skip to Main Content

Canada February 2017: New light vehicle sales do not weaken at +3.2%

Honda Civic sales are up 37% thanks to the new hatch variant… 

* See the Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 265 models by clicking on the title *

After a 2.3% year-on-year gain in January, the Canadian new car market confirms it may be on the way to a fifth consecutive annual record with February deliveries up another 3.2% in February to 123.294, a record for the month. This brings the year-to-date total after two month to a record-breaking 234.496 units, up 2.8% on the same period in 2016. For the second month running, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles takes the groups lead but fails to match the market with a slim 1.5% year-on-year increase to 19.115 sales, followed by Ford Motor Co. up 3.1% to 18.965 and General Motors up 5.1% to 16.528. Toyota Motor (-6.2%) and Hyundai-Kia (-11.2%) disappoint but the rest of the groups ranking is entirely in positive territory, with Jaguar-Land Rover (+14.2%), Daimler AG (+16.6%) and Honda Motor (+21.2%) in particularly great shape.

…as do Toyota Corolla sales now including the iM hatch (Scion model pictured). Picture caranddriver.com 

Brand-wise, Ford remains comfortably in the lead, outpacing the market at +2.9% to 18.427 sales, with the Top 7 best-sellers unchanged on February. Chevrolet (-1.5%), Toyota (-6.5%) and Hyundai (-12.7%) are in difficulty whereas Nissan (+6.5%), Mazda (+15%) and Dodge (+26%) frankly outsmart the market. Outside the Top 10, note Jeep trundling down 21.3% to #11, Subaru up 16.6%, Mercedes up 22.5%, Lexus up 22.9%, Audi up 27.8%, Buick up 55.3% – lifted by the Encore and Envision crossovers, Jaguar up 238.3% and Maserati up 429.2%.

The Levante boosts Canadian Maserati sales up 429% in February.

Following the same trend as Mexico this month, the models ranking concentrates on the tried and tested best-sellers, a common reaction in the current uncertain times – both politically and economically – brought by the Donald Trump election. The Top 7 best-sellers all outpace the market, with the Ford F-Series and Ram Pickup both gaining 3% at the top. The Honda Civic is boosted up 37% by the arrival of the hatchback variant while similarly, the Toyota Corolla (+36%) now benefits from additional sales of the iM hatchback previously known as Scion iM.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia makes its first appearance in the Canadian charts this month.

The GMC Sierra ranks 5th at +6%, distancing the Dodge Grand Caravan (+30%) and Honda CR-V (+19%), best-selling SUV above the Toyota RAV4 (-4%) and Nissan Rogue (+41%). Among recent launches (<12 months), the Chrysler Pacifica is up 54 spots on January to break its ranking record at #62 (previous best: #84 last October) and the Cadillac XT5 is up 8 ranks to #78, also the nameplate’s ranking record (pb: #82 last December). These are the only two newcomers in the Canadian Top 100 this month. Finally, we welcome three new nameplates into the Canadian charts this month: the Volvo V90 at #243, the Alfa Romeo Giulia at #257 and the Kia Niro at #259.

Full February 2017 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 265 models below.

Canada February 2017 – groups:

PosGroupFeb-17%/16Jan2017%/16PosFY16
1Fiat Chrysler Automobiles19,11515.5%1.5%137,55816.0%1.8%12
2Ford Motor Co.18,96515.4%3.1%236,19015.4%3.3%21
3General Motors16,52813.4%5.1%331,13313.3%3.3%33
4Toyota Motor Co.13,40510.9%-6.2%425,58110.9%-2.8%44
5Honda Motor Co.11,6229.4%21.2%521,7959.3%11.1%56
6Hyundai-Kia11,1829.1%-11.2%620,5168.7%-10.0%65
7Nissan Motor Co./Mitsubishi10,8298.8%2.6%720,3638.7%0.6%77
8Volkswagen Group5,5064.5%4.8%810,8284.6%3.9%88
9Mazda4,5333.7%15.0%98,5423.6%16.6%99
10Daimler AG3,9643.2%16.6%107,7163.3%22.0%1011
11BMW-Mini2,9832.4%2.5%125,3202.3%2.5%1212
12Subaru2,9652.4%16.6%115,7702.5%10.3%1110
13Jaguar-Land Rover9310.8%14.2%141,7370.7%17.5%1314
14Volvo Cars NA3930.3%1.0%156950.3%1.0%1415

Canada February 2017 – brands:

PosBrandFeb-17%/16Jan2017%/16PosFY16
1Ford18,42714.9%2.9%135,16515.0%3.2%11
2Toyota11,9859.7%-6.5%222,8489.7%-2.1%22
3Honda10,4098.4%21.7%319,5408.3%11.6%33
4Chevrolet9,0327.3%-1.5%417,1507.3%1.0%44
5Nissan8,7037.1%6.5%516,3137.0%3.4%56
6Ram7,8676.4%4.2%614,2806.1%-3.3%67
7Hyundai7,1605.8%-12.7%713,0415.6%-11.9%75
8GMC5,5714.5%8.9%1010,4594.5%2.4%88
9Dodge5,4054.4%26.0%910,4374.5%18.2%910
10Mazda4,5333.7%15.0%118,5423.6%16.6%1112
11Jeep4,5043.7%-21.3%810,0814.3%-9.0%109
12Kia3,9983.2%-8.7%137,4293.2%-6.9%1311
13Mercedes3,9303.2%22.5%127,6663.3%25.5%1215
14Volkswagen3,1042.5%-8.9%146,1352.6%-10.0%1413
15Subaru2,9652.4%16.6%155,7702.5%10.3%1514
16BMW2,6082.1%1.3%164,6742.0%1.9%1616
17Audi1,9701.6%27.8%173,9021.7%27.9%1717
18Lexus1,4201.2%22.9%182,7331.2%12.5%1818
19Mitsubishi1,3191.1%-14.7%192,5421.1%-10.3%1919
20Acura1,2131.0%17.4%212,2551.0%7.6%2120
21Chrysler1,2091.0%-8.0%202,2771.0%-2.5%2022
22Buick1,1710.9%55.3%222,1130.9%48.3%2221
23Infiniti8070.7%-3.6%231,5080.6%-8.2%2324
24Cadillac7540.6%10.1%241,4110.6%-5.7%2423
25Land Rover6130.5%-15.0%251,1680.5%-11.0%2525
26Lincoln5380.4%13.0%261,0250.4%6.9%2626
27Porsche4160.3%36.4%277750.3%39.6%2727
28Volvo3930.3%1.0%296950.3%1.0%2829
29Mini3750.3%11.6%306460.3%7.0%2928
30Jaguar3180.3%238.3%315690.2%244.8%3031
31Maserati1270.1%429.2%322490.1%479.1%3235
32Fiat1260.1%3.3%284790.2%121.0%3132
33Smart340.0%-82.3%34500.0%-77.0%3334
34Genesis240.0%new33460.0%new3437
35Bentley160.0%129.0%35270.0%238.0%3536
36Alfa Romeo40.0%-33.3%40.0%-50.0%3638

Canada February 2017 – models:

PosModelFeb-17/16Jan2017/16PosFY16
1Ford F-Series10,2513%119,5544%11
2Ram Pick-up7,3913%213,455-3%22
3Honda Civic3,92137%37,25110%33
4Toyota Corolla (inc. iM)3,46936%105,99627%69
5GMC Sierra3,3356%46,379-2%45
6Dodge Grand Caravan3,26030%115,76711%84
7Honda CR-V3,24019%66,09128%511
8Toyota RAV43,014-4%85,7072%96
9Chevrolet Silverado2,976-5%55,9300%710
10Nissan Rogue2,86841%75,59336%1012
11Hyundai Elantra2,659-30%134,334-26%127
12Ford Escape2,64913%125,0487%118
13Mazda CX-51,65019%143,22321%1417
14Jeep Cherokee1,580-32%94,119-13%1313
15Mazda31,5557%162,99410%1615
16Chevrolet Cruze1,535-21%222,671-21%1916
17Hyundai Tucson1,53210%153,06321%1518
18Hyundai Santa Fe1,514-15%192,785-23%1714
19Chevrolet Equinox1,39421%182,68530%1823
20Jeep Grand Cherokee1,21029%272,1393%2330
21Ford Explorer1,10641%242,10048%2429
22Dodge Journey1,09813%172,48618%2025
23VW Golf1,0912%212,3077%2221
24Jeep Wrangler1,054-24%202,322-6%2124
25Mercedes C Class1,04475%421,70872%3252
26Nissan Sentra1,025-20%341,831-8%2932
27Toyota Sienna1,004-11%251,979-6%2636
28Honda HR-V982101%291,83251%2840
29Toyota Highlander9773%232,05117%2537
30VW Jetta972-9%371,736-23%3119
31Ford Edge944-21%261,916-18%2720
32Subaru Impreza94065%351,74437%3043
33Nissan Murano89914%381,660-7%3534
34Nissan Pathfinder8927%361,6574%3655
35Nissan Altima87411%531,416-2%4264
36GMC Terrain85315%331,66923%3349
37Ford Focus845-7%311,668-4%3426
38Kia Sorento826-19%411,509-20%4028
39Kia Forte818-16%491,392-2%4442
40Kia Sportage79494%391,52484%3945
41Toyota Tacoma767-12%321,586-12%3839
42Toyota Camry763-41%401,468-30%4127
43Subaru Forester7599%301,6088%3735
44Honda Accord718-12%441,354-18%4533
45Hyundai Sonata695102%641,16238%4951
46BMW 3-Series68660%661,14522%5167
47Kia Soul66724%551,1940%4838
48Subaru Outback65920%461,27023%4747
49Ford Transit65831%451,28735%4650
50Chevrolet Malibu610-27%721,022-29%5844
51Honda Odyssey595-11%591,091-13%5341
52Lexus RX57044%511,12422%5261
53VW Tiguan567-17%471,162-18%5048
54Ford Fusion555-30%71977-28%6231
55Hyundai Accent548-19%281,411-9%4322
56Toyota 4Runner54825%571,06718%5475
57Dodge Durango53273%561,05572%5681
58Mercedes Sprinter52278%7392987%6794
59Mazda CX-3518-19%63986-15%6156
60BMW X55161%6597622%6374
61Mercedes GLC510106%7093880%6692
62Chrysler Pacifica489new116696new83146
63Audi Q547722%5897521%6460
64Chevrolet Trax47712%798587%7157
65Buick Encore472141%84813114%7586
66Nissan Versa466-2%521,01814%5968
67Acura RDX45429%6890933%6862
68Honda Pilot450-11%60938-7%6570
69Toyota Tundra449-51%481,040-38%5746
70GMC Savana43130%9569313%8472
71Subaru Crosstrek430-16%74832-20%7354
72Mercedes GLE426-19%62895-21%6969
73Audi A4418132%50988165%6083
74Mitsubishi Outlander418-7%6987110%7078
75Chrysler 20041544%431,06270%5573
76Mazda5407342%136548174%98173
77Ram ProMaster406143%98659120%89147
78Cadillac XT5405new86721new81138
79Ford Mustang40339%10563622%9365
80Mitsubishi RVR4021%90687-9%8580
81Lexus NX40016%8275616%7979
82Kia Optima3756%767702%7889
83BMW X33720%7577021%7788
84Mini Cooper37032%9263926%9285
85Audi Q73698%876811%8699
86Mitsubishi Lancer361-36%80742-28%8076
87Acura MDX36014%91631-7%9487
88Nissan Micra354-50%67813-40%7653
89Mercedes CLA3538%6182541%74103
90Chevrolet Colorado35314%896464%9177
91GMC Acadia34711%8568111%87108
92BMW X133617%9360421%9590
93Jeep Renegade3319%7871327%82107
94Honda Ridgeline326n/a836759543%88141
95Nissan Frontier32112%126486-6%108105
96Mercedes GLA315-13%5485426%7298
97GMC Canyon3087%102551-4%9782
98Chrysler 30030478%11351469%102113
99Ford E-Series28711%117491-2%107117
100Dodge Charger28625%11848512%109111
101Toyota Venza274-47%100522-37%10184
102Jeep Patriot273-45%77658-16%9058
103Buick Verano273-11%885771%9671
104Infiniti QX602701%107493-8%106101
105Chevrolet Volt266161%97522166%100118
106Acura TLX26526%1154727%111104
107Nissan Titan26228%9452817%99139
108Audi A325340%11046921%112110
109Porsche Macan25087%10946890%113136
110Toyota Yaris248-53%101495-46%10563
111Chevrolet Express24146%1114546%115102
112Lincoln MKX23616%1084576%114116
113Range Rover Sport235-12%964951%104120
114Kia Rio234-52%103475-52%11066
115Audi Q3223-3%121414-1%121109
116Kia Sedona220-55%106446-34%11691
117Mazda CX-921958%11243091%118150
118Ford Expedition21859%11941768%119112
119VW Beetle20850%12537677%123151
120Mercedes GLS20773%114415-3%120152
121BMW 4-Series207-40%133353-51%12493
122Buick Envision196new131349new126189
123Hyundai Veloster192156%19522955%154168
124Chevrolet Traverse19037%9944047%11795
125Chevrolet Spark18861%13433177%128114
126Nissan Juke182-22%135325-43%13096
127Mercedes B Class1765%12434715%127148
128Honda Fit175-64%143302-71%13359
129Nissan Maxima1727%140304-3%132158
130Chevrolet Tahoe172-17%151280-17%139124
131Jaguar F-Pace170new128329new129180
132Mercedes E Class/CLS168-47%132320-42%131128
133Dodge Challenger1672%10440366%122119
134VW Passat167-49%120352-37%125106
135GMC Yukon1605%149269-7%142132
136Chevrolet Impala15724%14428121%138131
137Buick Enclave15518%173234-7%151115
138Lexus IS149-4%1372891%136125
139Range Rover14758%13828437%137184
140Chevrolet Sonic146-30%8151023%10397
141Lincoln MKC142-13%148253-18%145142
142Infiniti QX50141-19%145261-22%143155
143Ford Transit Connect140-41%139272-31%141137
144BMW 2 Series1392%1572374%148162
145GMC Yukon XL1375%171217-17%156143
146Cadillac Escalade135-21%129290-10%135133
147Mitsubishi Mirage1358%158233-4%153122
148Infiniti Q50132-45%168215-52%159127
149Volvo XC9012825%12729343%134129
150Acura ILX128-13%152233-15%152149
151Chevrolet Camaro12821%1642167%157140
152Subaru Legacy127-32%146243-29%147126
153Nissan NV200126-3%1502352%150172
154BMW 5-Series123-27%252127-40%186164
155Toyota Prius120233%141251206%146130
156Ford Fiesta120-56%161211-63%160123
157Land Rover Discovery Sport120-36%162209-35%162154
158Cadillac ATS116-33%156215-50%158153
159Nissan Leaf113122%18017845%169178
160Toyota Prius V112-6%165200-18%163161
161Lexus LX112187%174191177%166204
162Mazda6111-17%155211-8%161163
163Range Rover Evoque111-5%178178-13%170171
164Porsche Cayenne11012%16919310%165156
165Volvo XC60108-5%179174-6%172174
166Ford Flex10265%13025754%144144
167Maserati Levante97new154198new164245
168Infiniti QX3096new172176new171227
169Fiat 5009235%122273129%140190
170Lexus ES910%166178-23%168160
171VW Touareg90-6%16018513%167177
172Ford Taurus87-4%142217-11%155134
173Audi A68679%18813648%180199
174Chevrolet Bolt86new25092new194
175Toyota Prius C85-68%170166-57%175121
176Infiniti Q60811520%1871331008%183228
177Mercedes Metris8023%16316924%173181
178BMW X679-25%167165-7%176183
179Lincoln MKZ7856%18214043%179185
180BMW X475-20%184129-19%185182
181Nissan Armada7421%18313655%182206
182Mazda MX-5 Miata73-8%17515060%178193
183Ram ProMaster City70-86%159166-79%174169
184Chevrolet Suburban69-44%185123-54%188159
185Volvo S6069-8%21691-29%195210
186Mercedes S Class66-30%1771361%181188
187Volvo V6066-7%199100-4%192212
188Ford C-Max6255%18611470%190197
189Jaguar XE60new20888new196230
190Infiniti QX8059-17%153163-1%177187
191Audi A75736%1949617%193194
192Dodge Dart56-50%1232354%149176
193Jeep Compass56-79%176130-70%184100
194Kia Rondo55-48%189103-51%191165
195Toyota Sequoia54-21%1811193%189208
196Cadillac XTS5025%203817%198207
197Subaru BRZ5056%2147340%202205
198BMW 7-Series413%192819%197213
199Jaguar XJ41193%2057187%204233
200Lincoln Navigator40-9%19875-6%201216
201Buick LaCrosse3836%1937822%200201
202Nissan NV38-14%21560-39%213223
203Porsche 911376%201693%206191
204Buick Regal37-60%21262-61%209198
205Toyota 86/Scion FR-S36-28%19772-16%203186
206Audi A536-51%20963-52%207175
207Lincoln Continental35new19081new199247
208Lexus GX34-19%19671-13%205217
209Smart ForTwo34-82%22650-77%215167
210Nissan 370Z32-22%206613%211192
211Cadillac CTS30-45%20261-54%210195
212Toyota Avalon3036%21850-21%216215
213Chevrolet Corvette284%200609%212170
214Jaguar XF25-46%22343-31%221219
215Audi TT25-48%23835-46%225214
216Jaguar F-Type22-35%22538-42%224222
217Fiat 124 Spider21new19163new208238
218BMW i3/i821-48%20451-31%214221
219Toyota Land Cruiser21n/a20750n/a217252
220Lexus RC21110%23534-19%227220
221Maserati Ghibli2131%2373218%230234
222Mercedes G Class20-61%21344-46%220226
223Mercedes SL-Class20186%22835119%226241
224Infiniti QX7019-65%21045-51%218224
225Lexus CT19-46%21145-22%219218
226Hyundai Genesis19-87%22038-83%223166
227Cadillac CT617new21738new222239
228Lexus GS17-50%22732-50%229229
229Chevrolet City Express16-69%23329-75%232211
230Scion tC14-69%23028-69%233196
231Porsche Cayman14-22%236260%235232
232Fiat 500X13-38%147125172%187202
233BMW 6 Series13-66%21932-51%228225
234Audi A81363%2322644%234243
235Genesis G8013new24221new239265
236Audi R8131200%246191800%241249
237Mercedes AMG GT1220%2213148%231246
238Volvo S9012new23126new236256
239Genesis G9011new22925new237270
240Mercedes SLC/SLK11-56%24120-46%240237
241Infiniti Q709-65%23422-59%238250
242VW CC9-25%n/a17-45%246n/a
243Volvo V909new9new254
244Bentley Bentayga8new23918new243259
245Lincoln MKT7-22%24017-19%245255
246Lexus LS7-13%24713-48%247258
247Maserati Quattroporte650%2441344%248253
248Kia Cadenza6-54%25111-48%250248
249Acura RLX6-14%2579-36%252254
250Dodge Viper650%60%258264
251Nissan GT-R5-55%24512-43%249251
252Mini Countryman5-91%2627-93%256209
253Bentley Continental GT5-17%2646-14%257261
254Porsche Boxster3-63%24311-42%251231
255Mitsubishi i-MiEV3-63%2489-40%253260
256Maserati GranTurismo3-25%2586-14%260263
257Alfa Romeo Giulia3new3new264
258Bentley Flying Spur3200%3200%265273
259Kia Niro3new3new266
260Porsche Panamera2-83%2498-62%255235
261Honda CR-Z20%256620%259269
262Hyundai Ioniq1new22419new242
263Cadillac SRX1-100%2545-99%261157
264Chrysler Town & Country1-100%2555-100%262135
265Volvo XC701-96%2662-96%270242
266Alfa Romeo 4C1-83%1-92%272262

Source: Desrosieres, ANDC, GCBC

Leave a Reply

Back To Top