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Canada: 1984-2021 more detailed Historical Data now available

The Plymouth Reliant was the #1 passenger car in Canada in 1984.

22/08/2019 update: Now with annual All-brands and All-models ranking from 1991 to 2011 (9 new and 9 updated articles).

The direct links to 31 Historical articles are below.

We have significantly expanded our Historical Data coverage for Canada, going for very limited data to All-brands and All-Models data for over 20 years from 1991 to 2011, making Canada one of the most complete Historical markets on BSCB.

Historical Data for Canada is now as follows:

  • Selected data for the 1984-1990 period (Please contact us here if you have more information for this period or prior.
  • All-brands and All-models rankings available from 1991 onwards.
  • Monthly rankings available from April 2011 onwards without interruption.

The Hyundai Pony was the best-selling passenger car in Canada in 1985.

The Hyundai Pony managed the outstanding feat of becoming the best-selling passenger car in the country as early as 1985, a time when South Korean models were nowhere to be seen in most parts of the world. Then the Chevrolet Cavalier was the best-selling vehicle in the country from 1990 to 1993, before the Ford F-Series took the lead in 1994. The pickup would dominate the Canadian charts for 23 of the following 27 years, toppled from 2000 to 2002 by the Dodge Caravan and in 2008 by the Honda Civic.

The Chevrolet C/K Pickup was #1 in Canada in 1984.The Chevrolet Cavalier was #1 in Canada from 1990 to 1993.The Ford Aerostar was the #3 light truck in 1990.The Honda Civic was the best-selling vehicle in Canada in 2008.

Rediscover forgotten nameplates like the Plymouth Reliant, best-selling Passenger Car in 1984, the Dodge Aries, Oldsmobile Toronado, Pontiac 6000, Mercury Topaz, Ford Aerostar (#3 Truck in 1990), Pontiac Sunbird or Dodge Neon…

Canada Historical Data:

Canada 1984: Chevrolet C/K Pickup and Plymouth Reliant shine

Canada 1985: Hyundai Pony best-selling car

Canada 1990: Chevrolet Cavalier and C/K Pickup dominate

Canada 1991: Chevrolet Cavalier, Honda Civic & Pontiac Sunbird on podium (new)

Canada 1992: Ford F-Series catches up on Chevrolet Cavalier (new)

Canada 1993: Last year of reign for the Chevrolet Cavalier (updated)

Canada 1994: Ford F-Series and Dodge Caravan snap lead (updated)

Canada 1995: Ford F-Series #1, Pontiac Sunfire lands at #4 (updated)

Canada 1996: Ford F-Series and Dodge Caravan top market up 1.6% (new)

Canada 1997: Ford F-Series leads, Ford Windstar up to #3 in market up 18.3% (new)

Canada 1998-1999: Honda Civic up to #2 and #1 passenger car (new)

Canada 2000: Dodge Caravan (+18.7%) secures first ever win, Plymouth disappears (new)

Canada 2001-2002: Dodge Caravan #1 again, Mazda Protege up to #5 in record market (new)

Canada 2003: Ford F-Series back to #1 above Honda Civic (new)

Canada 2004: Ford F-Series and Dodge Caravan lead, Mazda3 up to #5 (updated)

Canada 2005-2006: Honda Civic threatens Ford F-Series for #1 (new)

Canada 2007: Ford F-Series and Honda Civic dominate, Pontiac remains much stronger than in the US (updated)

Canada 2008: Toyota and Honda Civic secure first ever annual wins (updated)

Canada 2009: Ford F-Series reclaims top spot in devastated market (-10.8%) (updated)

Canada 2010: Ford F-Series (+20.3%) smashes nameplate volume record in recovering market (+6.6%) (updated)

Canada 2011: Ford F-Series stable, Ram Pickup up to record #2, Hyundai Elantra challenges Honda Civic for #1 passenger car (updated)

Canada 2012: Ford F-Series first vehicle above 100,000 annual sales

Canada 2013: Ford F-Series breaks volume record again in all-time high market

Canada 2014: Ford F-Series and Ram Pickup break records

Canada 2015: First FCA win in third consecutive record year

Canada 2016: Ford F-Series at peak in 4th straight record year

Canada 2017: F-Series and Ram Pickup break records in first 2m year

Canada 2018: Toyota resists, F-Series, Civic and RAV4 lead respective segments in first market drop since 2010

Canada 2019: Ram (+13.8%) stands out, light trucks up to 80% share, market slips below 2m (-3.7%)

Canada 2020: Cadillac only gainer, Ford F-Series leads for 12th straight year, market down -19.7% to lowest since 2009

Canada 2021: Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan help lift market up 6.6%, Ford F-Series #1 for 13th straight year

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