Small Car Sales In Canada - June 2016 YTD

2017 Hyundai Elantra red
Canadian compact car sales fell 4% in June 2016, the final month in a first-half which saw Canadian compact car sales fall 4%. 

The losses put up by the massive segment – 17% of all new vehicle sales so far this year – have occurred despite significant gains from the two most popular cars in the country. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD


The top-selling Honda Civic and second-ranked Hyundai Elantra, both of which are all-new this year, earned 34% of their category in June 2016, up from 28% at this point one year ago.

Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - June 2016 YTD

2017 Jaguar XE AWD
Sharp declines are the order of the day for luxury automakers selling cars in Canada. 

In June 2016, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz – the three highest-volume premium auto brands in Canada – reported huge decreases with the A5, A8, 3-Series, 4-Series, E-Class, and S-Class. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD


Premium brands which don't sell as many cars – Lexus and Cadillac, as examples – suffered across-the-board passenger car sales increases in June. Lexus car volume was down 30% because of double-digit losses from the CT, ES, GS, IS, LS, and RC. At Cadillac, car sales slid by a third despite the addition of the CT6 sedan because of 154 lost sales from the ATS, CTS, ELR, and XTS. 

The CT6 isn't the only new luxury car on the block, however. Jaguar Canada began selling their new entry-level XE sedan in June. 

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe Review - Yes, Mercedes-Benz Still Builds Coupes With Two Doors

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe
A fixed roof, seats for two or perhaps four in a squeeze, and two doors. 

THE GOOD
+ Turbo torque

+ Classy exterior
+ Classier interior
+ Sporty when prompted
+ Burmester audio is amazing
THE BAD
– Sunroof sounds unhealthy
– Centre screen looks cheap
– Unintuitive shifter is silly
– No keyless access?
– Blanked-out buttons?
Two doors.

Two. Doors.

The definition of the automotive coupe, or coupĂ© if your French sensibilities prefer, has been commandeered over the last dozen years by the very company that builds the car pictured here. 

Spun off from the E-Class sedan, the CLS sedan was and is labelled as a coupe by Mercedes-Benz because of its coupe-like styling. But the CLS has four passenger doors. 

The concept has flown even further from the roost with so-called SUV coupes: the BMW X6 and X4 and Mercedes-Benz's GLE and GLC Coupes, all of which feature four full passenger doors and a rear liftgate. 

Real coupes nevertheless forge on. Real coupes continue to project an aura of joie de vivre, of carpe diem, of bon viveur the likes of which no sedan, not even a sedan with excessive fastbackness, can ever dream of replicating. 

Which brings us to this real coupe: the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic.

Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - June 2016

2016 Chrysler 300
As of June 2016's Canadian worst sellers list, we've added a new formula to better enable you to see the recent results of vehicles trending in the wrong direction. Not only can you see the 20 lowest-volume vehicles in Canada and the 20 vehicles declining the most rapidly on a year-over-year percentage scale. Now you can also see a list of higher-volume vehicles which are also declining rapidly.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD


In June, the Chrysler 300's 58% year-over-year decline topped the new list. One other car, the increasingly troubled Volkswagen Passat also lost more than half its volume. In total, ten cars which attracted more than 250 sales (the Canadian minimum for this new worst sellers tabulation) plunged by more than 30%, a collective loss from those ten vehicles of  more than 4200 sales. 

Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - June 2016

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
In June 2016, for a second consecutive month, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Canada's best-selling premium brand automobile, 410 sales ahead of the next-best-selling premium car; 173 sales ahead of the second-ranked premium vehicle, Audi's Q5.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD


Through the first-half of 2016, the C-Class is Canada's luxury leader despite a 17% year-over-year sales decline. Canada's luxury SUV leader is the Mercedes-Benz GLE (formerly known as the M-Class) is a scant two units ahead of the Audi Q5, last year's top-selling premium SUV/crossover.

June 2016 YTD Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 98 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - Every SUV Ranked

2016 Dodge Journey Granite Crystal Metallic
SUVs and crossovers produced 39% of the Canadian auto industry's new vehicle sales volume in the first-half of 2016, a figure which climbed all the way to 40% during the month of June. 

Thanks to huge year-over-year improvements from the Nissan Rogue, Jeep Cherokee, Hyundai Tucson, and the segment-leading Toyota RAV4, June SUV/crossover volume jumped by more than 10,000 units. 


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD


The Tucson's improvement was most noteworthy. With one huge monthly performance, the Tucson suddenly became Hyundai Canada's top-selling utility vehicle, overtaking the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport thanks to a 314%, 3068-unit year-over-year increase in June. At this stage of 2015, the Tucson was Canada's 13th-best-selling utility vehicle – the Tucson ranks sixth in 2016.

June 2016 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 141 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - Every Car Ranked

2016 Honda Civic sedan rear
If there was any doubt remaining, it's down to its last fine shreds. At the halfway point of 2016, the Honda Civic leads the Hyundai Elantra by nearly 7700 sales in the race to end 2016 as Canada's best-selling car.

The Civic first claimed the crown in 1998 and hasn't surrendered it since. In order for the Hyundai Elantra, which is surging toward a possible best-ever finish in 2016, to outperform the Civic by year's end, the Hyundai would need to outsell the Civic by an average of 1280 units per month between July and December. 



Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2016 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - June 2016 YTD


Un-flipping-likely. The Civic, you'll recall with some instant math, outsold the Elantra by an average of 1280 units per month through the first half of the year, a 30% margin. 


June 2016 YTD Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings - Top 271 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - Every Vehicle Ranked

2017 Jaguar XE AWD red
Canadian auto sales climbed to an all-time June high in the sixth month of 2016. Year-over-year growth of 7% equalled more than 13,000 additional sales, including 4500 additional pickup truck sales and nearly 10,500 additional sales of SUVs and crossovers.

A massive 40% increase in sales of Canada's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-Series, drove the top sellers' year-to-date lead over the second-ranked Ram P/U to 23,146 sales.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - June 2016 YTD


The Ram P/U, meanwhile, is secure in its number two position, 15,894 sales ahead of the Honda Civic. The Civic, meanwhile, is 7682 sales ahead of the second-ranked car, Hyundai's Elantra, through the first-half of 2016. Thus, it's highly unlikely that the Civic will surrender its crown as Canada's best-selling car, making 2016 the 19th consecutive year of leadership for the Civic.