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Car sales in Canada are up 2% in 2011 to 1,581,733 registrations, making it the 12th biggest car market in the world behind South Korea and above Iran. After breaking its annual volume record in 2010, the Ford F-Series keeps the pole position by far this year with sales down just 2% to 96,325 units. It is the 46th consecutive year that the Ford F-Series is the best-selling pick-up in Canada.
Excellent performance of the Dodge RAM, up 18% and 2 spots on 2010 to #2 with 64,297 sales. The Honda Civic drops one spot and 4% to #3 and 55,090 units, however thanks to the new generation its end of year was very solid. The Honda Civic has now topped the Canadian passenger car ranking for 14 years in a row!
The Dodge Grand Caravan is down 3% to 53,406 sales at #4, ahead of the GMC Sierra (+3%) and the success story of the year: the Hyundai Elantra, leading the passenger cars ranking for the first half of 2011 and finishing the year at #6 overall with 44,970 units, up a massive 57% on 2010. The Ford Escape (+3%) and Chevrolet Silverado (-3%) follow.
Other great 2011 performers include the Chevrolet Cruze directly #11 with 33,900 sales for its first full year, the VW Jetta up 81% to #13, Jeep Wrangler up 41% to #23, Kia Sorento up 48% to #25, Ford Fiesta up 195% to #33, Ford Explorer up 119% to #44 and Mazda2 up 215% to #47.
Further down the ranking, notice the Mitsubishi RVR (aka ASX) up 782% to #58, the Mitsubishi Outlander up 585% to #67, the Fiat 500 landing directly at #70, the Nissan Juke up 456% to #81, the BMW X1 landing at #106, the Mini Countryman at #143 and Lexus CT at #150.
In December, the Honda Civic is very strong again at #2 with 5,525 sales, the Toyota RAV4 is up 3 spots to land at #10 and the Subaru Impreza is up a huge 69 spots on November to #21 with the new generation now arriving in dealerships.
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Full Year 2011 Top 150 and December 2011 Top 100 Ranking Tables below.