Corrected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. New Vehicle Sales Figures: January 2011-June 2016

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Lawsuits, federal investigations, admissions of guilt in some measure: there's been plenty of activity at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of late. FCA has now released corrected sales figures for the overarching company's U.S. outlets. We're displaying the new results below, along with the corrected year-over-year change which shows that FCA's long-running streak of year-over-year improvement wasn't nearly as long as we were led to believe. The sortable table also shows the difference between the new figures and the old.

Large Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - June 2016 YTD

2016 Cadillac Escalade black
In an unusually high-volume month for GM Canada's more affordable full-size SUVs, their upmarket Cadillac Escalade siblings also reported massive year-over-year Canadian sales increases.

Total Escalade volume jumped 53% to 297 units as regular-wheelbase Escalade sales climbed above 100 units for an 11th consecutive month; as the long-wheelbase Escalade ESV outsold its smaller twin by seven units: 152 to 145.

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

The Escalade wasn't the only high-priced SUV to produce a significant year-over-year improvement in June 2016. Infiniti QX80 volume jumped 63%, the Lexus LX570 was up 133%, and Mercedes-Benz G-Class sales rose 15%. Land Rover Canada added five Range Rover sales, as well, and is up 6% year-to-date.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata GS Review – This Is Car, This Is Driving, This Is Mazda

2016 Mazda MX-5 Soul Red Lawrencetown NS
Does the world revolve around GCBC Towers? 


+ Everything?

+ Hugely interactive
+ Superb Recaro seats
+ Quick enough
+ Best shifter in the business
– Nothing?
– Snug passenger quarters
– Quick "enough"
– Pretty pricey as equipped
– Awkward interior ergo
But there are times when the proverbial stars align. In the early part of 2015, when winter was in the midst of walloping eastern Canada with all the force of innumerable polar vortices, Toyota Canada delivered to our doorstep a 2015 Sienna XLE Limited AWD wearing Bridgestone Blizzaks. 

It was the right week for the right car.

Fast forward to July 2016. In-laws visiting from Toronto have rented a house which backs on Lawrencetown Beach 12 kilometres from GCBC Towers.

Check that. 12 kilometres from GCBC Towers as the crow flies; 29 kilometres from GCBC Towers along twisty, turny, winding, curving, meandering coastal roads. 

Forecast: Sunny and warm, yes, sunny and warm here even on the often foggy Atlantic coastline.

Mode of transport: Mazda's new 2016 MX-5 Miata, a GS with the 6-speed manual transmission and the GS-exclusive sport package. 

Task: finish work for GCBC,, and The Truth About Cars as early as possible every afternoon and drive, roof down, to meet the whole family for supper. 410 kilometres later, we've reached a verdict on the fourth-generation Miata. 

Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada - June 2016 YTD

2017 Maserati Quattroporte
A surge from BMW's two flagship passenger cars couldn't stop the large luxury car class from losing 12% of its volume in June 2016.

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

Year-over-year, Canadian sales of the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Porsche Panamera, and class-leading Mercedes-Benz S-Class all reported double-digit percentage losses in June. For Mercedes-Benz Canada, the S-Class's 33% loss represented 36 lost sales.

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. 

+ Turbo torque

+ Classy exterior
+ Classier interior
+ Sporty when prompted
+ Burmester audio is amazing
– 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 coupé 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.