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Canada May 2019: Toyota (+9.1%), Kia (+8.6%) and VW (+6.6%) swim against 15th market fall in a row

The RAV4 (+22.9%) helps Toyota up 9.1% in a declining Canadian market.

New light vehicle sales in Canada endue a 15th consecutive year-on-year fall at -5.9% to 203.242 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down -4% to 805.611. The consolation prize: this is the first month above 200.000 units since last June, and only the 6th time in Canadian history it crosses that milestone after April 2016 (200.607), May 2017 (216.861)June 2017 (203.495), May 2018 (215.903) and June 2018 (202.701). According to local consultancy Desrosiers whose figures are slightly lower due to the absence of some luxury brands such as Tesla, even light trucks (-0.4%) tilt into negative territory this month at 145.825 units or 71.9% share vs. 68% a year ago, while passenger cars keep on freefalling at -17.4% to 56.975 and 28.1% share vs. 32%. Year-to-date, light trucks are now down -0.1% to 587.762 and 73.5% share vs. 70.3% with cars down -14.7% to 211.661 and 26.5% vs. 29.7%.

Ford Motor (-1.6%) holds onto the groups #1 spot at 16.1% share, a safe margin above General Motors (-13.1%) at 14%. Toyota Motor (+9.1%) and Hyundai-Kia (+3.9%) are the only Top 10 groups in positive alongside Subaru (+6.6%) at #10. FCA (-25.4%) and Mazda (-17.7%) are hit particularly harshly while Nissan Motor/Mitsubishi (-2%), the VW Group (-2.4%) and Honda Motor (-4.7%) manage to contain their fall to single-digits. Brand-wise, Ford (-1.8%) is also in control ahead of Toyota (+9%) posting the largest gain in the Top 20 alongside sister brand Lexus (+9.5%). Kia (+8.6%) and Volkswagen (+6.6%) also post serious gains in the Top 10 with Nissan (+1.8%) and Hyundai (+1.4%) also managing to edge into positive but Ram (-21.7%), Chevrolet (-15.3%) and GMC (-13.4%) all skid down spectacularly. Smart (+115.8%), Cadillac (+18.7%), Genesis (+14.3%), Tesla (+10.2%) and Lincoln (+9%) lead gainers among smaller brands.

The Ford F-Series (-0.9%) easily remains the best-selling vehicle in the country, even widening the gap with its immediate followers the Ram Pickup (-22%) and Honda Civic (-22.4%) both in perdition this month. The Toyota RAV4 (+22.9%) on the other hand drops one spot on April but delivers the only double-digit year-on-year gain in the Top 10 and the largest in the Top 12, with the Toyota Corolla (+9.8%) and Honda CR-V (+2.4%) the only other Top 10 nameplates in positive. The GMC Sierra (-17.1%), Chevrolet Silverado (-7.6%) and Hyundai Elantra (-7.2%) suffer greatly in contrast. The Chevrolet Blazer leaps up 16 spots on last month to #14, remaining the most popular recent launch by far at 2.701 sales, distancing the Ford Ranger (#82) and Kia Telluride (#91).

Previous month: Canada April 2019: Ram (+31.3%), Volkswagen (+11.6%) go against 14th straight market decline

One year ago: Canada May 2018: Ford F-Series breaks record in 2nd largest month in history

Full May 2019 Top 15 groups, Top 35 brands and Top 280 models below.

Canada May 2019 – groups:

PosGroupMay-19%/18Apr2019%/18PosFY18
1Ford Motor Co.32,81416.1%-1.6%1123,87815.4%-0.4%11
2General Motors28,51514.0%-13.1%2109,38113.6%-14.1%22
3Toyota Motor Co.26,30012.9%9.1%397,59912.1%5.2%33
4Hyundai-Kia22,22910.9%3.9%582,38210.2%7.5%55
5Fiat Chrysler Automobiles21,10510.4%-25.4%496,45112.0%-14.3%44
6Honda Motor Co.20,68710.2%-4.7%679,6619.9%-2.4%66
7Nissan Motor Co./Mitsubishi16,5488.1%-2.0%768,8678.5%-3.1%77
8Volkswagen Group11,4585.6%-2.4%843,9565.5%-4.3%88
9Mazda6,3803.1%-17.7%926,5103.3%-14.8%99
10Subaru5,8752.9%6.6%1022,0872.7%-2.0%1010
11BMW Group4,4922.2%-5.6%1118,3652.3%-2.9%1112
12Daimler AG4,0512.0%-19.5%1218,1222.2%-17.2%1211
13Jaguar-Land Rover1,1570.6%-3.6%136,0300.7%-3.4%1414
14Volvo Cars NA9810.5%6.4%143,9720.5%9.1%1515
15Tesla (e)6500.3%10.2%158,3501.0%249.4%1313

Canada May 2019 – brands:

PosBrandMay-19%/18Apr2019%/18PosFY18
1Ford31,94015.7%-1.8%1120,56415.0%-0.4%11
2Toyota24,01011.8%9.0%287,52310.9%4.5%22
3Honda18,8279.3%-4.9%372,0208.9%-2.4%33
4Chevrolet16,4878.1%-15.3%462,3477.7%-17.3%44
5Hyundai14,1567.0%1.4%551,5796.4%8.0%66
6Nissan13,4776.6%1.8%652,7746.6%-5.2%55
7Ram10,1995.0%-21.7%739,7794.9%-4.5%78
8GMC8,7254.3%-13.4%834,2234.2%-14.9%87
9Kia7,9133.9%8.6%930,2113.8%6.1%910
10Volkswagen7,0583.5%6.6%1027,3293.4%4.0%1111
11Mazda6,3803.1%-17.7%1126,5103.3%-14.8%129
12Jeep5,9492.9%-18.3%1229,5433.7%-17.2%1012
13Subaru5,8752.9%6.6%1322,0872.7%-2.0%1413
14Dodge4,0512.0%-32.9%1423,2132.9%-17.1%1314
15Mercedes3,9692.0%-20.5%1617,9762.2%-17.4%1515
16BMW3,8031.9%-2.1%1515,9462.0%-1.1%1616
17Audi3,4721.7%-17.5%1713,2581.6%-18.4%1717
18Lexus2,2901.1%9.5%1810,0761.3%11.4%1919
19Mitsubishi2,1711.1%-19.9%1911,3891.4%5.1%1818
20Acura1,8600.9%-2.3%207,6410.9%-2.2%2120
21Buick1,8030.9%-11.0%216,9180.9%1.1%2221
22Cadillac1,5000.7%18.7%225,8930.7%22.3%2324
23Volvo9810.5%6.4%233,9720.5%9.1%2627
24Porsche9280.5%6.2%253,3690.4%5.5%2728
25Infiniti9000.4%-4.7%244,7040.6%3.6%2423
26Lincoln8740.4%9.0%273,3140.4%0.3%2829
27Land Rover8650.4%2.1%264,2180.5%-1.4%2525
28Chrysler7010.3%-56.4%303,1570.4%-48.0%2926
29Mini6890.3%-20.0%292,4190.3%-12.4%3030
30Tesla (e)6500.3%10.2%288,3501.0%249.4%2022
31Jaguar2920.1%-17.3%311,8120.2%-7.8%3131
32Genesis1600.1%14.3%325920.1%48.0%3232
33Alfa Romeo830.0%-45.4%333100.0%-51.9%3333
34Smart820.0%115.8%361460.0%5.0%3636
35Maserati630.0%-24.1%342710.0%-31.0%3434
36Fiat590.0%-35.2%351780.0%-41.4%3535

Canada May 2019 – models:

PosModelMay-19/18Apr2019/18PosFY18
1Ford F-Series15,891-0.9%159,5111.4%11
2Ram Pick-up9,697-22.0%237,152-6.0%22
3Honda Civic6,963-22.4%426,333-8.7%33
4Toyota RAV46,79122.9%325,42418.3%45
5Toyota Corolla6,2469.8%720,0760.0%78
6Honda CR-V5,8092.4%823,3272.3%57
7Chevrolet Silverado5,140-7.6%521,301-12.8%66
8GMC Sierra4,993-17.1%619,906-17.7%84
9Ford Escape4,830-2.7%1017,039-8.0%99
10Hyundai Elantra3,948-7.2%914,754-7.8%1110
11Nissan Rogue3,815-8.0%1115,093-16.4%1011
12Hyundai Tucson3,16911.0%1510,5155.2%1513
13Hyundai Kona2,74350.9%1610,873140.0%1433
14Chevrolet Blazer2,701new306,812new29 –
15Ford Edge2,56023.7%178,7099.1%1824
16Mazda CX-52,559-1.8%1810,350-8.5%1616
17Dodge Grand Caravan2,407-26.5%1213,199-12.8%1212
18Mazda32,219-22.8%139,723-8.5%1715
19Nissan Qashqai2,21015.8%248,50519.7%1923
20Hyundai Santa Fe2,154-24.3%198,225-11.0%2018
21Jeep Wrangler2,11219.2%1411,053-22.9%1317
22Chevrolet Equinox2,110-8.9%208,094-18.4%2122
23VW Jetta2,0880.7%227,10583.8%2527
24VW Golf1,9705.3%297,166-23.0%2420
25Toyota Camry1,94620.9%266,91916.2%2831
26Nissan Kicks1,64127250.0%375,54792350.0%34108
27VW Tiguan1,60319.9%287,36211.3%2321
28Ford Transit1,59522.3%336,79122.5%3129
29Kia Sorento1,490-16.1%216,9650.3%2726
30Jeep Grand Cherokee1,480-10.0%238,03326.9%2236
31Honda Accord1,4436.7%474,755-8.2%4538
32Ford Mustang1,429-15.4%433,522-24.8%6067
33Subaru Forester1,41310.8%415,087-1.5%3835
34Toyota Sienna1,382-11.5%316,796-0.1%3028
35Toyota Prius (incl. C and V)1,38113.4%563,687-1.0%5658
36Kia Soul1,36124.7%404,65713.8%4648
37Subaru Crosstrek1,355-11.6%395,013-21.3%4132
38Honda HR-V1,35213.2%455,077-0.1%3959
39GMC Terrain1,3507.7%385,179-6.2%3539
40Audi Q51,3468.7%324,949-6.9%4344
41Kia Forte1,330-13.4%276,2525.5%3234
42Jeep Cherokee1,325-35.1%366,091-31.9%3319
43Toyota Highlander1,185-21.4%424,985-17.7%4230
44Toyota Tacoma1,169-9.1%345,133-10.9%3737
45Toyota Tundra1,1348.4%514,238-9.1%4945
46Subaru Outback1,0795.8%444,212-4.8%5049
47Nissan Murano1,074-5.6%495,062-8.0%4040
48Mercedes GLC1,05129.1%484,45024.1%4761
49Honda Odyssey1,0396.1%463,955-16.3%5346
50Mitsubishi Outlander1,033-7.4%355,14913.7%3647
51Kia Sportage1,012-1.8%504,3422.6%4843
52Acura RDX98020.4%643,262-0.4%6462
53Mazda CX-3969-26.9%543,886-25.3%5542
54Subaru Impreza9613.4%593,579-2.3%5855
55Chevrolet Colorado922-0.8%573,538-4.1%5956
56Toyota C-HR91925.5%613,15621.3%6875
57Ford Fusion888-5.8%584,12322.1%5169
58VW Atlas88144.4%533,67914.0%5764
59Toyota 4Runner85412.4%653,39810.2%6365
60Nissan Pathfinder83346.7%932,597-10.6%7772
61Hyundai Ioniq82984.6%812,00950.4%93120
62Toyota Yaris827-6.7%682,97912.1%7271
63Nissan Micra81510.0%842,564-5.7%7993
64Ford Ecosport78923.1%793,19433.4%6781
65Jeep Compass784-50.8%743,893-27.7%5454
66Ford Explorer781-53.3%624,100-45.1%5225
67Kia Sedona77173.6%942,18632.3%8792
68Hyundai Accent738-38.7%692,636-38.3%7660
69Nissan Sentra735-31.0%603,506-29.4%6141
70Honda Pilot70811.3%763,47722.4%6266
71Lexus RX698-9.1%553,209-4.7%6657
72BMW X567542.4%752,88725.5%7583
73Chevrolet Malibu675-37.7%782,588-28.2%7874
74GMC Canyon6659.4%802,5501.7%8076
75BMW 3-Series6430.2%662,169-14.2%8882
76Chevrolet Traverse637-20.5%822,443-16.4%8278
77Lexus NX634-7.2%632,943-1.8%7368
78GMC Savana633-35.9%832,430-25.9%8380
79BMW X3607-26.9%702,999-18.5%7163
80Mercedes C Class602-31.5%772,889-32.2%7452
81Ford Expedition59734.8%712,00729.4%94143
82Ford Ranger589new881,866new100 –
83Cadillac XT55810.9%872,228-3.5%8585
84Ford Flex557127.3%1191,812144.9%102159
85Kia Niro54973.7%1201,42650.7%125148
86Kia Rio544-3.5%1012,043-20.7%9177
87Ford E-Series54366.6%732,40915.9%84112
88Chrysler Pacifica537-25.1%1421,617-55.2%11484
89Dodge Durango531-42.1%254,90054.1%4473
90Nissan Leaf524-42.2%1891,159-42.5%14386
91Kia Telluride523new991,072new150 –
92Chevrolet Cruze511-81.3%673,030-75.3%6914
93GMC Acadia510-17.5%921,956-17.8%9597
94Audi A4508-19.2%1031,679-33.7%11190
95Honda Fit5046.1%1022,040-9.4%92125
96Nissan Frontier50435.8%1001,8895.0%96113
97Audi A5492-13.5%951,886-4.6%97102
98Chevrolet Spark489-46.3%981,875-11.3%9899
99Mitsubishi Outlander Sport481-38.6%963,0110.4%7088
100BMW 4-Series46831.5%1611,227-30.5%141123
101Chevrolet Express465-10.6%1041,785-17.0%104101
102Ram ProMaster455-10.3%972,20916.8%86116
103Mini Cooper443-23.4%1091,558-15.5%117104
104Chevrolet Trax442-31.3%1081,694-18.5%108105
105Chevrolet Volt427-41.6%1101,639-29.7%113110
106Subaru Ascent414new911,721new106161
107Audi A3413-29.2%1181,351-17.1%131111
108Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross40940.5%1112,05096.4%90119
109Mercedes GLA4069.1%1411,297-24.1%136122
110Dodge Charger403-49.5%1792,500-13.0%81100
111Dodge Journey403-37.2%1211,488-39.2%12187
112Tesla Model 3400new1067,100new2651
113Lincoln MKX/Nautilus39213.3%1401,35715.4%130131
114Chevrolet Impala386-52.2%1151,481-22.7%122117
115Subaru WRX386-20.4%1131,279-31.9%139106
116VW Beetle38454.8%1051,42942.0%124162
117Mercedes GLE381-52.7%1331,817-49.8%10170
118Mercedes E Class/CLS380-8.4%1171,506-8.2%119124
119Acura MDX377-30.4%851,799-12.5%10389
120Cadillac XT4371new1291,560new116223
121Hyundai Sonata369-22.2%891,686-23.9%11096
122Porsche Cayenne369229.5%1341,34098.2%132160
123Honda Ridgeline365-18.9%1221,417-15.8%126114
124Mazda CX-93613.7%1271,573-7.6%115107
125Honda Passport357new131921new161 –
126Chevrolet Tahoe3540.0%1241,357-5.4%129121
127Buick Enclave34724.8%1251,3323.6%134127
128Mercedes Sprinter342-33.6%1071,649-23.6%11298
129Ford Transit Connect3403.3%1141,45814.0%123134
130Mercedes A Class328new1581,121new146270
131GMC Yukon32712.0%1321,2552.5%140130
132Lexus UX309new1161,373new128 –
133Dodge Challenger307-24.6%1731,125-10.5%145158
134Infiniti QX50305214.4%1301,294184.4%137138
135Audi Q7296-40.8%1121,492-29.3%120103
136Nissan Versa285-56.9%1261,733-45.9%10579
137Acura TLX282-27.1%901,689-2.3%109135
138Volvo XC60280-7.6%1231,096-17.2%148141
139Chevrolet Sonic280-57.5%1441,076-48.3%149140
140Buick Encore278-78.8%523,262-19.9%6550
141Porsche Macan278-31.9%1281,008-21.4%156115
142Chevrolet Suburban276-0.7%1471,058-22.8%152144
143Volvo XC90274-15.2%1381,109-13.8%147133
144Cadillac Escalade27315.2%1491,050-8.4%153137
145Chevrolet Camaro268-39.8%1501,027-19.1%154145
146Buick Envision267-13.6%1511,0253.1%155146
147Nissan Altima259-52.2%1451,336-53.9%13395
148Range Rover Sport256-12.9%1621,289-1.2%138132
149Infiniti QX60250-24.9%1351,69822.2%107109
150Chevrolet Bolt250-36.7%156959-14.9%157151
151Mitsubishi Mirage24812.2%1721,17932.5%142156
152GMC Yukon XL247-16.3%159947-15.5%158149
153Mini Countryman246-13.1%164861-6.1%165153
154BMW X1244-64.4%862,052-15.1%8994
155BMW 5-Series243-23.3%163835-18.2%168152
156Lincoln MKC23730.2%1669294.6%159154
157Nissan NV20023744.5%1787488.4%174170
158Ford Fiesta22761.0%13684534.1%167183
159Lexus IS225-11.4%157755-31.2%173139
160Ford Focus223-81.4%1391,310-74.6%13553
161Lexus ES22342.0%15287147.1%163169
162Honda Clarity FCV221274.6%20752224.3%193205
163Audi Q8218new153926new160232
164Nissan Titan214-63.6%1431,399-30.4%12791
165Acura ILX20945.1%13785524.1%166164
166Volvo S60/V6020995.3%17573563.7%176185
167BMW X7207new154618new185 –
168Hyundai Veloster206237.7%148775801.2%172190
169Infiniti Q5020313.4%167905-23.6%162150
170Subaru Legacy200-1.0%169777-2.0%171165
171Range Rover Evoque19870.7%209546-24.5%191181
172Volvo XC4019135.5%155869142.7%164184
173BMW 2 Series190-9.1%174631-21.3%183167
174Kia Stinger1741.8%180577-16.4%189171
175BMW X217241.0%176746148.7%175166
176Jeep Gladiator166new259175new224 –
177Chrysler 300163-81.7%1461,539-37.4%118126
178Jaguar F-Pace162-10.5%1601,14911.3%144155
179Range Rover Velar162-4.7%17780422.7%170168
180Lincoln Navigator16048.1%16872021.8%178187
181Cadillac ATS160-33.6%185613-32.6%186173
182Porsche 9111597.4%1715782.8%188180
183Kia Optima155-52.6%170675-47.2%181129
184Chevrolet Corvette154-47.6%188590-16.2%187176
185Mazda6146-49.8%182624-47.7%184157
186Range Rover14121.6%16581032.4%169174
187Tesla Model X140-30.0%186700-30.0%180177
188Nissan NV12868.4%2143744.5%202203
189Lexus LX12744.3%19654228.4%192196
190Mazda MX-5 Miata1269.6%192354-19.7%204204
191Genesis G701219.0%19145996.2%195195
192Tesla Model S110-56.0%194550-56.0%190191
193BMW X4105114.3%721,068233.8%151192
194Ford Taurus101-79.3%1841,86875.6%99142
195Mercedes G Class99147.5%181705232.5%179236
196Mercedes Metris93-23.1%200517-20.7%194175
197Nissan 370Z9137.9%215242-11.0%215209
198Mercedes S Class892.3%198368-29.2%203193
199Jeep Renegade82-63.6%224298-57.0%209186
200Smart ForTwo82115.8%2451465.0%233237
201Infiniti QX808114.1%197459-16.7%196188
202VW Passat78-80.0%201425-75.3%199136
203BMW X6788.3%210215-48.4%218189
204Porsche Panamera75-30.6%205273-28.5%210206
205Mercedes CLA71-84.6%213426-68.6%198128
206Buick Regal7142.0%20827248.6%211208
207Subaru BRZ67-4.3%20641979.8%200214
208Audi A76726.4%20330613.8%208218
209Audi TT67-5.6%236190-20.8%220229
210Buick LaCrosse66-14.3%211253-16.8%213211
211Honda Insight66new237196new219243
212Land Rover Discovery6321.2%223312-24.6%207197
213Infiniti Q6054-37.2%219233-48.8%216198
214Nissan Maxima53-64.2%18767211.1%182182
215Audi A65326.2%19532519.9%205219
216VW Arteon53new202146new234 –
217Jaguar E-Pace52-28.8%199231-0.9%217215
218Toyota Avalon514.1%22718617.0%222213
219Nissan Armada50-62.4%231321-49.0%206178
220Cadillac XTS49-53.3%220188-28.5%221221
221Ram ProMaster City47-39.7%19041870.6%201207
222Porsche 71847n/a212170n/a225199
223Toyota Sequoia46-27.0%204248-23.0%214210
224Land Rover Discovery Sport45-54.5%183457-19.7%197179
225Cadillac CTS44-51.1%225169-30.2%226222
226BMW Z443n/a –49n/a257 –
227Toyota Land Cruiser42366.7%22613716.1%235252
228Lincoln MKZ40-50.0%229180-48.4%223202
229Mercedes AMG GT4066.7%21614816.5%232244
230Alfa Romeo Stelvio38-57.8%218166-57.3%228200
231Maserati Levante37-14.0%230158-24.0%230227
232Genesis G803748.0%234125-10.1%238226
233Lincoln Continental37-21.3%24894-55.2%245225
234BMW 7-Series36-7.7%222148-23.7%231224
235Alfa Romeo Giulia35-37.5%242118-48.9%239220
236Jaguar i-Pace34new221169new227267
237BMW 8-Series34new232112new241271
238BMW 6 Series34-10.5%23594-46.6%244230
239Mercedes GLS33-86.2%193723-31.6%177147
240Fiat 124 Spider32-30.4%24491-26.6%246239
241Lexus RC28-3.4%21713128.4%236238
242Volvo S90/V9027-43.8%238163-25.6%229201
243Jaguar F-Type27-35.7%252126-37.3%237234
244Mercedes B Class25-84.8%228263-61.7%212172
245BMW i3/i824-53.8%23396-50.8%243228
246Lexus GX23-23.3%239115-25.3%240233
247Cadillac CT62246.7%24385-9.6%248245
248Toyota 8620-75.3%24098-64.7%242217
249Fiat 50018-55.0%25359-58.5%251241
250Toyota Mirai17new26253new255 –
251Mercedes SL-Class15-40.0%24148-39.2%259253
252Mercedes SLC14-54.8%25049-48.4%258250
253Maserati Ghibli11-62.1%25153-37.6%254248
254Audi A81042.9%2496135.6%250255
255Maserati Quattroporte1042.9%24651-35.4%256258
256Alfa Romeo 4C1066.7%258264.0%267265
257Jaguar XE9-75.0%26157-79.1%253216
258Lexus LC9-66.7%24739-54.1%261257
259Nissan GT-R90.0%25627-10.0%266262
260Lexus LS8-75.0%25739-69.0%262240
261Lincoln MKT8-79.5%25534-62.2%264254
262Lexus GS6-75.0%26059-34.4%252246
263Infiniti Q706-33.3%263287.7%265264
264Acura RLX6-50.0%26423-46.5%268263
265Acura NSX620.0%27313-40.9%273266
266Maserati GranTurismo525.0%2699-57.1%274268
267Fiat 500L5n/a274814.3%275273
268Jaguar XJ4-73.3%25443-63.9%260249
269Jaguar XF4-33.3%27037-66.1%263251
270Fiat 500X4-20.0%26520-35.5%269261
271Kia Cadenza4-60.0%27216-52.9%272259
272Audi R82-96.1%26616-88.9%271242
273Genesis G902-50.0%2678-70.4%276260
274Infiniti QX301-96.8% –87-47.3%247235
275VW Touareg1-99.0%27117-96.9%270194
276Chrysler 2001n/a –1n/a278 –
277Audi Q30-100.0% –77-95.5%249118
278Hyundai Nexo0new2686new277 –

Source: Manufacturers, Desrosiers, ANDC, GCBC

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