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Canada May 2017: Ram teases F-Series in all-time record month

The Ram Pickup smashes its monthly volume record by 52% this month.

* See the Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 270 models by clicking on the title *

Far from running out of steam, Canadian new light vehicle sales post their first double digit year-on-year gain of the year in May at +11.2% to break the all-time record monthly volume established in April 2016, lifting it to 216.861 units. This is only the second time in Canadian history that monthly sales surpass 200.000. Accordingly, the year-to-date tally now stands at a record 835.582 units, up 4.7% on the same period a year ago. In May, passenger cars are back in positive territory, up 2.9% to 75.172 with light trucks up 16.3% to 141.689 but year-to-date PCs are down 2.5% to 273.405 while light trucks are up 8.5% to 562.177, commanding a 67.3% market share vs. 64.9% a year ago. The best performing segment this month is by far pickup trucks, up 38.2% to 46.873 units.

Chevrolet sales are up 37.7% and the Cruze is up 122%. Picture caranddriver.com

Ford Motor Co. surges 17.4% to 15.9% share, reclaiming the group lead it holds year-to-date. FCA trails the market at +4.6% to 15.3% but gains one spot year-to-date to #2, overtaking General Motors despite the latter posting a spectacular 35.8% year-on-year gain in May. GM is up a stunning 18% so far this year, by far the largest increase among the Top 10 groups in Canada. Looking at the other groups further down the ranking, it becomes apparent that Ford and GM are the true engines of growth this month: Toyota Motor (+7.8%) and Hyundai-Kia (+3.8%) trail the overall growth but Honda Motor (+11.8%) is slightly above.

Ford towers above the rest of the market in the brands ranking with a 17.3% gain, followed by Toyota (+7.4%) and Honda (+11.6%) but the real heroes are below: Chevrolet takes off at +37.7%, Ram does even better at +61% and GMC surges 35.3%. Subaru (+17.6%), Audi (+16.6%) and Lexus (+11.9%) are the only other carmakers registering a double-digit gain inside the Top 20 while below, Cadillac (+57.9%), Lincoln (+21.4%), Jaguar (+166.2%), Maserati (+80.6%) and Alfa Romeo (+871.4%) impress. Reversely, Jeep tumbles down 31%, Chrysler is down 25%, Volkswagen down 9.9% and Dodge down 9%.

The Nissan Qashqai has (finally) landed in Canada. 

The fight for first place is heating up in the models ranking: although the Ford F-Series posts its second highest ever monthly volume at 15.307 (+20%), the Ram Pickup manages to smash its record volume established last month (9.883) by more than 5.000 sales and 52% to lift it to an incredible 14.990 deliveries. That’s up 62% year-on-year and just 317 sales below the F-Series: never had the two nameplate been so close sales-wise. As mentioned above, it’s a pickup-dominated top of the ranking with the GMC Sierra (+43%) and Chevrolet Silverado (+45%) posting the next two biggest gains in the Top 10. The Ford Escape (+26%) takes the lead of the crossover ranking but it’s the Toyota RAV4 (+10%) that overtakes the Honda CR-V (+26%) to take the lead of the category year-to-date. The Chevrolet Cruze (+122%) also shines.

A few new nameplates make their first appearance in the Canadian ranking this month: the Toyota C-HR leads them all at #77, followed by the Nissan Qashqai at #164, the VW Atlas at #181, the Land Rover Discovery at #206 and the Lexus LC at #253.

Previous month: Canada April 2017: Ram Pickup breaks record in market down 1.5%

One year ago: Canada May 2016: FCA scores strongest month ever, market down 2%

Full May 2017 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 270 models below.

Canada May 2017 – groups:

PosGroupMay-17%/16Apr2017%/16PosFY16
1Ford Motor Co.34,47515.9%17.4%2127,53015.3%5.3%11
2Fiat Chrysler Automobiles33,18615.3%4.6%3124,64814.9%0.0%22
3General Motors31,14914.4%35.8%1123,34514.8%18.0%33
4Toyota Motor Co.23,89311.0%7.8%490,84710.9%-0.6%44
5Hyundai-Kia22,94810.6%3.8%582,7209.9%-4.0%55
6Honda Motor Co.20,9759.7%11.8%680,2469.6%10.5%66
7Nissan Motor Co./Mitsubishi16,2017.5%5.7%768,1438.2%4.8%77
8Volkswagen Group10,6374.9%0.1%839,1584.7%-6.1%88
9Mazda7,2503.3%7.9%929,5103.5%7.1%99
10Daimler AG4,5522.1%0.0%1121,4132.6%9.2%1011
11Subaru5,4002.5%17.6%1021,3452.6%11.6%1110
12BMW-Mini4,3842.0%-3.3%1217,7122.1%-0.1%1212
13Jaguar-Land Rover1,0360.5%28.7%135,7910.7%25.0%1314
14Volvo Cars NA6540.3%2.0%142,5620.3%2.4%1415

Canada May 2017 – brands:

PosBrandMay-17%/16Apr2017%/16PosFY16
1Ford33,58415.5%17.3%1124,15214.9%5.3%11
2Toyota21,61110.0%7.4%281,0579.7%-2.0%22
3Honda19,1758.8%11.6%472,7158.7%11.8%33
4Chevrolet17,9458.3%37.7%370,8208.5%19.4%44
5Ram15,5247.2%61.0%649,0565.9%14.0%77
6Hyundai15,3357.1%2.2%554,0316.5%-5.9%55
7Nissan12,8255.9%5.4%753,9966.5%6.6%66
8GMC10,0064.6%35.3%839,6214.7%18.8%88
9Dodge8,6284.0%-9.0%936,9304.0%5.0%910
10Kia7,5513.5%6.3%1028,5313.4%-0.9%1211
11Mazda7,2503.3%7.9%1129,5103.5%7.1%1012
12Jeep6,7223.1%-31.0%1228,6013.4%-23.0%119
13Volkswagen5,9452.7%-9.9%1421,7422.6%-18.4%1313
14Subaru5,4002.5%17.6%1321,3452.6%11.6%1414
15Mercedes4,5182.1%0.0%1521,2642.5%11.7%1515
16Audi3,8521.8%16.6%1714,3471.7%14.7%1717
17BMW3,5401.6%-5.9%1615,0231.8%-0.6%1616
18Lexus2,2821.1%11.9%189,7901.2%12.7%1818
19Mitsubishi2,2581.0%6.3%199,2091.1%-4.4%1919
20Chrysler1,8740.9%-25.0%208,1710.0%0.2%2022
21Acura1,8000.8%15.1%227,5300.9%-0.6%2220
22Buick1,7630.8%9.8%217,5990.9%6.5%2121
23Cadillac1,4350.7%57.9%235,3050.6%22.5%2323
24Infiniti1,1180.5%7.9%244,9380.6%4.7%2424
25Lincoln8910.4%21.4%263,3780.4%4.2%2626
26Mini8440.4%9.0%272,6890.3%2.7%2828
27Porsche8400.4%15.7%253,0690.4%19.3%2727
28Land Rover6580.3%-0.8%293,7840.5%-4.9%2525
29Volvo6540.3%2.0%282,5620.3%2.4%2929
30Jaguar3780.2%166.2%312,0070.2%205.5%3031
31Fiat3700.2%6.6%301,7520.2%71.0%3132
32Maserati1210.1%80.6%326130.1%199.0%3235
33Alfa Romeo680.0%871.4%331380.0%283.3%3538
34Genesis620.0%new341580.0%new3337
35Smart340.0%0.0%351490.0%-73.8%3434
36Bentley150.0%15.4%36850.0%157.6%3636

Canada May 2017 – models:

PosModelMay-17/16Apr2017/16PosFY16
1Ford F-Series15,30720%162,7676%11
2Ram Pick-up14,99062%246,67514%22
3Honda Civic8,6165%330,45013%33
4GMC Sierra6,24143%425,39821%45
5Toyota Corolla (inc. iM)6,12214%522,73717%59
6Hyundai Elantra6,01833%918,881-9%107
7Ford Escape5,39726%1118,69212%118
8Toyota RAV45,35510%820,2484%86
9Chevrolet Silverado5,23245%622,52222%610
10Dodge Grand Caravan5,189-16%721,4280%74
11Honda CR-V4,43526%1019,55720%911
12Nissan Rogue4,17218%1418,16828%1212
13Chevrolet Cruze3,496122%1213,07438%1316
14Hyundai Santa Fe3,3478%1611,764-16%1514
15Chevrolet Equinox2,87742%1511,12750%1723
16Mazda32,813-2%1911,198-1%1615
17Hyundai Tucson2,77410%1312,39034%1418
18Ford Edge2,67215%178,628-4%2020
19Jeep Grand Cherokee2,42122%227,7454%2230
20Mazda CX-52,3538%189,9585%1817
21VW Golf2,3434%208,376-7%2121
22Kia Forte1,93373%216,85634%2442
23Hyundai Accent1,881-32%256,184-24%3222
24VW Jetta1,878-16%246,594-27%2719
25Ford Mustang1,69825%464,0313%4965
26Honda HR-V1,68758%296,62757%2640
27Nissan Sentra1,6832%376,5904%2832
28Ford Fusion1,66419%534,249-12%4831
29Subaru Impreza1,64246%286,39036%2943
30Toyota Sienna1,56745%386,1529%3336
31Dodge Charger1,561305%773,08546%64111
32Honda Accord1,548-1%305,725-2%3633
33Ford Explorer1,54025%276,81331%2529
34Ford Transit1,53523%335,31232%4050
35Kia Sorento1,5146%315,827-9%3428
36Toyota Highlander1,50739%326,29220%3037
37Subaru Forester1,4658%355,76311%3535
38GMC Terrain1,44634%395,67936%3749
39Jeep Wrangler1,412-35%366,288-24%3124
40Toyota Tacoma1,3521%485,041-11%4239
41Kia Sportage1,330-20%415,28415%4145
42Nissan Murano1,321-13%425,446-11%3934
43Toyota Camry1,269-22%345,506-25%3827
44Ford Focus1,199-20%455,024-18%4326
45Jeep Cherokee1,179-64%239,570-30%1913
46Subaru Outback1,17138%444,63315%4547
47Kia Soul1,1562%474,263-7%4738
48Chrysler 3001,15045%1012,6484%78113
49Mercedes C Class1,14211%435,01339%4452
50Mazda CX-31,08928%513,867-1%5056
51Jeep Compass1,08639%1531,535-32%117100
52Honda Pilot1,06656%693,2363%6170
53Toyota Tundra1,0629%543,795-17%5246
54Chevrolet Malibu1,03712%623,679-36%5444
55Nissan Pathfinder96334%584,5837%4655
56Buick Encore94793%523,37969%5886
57Nissan Micra922-1%603,382-23%5753
58Audi A487429%733,10744%6383
59Nissan Altima850-25%1153,683-9%5364
60Lexus RX83324%503,66917%5561
61Acura RDX82542%723,0459%6662
62Honda Odyssey798-39%633,322-35%5941
63Subaru Crosstrek786-8%573,083-14%6554
64Audi Q5785-2%403,86420%5160
65Mitsubishi RVR78458%652,6875%7780
66Mercedes GLC783101%803,01283%6892
67Nissan Versa781-20%673,53812%5668
68BMW 3-Series7786%862,8956%7067
69Dodge Durango77628%1163,033-1%6781
70Dodge Journey763-48%267,01410%2325
71Chevrolet Colorado75444%682,83024%7277
72VW Tiguan749-40%563,311-31%6048
73Chevrolet Sonic743-19%822,199-11%8997
74Chrysler Pacifica718535%612,8191958%73146
75Toyota Yaris705-21%752,390-32%8563
76Cadillac XT5693653%742,6272755%80138
77Toyota C-HR690new –690new171 –
78Toyota 4Runner66917%703,11919%6275
79Mini Cooper655-8%812,2780%8785
80BMW X163950%872,32834%8690
81Lexus NX6250%592,76615%7579
82Mercedes GLE607-11%852,561-23%8269
83Mitsubishi Lancer605-18%712,513-20%8376
84Mitsubishi Outlander59330%552,98224%6978
85GMC Canyon57825%832,2107%8882
86Chevrolet Impala56859%1021,67027%108131
87Hyundai Sonata567-64%952,836-21%7151
88GMC Savana567-30%662,405-5%8472
89Ford Flex53915%1101,367-4%127144
90Honda Fit536-33%881,693-50%10559
91Ford Expedition53328%761,86273%98112
92Audi A5531171%17583016%162175
93Hyundai Veloster52871%971,594104%113168
94Kia Sedona52416%1181,7073%10491
95Audi A352116%991,85015%99110
96BMW X5517-29%782,589-5%8174
97Honda Ridgeline489n/a962,09626100%92141
98GMC Acadia48831%1051,963-1%96108
99Acura MDX48613%892,1625%9187
100Ford Taurus4855%1371,054-23%142134
101Nissan Frontier48219%1141,718-5%103105
102BMW X3481-26%642,63313%7988
103Audi Q747111%792,17717%9099
104Chevrolet Trax464-43%912,787-23%7457
105Kia Optima45933%982,084-7%9389
106Chevrolet Camaro44711%1081,36916%126140
107Infiniti QX6042710%1241,630-3%112101
108VW Beetle42519%1211,4666%119151
109Audi Q3412-6%1301,456-15%120109
110Ram ProMaster40634%1331,79751%102147
111Chevrolet Express40619%1111,5457%116102
112Chevrolet Volt40450%1201,65170%109118
113Mazda CX-938926%1131,586106%114150
114Nissan Titan386121%1271,952111%97139
115Kia Rio356-49%921,645-50%11166
116Jeep Patriot354-66%931,818-53%10158
117GMC Yukon349125%1441,07236%140132
118Ford Transit Connect34942%1591,028-11%144137
119BMW 4-Series345-14%1091,393-33%12493
120Chevrolet Corvette34357%12697840%151170
121GMC Yukon XL337101%16589411%156143
122Lincoln MKX3274%1231,3970%123116
123Mercedes E Class/CLS3238%1121,491-2%118128
124Dodge Challenger322-53%841,8259%100119
125Toyota Prius C3215%142846-18%159121
126Toyota Prius32010%1221,13517%136130
127VW Passat317-12%1061,388-35%125106
128Lexus IS31315%1191,2421%131125
129Fiat 500X30585%17877387%169202
130Acura TLX291-25%1281,427-18%122104
131Mercedes Sprinter290-41%1072,06416%9494
132Cadillac Escalade29037%1589843%149133
133Buick Envision28928800%1291,20860300%135189
134Lincoln MKC2869%138975-7%152142
135Chevrolet Traverse28212%901,67124%10795
136Ford E-Series276-43%1032,012-8%95117
137Chevrolet Suburban27372%169663-12%172159
138Jeep Renegade270-41%1391,645-20%110107
139Nissan Juke270-31%1431,103-40%13996
140Mitsubishi Mirage270-38%136998-33%148122
141Mercedes GLS26615%1411,21715%133152
142Volvo XC902638%1311,028-12%145129
143Mazda626235%1451,02018%146163
144Subaru Legacy251-16%1001,122-14%137126
145BMW 5-Series24914%1178811%157164
146Cadillac ATS24843%146962-6%154153
147Range Rover Sport2410%1621,223-9%132120
148BMW 2 Series241-8%171788-21%166162
149Toyota Prius V238-14%152804-9%164161
150Ford Fiesta236-27%150832-50%161123
151Chevrolet Tahoe23017%1481,0330%143124
152Jaguar F-Pace228936%1571,1184982%138180
153Porsche Macan2271%1041,43357%121136
154Mercedes CLA226-49%1341,678-10%106103
155Nissan Maxima221-13%1631,056-9%141158
156Infiniti Q50220-4%149911-16%155127
157Mercedes B Class2190%1601,0060%147148
158Lexus ES2113%147775-5%168160
159Porsche Cayenne210-2%155789-8%165156
160Buick Enclave20528%125969-18%153115
161Mercedes GLA200-54%1561,56441%11598
162Porsche 9111947%190414-2%194191
163Toyota Venza192-63%1321,281-50%12984
164Nissan Qashqai191new –191new222 –
165Mazda519014%1741,27288%130173
166Mini Countryman189210%17941124%195209
167Chevrolet Spark184-54%941,2119%134114
168Chevrolet Bolt177new161697new170 –
169Mercedes Metris17642%17758318%178181
170Kia Niro176new151487new185 –
171Hyundai Ioniq174new249204new219 –
172Acura ILX1739%154840-11%160149
173Buick Verano172-79%1351,297-60%12871
174Mazda MX-5 Miata154-1%16860916%174193
175Ford C-Max154103%18448152%187197
176Infiniti QX50145-50%172777-33%167155
177Nissan 370Z14335%192378-8%197192
178Volvo V6013892%199454100%191212
179Infiniti Q60130n/a1865402355%181228
180Ram ProMaster City12873%166584-36%177169
181VW Atlas123new –123new239 –
182Nissan Leaf1221%17358619%176178
183Land Rover Discovery Sport121-23%181979-13%150154
184Cadillac XTS121348%20733862%205207
185Mercedes S Class12033%18349622%184188
186Range Rover Evoque1195%16486524%158171
187Nissan Armada119261%19746391%190206
188Lincoln MKZ11882%19643220%192185
189Porsche Panamera117266%20521792%217235
190Nissan NV200114-25%1678236%163172
191Infiniti QX30114new188553new180227
192Toyota 86/Scion FR-S114-21%194349-31%201186
193BMW X411313%182467-3%189182
194Volvo XC60111-53%180559-15%179174
195VW Touareg110-15%198484-14%186177
196Range Rover10321%19364143%173184
197Lexus LX103110%185534131%182204
198Buick LaCrosse9729%191349-4%200201
199Lincoln Navigator97126%20327627%209216
200BMW X689-15%1894746%188183
201Audi A686-20%195395-6%196199
202Subaru BRZ85-11%18735413%199205
203Kia Rondo80-66%209322-62%206165
204Porsche Boxster78160%2361278%238231
205Maserati Levante77new202425new193245
206Land Rover Discovery74new –74new249 –
207Audi A769-7%21330015%208194
208Toyota Sequoia6746%2103395%204208
209Nissan NV655%2082690%210223
210Mercedes G Class65141%216211-2%218226
211Mercedes SL-Class64300%230174145%225241
212Fiat 124 Spider60new170358new198238
213Jaguar XE58new222348new202230
214Lexus GX5721%2172406%214217
215Lincoln Continental55new211255new211247
216Alfa Romeo Giulia54new234109new242 –
217Buick Regal5323%200320-9%207198
218Cadillac CTS52-9%201246-23%212195
219Genesis G8051new241106new243265
220Lexus RC50-24%215180-10%223220
221Volvo S9050new228157new228256
222Volvo S6047-28%231218-32%216210
223Toyota Avalon47-4%214199-11%221215
224Hyundai Genesis46-82%220178-83%224166
225Volvo V9045new204144new233 –
226BMW 7-Series44-2%22422515%215213
227Jaguar F-Type44-27%226168-38%226222
228Infiniti QX8043-44%206341-23%203187
229Audi TT43-54%227157-50%227214
230Audi R84291%221137234%235249
231Lexus CT40-27%212200-11%220218
232Smart ForTwo340%242149-74%230167
233Lexus GS34-19%223144-22%232229
234Jaguar XF32-24%240242-8%213219
235Infiniti QX7031-26%235147-36%231224
236Cadillac CT631107%225141642%234239
237Chevrolet City Express2812%237114-67%240211
238Maserati Ghibli24-47%233112-19%241234
239BMW 6 Series23-41%218136-36%236225
240BMW i3/i822-55%229156-38%229221
241Mercedes SLC/SLK22-19%23299-33%244237
242Kia Cadenza2222%25052-42%255248
243Nissan GT-R20900%2456749%250251
244Audi A818-28%24874-31%248243
245Acura NSX18new26421new266267
246Jaguar XJ16-11%25213127%237233
247Mercedes AMG GT15-21%2389513%245246
248Maserati Quattroporte1588%2446082%251253
249Porsche Cayman14-67%23989-41%246232
250Alfa Romeo 4C14100%25329-19%260262
251Dodge Viper1475%26227-25%264264
252Genesis G9011new24752new254270
253Lexus LC11new –11new268 –
254Toyota Land Cruiser9-86%254767%247252
255Infiniti Q708-11%25839-56%258250
256Bentley Bentayga7new24351new256259
257Lincoln MKT7-22%25540-13%257255
258Acura RLX7-13%25134-40%259254
259Chrysler 2006-100%492,699-12%7673
260Mitsubishi i-MiEV6200%25929-24%262260
261Fiat 5005-96%17659332%175190
262Scion tC5-96%24657-87%253196
263Lexus LS5-44%25729-41%261258
264Bentley Continental GT5-50%26122-12%265261
265Maserati GranTurismo5-64%26016-52%267263
266Dodge Dart3-98%140518-31%183176
267Bentley Flying Spur2-33%263929%269273
268Kia K9001-75% –4-64%273272
269Bentley Mulsanne1n/a2673200%274278
270Lincoln MKS1-98% –3-98%275244

Sources: ANDC via GCBC, Desrosiers, carmakers.

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Remarkable:
    In Holland (where I live + 17,5 mln others) the market in May went up to 35k.
    Move over to Canada: 35 mln Canadians bought 3 times (!!) more metal, 215k

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