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The Canadian new car market is setting new records almost every month this year: up a further 8% year-on-year in August to 171,744 registrations, the best August in history in the country, lifting the year-to-date total to a record-breaking 1,258,337 units. Canada overtakes France to rank #9 largest car market in the world so far in 2014 below Russia. Ford (+1%), Toyota (+7%), Honda (-3%), Hyundai (+4%) and Chevrolet (-1%) dominate the brands sales charts as they do in the same order year-to-date, but it’s below that we can witness some spectacular progressions: Nissan is up 36% to #6, Ram up 18% to #7, Jeep more than doubles its sales vs. August 2013 at +139% and 7,192 units, BMW is up 26% to #15, Mitsubishi up 49% to #18, Audi up 32% to #19, Buick up 21% to #20, Lincoln up 90% to #25 and Porsche up 66% to #27 thanks to the Macan, now the brand’s best-seller in Canada.
The Top 4 best-selling models are identical to July and year-to-date with the Ford F-Series leading the way as usual, up a massive 18% year-on-year, ahead of the Ram Pick-up (+14%), Honda Civic (+1%) and Dodge Grand Caravan, up an impressive 29%. The Ford Escape is up 22% to #5, the Toyota Corolla up 18% to #7, Toyota RAV4 up 32% to #11, Nissan Rogue up 74% to #14, Hyundai Accent up 36% to #17, Jeep Wrangler up 48% to #18, VW Golf up 56% to #23 and the Hyundai Sonata is up 120% to #25.
Further down, notice the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 106% year-on-year to #29, the Chrysler Town & Country up 57 spots on July to #31 vs. #46 year-to-date, the Chevrolet Trax up 56% to #47, the Nissan Micra still strong at #52 and now #77 so far in 2014, the Mitsubishi Lancer up 47% to #56 and Chevrolet Malibu up a huge 117% to #58. The Lincoln MKC breaks into the Canadian Top 100 for the first time and for its third month of sales at #95, the Audi Q3 lands directly at #114 with 282 sales, the Porsche Macan remains the brand’s best-seller at #140, the BMW X4 is up 22 ranks on July to #183 and the Ford Transit up 34 to #201.
Previous month: Canada July 2014: VW Jetta and Nissan Rogue impress
Full August 2014 Top 250 models and Top 34 brands Ranking Tables below.