Canada Auto Sales By Brand – April 2011


*updated 5/12/2011 with Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Maserati*

New vehicle sales in Canada grew 6.9% in April. “Light truck” sales still hoovered up more than half of all new vehicle sales – Canada’s top-selling Ford F-Series led the way with 9305 sales – while the GMC and Jeep brands threw up conflicting information on whether or not Canadians are still starved for SUVs and tantalized by trucks. 

The F-Series, by itself, was more popular than all but the Honda, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Dodge, and Toyota brands. With the F-Series in tow, the Blue Oval posted a 9.6% year-over-year bump and is up 9% year-to-date. The biggest mover in April 2011 was Saab, going from nothing in April 2010 to a measly 21 sales last month. Maserati, a low-volume player to be sure, was up 58.3%. Volkswagen sold like never before as its total moved up 53%. Kia and Porsche also managed to find more buyers than in any month in history.

On the flip side, Acura sales plummeted 20.3%. Suzuki fell 15.1%. GMC slid 14.1%. And six other brands sold fewer new vehicles in April 2011 than in April 2010. BMW took advantage of Mercedes-Benz’s faltering to become Canada’s best-selling luxury brand.

As was the case with the U.S. auto market earlier today, here is the complete rundown of Canada Auto Sales By Brand for April 2011.

Rank
Automaker
April 2011

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
24,895
+9.6
78,992
+9.0
#2
Toyota
17,217
+5.6
49,812
-9.2
#3
Dodge
16,335
+2.7
56,049
+11.3
#4
Chevrolet
14,494
+6.5
46,881
+12.9
#5
Hyundai
14,267
+14.2
41,319
+8.5
#6
Honda
10,908
-4.2
35,081
-6.9
#7
Mazda
7574
-9.2
21,219
-17.1
#8
Kia
6777
+34.0
19,090
+28.0
#9
Nissan
6704
+1.9
23,396
+2.4
#10
GMC
6170
-12.4
20,931
+0.01
#11
Volkswagen
5526
+53.0
16,160
+16.9
#12
Jeep
4280
+46.9
12,282
+14.3
#13
Subaru
2900
+9.8
9118
+6.1
#14
BMW
2802
+4.5
8129
+7.0
#15
Mercedes-Benz
2759
-0.6
9378
+3.8
#16
Chrysler
2533
+40.4
3987
-24.9
#17
Audi
2011
+16.0
5924
+19.4
#18
Mitsubishi
1826
+13.2
6692
+4.2
#19
Lexus
1623
+18.5
4600
+1.6
#20
Acura
1361
-20.3
4231
-17.1
#21
Buick
1164
-8.7
3544
+14.6
#22
Fiat
889
—–
1315
—–
#23
Cadillac
792
+13.5
2587
+13.8
#24
Volvo
705
+11.4
2087
+2.1
#25
Lincoln
641
-9.7
2435
+1.6
#26
Suzuki
630
-15.1
1966
-32.5
#27
Infiniti
561
-8.5
2168
-8.5
#28
Scion
487
—–
1115
—–
#29
Mini
475
+15.5
1235
+13.8
#30
Porsche
323
+43.6
845
+41.1
#31
smart
260
+26.8
542
-15.6
#32
Land Rover
247
+9.8
930
+12.2
#33
Jaguar 
80
+8.1
246
+10.8
#34
Saab
21
+100.0
41
+100.0
#35
Maserati
19
+58.3
42
-2.3
#36
Bentley 
9
-18.2
28
+40.0

Source: Automakers, AIAMC & Automotive News Data Center

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