Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – January 2011


For the first time in GoodCarBadCar.net’s records and quite likely just the first time ever, a Hyundai is Canada’s best-selling car. Starting off 2011 in the top spot is the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, almost 500 units ahead of its nearest competitor and more than 1500 sales ahead of 2010’s best-selling car. Elantra sales were up 101.3% over January 2010 totals.

Among Canada’s 20 best-selling cars in January, more than half posted declining sales compared with the same period of last year. Besides the Elantra, the new Volkswagen Jetta posted tremendous improvements over January 2010 with a 159% jump. Toyota Matrix sales rose 105%. On the flip side, Honda Civic sales were cut in half. Like the Civic, Canada’s second most popular car of 2010 also faced a tumble: Mazda 3 sales fell 42.5%. 

There are often reasons for such drastic inclines and declines. Honda Canada sold so many Civics with such terrific incentives during the latter part of 2010 that supply, especially as we’re not far from the 2012 Honda Civic coming online, was probably pretty low in January 2011. Nevertheless, the 2011 Elantra is a very special car. Its chances of staying at or near the top are assured, particularly as Hyundai lowers finance rates or offers rebates in the second half of 2011.

Rank
Car
Status*
January 2011
Last Month
January 2010
#1
Hyundai Elantra
2643
1971
1313
#2
Toyota Corolla
2146
2105
1630
#3
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
1734
2471
801
#4
Mazda 3
1689
2658
2938
#5
Volkswagen Jetta
1471
2160
567
#6
Toyota Matrix
1360
1139
663
#7
Ford Focus
1278
1548
1038
#8
Honda Civic
1142
4493
2334
#9
Hyundai Accent
869
809
1191
#10
Nissan Altima
797
697
1154
#11
Volkswagen Golf
769
825
1143
#12
Hyundai Sonata
661
756
801
#13
Chevrolet Malibu
647
747
748
#14
Ford Fusion
611
1085
722
#15
Nissan Versa
608
701
834
#16
Toyota Venza
594
680
968
#17
Chevrolet Impala
572
418
1251
#18
Kia Soul
558
471
527
#19
Subaru Impreza
535
671
522
#20
Kia Forte
521
739
651

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center
* – Status Compares With 2010 Year End Results


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