GCBC's Most Popular Auto Sales Figures - November 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata red
For a tenth consecutive month, the most popular vehicle sales tracking page at GCBC belonged to the Ford F-Series, the most popular vehicle line in North America. 

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, its closest challenger in November 2015 was the Mazda MX-5 Miata, sales of which are quickly improving as the fourth-generation Miata's launch continues.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - November 2015 YTD

Among the most popular reviews in November on GCBC were vehicles which recently made their way to GCBC Towers: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. But as has been the case since the car was reviewed, the most popular review at GCBC in November was our 2015 Ford Mustang V6 winter test.

No page at GCBC was looked at more often in November than our U.S. October 2015 brand-by-brand results page. 

2016 Scion iM Review - A Better Corolla

2016 Scion iM Electric Blue
The Honda Civic accounted for one out of every ten new passenger cars sold in Canada in October 2015. Canada's second-best-selling car, the Toyota Corolla, generated another 5% of the country's new car sales volume. In a market with nearly 150 different passenger car nameplates, the 11 most popular cars in the country account for more than half of all Canadian car sales.

Perhaps there is strength in numbers. But maybe you're not interested in embracing the masses, following the herd, or adopting the status quo.

• Corolla hatchback! Sort of!

• Eye-catching design
• Great seats
• Comfortably firm ride quality
• Classy and easy climate controls
• Fun on the outside, not fun to drive
• Audio system needs upgrading
• No options list = no heated seats
• Rear legroom not expansive
• Volume knob, no tuning knob?

But if you don't have the money to buy an exclusive luxury car and don't want to take a risk on an odd-ball, potentially unreliable Italian import, you suddenly find yourself glancing back at the list of compact cars that are so thick on the ground that their owners can't find them in the grocery store parking lot.

You want a car that stands out in the crowd, a car you won't follow into the Tim Hortons drive-thru, a car that's isn't the mournfully obvious choice. But you want Toyota-like reliability, practical packaging, an affordable sticker, and reasonable fuel efficiency.

You might want a 2016 Scion iM.

Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - October 2015 YTD

2014 Volvo S60
Canadians continue to veer away from core luxury cars as Canadian sales of luxury SUVs and crossovers skyrocket. 

October 2015 sales of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and its CLS-Class slid 16%. The Hyundai Genesis reported a 58% October sales decrease. The Jaguar XF, awaiting replacement – and the F-Pace SUV sibling – slid 34% in October. The Lexus ES and Lincoln MKS? Down 25% and 15%, respectively.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD

The BMW 3-Series made further headway in catching up to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, currently Canada's best-selling premium brand car. 3-Series sales slid 8%, year-over-year, but with 873 sales, the 3-Series finished October 64 sales ahead of the Benz. 

Auto News For Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Dealers Don’t Want To Sell Electric Cars

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

With concerns customers will blame the dealer when they’re unhappy with the long-term sacrifices, worries that the buyer won’t need to service the car, and a lack of built-in knowledge about the products, auto dealers don’t all want to sell you an electric car. 

Large Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - October 2015 YTD

Canadian sales of most full-size flagship luxury SUVs increased by large margins in October 2015.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD

The Cadillac Escalade family and Land Rover Range Rover more than doubled their October volume last month, volume gains of 109 and 62 units. 

This means Cadillac added more Escalade sales in October 2015 than there were total Lincoln Navigator sales in October 2015.