* UPDATED with the Top 15 groups, Top 34 brands and Top 258 All-models *
The Canadian new car market is up 1% year-on-year in June to 177.857 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to an all-time high 933.439 units, up 3% on 2014. The Top 15 groups remains in the same exact order as last month, with FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sovereign with 27.217 sales (+1%) above Ford Motor Co at 26.776 (-13%) and General Motors at 24.226 (+15%). Thanks to 20.689 units, Toyota Motor passes Hyundai-Kia year-to-date to rank 4th. Brand-wise, Ford remains on top by far despite sales down 14%, ahead of Toyota (+10%) with Chevrolet (+13%), Nissan (+10%), Ram (+13%) and GMC (+18%) pushing hard inside the Top 10. Further down, Lexus, Porsche (+26%), Acura, Land Rover (+28%) and Buick (+29%) deliver the largest year-on-year gains.
In the models ranking, if in the U.S. short supply of the new aluminium-bodied F-150 means the Ford F-Series is under threat from the Chevrolet Silverado, in Canada it’s the Ram Pickup that is approaching fast. The F-Series’ advantage thawed from 2.461 units in April to 975 in May and just 737 this month – by far the smallest since BSCB started following Canada monthly 5 years ago. The F-Series is down a harsh 16% to 9.450 sales vs. +20% to 8.713 for the Ram. If Ford doesn’t sort out its supply issues we could very well see the Ram snap up the Canadian pole position in the coming months…
Below, the Honda Civic (-7%) resists an aggressive assault from the Toyota Corolla (+15%) while the GMC Sierra is up a whopping 24% to 5th place and it’s a swan song for the Dodge Grand Caravan (which won’t be renewed) back up 9 spots to #7. Below the Toyota RAV4 up 32% to #9, the Nissan Rogue breaks into the Canadian Top 10 for the very first time at #10 thanks to sales up a stunning 54% on a year ago to 3.722 units. Other great gainers inside the Top 30 include the Hyundai Santa Fe (+42%), VW Golf (+73%), Kia Soul (+126%) and Chrysler Town & Country (+164%). Finally, the Mazda CX-3 is up 11 spots to #58 and the Honda HR-V makes its grand entrance in the Canadian sales charts at #68 with 703 sales.
One year ago: Canada June 2014: Ford and Honda outperform market up 2%
Full June 2015 Top 15 groups, Top 34 brands and Top 258 All-models below.