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

It’s a new volume record for the Ford F-Series in Canada.

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Although the Canadian market does dip by a tiny 0.4% year-on-year to 215.903 units this month, it’s from an exceptionally high comparison set a year ago, as May 2017 remains to this day the biggest month in Canadian history at 216.861 registrations. This way, May 2018 os the second highest month ever and only the 4th time the market surpasses 200.000 monthly sales after April 2016 (200.607) and June 2017 (203.495). The year-to-date volume is now up 0.4% to a record 839.056 units after five months, but the market has now been in decline for three consecutive months, something that hasn’t happened in over 5 years – since March 2013. According to local consultancy Desrosiers whose figures are slightly lower due to the absence of some luxury brands such as Tesla, light trucks remain robust at +4% to 147.337 sales or 68.4% of the market, with passenger cars once again solely responsible for the market decline at -9.4% to 68.070 or 31.6% share. YTD light trucks lift up 4.8% to 589.183 or 70.4% vs. 67.3% a year ago while passenger cars drop 9.5% to 247.339 or 29.6% share vs. 32.7% over the same period in 2017.

The Honda CR-V surges 28% to remain the #1 SUV in the country.

Ford Motor remains at the helm of the groups ranking despite a 3.3% year-on-year drop to 15.4% share, still well above its YTD level of 14.8%, General Motors gains a cool 5.4% to 15.2% but FCA tumbles down 14.8% to 13.1%, distancing Toyota Motor (+0.9%) at 11.2%, Honda Motor (+3.4%) at 10% and Hyundai-Kia (-6.8%) at 9.9%. Jaguar Land Rover (+15.8%), Daimler AG (+10.5%), the Volkswagen Group (+10.4%), BMW Group (+8.5%) and Nissan Motors (+4.3%) are all in great shape. Brand-wise, Ford (-3.1%) easily wins at 15.1% share just as its four direct followers all beat the market: Toyota (+1.9%), Honda (+3.2%) and Chevrolet (+8.5%). Mazda (+6.9%) and Nissan (+3.2%) are also solid but Ram (-16.1%), Hyundai (-8.9%) and Kia (-3.5%) suffer. Further down, Genesis (+125.8%), Alfa Romeo (+123.5%), Volvo (+41%), Land Rover (+28.7%), Tesla (+28.6%), Mitsubishi (+20.1%), Bentley (+20%), Buick (+14.8%), Smart (+11.8%) Volkswagen (+11.4%) and Mercedes (+10.5%) are the best performers.

The Ford Ecosport is now the most popular recent launch in Canada. Picture canadianautoreview.ca

The Ford F-Series posts the biggest gain in the Top 5 at +5% to to lodge a new all-time volume record at 16.039 units, beating its previous best of 15.660 established in June 2017. The Ram Pickup (-17%), Toyota Corolla (-7%) and GMC Sierra (-3%) all lose ground year-on-year and the Honda Civic edges up 4% in third place. The Honda CR-V surges 28% to #6, cementing its YTD lead in the SUV segment above the Toyota RAV4 up just 3% in May. The Dodge Grand Caravan (-37%), Hyundai Elantra (-29%) and Ford Escape (-8%) are hit hard. Further down the ranking, the best performers include the Nissan Leaf (+643%), Subaru Crosstrek (+95%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+88%), VW Tiguan (+79%), Jeep Cherokee (+73%), Audi Q5 (+58%), Jeep Compass (+47%), Buick Encore (+39%) and Toyota Prius (+39%). With the Nissan Qashqai (+899%), VW Atlas (+396%) and Toyota C-HR (+6%) now above the 1-year mark, the title of best-selling newcomer goes to the Ford Ecosport (#88) ahead of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#145), Kia Stinger (#165) and Range Rover Velar (#166).

Previous month: Canada April 2018: Premium brands and Nissan defy market down 2.6%

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

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Canada April 2018: Premium brands and Nissan defy market down 2.6%

The XC60 (+140%) helps Volvo up 49.5% year-on-year in Canada in April.

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New light vehicle sales in Canada post a second consecutive year-on-year decline in April at -2.6% to 192.297 units, but thanks to a strong start of the year the YTD tally remains at an all-time record level, up 0.5% on the previous record established last year at 623.153 registrations. This is the first back-to-back decline of 2018. According to local consultancy Desrosiers whose figures are slightly lower due to the absence of some luxury brands such as Tesla, light trucks stay in positive at +2.2% to 133.773 sales or 69.7% of the market, with passenger cars solely responsible for the market decline, hit a steep 12.4% to 58.083 or 30.3% share. YTD light trucks gain 5.1% to 441.845 or 71.1% vs. 68% a year ago just as passenger cars drop 9.6% to 179.269 or 28.9% share vs. 32% over the same period in 2017.

Land Rover jumps 32.4% year-on-year with the help of the Range Rover Velar. Picture caranddriver.com

Ford Motor is back in the groups lead, losing less ground than the market at -1.1% to 15.6% share and edging past last month’s leader General Motors down 4.6% to 15.4%. FCA (-15.5%) suffers heavy losses and loses the YTD 2nd spot to Ford Motor with Hyundai-Kia (-8.7%) in the same boat. In contrast, Jaguar Land Rover (+22.6%), Daimler AG (+8.5%), the BMW Group (+8.2%), the Volkswagen Group (+7.9%) and Nissan Motor (+6.5%) both post solid gains with Toyota Motor (-0.3%) almost stable.

Acura gains 23.2% year-on-year in April, with the MDX up 34%. Picture caranddriver.com

Brand-wise, Ford (-0.8%) comfortably stays on top, improving its market share by one percentage point vs. YTD at 15.2$. Toyota (+0.9%), Chevrolet (-6.3%), Honda (-7.1%) and Hyundai (-14.4%) round up the Top 5 with Nissan (+10.9%), Mazda (+7.4%) and GMC (+5.1%) the best performers in the Top 10. Below, the largest year-on-year gains are the exclusivity of premium brands: Genesis (+291.4%), Alfa Romeo (+245%), Volvo (+49.5%), Land Rover (+32.4%), Tesla (+28.6%), Acura (+23.2%), Audi (+13.9%) and BMW (+10.8%) all impress. Reversely, Fiat (-83.7%), Ram (-34.4%), Buick (-30.4%), Maserati (-28.9%), Infiniti (-27.4%) and Chrysler (-20.3%) implode.

The Chevrolet Silverado (+15%) limits General Motors’ drop to -4.6% this month.

The Ford F-Series remains the best-selling nameplate in the country by far with stables sales (-1%) whereas the Ram Pickup crumbles down 35% to less than half the F-Series. On the other hand the Dodge Grand Caravan (+18%), Chevrolet Silverado (+15%) and Honda CR-V (+10%) are the only Top 10 models posting a double-digit year-on-year gain, just as both the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla drop 16%. Great performers further down include the Jeep Compass (+482%), VW Tiguan (+101%), Subaru Crosstrek (+90%), Jeep Wrangler (+54%), Kia Sorento (+31%), Toyota Sienna (+31%), Mazda CX-3 (+27%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+27%) and Ford Mustang (+26%). The Nissan Qashqai continues to dominate recent launches (<12 months) at #31 (-7 on March) ahead of the VW Atlas at #69 (-3), Ford Ecosport at #76 (+10) and Toyota C-HR at #91 (-6).

Previous month: Canada March 2018: Top Four 100% Full-size pickups, market down 0.5%

One year ago: Canada April 2017: Ram Pickup breaks record in market down 1.5%

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Canada March 2018: Top Four 100% Full-size pickups, market down 0.5%

Hefty discounts ahead of the arrival of the 2019 model (pictured) push Ram Pickup sales up 7%.

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The Canadian new light vehicle market records its first year-on-year drop of 2018 at -0.5% to 186.993 registrations, but thanks to solid results during the first two months of the year, the year-to-date volume breaks another record at 430.856 units, up 1.9% on the previous record established in 2017. According to local consultancy Desrosiers whose figures are slightly lower due to the absence of some luxury brands such as Tesla, light trucks progress 5.2% to 132.515 sales or 71.1% of the market whereas passenger cars drop 12.4% to 53.932 or just 28.9% share. Year-to-date, light trucks gain 6.4% to 308.072 or 71.8% but passenger cars decline 8.2% to 121.186 or 28.2%. General Motors spectacularly regains control of the groups ranking both in March wth 16.1% share and year-to-date at 15.1%, leaving Ford Motor (13.9%), FCA (13.1%) and Toyota Motor (11.3%) far in the distance. FCA still ranks #2 YTD but is only 70 sales above Ford Motor. The Volkswagen Group posts a very satisfying 23.6% year-on-year gain this month and 26.2% YTD.

The Chevrolet Silverado is also up 7% this month in Canada.

Over in the brands ranking, Ford remains comfortably ahead at 13.5% share but drops 2.3% whereas Toyota soars 9.7% to 10.1%., the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 8. Chevrolet (+1.3%), Honda (-8.4%) and Nissan (-3.7%) round up the Top 5 while Hyundai is hit hard at -12.2%. Once again Jeep posts the biggest improvement among mass brands with a 43.8% surge lifting it to #9 just below Ram (+6.1%). It ranks #6 over Q1 2018. Below, Volvo (+39.4%), Mitsubishi (+39%), Volkswagen (+31.8%), Tesla (+28.6%), Lincoln (+26.1%) and Audi (+14%) deliver double-digit year-on-year gains while among smaller brands Alfa Romeo (+492.3%) and Genesis (+320%) stand out. There is also a handful of deep dives, the worst all being the property of FCA: Fiat (-84.6%), Dodge (-43.8%), Chrysler (-43.6%) and Maserati (-38.5%).

The Jeep Wrangler breaks it all-time volume record in Canada this month.

The Ford F-Series overcomes a steep 11% year-on-year drop to dominate a Canadian models ranking skewed particularity heavily towards full-size pickups this month: it distances the Ram Pickup (+7%), Chevrolet Silverado (+7%) and GMC Sierra (-5%), monopolising the Top 4 for the second time in the past four months. Traditional best-seller in the passenger car segment, the Honda Civic holds onto its throne but drops 23% to #5 overall. The Toyota RAV4 (+21%) leads all SUVs, unperturbed by the impending arrival of a new generation, ahead of the Honda CR-V (+11%), Nissan Rogue (-6%) and Ford Escape (-1%).

The new model propels VW Tiguan sales up 150% in Canada this month.

Just outside the Top 10, the Jeep Wrangler posts another fantastic result: up a whopping 217% on March 2017 to 3.839 sales – a new all-time volume record for the nameplate. The Jeep Compass (+987%), VW Tiguan (+150%), Subaru Crosstrek (+102%), Honda Odyssey (+49%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+49%), Mazda CX-3 (+41%), Mazda CX-5 (+36%), Audi Q5 (+32%) are the most dynamic in the remainder of the Top 50. The Nissan Qashqai (#25) continues to dominate recent launches (<12 months) head and shoulders, followed by the VW Atlas (#66), Toyota C-HR (#85) and Ford Ecosport (#86). This month we welcome no less than five newcomers in the Canadian sales charts: the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at #133, the Jaguar E-Pace at #191, BMW X2 at #200, Volvo XC40 at #205 and Genesis G70 at #237.

Previous month: Canada January 2018: Jeep, VW and Chevrolet shine in record market

Previous year: Canada Full Year 2017: F-Series and Ram break records in first 2m year

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Canada February 2018: Jeep, VW and Chevrolet shine in record market

The Jeep Wrangler posts another stellar month in Canada at +175%. 

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Following up on five consecutive record years and a new January record last month, the Canadian new light vehicle market doesn’t seem to want to slow down with sales up another 2.2% year-on-year in February to 126.026 units, the 4th consecutive February record Canada has posted. Accordingly, the year-to-date tally, up a sturdy 3.9% to 243.770, is a new all-time record after two months. Continuing on a years-long trend, passenger cars continue to skid down 6% to 35.879 and just 28.6% share whereas light trucks continue to gallop ahead at +5.6% to 89.651 and 71.4% of the Canadian market, figures being slightly lower than above as Desrosiers doesn’t include some luxury brands such as Tesla.

The Tiguan (+76%) helps Volkswagen up 32.3% in February in Canada.

Group-wise, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dominates for the second month running despite sales down 1.2% to 15% share, less than 400 units above Ford down 2.4% to 14.7%. General Motors posts another impressive score, up 8.8% to 14.3% and up 11.7% year-to-date. Toyota Motor (-1.3%), Honda Motor (+1.5%) and Nissan Motor (+6.1%) follow but it’s the Volkswagen Group that lodges the best performance at +27.2%. In the brands ranking, Ford remains leader by far in spite of a 2% drop to 14.3% share, well ahead of Toyota (+0.9%) at 9.6% while Chevrolet soars 21% to 8.7%, overtaking Honda (+2.5%). Jeep once again stuns with a 45.7% surge at #7, Volkswagen gains 32.3%, with Alfa Romeo (+2525%), Volvo (+34.6%), Tesla (+28.6%), Mitsubishi (+27.2%), Genesis (+25%), Audi (+21.9%) the other carmakers managing a 20% gain or more.

The Ford Ecosport is up 76 spots on last month to #72.

Unsurprisingly, the Ford F-Series remains the most popular nameplate in the country but, like in January, it posts an uncharacteristically steep 16% year-on-year drop. The Ram Pickup does a little better in 2nd place at -10% while the Honda Civic drops 5% at #3. The Honda CR-V (+5%), Chevrolet Silverado (+9%) and Nissan Rogue (+8%) on the other hand all beat the market while the Jeep Wrangler impresses again with a 175% surge at #10, remaining in 5th place year-to-date. Further down, the Jeep Compass (+1370% due to the new model), Subaru Crosstrek (+114%), BMW X3 (+98%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+78%), VW Tiguan (+76%), Audi Q5 (+72%), Ford Transit (+70%), Toyota Tundra (+65%) and VW Golf (+52%) make themselves noticed in the Top 10. The Nissan Qashqai (#25) continues to dominate recent launches (<12 months) head and shoulders, followed by the VW Atlas (#66), Ford Ecosport (#72, up 76 on January) and Toyota C-HR (#84).

Previous month: Canada January 2018: Honda, Jeep and Chevrolet soar in market up 5.9%

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

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Canada January 2018: Honda, Jeep & Chevrolet soar in market up 5.9%

The Jeep Wrangler leaps to 5th place overall in Canada in January. 

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After five consecutive annual records and a first 2 million year in 2017, new light vehicle sales in Canada continue on their galloping growth with deliveries up 5.9% to 117.744 in January. Light trucks advance 9.1% to 85.906 or 73.2% of the market while Passenger cars dive 2.6% to just 31.375 or 26.8% share. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signs its first monthly win since February 2017 despite sales down 4.4% to 15% share, distancing General Motors (+15%), Ford Motor (-4.4%) and Honda Motor surging 28.8% to 11.1% share. Toyota Motor (+2.5%) rounds up the Top 5 with the Volkswagen Group (+28.9%) and BMW Group (+15%) also posting spectacular gains.

The Honda Civic is up 34% to 3rd place. 

Brand-wise, Ford leads but is down 4.8% while Honda shoots up 3 spots on December and 31.5% year-on-year to 2nd place overall, eclipsing Toyota (+2.8%) with Chevrolet (+25.9%) and Jeep (+28.1%) the biggest gainers in the Top 10. Further down, Volvo (+45.4%), Genesis (+36.4%), Tesla (+28.6%), Smart (+25%), Infiniti (+16.8%), BMW (+15.1%), Subaru (+14.8%), Mini (+11.1%), Audi (+10.2%) and Mazda (+10.2%) lodge the largest improvements in market.

The Chevrolet Cruze (+105%) helps GM up 15%. Picture caranddriver.com

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series remains the most popular but drops 16% just as its immediate follower the Ram Pickup is down 17%. The Honda Civic on the other hand is back up 8 spots on December and 34% year-on-year, followed by the CR-V up 32% to #4. The Jeep Wrangler is the hero of the Top 10 with sales up 3-fold on January 2017 to #5 (+22 on last month) just as the 2018 model arrives in dealerships. This is the nameplate’s highest ever ranking in Canada according to BSCB records, its recent best being #16 in July 2014. The Ford Escape (+17%), Chevrolet Cruze (+105%), VW Tiguan (+98%) and Golf (+44%) also shine. The Nissan Qashqai (#23) tops all recent launches above the VW Atlas (#51) and Toyota C-HR (#71).

Previous post: Canada Full Year 2017: F-Series and Ram break records in first 2m year

One year ago: Canada January 2017: FCA tops market up 2.3%

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Canada Full Year 2017: F-Series & Ram break records in first 2m year

The Ford F-Series is the first nameplate to sell over 150.000 units in a single year in Canada.

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Just as its neighbour the U.S. has finally plateaued and swung into negative territory, 2017 is a historic year for Canadian new light vehicles sales: for the first time in the country’s history, more than two million vehicles found a new home in a single year (2.043.500) thanks to a 4.6% year-on-year uplift. This means the Canadian market has now grown for eight consecutive years (the last recorded drop was in 2009) and has broken its all-time volume record for the past five straight years, lifting it from 1.744.600 in 2013. According to local consultancy Desrosiers whose figures are slightly lower due to the absence of some luxury brands such as Tesla, light truck sales in Canada are up a whopping 8.7% year-on-year to 1.398.975 units or 68.6% share vs. 66% a year ago whereas passenger cars are down 3.4% to 639.823 and 31.4% share vs. 34% in 2016.

The Ram Pickup ends 2017 with a new sales record and only 1.535 below the 100.000 mark.

Ford Motor remains the most popular auto group in the country but sees its share thaw to 15.1% due to a meagre 1.3% sales improvement. Reversely, General Motors is catching up fast with a 13.3% sure lifting it from 13.7% and #3 last year to 14.8% and #2 in 2017. FCA, #1 in 2015, is down 3.5% to #3. Honda Motor (+5.7%), Daimler AG (+8.2%), Nissan Motor (+8.3%), Jaguar Land Rover (+13.1%) and the Volkswagen Group (+16.9%) also outpace the market. Brand-wise, Ford (+1.4%) remains comfortably in the lead, however all its immediate followers advance faster: Toyota (+4.7%), Honda (+6.3%), Chevrolet (+12.9%) and Nissan (+10%). GMC (+17.5%) and Ram (+11.2%) also post double-digit gains while Hyundai (-6%) and Dodge (-8%) go backwards. Below, Tesla (+95.7%), Maserati (+83.8%), Jaguar (+52.3%), Audi (+17.9%), Porsche (+16.8%), Volvo (+16.4%), Volkswagen (+16%), Mercedes (+11.8%) and Lexus (+10%) make themselves noticed. Alfa Romeo (from 85 to 1.113 sales) and Genesis (from 93 to 525) shoot up thanks to new models.

The Honda Civic is the best-selling passenger car in Canada for the 20th year in a row.

The Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in Canada for the 9th consecutive year and the 14th time in the past 15 years (only interruption was by the Honda Civic in 2008). Thanks to deliveries up 7%, the F-Series breaks the annual volume record for any nameplate in a single year in Canada for the 6th time in the past eight years (and as early as end-November), lifting it to 155.290, the first time above 150.000 units. Note the F-Series is the only nameplate in the history of automobile in Canada to have ever crossed the 100.000 annual unit-milestone, and has done so for the past 6 years. The Ram Pickup does not end far off this year though: thanks to sales up 11%, it also breaks its own annual volume record to lift it to 98.465. In third place overall, the Honda Civic (+7%) is the best-selling passenger car in Canada for the 20th year in a row, comfortably distancing the Toyota Corolla (+10%) at 69.030 units vs. 50.332 while the Hyundai Elantra (-6%) is out of the Top 10.

The Chevrolet Silverado (+31%) helps GM up 13.3% in 2017.

With the GMC Sierra surging 21% to #4 and the Chevrolet Silverado soaring 31% to #5, the Canadian sales charts has four full-size pickup trucks in the Top 5 for the first time ever. The Toyota RAV4 (+4%) remains the best-selling SUV but Honda CR-V (+13%) is catching up fast and ends the year only 451 units below. The Hyundai Tucson (+28%), VW Golf (+22%), Chevrolet Equinox (+27%), Kia Forte (+33%), Subaru Impreza (+30%) and VW Tiguan (+34%) also impress in the Top 50. The Nissan Qashqai (#56) is the most popular new launch for 2017, ahead of the VW Atlas (#97), Toyota C-HR (#106) and Chevrolet Bolt (#158).

Previous month: Canada November 2017: Market down 1% but 2m annual result now certain

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

Two years ago: Canada Full Year 2015: First FCA win in third consecutive record year

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Canada November 2017: Market down 1% but 2 million annual result now certain

The Honda CR-V is up 36% year-on-year in Canada to #3. 

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The Canadian new light vehicle market is down year-on-year for only the second time in 2017 after last April with November sales at -1% to 159.014 units. However the year-to-date volume remains frankly in record territory at 1.918.827 deliveries, up 5.2% on the previous record established last year, headed towards a fifth consecutive annual record and now certain to break the 2 million annual unit milestone for the first time in history. According to local consultancy Desrosiers which has a slightly lower sales total due to the exclusion of a handful of luxury brands, light trucks gain 2.7% to 114.592 units or a gargantuan 72.2% share vs. 68.3% year-to-date whereas passenger cars freefall 10% to 44.061 units or just 27.8% share vs. 31.7% so far in 2017.

Ford Motor reclaims the top of the group ladder it holds year-to-date despite a 2.8% decline to 14.4% share, edging past General Motors down a harsh 17.2% (after a 26.5% surge last month) while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (-7.8%) rounds up the podium. The Volkswagen Group (+27.4%), Daimler (+7.9%) and Nissan Motor (+7.8%) are among the best performing groups. Brand-wise, Ford leads but is down 2.8% ahead of Toyota (+3.4%) while Chevrolet is back up to #3 despite a 13.6% drop, distancing Honda (+1.2%) and Nissan (+8%). Acura (+10.1%), Mercedes (+14.1%), Mitsubishi (+14.8%), Kia (+15.5%), Audi (+19.3%), Porsche (+30.3%), Volkswagen (+31.8%), Tesla (+44.6%) and Volvo (+61.1%) post the largest year-on-year gains and on the other end of the scale Smart (-91.5%), Bentley (-73.2%), Fiat (-66.1%), Chrysler (-43.6%), Buick (-36.5%), GMC (-20.1%) and Dodge (-16.6%) suffer the most.

Unsurprisingly the Ford F-Series is the best-selling nameplate in the country once again with sales up 11% to a new November record of 12.548, with the Ram Pickup (+3%), Honda CR-V (+36%), GMC Sierra (-11%) and Chevrolet Silverado (+3%) all up one spot on October, benefiting from the fall of the Honda Civic (-11%) from #2 last month to #7 in November. The Toyota RAV4 (+6%) becomes the best-selling Toyota in Canada year-to-date, passing the Corolla, while the Hyundai Tucson (+20%), Jeep Grand Cherokee (+26%), VW Golf (+31%), Subaru Impreza (+38%), Kia Sorento (+45%), Mazda CX-3 (+51%), Subaru Crosstrek (+60%), Jeep Wrangler (+65%), Mercedes GLC (+66%), Toyota Camry (+73%) and VW Tiguan (+76%) are among the biggest gainers in the Top 50. The Nissan Qashqai is up a further six spots to #26, cementing its domination of recent launches above the VW Atlas (#65), Toyota C-HR (#89), Chevrolet Bolt (#105), Kia Niro (#145) and Range Rover Velar (#154).

Previous month: Canada October 2017: General Motors shoots up 26.5%, market up 6.3%

One year ago: Canada November 2016: General Motors surges 31% in pickup market

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Canada October 2017: General Motors shoots up 26.5%, market up 6.3%

The Chevrolet Silverado is up 59% year-on-year in Canada in October.

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The first 2 million sales annual result in the history of automobile in Canada is now almost certain: October sales push up another 6.3% to 164.643, lifting the year-to-date volume up 5.6% or 93.000 units to a record 1.760.162 in ten months. According to local consultancy Desrosiers which has a slightly lower sales total due to the exclusion of a handful of luxury brands, light trucks continue on their fantastic run, up another 13.6% to 115.417 or 67.9% share vs. 65.4% year-to-date whereas passenger cars are down a harsh 7.9% to just 48.797 units or 32.1% share vs. 34.6% so far in 2017. General Motors is doing a lot of the heavy lifting in Canada this month with a stunning 26.5% year-on-year improvement to 16.3% share vs. 14.7% so far this year. GM outsells Ford Motor (-2%) by almost 6.000 sales and is on track to eclipse the 300.000 annual sales mark for the first time since 2008. GM could even tease Ford Motor for the annual pole position by year end if it continues at this rate. GM’s success this month has everything to do with light trucks, up 44% while its passenger cars plunge 20%. Ford cars dropped an even harsher 39%…

The Tiguan (+94%) helps Volkswagen sales up 31.5%. Picture caranddriver.com 

Toyota Motor holds onto the third spot with sales up 8.9% to 11.9% share above Honda Motor up 2% to 10.7%, FCA down 11.9% to 10.5% and Hyundai-Kia up 1.4% to 9.8%. Nissan Motor (+9.5%), Volkswagen Group (+24.3%), Daimler (+11.1%), Volvo (+57.7%) and Tesla (+44.6%) all outpace the market. Brand-wise, Ford drops 1.2% above Toyota (+9.5%) and Honda (+2.4%) while Chevrolet shoots up 20.9% and Nissan up 13.1%. GMC (+35.4%) and Volkswagen (+31.5%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Beyond, Audi (+11.3%), Mercedes (+11.8%), Land Rover (+12.1%), Rolls-Royce (+14.3%), Buick (+29.2%), Cadillac (+30.5%) and Alfa Romeo (+1136.4%) shine but Infiniti (-17.1%), Jeep (-23%), Lincoln (-28.1%), Smart (-29.1%), Chrysler (-30.6%), Bentley (-46.4%) and Fiat (-87.3%!) all struggle.

The Hyundai Tucson is up 70% year-on-year in October in Canada.

In the models ranking, the Ford F-Series advances a stunning 25% year-on-year to post a new October record at 10.591 sales, the Honda Civic (-8%) snaps the 2nd place off the Ram Pickup (-3%) while below the Honda CR-V (+18%), GMC Sierra (+33%), Chevrolet Silverado (+59%) and Toyota RAV4 (+11%) all frankly beat the market. The Hyundai Elantra (+23%), Tucson (+70%), VW Golf (+35%), VW Tiguan (+94%) and Jeep Wrangler (+44%) also impress inside the Top 20. Below, the Mazda CX-3 (+49%), Buick Encore (+63%), BMW X5 (+79%), Honda Pilot (+78%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the remainder of the Top 50. The Nissan Qashqai (#32) easily tops recent launches above the VW Atlas (#67), Toyota C-HR (#85) and Chevrolet Bolt (#111).

Previous month: Canada September 2017: Sales up 8%, headed to first year above 2m

One year ago: Canada October 2016: Honda Civic snaps 2nd place in market down 5%

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Canada September 2017: Sales up 8%, headed to first year above 2m

The Ford F-Series breaks its Canadian monthly volume record for the 6th time in 19 months. 

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The Canadian new light vehicle market continues on its record run in September, up 8% year-on-year to 187.266 units, the highest ever score for the month. This means we are headed towards a 5th consecutive annual record and the very first year above 2 million sales, with the year-to-date tally now adding up to 1.595.306, up 5.8% on the previous record established in 2016. According to local analysts Desrosiers that have a slightly smaller monthly total due to the absence of some luxury brands, light trucks are up 12.5% to 129.731 or 69.4% share vs. 67.7% year-to-date while passenger cars continue to struggle at -1.8% to 57.107 units or just 30.6% share vs. 32.3% so far in 2017. It’s an exceptionally strong month, with Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Honda all breaking their September volume records.

The GMC Acadia (+81%) helps GM up 7%. Picture caranddriver.com

Ford Motor reclaims the groups lead off General Motors with sales up 2.4% to 30.881. The Ford brand is up 2.7% thanks to the F-Series breaking a new volume record at 16.323 units. This is the 6th time the F-Series breaks its Canadian monthly high mark in the past 19 months… The Ford Escape (+7%) breaks its September record at #7 overall. General Motors is up 7% to 27.237 units, with Chevrolet (+6.6%) posting its best September score since 2006 and GMC (+10.5%) is at its highest for September since 1999. The Chevrolet Silverado surges 45% to remain above its twin the GMC Sierra (+17%) in 4th place overall. The Chevrolet Equinox also performs well at +27% as does the GMC Acadia up 161%. Toyota Motor soars 14.5% with double-digit increases in the cars, trucks (up 16.5% to 11.537) and luxury segment (up 11.1% to 2.419). The Toyota brand is up 16%, with the RAV4 (+15%), Corolla (+10%), Camry (+31%), Sienna (+40%), Highlander (+25%) and 4Runner (+20%) all outpacing the market.

The Hyundai Tucson (+75%) helps Hyundai-Kia up 9.2% in Canada this month. 

Contrary to its paltry performance in the neighbouring U.S., Hyundai-Kia is up 9.2% in Canada this month, with Kia up 19.4% and Hyundai up just 3%. The Hyundai Tucson (+75%), Kia Forte (+78%) and Kia Rio (+63%) are pulling up the rest of the lineups. FCA is agonising again with a 6.1% drop to 18.444 sales. Jeep is down 28%, with the new Compass (+268%) the only bright spot. Chrysler is down 33%, with the Pacifica up 11%, Dodge is down 10% with only the Durango up (+9%), Fiat is down 10%. Ram (+16.4%) brings fresh air to the group as the Pickup is up 16%, while Alfa Romeo goes from just 1 units a year ago to 109 this month as the Giulia and Stelvio gear up.

The all-new Nissan Qashqai is hurting the Rogue (-3%) in Canada.

Honda Motor is up 3.3% to a September record of 18.181 units, with the Honda brand up 3.4% and Acura up 2.5%. The Honda Civic remains the best-selling passenger car in the county despite a 1% year-on-year drop, the Honda CR-V (+24%) and Pilot (+88%) post September records. Nissan Motor soars 13.2% with Nissan up 14.4% to a September record, Mitsubishi up 6.8% and Infiniti up 13.6%. The group’s best-seller, the Rogue, is down 3% just as the smaller Qashqai continues to rise to #27, up one spot on August, the Murano is up 17%, the Pathfinder up 22% and the Titan up 48%. The Mitsubishi Outlander is up 13%, the RVR up 21% and the Infiniti QX60 up 63%. Subaru manages an impressive 11.5% year-on-year gain, with the Impreza up 41% and the Crosstrek up 67%. Mercedes (+12.9%) dominates the luxury race above BMW (+3.4%), Lexus (+11.1%) and Acura. Land Rover gains 12% with the Velar up 103 spots on last month to #141, Porsche is up 15.2%, Mini up 15.1%, Volvo up 21.4%, Jaguar up 32.3% and Tesla up 45.2%

Previous month: Canada August 2017: GM up 28.5%, VW up 72% in record market

One year ago: Canada September 2016: 4th all-time record in 7 months for the Ford F-Series

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Canada August 2017: GM up 28.5%, VW up 72% in record market

Canadian GMC sales are up 42% year-on-year in August with the Sierra up 43%.

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August marks the 7th record month of 2017 for light vehicle sales in Canada, up 7.1% year-on-year to 184.362 units and leading to an all-time high 1.408.040 sales after eight months, up 5.6% on the previous record established in 2016. According to Desrosiers.ca which has a slightly lower monthly total (due to the absence of low-selling prestige brands), light trucks sales are more than double that of passenger cars at 124.849 (+10.1%) vs. 59.096 (+0.8%). It is also the case year-to-date at 947.675 (+8.9%) vs. 457.172 (-1.6%). In the groups ranking, General Motors surges 28.5% to take the lead at 15.7% share ahead of Ford Motor at 14.8% (-5.9%) and Toyota Motor at 20.036 (+7.5%). Hyundai-Kia remains at #4 despite a 2% drop while FCA plunges to #5 due to a 9.4% year-on-year decline. Jaguar-Land Rover (+12.1%), Nissan Motor/Mitsubishi (+12.2%) and once again the Volkswagen Group (+54%) are the most impressive gainers along with GM.

Chevrolet sales are up 27.1% with the Silverado up 62%.

Brand-wise, Ford remains comfortably in the lead in spite of a 5.7% drop to 144% share, ahead of Toyota (+9.2%), Honda (+6.1%) and Chevrolet soaring 27.1%. The Top 6 is identically to July with Hyundai (-10.5%) and Nissan (+13.8%) in tow. GMC jumps a spectacular 42% and Volkswagen is up an even more impressive 71.9%. Ram (+27.5%), Kia (+15%), Mercedes (+13.4%) and Audi (+26.8%) also shine in the Top 20. On the other hand Chrysler (-61.3%), Dodge (-36%) and Acura (-20.9%) struggle. Among smaller brands, Infiniti (+20.9%), Tesla (+45.2%), Jaguar (+114.3%), Maserati (+275%) and Alfa Romeo (+1244%) are the most dynamic.

VW sales are up 72% with the Atlas up to #61.

Model-wise, the Ford F-Series reigns supreme above 14.000 units (-1%), distancing the Ram Pickup (+26%), Honda Civic (+24%), Chevrolet Silverado (+62%) and GMC Sierra (+43%) reproducing the July Top 5 and all posting spectacular gains. The Toyota RAV4 (+7%) dominates the crossover segment at #6 overall, while the VW Golf (+84%), Hyundai Tucson (+67%), VW Tiguan (+155%) and Chevrolet Equinox (+33%) post some of the largest gains in the Top 25. Among recent launches, the Nissan Qashqai gains 10 spots to #28, the VW Atlas is up 26 to #61 and both the Alfa Romeo Stelvio (#212) and Range Rover Velar (#244) make their first appearance in the Canadisn charts.

Previous month: Canada July 2017: General Motors helps market up 4.9%

One year ago: Canada August 2016: Ford F-Series tops monthly record, hits 100k units YTD

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