Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In Canada - June 2015 YTD

2015 GMC Sierra black HD
In a new vehicle market which grew by little more than 1% in June 2015, Canadian pickup truck volume was up 5.5% as full-size sales grew 3% and small/midsize trucks jumped 49%.

Those smaller trucks own just 7% of the Canadian pickup market, but that is markedly different from last year, prior to the introduction of the latest Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, when their market share was just 5%.

Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - June 2015

2014 Fiat 500L yellow
During the first month in which Fiat USA sold a countable number of 500X crossovers, U.S. sales of the 500L plunged 54%. Can the 500L's 620-unit decline be traced back solely to the addition of 324 June 500X sales? No, not solely, but perhaps to an extent. 500L sales were down just 10% during the previous three months.

Among vehicles still actively marketed, the Chevrolet Suburban, BMW 5-Series, and Kia Cadenza posted the worst year-over-year sales declines in the United States in June 2015. Most of the cars which reported even worse YOY drops are either out of production, have been formally cancelled by their manufacturer, or, in the case of the Audi TT, are awaiting a forthcoming replacement.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2015 YTD

2015 Honda CR-V
Canada Day delayed the release of Canadian auto sales figures by 24 hours, but as automakers reported their numbers to GCBC throughout the day, we quickly saw that June was once again a healthy month.

Subtract Ford's sharp losses from the equation and the majority of the market appeared rather well off, indeed. Rather than the modest 1.2% increase of the overall industry, non-Ford Canada sales were up 4.2%. Ford was especially hard hit by a 16% F-Series truck sales decline, a follow-up to May's 17% drop.

Auto sales had increased 3% through the first five months of 2015, which set the market on pace for a third consecutive year of record sales. Just under 200,000 new vehicles were sold during the month of May. Traditionally, June sales fall off sharply from the May high. In 2014, for instance, June auto sales volume was 10% lower than May's. 

As for this June, sales were an identical 10% lower than May, just as was the case one year ago. Relative to the season, however, June 2015 was exceptional, a fourth consecutive June in which auto sales increased in Canada. Sales last month were 10% higher than the June average from the prior seven years. 

Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - June 2015

2015 Toyota Tacoma red
The Ford F-Series came within 3623 units of losing its title as America's best-selling new vehicle line in June 2015, a far narrower gap than is normal for the perennial sales leader.

And as has become the case, the F-Series was roundly outsold by that number two vehicle, the Chevrolet Silverado, and the Silverado's identical twin from GMC, the Sierra. Together, they lead the F-Series by 19,492 units through the first-half of 2015 and outsold the F-Series by 14,995 units in June alone.

America's best-selling car, meanwhile, ranked third overall despite an 8% loss. The fourth-ranked Ram P/U didn't pick up any steam in order to challenge the Camry, which now ranks third overall heading into the second-half of the calendar year, as well.

Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - June 2015

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
As U.S. passenger car sales volume slid nearly 4% in June 2015, some of the most popular premium brand passenger cars were immune to the trend.

Joint sales of the BMW 3-Series and 4-Series were up 17%. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class shot up 48% to 8316 units. The Audi A3 posted a 42% gain and thus outsold its most direct rival, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, by more than 1000 units.

Yet a number of popular premium brand cars also posted sharp declines. For the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 44% drop in June was the E-Class's eleventh consecutive year-over-year decrease.