a very significant milestone in Canada is the Elantra managed to beat the Civic over the Full Year… Notice also the Kia Sorento up 58% on June 2012 to #23, the Hyundai Sonata up 42% to #24, Nissan Sentra up 32% to #27,  Honda Accord up 162% to #28, Chevrolet Trax up 31 spots to #49 and the Dodge Dart down 10 to #56.

Previous month: Canada May 2013: Ford F-Series and Dodge RAM improve further

One year ago: Canada June 2012: Dodge Grand Caravan at highest since 2007

Full June 2013 Top 250 All-models and Top 36 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada May 2013: Ford F-Series & Dodge Ram improve further

June 14th, 2013 1 comment

Ford F350 Canada May 2013Ford F-Series

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New vehicle sales in Canada are up a healthy 5% year-on-year in May to 185,332 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 712,793 units, up 2% on 2012. While the Ford F-Series delivered its 2nd best-ever monthly volume in the country last month at 12,016 sales, it improves further in May to 12,740 units which is getting closer to the all-time record of 14,458 hit in April 2009. Ford has sold 50,626 F-Series in Canada alone so far in 2013, that’s 19% better than the 2012 figure which was already an all-time record for the pick-up truck!

Dodge Ram Canada May 2013Dodge Ram

Same story for the Dodge Ram, beating its 8,090 April sales tally to hit 8,284 units, up 23% year-on-year and potentially a new all-time record for the model in Canada! The Hyundai Elantra cements its advantage over the Honda Civic in the Passenger Cars ranking and rounds up the overall podium with 6,268 sales, up a huge 36% year-on-year and its strongest monthly volume in at least 3.5 years… while the Civic is down 4% at #4, the Toyota Corolla is up 20% at #5 and the Ford Escape up 22% to #7. Notice also the Toyota Camry up 21% to #16.

Previous month: Canada April 2013: Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram at historical levels

One year ago: Canada May 2012: Ford F-Series up 46% year-on-year

Full May 2013 Top 253 All-models and Top 36 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada April 2013: Ford F-Series & Dodge Ram at historical levels

May 18th, 2013 2 comments

Ford F-Series Canada April 2013Ford F-Series

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Pick-up trucks are what Canadian consumers want right now! The Ford F-Series is up a whopping 38% year-on-year in April to 12,016 registrations, its 2nd highest ever monthly score below April 2009 (14,458). Year-to-date, the F-Series stands at 37,886 units, up a massive 20% on a record 2012 figure… In 2nd place the Dodge Ram is up 32% to a huge 8,090 sales which could potentially be its strongest monthly volume ever! It is up 19% year-to-date to 26,279 units.

Dodge Ram Canada April 2013Dodge Ram

Below the Hyundai Elantra, back to the #1 Passenger Car spot at #3 overall with 5,535 sales, and the Honda Civic (-10%) we find another pick-up truck: the GMC Sierra at #5, up a very solid 18% on April 2012 to 4,965 sales (highest since June 2011) and up 9% year-to-date to 14,396 units. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up 5 spots on March to #6, the Ford Escape up 26% to #8, Honda CR-V up 31% to #9 and Toyota RAV4 up 38% to #11.

Kia Cadenza Canada April 2013Kia Cadenza

Further down, the Subaru Forester is up 67% to #35, the Dodge Dart is down 3 spots to #40, the Chevrolet Trax up 11 to #53, its twin the Buick Encore is up 52 to #74, the Chevrolet Camaro is up 46 to #100, the Hyundai Santa Fe XL up 37 to #126 and the Kia Cadenza makes its very first appearance in the Canadian ranking at #226 with 14 sales this month.

Previous month: Canada March 2013: Dodge Ram at highest in over 3 years

One year ago: Canada April 2012: Kia Optima and Chrysler 200 shine

Full April 2013 Top 251 All-models and Top 36 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Canada March 2013: Dodge RAM at highest in over 3 years!

April 22nd, 2013 4 comments

Dodge RAM Canada March 2013Dodge RAM

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It’s an excellent month for pick-up trucks in Canada: the Ford F-Series continues to lead the ranking head and shoulders, it is up 16% year-on-year to 11,341 sales which is its 2nd best monthly volume in the last 3 years below the 11,580 units it reached last August. In 2nd place, the Dodge Ram for its part is up 13% to 7,525 sales: simply its highest volume in at least 3 years! The Honda Civic is back in the Passenger Cars lead at #3 and 6,007 units but still trails the Hyundai Elantra year-to-date at 11,287 sales vs. 11,337.

Hyundai Santa Fe XL Canada March 2013Hyundai Santa Fe XL

There are quite a lot of models in sharp increase year-on-year this month: the Mazda3 is up 6 spots on February and 25% yoy to an impressive 4th place at 4,848 units, the Toyota RAV4 continues to progress at #8 with 3,645 sales, up 96%, the VW Jetta is up 55% to #12, the Honda Accord up 161% to #19, Kia Rio up 71% to #20 and the Mazda CX-5 up 7% to #22. Further down, notice the Dodge Dart back up 23 ranks to #37, the Chevrolet Trax up 16 to #64, its twin the Buick Encore up 79 to #126 and the Hyundai Santa Fe XL landing at #163 with 88 sales.

Previous month: Canada February 2013: Toyota RAV4 jumps into Top 10

One year ago: Canada March 2012: Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5 take off

Full March 2013 Top 36 All-brands and 240 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Canada February 2013: Toyota RAV4 jumps into Top 10

March 12th, 2013 No comments

Toyota RAV4 Canada February 2013b2013 Toyota RAV4

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The Top 4 most popular models in Canada stay unchanged vs. January: the Ford F-Series leads by far once again with 7,317 sales, followed by the Dodge Ram at 5,174 units, the Hyundai Elantra with 3,537 sales and best-selling Passenger Car for the second month running and the Dodge Grand Caravan at 3,172 units, down 20% year-on-year. The Honda Civic is up 2 spots to a still very shy 5th place and is down 16% on February 2012 to 2,777 sales.

BMW X3 Canada February 2013BMW X3

The big event in the Top 10 is the arrival of the Toyota RAV4, boosted by the third generation in run-out mode and the 4th one landing in dealerships: it is up a massive 29 ranks on January and 60% year-on-year to #9 with 2,371 sales, its first time inside the Canadian Top 10 since December 2011. Other great performers this month include the VW Jetta at #12 (+44%), Honda Accord at #24 (+226%) and Kia Rio at #25 (+47%). Further down, notice the BMW X3 up 31 spots to #52, Chevrolet Spark up 93 to #53, Dodge Dart down one to #60, Chevrolet Trax up 7 to #80, BMW 1 Series up 47 to #94, Cadillac ATS up 21 to #112 and Buick Encore up 34 to #205.

Previous month: Canada January 2013: Hyundai Elantra on podium for the first time in 18 months

One year ago: Canada February 2012: Dodge Grand Caravan back on podium

Full February 2013 Top 241 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Canada Full Year 2012: Now with Top 35 brands ranking available!

February 15th, 2013 No comments

Kia Optima Canada 2012Kia is up from #11 brand in Canada in 2011 to #7 in 2012.

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After the USA, I can now share with you a detailed brands ranking for Canada over the Full Year 2012. Ford is in the lead here too with a slightly higher market share at 16.1% thanks to 269,813 sales, albeit down from 16.9% in 2011. Toyota climbs into second place with sales up 19% to 171,174 and 10.2% share, passing Chevrolet down 8% to #3 and 138,990 units and now threatened by both Hyundai at 136,283 sales (+5%) and Honda at 131,558 units (+22%).

Acura RDX 2012Acura is the #20 brand in Canada in 2012

Dodge is down 4% at #6 while Kia is up an outstanding 4 spots and 19% to #7 with 77,800 sales and 4.6%. Notice also Ram up 8% at #10, Volkswagen up 12% at #12, Subaru up 15% at #16, Chrysler up 59% to #17, Audi up 19% to #18, Acura up 12% to #20 and leader of the US-Japanese luxury divisions ahead of Lexus (#21) and Infiniti (#24), Fiat up 57% to #23, Scion up 23% to #28, Land Rover up 32% to #31 and Porsche up 36% to #32.

Full Year 2012 models: Canada Full Year 2012: Ford F-Series first vehicle at 100,000+ sales

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Canada January 2013: Hyundai Elantra on podium for the first time in 18 months

February 14th, 2013 1 comment

Jeep Compass Canada January 2013Jeep Compass

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Like over the Full year 2012, two pick-up trucks dominate the Canadian models ranking in January 2013: the Ford F-Series leads the way as usual with 7,212 sales, up 10% year-on-year, ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado at 5,490 units, up 23% on January 2012. Also up 23% year-on-year, the Hyundai Elantra makes its first appearance on the Canadian podium since August 2011 at #3 and 2,956 sales, it also ranks #1 Passenger Car above the Honda Civic for the first time since last February. The Dodge Grand Caravan is back up 3 spots on December to #4 albeit down 22% year-on-year while the Ford Escape remains #5.

Hyundai Elantra GT Canada January 2013Hyundai Elantra GT

Other great performers this month in Canada include the Dodge Journey up 4 ranks to #11, the Hyundai Santa Fe robust again at #13, Ford Fusion up 84% year-on-year to #17, Honda Accord up 147% to #20 and the GMC Terrain up to #24 vs. #35 over the Full Year 2012. Jeep has an outstanding month: the Grand Cherokee is up 18 spots on December to #23, the Compass is up a huge 63 ranks to #26 and the Patriot is up 44 to #33.

Chevrolet Trax Canada January 2013Chevrolet Trax

Further down, the Chrysler Town & Country is up 75 spots to #42, the Mitsubishi RVR (aka ASX) up 27 to #45, Dodge Dart down 26 to #59, Dodge Avenger up 31 to #62, Subaru XV Crosstrek up 11 to #65, the Chevrolet Trax is up 115 ranks to #87 for its first full month in market, the Ford C-Max up 45 to #115, Cadillac ATS up 29 to #133 while the Buick Encore sells its very first unit in the country this month.

Previous post: Canada Full Year 2012: Ford F-Series first vehicle over 100,000 annual sales

Previous month: Canada December 2012: Hyundai Santa Fe and Dodge Dart up

One year ago: Canada January 2012: Ford F-Series and Honda Civic keep the lead

Full January 2013 Top 240 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Canada Full Year 2012: Ford F-Series 1st vehicle at 100,000+ sales

January 17th, 2013 2 comments

Ford F-Series

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The Canadian new vehicle market is up a solid 6% year-on-year in 2012 to 1,677,000 registrations and 2012 is a historical year in Canada: for the first time since the automobile was created, one vehicle managed to sell over 100,000 units in the country in a single year. The Ford F-Series is up 10% on 2011 to reach 106,358 sales and beating its previous record of 97,913 units it set back in 2010 after only 11 months this year. This is a truly outstanding performance at a time when pick-up trucks are not the default choice anymore in North America. For a bit of perspective, we have to go back 8 years to 2004 to find the F-Series record year in the USA… Note it is the 18th consecutive year the Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in Canada.

The entire Top 4 most popular models in the country in 2012 are unchanged vs. last year, with the Dodge RAM at #2 with 69,255 sales (+8%), the Honda Civic at #3 and 64,962 units (+18%) and the best-selling Passenger Car in Canada for the 15th year in a row! The Dodge Grand Caravan is down 3% to 51,552 sales but stays 4th. Other good performers atop the ranking include the Hyundai Elantra up 13% to #5, Honda CR-V up 33% to #11, Toyota Camry up 49% to #22, Chrysler 200 up 89% to #27 and Kia Rio up 104% to #30. The Mazda CX-5 is the best-performing all-new model at #39.

Previous post: Canada December 2012: Hyundai Santa Fe and Dodge Dart up

Previous year: Canada Full Year 2011: Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram on top

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Canada December 2012: Hyundai Santa Fe & Dodge Dart up

January 17th, 2013 2 comments

Hyundai Santa Fe

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Thanks to 7,027 sales in December (-12% year-on-year), the Ford F-Series has become the first model to ever sell over 100,000 annual units in Canada at 106,358, but more about that in the Full Year 2012 article. The Honda Civic excels this month at #2, up 21% on December 2011 to 6,666 units, as does the Hyundai Elantra up a fantastic 61% to #4 with 3,182 sales.

Dodge Dart

Thanks to the new generation, the Hyundai Santa Fe is up 108% year-on-year to #12 at 1,971 units, its highest ranking in Canada in over 2 years. Notice also the Honda Accord up 179% to #18, the Ford Fusion up 33% to #19, Kia Sorento up 12 ranks to #21, Mercedes C-Class up 21 to #23, Nissan Sentra up to #25 vs. #43 in the Full Year and BMW 3 Series up to #26 vs. #41. The Dodge Dart is up 12 spots to #33 with 849 sales, a much better performance than in the US.

Chevrolet Trax

Further down, the Acura ILX is up 17 ranks to #69, the Mercedes B-Class up 52 to #86, Toyota Avalon up 64 to #144, Ford C-Max up 20 to #160, Cadillac ATS up 15 to #162 and the Chevrolet Trax, unavailable in the US but on sale in Canada, sells its first 27 units in the country at #202.

Full Year post: Canada Full Year 2012: Ford F-Series first vehicle over 100,000 annual sales

Previous month: Canada November 2012: Ford F-Series at record level

One year ago: Canada Full Year 2011: Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram on top

Full December 2012 Top 240 All-models Ranking Table below.

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