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Canada January 2016: Market up 10% to best January since 2002

GMC Sierra Canada January 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado both fit inside the Canadian Top 5 this month. 

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The Canadian new light vehicle is up 10% year-on-year to 108.660 registrations, the highest January score since 2002. Pickup trucks lift the market once again with sales up 23% whereas passenger cars are down 4%. Market leader for the first time in 2015, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hold onto the pole position in January thanks to 18.156 sales and 16.7% share (+1%), distancing Ford Motor at 16.637 (+14%) and General Motors at 14.395 (+24%). Brand-wise, Ford leads the way with deliveries up 13% to 16.154 above Toyota at 10.515 (+4%), Honda up 37%, Chevrolet up 24%, Nissan up 18% and Ram up 11%. Notice also Jeep up 34%, GMC up 28%, Mercedes up 18%, Mitsubishi up 16%, Cadillac up 45%, Lincoln up 41% and Scion up 49% in what would be the start of the brand’s swan song year.

Nissan Murano Ford Edge Canada January 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comNissan Murano sales are up 73%.

The Ford F-Series remains the country’s most popular vehicle with 8.838 sales (+16%), ahead of the Ram Pick-up at 6.887 (+16%) while the Honda Civic takes advantage of the new generation to jump 62% to 3.708 units in third position. The GMC Sierra (+27%) and its twin the Chevrolet Silverado (+29%) both impress and fit inside the Top 5. Notice also the Jeep Cherokee breaking its ranking record at #8 thanks to deliveries up 73% on a year ago, the Hyundai Tucson up 112% to #19 thanks to the new model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee up 48% to #20, Ford Edge up 52% to #21, Nissan Murano up 73% to #25 and Toyota Tacoma ip 92% to #27. Among recent launches, the Honda HR-V ranks 39th, the Mazda CX-3 50th and the Jeep Renegade 100th.

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Full January 2016 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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