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Canada 2008: Toyota and Honda Civic secure first ever annual wins

The Honda Civic is the most popular vehicle in Canada outright for the very first time in 2008.

Now with All-brands and All-models rankings instead of a 9 months Top 50 models.

The Canadian new light vehicle market resists very well in 2008 at just -0.9% to 1.638.233 units. Fresh from stepping up to #2 for the first time last year, Toyota (+11.3%) goes one step further and secures its first ever annual Canadian pole position thanks to a record volume above the 200.000 unit-mark for the first time and a record 12.8% share. Ford (-5.6%) is relegated to 2nd place with 12.5% while Chevrolet (-7.5%) remains at #3 with a round 10% share but is now threatened by Honda (+1.2%) at 9.3%. Dodge (-5.9%) is down one spot to #5 ahead of Pontiac (-10.8%), Mazda (-1.9%), Hyundai (+7.5%), Nissan (+7.5%) and GMC (-17.7%) holding onto their 2007 rankings.

Dodge Caravan in Quebec, Canada January 2008. The new generation has not helped sales.

Thunder strikes in the models ranking with a brand-new leader. Similarly to the US market, petrol price increases are boosting sales of small cars to the detriment of pick-ups. For the first time since 2002, the Ford F-Series 9-8%) isn’t the best-selling vehicle in Canada, the title goes to the Honda Civic (+2.3%) for the first time in history. It is the first time since 1993 and the Chevrolet Cavalier that a passenger car is the best-selling vehicle in Canada. In fact, there are no less than 4 passenger cars in the Top 6 for the first time since the eighties, with the Toyota Corolla (+42.6%) posting a spectacular rise to climb to a record #3, the Mazda3 (+4.3%) remaining at #4 and the Toyota Yaris (+17.9%) up 3 spots to to #6. Other impressive passenger cars include the Chevrolet Cobalt (+3.5%) at #10 and the Hyundai Accent (+81.5%) at #12. If the Dodge Ram (+1%) manages a small gain at #5, the Dodge Caravan (-27.7%), GMC Sierra (-14.9%) and Chevrolet Silverado (-13.4%) implode.

Previous year: Canada 2007: Ford F-Series and Honda Civic dominate, Pontiac remains much stronger than in the US

Full Year 2008 Top 40 All-brands and Top 290 All-models vs. Full 2007 figures below.

Canada 2008 – brands:

POSBRAND2008%/072007%POS
1TOYOTA209,15712.8%11.3%187,93811.4%2
2FORD204,60112.5%-5.6%216,77713.1%1
3CHEVROLET164,51110.0%-7.5%177,86110.8%3
4HONDA151,9749.3%1.2%150,1889.1%5
5DODGE145,2128.9%-5.9%154,2569.3%4
6PONTIAC93,2845.7%-10.8%104,5616.3%6
7MAZDA84,9745.2%-1.9%86,6595.2%7
8HYUNDAI80,6324.9%7.5%75,0054.5%8
9NISSAN75,2924.6%7.5%70,0274.2%9
10GMC53,1513.2%-17.7%64,5633.9%10
11JEEP50,7103.1%6.3%47,6932.9%11
12VW40,0262.4%8.4%36,9092.2%12
13KIA37,5202.3%7.8%34,8202.1%13
14CHRYSLER27,0741.7%-11.9%30,7391.9%14
15BMW23,2441.4%-3.3%24,0311.5%16
16MERCEDES-BENZ20,3631.2%26.4%16,1081.0%20
17SUBARU19,8921.2%20.5%16,5041.0%19
18ACURA19,3841.2%-3.7%20,1191.2%17
19SATURN18,7291.1%-27.4%25,8101.6%15
20MITSUBISHI18,6391.1%11.2%16,7591.0%18
21BUICK17,0781.0%7.4%15,8991.0%21
22LEXUS15,0010.9%12.0%13,3880.8%22
23SUZUKI13,4420.8%12.0%12,0050.7%23
24AUDI9,2710.6%12.6%8,2300.5%26
25INFINITI8,1590.5%20.8%6,7560.4%27
26CADILLAC7,6070.5%-11.5%8,5930.5%25
27VOLVO6,5070.4%-26.7%8,8740.5%24
28LINCOLN5,7200.3%-14.1%6,6610.4%28
29MINI4,9050.3%32.5%3,7030.2%29
30SMART3,7490.2%54.1%2,4330.1%31
31LAND ROVER2,1840.1%-26.3%2,9630.2%30
32PORSCHE1,6820.1%-15.3%1,9870.1%33
33SAAB1,5680.1%-29.0%2,2090.1%32
34MERCURY9750.1%191.0%3350.0%36
35HUMMER8120.0%-36.0%1,2690.1%34
36JAGUAR7830.0%6.1%7380.0%35
37MASERATI1540.0%36.3%1130.0%38
38BENTLEY1460.0%-19.8%1820.0%37
39FERRARI1160.0%5.5%1100.0%39
40MAYBACH50.0%-16.7%60.0%40

Canada 2008 – models:

POSBRANDMODEL2008/072007POS
1HONDACIVIC72,4632.3%70,8382
2FORDF-SERIES67,749-8.0%73,6181
3TOYOTACOROLLA57,73642.6%40,4747
4MAZDA350,3174.3%48,2364
5DODGERAM42,7361.0%42,2965
6TOYOTAYARIS40,60217.9%34,4249
7DODGECARAVAN39,780-27.7%55,0413
8CHEVROLETSILVERADO34,685-13.4%40,0668
9GMCSIERRA34,555-14.9%40,6066
10CHEVROLETCOBALT33,7543.5%32,61310
11FORDESCAPE32,8984.0%31,64311
12HYUNDAIACCENT29,75181.5%16,39024
13PONTIACPURSUIT (G5)26,4364.9%25,21113
14TOYOTACAMRY24,618-12.8%28,21812
15FORDRANGER24,2113.5%23,38615
16FORDFOCUS23,654-1.5%24,01314
17TOYOTAMATRIX23,54910.2%21,36918
18HONDAACCORD22,6232.4%22,10216
19NISSANVERSA21,845-0.4%21,94017
20TOYOTARAV420,52225.7%16,32925
21HONDACR-V20,500-2.3%20,98019
22DODGECALIBER19,5445.3%18,55322
23CHEVROLETMALIBU17,59678.5%9,85749
24PONTIACVIBE17,33534.2%12,91537
25VWGOLF16,91919.5%14,16431
26NISSANALTIMA16,676-2.6%17,12623
27CHEVROLETUPLANDER16,133-15.1%18,99921
28PONTIACMONTANA SV614,953-22.0%19,16920
29CHEVROLETIMPALA14,913-8.7%16,32626
30HONDAFIT14,8369.8%13,50733
31HYUNDAISANTA FE14,401-6.7%15,42928
32VWJETTA13,915-5.1%14,66529
33JEEPPATRIOT13,83643.7%9,62953
34PONTIACG613,64015.1%11,84840
35FORDFUSION13,326-16.1%15,88227
36NISSANROGUE13,16375.4%7,50369
37JEEPWRANGLER12,13723.4%9,83450
38CHEVROLETEQUINOX11,946-9.5%13,20534
39MAZDA511,9442.2%11,69042
40FORDEDGE11,83414.3%10,34946
41DODGEJOURNEY11,817new0 –
42HYUNDAIELANTRA11,814-17.5%14,32730
43BMW3-SERIES11,754-10.3%13,10235
44NISSANSENTRA11,00028.5%8,56360
45CHEVROLETAVEO10,653-3.9%11,08244
46PONTIACTORRENT10,465-11.3%11,79941
47HYUNDAISONATA10,298-6.7%11,03445
48HONDAODYSSEY10,125-15.8%12,02538
49CHRYSLERSEBRING10,0044.5%9,57554
50KIARONDO9,90629.0%7,68267
51KIARIO9,74234.6%7,23672
52TOYOTATACOMA9,6732.1%9,47755
53TOYOTATUNDRA9,477-18.0%11,55243
54JEEPCOMPASS9,423-7.9%10,22947
55BUICKALLURE9,2005.3%8,74158
56HYUNDAITUCSON8,711-27.5%12,00839
57MITSUBISHILANCER8,63020.0%7,19273
58SUBARUIMPREZA8,55514.4%7,48070
59PONTIACG38,532-2.1%8,71159
60FORDE-SERIES/ECONOLINE8,383-13.0%9,63952
61DODGEAVENGER7,87311.4%7,06774
62SUZUKISX47,83465.6%4,73190
63MERCEDES-BENZC-CLASS7,671102.1%3,796107
64JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE7,617-5.7%8,07863
65SATURNASTRA7,536753500.0%1272
66CHRYSLER3007,443-27.1%10,21048
67TOYOTASIENNA7,000-28.7%9,82051
68JEEPLIBERTY6,904-21.3%8,77657
69DODGECHARGER6,675-15.1%7,85865
70MAZDA66,561-22.4%8,45161
71MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER6,5074.5%6,22777
72TOYOTAHIGHLANDER6,48628.4%5,05283
73SUBARUFORESTER6,32291.4%3,303110
74FORDMUSTANG6,261-21.6%7,98764
75LEXUSRX-SERIES6,22133.4%4,66593
76SATURNVUE6,0073.6%5,79980
77GMCACADIA5,844-3.7%6,06778
78DODGENITRO5,831-33.7%8,79356
79HONDAPILOT5,56428.6%4,32896
80ACURAMDX5,514-8.4%6,01779
81KIASPORTAGE5,5093.6%5,31882
82MAZDATRIBUTE5,43716.5%4,66692
83CHEVROLETEXPRESS5,271-27.2%7,23771
84KIASPECTRA5,030-23.8%6,60275
85BUICKENCLAVE4,99495.3%2,557125
86DODGEDAKOTA4,982-40.9%8,42562
87CHEVROLETHHR4,916-2.2%5,02684
88MINICOOPER4,90532.5%3,703109
89CHRYSLERTOWN & COUNTRY4,865217.8%1,531157
90GMCSAVANA4,640-39.6%7,68766
91CHEVROLETCOLORADO4,586-26.5%6,23976
92NISSANMURANO4,5579.6%4,159100
93FORDEXPLORER4,486-40.8%7,58368
94AUDIA44,4803.4%4,33495
95TOYOTAPRIUS4,45872.5%2,585123
96INFINITIG354,286-12.7%4,90887
97CADILLACCTS4,22310.0%3,839106
98SUBARULEGACY4,089-16.9%4,91986
99ACURATL4,0190.6%3,995105
100HONDARIDGELINE3,987-11.8%4,51994
101CHEVROLETAVALANCHE3,875-21.8%4,95885
102SMARTFORTWO3,74954.1%2,433128
103LEXUSES-SERIES3,634-14.5%4,25198
104KIASEDONA3,615-14.9%4,24699
105GMCCANYON3,602-25.2%4,81689
106LEXUSIS-SERIES3,60028.9%2,792117
107MAZDACX-73,576-24.4%4,72991
108ACURARDX3,573-12.9%4,104103
109MERCEDES-BENZM-CLASS3,52531.1%2,689119
110MAZDAB-SERIES3,464-19.4%4,29797
111SUZUKIGRAND VITARA3,29627.2%2,592122
112BMWX53,255-20.1%4,075104
113MERCEDES-BENZB-CLASS3,2075.7%3,035113
114ACURATSX3,11848.2%2,104137
115FORDFREESTYLE/TAURUS X3,106-24.5%4,115102
116ACURAEL2,998-19.6%3,729108
117FORDCROWN VICTORIA2,9384.6%2,809116
118BUICKLUCERNE2,872-2.5%2,947115
119CHRYSLERPT CRUISER2,634-54.6%5,79781
120TOYOTAFJ CRUISER2,630-46.3%4,90188
121VWPASSAT2,589-16.3%3,092112
122SATURNAURA2,587-18.3%3,165111
123DODGESPRINTER2,48620.2%2,068139
124INFINITIEX2,300new0 –
125BMWX32,296-22.8%2,975114
126LINCOLNMKX2,218-12.4%2,531126
127BMW1-SERIES2,212new0 –
128CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER2,206-20.6%2,778118
129MERCEDES-BENZE/CLS-CLASS2,161-4.7%2,267130
130FORDFLEX2,134new0 –
131GMCENVOY2,0836.2%1,962142
132FORDTAURUS2,064-19.3%2,558124
133VOLVOS70/V702,043-4.2%2,133135
134BMW5-SERIES2,042-23.0%2,651120
135HYUNDAITIBURON1,99639.7%1,429162
136KIAMAGENTIS1,975-2.3%2,021140
137CHEVROLETTAHOE1,874-15.2%2,211132
138SUZUKISWIFT1,828-29.5%2,593121
139HONDAELEMENT1,8102.6%1,764149
140SATURNOUTLOOK1,739-16.1%2,072138
141MAZDACX-91,725-18.5%2,117136
142CHRYSLERASPEN1,71912.0%1,535156
143MITSUBISHIECLIPSE1,675-14.1%1,951143
144DODGECHALLENGER1,631new0 –
145NISSANFRONTIER1,608-25.6%2,162134
146VWNEW BEETLE1,606-5.9%1,707150
147GMCYUKON1,585-27.9%2,197133
148FORDEXPEDITION1,557-29.8%2,217131
149HYUNDAIVERACRUZ1,55024.7%1,243168
150NISSANTITAN1,520-19.7%1,894146
151VOLVOXC901,502-22.0%1,925145
152NISSANMAXIMA1,47513.1%1,304167
153VWTIGUAN1,412new0 –
154MAZDAMIATA1,407-22.4%1,814148
155VWGTI1,406-12.9%1,614152
156HYUNDAIENTOURAGE1,400-41.3%2,383129
157KIASORENTO1,398-11.1%1,573155
158LINCOLNMKZ1,358-14.3%1,585153
159AUDIA31,35115.0%1,175171
160AUDIQ71,2692.8%1,235169
161SAABSAAB 9-31,254-20.4%1,575154
162NISSANPATHFINDER1,196-38.5%1,944144
163LAND ROVERRANGE ROVER SPORT1,18842.4%834187
164MERCEDES-BENZG/GL-CLASS1,15622.2%946184
165VOLVOS301,142-0.1%1,143173
166VWEOS1,12110.7%1,013179
167CHEVROLETSUBURBAN1,118-23.4%1,460161
168DODGEDURANGO1,115-31.8%1,634151
169CADILLACSRX1,045-30.5%1,503159
170MERCEDES-BENZS/CL-CLASS1,026-22.3%1,320166
171INFINITIFX1,003-8.3%1,094176
172MERCURYGRAND MARQUIS975191.0%335222
173SUBARUTRIBECA92515.5%801191
174NISSANQUEST904-32.6%1,341165
175MITSUBISHIGALANT90263.1%553207
176PONTIACSOLSTICE899-50.5%1,816147
177CADILLACESCALADE848-21.7%1,083177
178GMCYUKON XL842-30.9%1,218170
179TOYOTASEQUOIA842331.8%195236
180NISSANXTERRA800-45.5%1,469160
181AUDIA67953.4%769193
182JEEPCOMMANDER793-30.9%1,147172
183PORSCHECAYENNE778-5.5%823189
184BMWX6726new0 –
185TOYOTA4-RUNNER725-52.6%1,530158
186CADILLACDTS704-26.6%959183
187VWTOUAREG7037.5%654202
188PONTIACG8691new0 –
189VOLVOS40683-37.9%1,099175
190AUDITT66059.4%414216
191LINCOLNTOWN CAR652-26.2%883186
192HUMMERH3645-35.0%992181
193LINCOLNMKS615new0 –
194CHEVROLETCORVETTE596-24.3%787192
195DODGEMAGNUM585-76.5%2,494127
196MAZDARX-8543-17.6%659201
197VOLVOS60541-62.0%1,425163
198MITSUBISHIEVOLUTION527new0 –
199MERCEDES-BENZSLK-CLASS519-29.5%736197
200LEXUSGS-SERIES511-14.3%596205
201LINCOLNMark LT493-29.7%701198
202LAND ROVERLR2479-54.6%1,054178
203PORSCHE911463-29.8%660200
204SUZUKIXL-7452-66.5%1,350164
205SATURNION445-96.8%13,93232
206BMW7-SERIES424-9.2%467215
207INFINITIM45410-25.5%550208
208SATURNSKY409-33.3%613203
209AUDIA54001042.9%35253
210MITSUBISHIENDEAVOR398-51.8%826188
211MERCEDES-BENZSL-CLASS39839.2%286226
212MERCEDES-BENZR-CLASS394-19.3%488212
213LINCOLNNAVIGATOR384-60.0%961182
214TOYOTAAVALON380-62.4%1,010180
215HYUNDAIAZERA369-51.6%762194
216VWROUTAN355new0 –
217VOLVOV50353-41.7%606204
218LEXUSLX-SERIES353684.4%45252
219LAND ROVERLR3346-50.1%694199
220HYUNDAIGENESIS342new0 –
221PONTIACGRAND PRIX333-97.5%13,08636
222JAGUARXF315new0 –
223LEXUSLS-SERIES311-47.1%588206
224NISSAN350Z311-33.7%469213
225MERCEDES-BENZCLK-CLASS295-44.8%534210
226LEXUSGX-SERIES291-14.9%342220
227CHRYSLERPACIFICA290-85.6%2,016141
228BMW6-SERIES286-22.9%371219
229JAGUARXK28015.7%242230
230CADILLACSTS279-44.8%505211
231PORSCHEBOXSTER272-3.5%282227
232CADILLACESCALADE EXT270-19.6%336221
233CHEVROLETTRAVERSE263new0 –
234TOYOTALAND CRUISER 100261-0.4%262229
235BMWZ4249-36.2%390217
236VOLVOS80243-55.2%543209
237CADILLACESCALADE ESV208-31.4%303224
238TOYOTASOLARA198-73.2%740195
239SAABSAAB 9-5197-39.8%327223
240KIABORREGO187new0 –
241LAND ROVERRANGE ROVER171-55.1%381218
242PORSCHECAYMAN169-23.9%222233
243HUMMERH2167-39.7%277228
244AUDIA8161-31.2%234231
245INFINITIQX56160-21.6%204235
246KIAAMANTI15811.3%142241
247ACURARL157-0.6%158238
248DODGEVIPER157481.5%27255
249AUDIR8155355.9%34254
250MASERATIMASERATI15436.3%113244
251BENTLEYBENTLEY146-19.8%182237
252NISSANGT-R137new0 –
253CHRYSLERCROSSFIRE11958.7%75248
254SAABSAAB 9-7X116-59.7%288225
255FERRARIFERRARI1165.5%110245
256NISSANARMADA100-34.6%153240
257JAGUARXJ83-46.8%156239
258LEXUSSC-SERIES80-26.6%109246
259CHEVROLETOPTRA76-98.2%4,148101
260JAGUARX-TYPE73-64.9%208234
261HONDAS200065-47.2%123243
262CHEVROLETMONTE CARLO37-95.4%802190
263JAGUARS-TYPE32-75.8%132242
264SUZUKIEQUATOR32new0 –
265CADILLACXLR30-49.2%59250
266MERCEDES-BENZSLR110.0%11259
267CHEVROLETSSR7-36.4%11258
268SATURNRELAY6-97.4%227232
269CHEVROLETEPICA6-87.0%46251
270BUICKRENDEZVOUS5-99.6%1,112174
271BUICKRAINIER5-93.2%74249
272ACURARSX5-58.3%12257
273MAYBACHMAYBACH 57/625-16.7%6263
274BUICKTERRAZA2-99.6%467214
275SAABSAAB 9-2X1-94.7%19256
276HONDAINSIGHT1-50.0%2266
277SUBARUBAJA10.0%1268
278FORDFREESTAR0-100.0%883185
279SUZUKIVITARA0-100.0%739196
280FORDGT0-100.0%95247
281MITSUBISHIMONTERO0-100.0%10260
282CHEVROLETVENTURE0-100.0%7261
283CADILLACDEVILLE0-100.0%6262
284CHEVROLETASTRO0-100.0%3264
285PONTIACTRANS SPORT/MONTANA0-100.0%3265
286PONTIACGRAND AM0-100.0%2267
287PONTIACBONNEVILLE0-100.0%1269
288BUICKLESABRE0-100.0%1270
290SATURNL-SERIES0-100.0%1271

Source: Manufacturers, ANDC

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