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Canada June 2018: Chevrolet strong, Tesla (+524%) breaks into Top 20

The Silverado (+8%) helps Chevrolet up 6.6% in Canada in June.

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

Like last month, under a year-on-year decline in June (-0.4%) hides one of the largest monthly volumes in Canadian history at 202.701, precisely the 4th best ever below May 2017 (216.861)May 2018 (215.903) and June 2017 (203.495) as well as the 5th time Canada sales cross the symbolic 200.000 milestone – add April 2016 (200.607). Year-to-date volumes edge up 0.2% to 1.041.757. In the groups ranking, even though it drops 4.8% year-on-year, Ford Motor hits a splendid 15.4% share and reclaims the YTD lead off General Motors (+1.8%) while Toyota Motor (-0.6%) overtakes FCA down a disastrous 17.6%. Jaguar-Land Rover (+8.7%), Hyundai-Kia (+4.7%), Nissan Motor (+3.9%) and the Volkswagen Group (+2.4%) shine whereas the BMW Group (-2.7%) and Daimler AG (-2.2%) disappoint.

Tesla breaks into the Top 20 brands in Canada thanks to the Model 3.

The brands podium is entirely in negative with Ford (-4.6%), Toyota (-1.1%) and Honda (-2.4%) reproducing the May order, while Chevrolet soars 6.6% but is stuck in 4th place, Nissan (+0.9%) is back above Hyundai (+5.3%) and Mazda (+7.8%) posts the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Ram (-20.6%) and Dodge (-31.7%) implode. Below, Alfa Romeo (+184.5%), Genesis (+175%), Volvo (+44.3%), Land Rover (+23.3%), Mitsubishi (+18.1%), Infiniti (+16.3%), Buick (+12.5%) and Porsche (+8.8%) impress. But the best performer in Canada this month is Tesla, up a whopping 524% year-on-year and 12 spots on May to break into the Top 20 for the first time with a record 2.527 sales, that’s no less tan 4 times the brand’s previous volume record of 633 in September 2017! This is of course due to the gearing up of the Model 3 hitting a record 1.850 units vs. 456 last month, but also the Model S posting its 2nd largest ever volume at 295 (pb 325 March 2016) and the Model X breaking its volume record at 382 (pb 360 in December 2017).

The Honda CR-V soars 22% to remain the best-selling SUV in Canada.

Model-wise, no surprises on top with the Ford F-Series (-13%), Ram Pickup (-19%) and Honda Civic (-3%) on the podium followed by the Chevrolet Silverado (+8%), GMC Sierra (-4%), Honda CR-V (+22%) and Toyota RAV4 (+1%) exactly replicating the YTD order for the Top 7. Below, the Nissan Qashqai (+164%), VW Tiguan (+117%), Subaru Crosstrek (+64%), Mazda CX-3 (+59%), Jeep Cherokee (+41%), Toyota Tundra (+37%), Ford Transit (+34%), Kia Soul (+26%), Toyota Camry (+25%) and Mazda CX-5 (+18%) all post very solid gains in the Top 50. The most popular recent launch (<12 months) is the Tesla Model 3 shooting up 88 spots on May to break into the Top 25, of course the highest ranking ever hit by a Tesla nameplate in Canada. It is followed by the Hyundai Kona (#29), Ford Ecosport (#71) and Nissan Kicks (#85).

Previous month: Canada May 2018: F-Series breaks record in 2nd largest month in history

One year ago: Canada June 2017: Ford F-Series hits record, 3rd month above 200.000 units

Full June 2018 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 265 models below.

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