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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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Canada July 2017: General Motors helps market up 4.9%

Chevrolet Silverado sales are up 28% year-on-year in Canada in July. 

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As opposed to its neighbour the U.S., the Canadian new light vehicle market continues to evolve at record pace in 2017. July sales are up 4.9% to 182.099 units, a record for the month, leading to a year-to-date tally also up 4.9% to a record 1.223.420 deliveries after seven months. Ford Motor remains in the lead of the groups ranking in spite of a 7.1% year-on-year drop, while General Motors shoots up 21.6% to overtake FCA (-4.9%) and snap the 2nd spot year-to-date. Hyundai-Kia (-5.3%) continue to struggle, Toyota Motor (+3.8%) follows the market but Honda Motor (+9.9%), Nissan Motor (+13.1%) and most impressively the Volkswagen Group (+33.2%) frankly beat the overall growth.

The Nissan Titan ranks #35 in Canada in July. 

Brand-wise, Ford holds the fort in spite of a 7.5% decline, while the rest of the Top 4, unchanged on June, progresses faster than the market: Toyota is up 5.1%, Honda up 10.7% and Chevrolet up 16.5%. Hyundai (-14.8%) post the largest decline in the Top 10, whereas Nissan (+11%), Jeep (+35.9%), GMC (+26.3%) and Volkswagen (+37.9%) all post very solid gains. Ram is in difficulty at -9.7%. Notice also Mercedes up 10.7%, Mazda up 11.5%, Kia up 15%, Audi up 29.7%, Mitsubishi up 29.9%, Buick up 34.9%, Cadillac up 40.7%, Tesla up 45.2%, Maserati up 86.7% and Alfa Romeo up 1071%.

The Nissan Qashqai is now inside the Canadian Top 40. 

In the models ranking, if the Ford F-Series continues to gallop ahead at +5%, the Ram Pickup makes a pause at -14% and posts less than half the sales of the F-Series this month. The Honda Civic soars 23% to cement its position as Canada’s best-selling car, while both the Chevrolet Silverado (+28%) and GMC Sierra (+19%) sport significant gains. The Hyundai Elantra (-19%), Toyota RAV4 (-6%) and Ford Escape (-7%) all disappoint while the Jeep Cherokee (+26%), VW Golf (+63%), Hyundai Tucson (+18%) and Mazda3 (+20%) impress. Further down, the Nissan Titan (+771%), Qashqai (+27 spots to #38), Jeep Compass (+417%) and Mercedes GLC (+119%) make themselves noticed.

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

One year ago: Canada July 2016: F-Series propels Ford Motor Co back above FCA

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Canada June 2017: F-Series hits record, 3rd month above 200.000 sales

The Ford F-Series breaks its monthly volume record in Canada by just one unit in June. 

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The Canadian new vehicle market continues to evolve at record heights in June, up 6.5% year-on-year to 203.495 registrations, the second month in a row above 200.000 and the third ever after April 2016. Accordingly, the half-year tally is up 5% to an all-time high 1.039.111, the first time in Canadian history that over a million vehicles get registered in six months. Ford Motor more than doubles the market growth with a 14.1% year-on-year gain to 16.1% share, taking its distance with General Motors at 13.3% (+4.2%) and FCA at 13.2% (-3.1%). Toyota Motor (+6.5%) follows the market but , Honda Motor (+13.9%), Daimler AG (+13.1%), Nissan Motor/Mitsubishi (+12.8%) and most impressively the Volkswagen Group (+26.3%) all post very solid gains. Hyundai-Kia (-7.2%) struggles.

Second ever month above 10.000 Canadian sales for the Ram Pickup. 

In the brands ranking, Ford cements its domination with a 14% surge to 15.7% share vs. 15% year-to-date, with the Top 8 identical to the 2017 YTD ranking: Toyota (+6.4%), Honda (+14.1%) and Chevrolet (+6.2%) round up the Top 4, while compared to last month Nissan (+12.4%) bypasses Hyundai (-15.5%) and Ram (+33%), the latter posting the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 15. Notice also GMC up 12.3%, Volkswagen up 30.3%, Mercedes up 13.1%, Audi up 24.3%, Lexus up 35.5%, Infiniti up 25.1% and Lincoln up 20.7% in a month benefiting premium brands. Further down, Maserati is up 104.8% thanks to the Levante SUV and Alfa Romeo is up 84-fold thanks to the arrival of the Giulia.

Chevrolet Silverado sales are up 20% year-on-year in Canada in June. 

The top of the models ranking shows a spectacular push by full-size pickup trucks: the Ford F-Series gains 18% to break its monthly volume record by just one unit at 15.660 vs. 15.659 in September 2016. The Ram Pickup soars 29% to post its second consecutive – and ever – 5-digit sales month, the GMC Sierra is up 19% to #4 and the Chevrolet Silverado up 20% to #6. The Honda Civic remains the most popular passenger car at #3 overall (+8%), distancing the Toyota Corolla (+12%) and Hyundai Elantra (+1%). The Toyota RAV4 (+1%) is the #1 SUV at #7 above the Ford Escape (+23%), Nissan Rogue (+4%) and Honda CR-V (+20%). Notice also the Chevrolet Cruze up 26%, the VW Golf up 31% and the Ford Explorer up 86%. Among recent launches, the Nissan Qashqai leaps up 99 spots on May to #65, the Toyota C-HR is down one to #78 and the VW Atlas up 102 to #79.

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

One year ago: Canada June 2016: Ford F-Series helps lift market to best June score ever

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