Canada Auto Sales By Brand – 2011 Year End


2011’s Canadian auto market was a little less than 2% larger than 2010’s. Chrysler Canada, with a little help from Fiat, was up 12.5% this year, increasing its market share from 13.1% to 14.5%, less than a point behind General Motors. Ford, Canada’s most popular brand, was up 3.3% this year, a figure which translates to nearly 8600 extra sales, a difference that’s greater than the Lincoln brand’s total volume.

Hyundai came out ahead of Honda this year after Honda beat Hyundai by 5223 sales in 2010. Kia beat Volkswagen. Mercedes-Benz was Canada’s top-selling premium brand; BMW and Audi slotted in as the number two and number three luxury nameplates. For all the talk about Buick challenging Lexus – and Buick did – Lexus beat Buick both in Canada and the United States

Among niche non-luxury brands, Fiat finished 2011 with more sales than both Mini and Scion. Lincoln, despite its off-disparaged offerings, sold more vehicles than Cadillac. It’s not all about winning or losing, however. 23 of the 33 brands which could report year-over-year volume increases did so. The 1.8% improvement in the total market’s size would have been significantly larger were it not for the fact that three of Canada’s best-selling brands – Toyota, Honda, and Nissan – collectively lost 38,225 sales, or 2.5% of 2010’s total Canadian auto sales volume. 

The numbers for every automaker competing in Canada in 2011 are in the table below. Keep a daily lookout on GoodCarBadCar.net for more detailed auto sales info, both U.S. and Canadian, as January rolls by.

Updated 01.04.2012 @ 5:42 PM AST

Rank
Automaker
2011 Year End
2010 Year End
% Change
#1
Ford
267,788
259,193
+ 3.3%
#2
Dodge/Ram
167,636
154,901
+ 8.2%
#3
  Chevrolet
150,540
149,294
+ 0.8%
#4
Toyota
144,176
157,044
– 8.2%
#5
Hyundai
129,240
118,507
+ 9.1%
#6
Honda
107,849
123,730
– 12.8%
#7
Nissan
77,731
74,780
+ 3.9%
#8
GMC
72,989
71,727
+ 1.8%
#9
Mazda
69,186
78,662
– 12.0%
#10
Kia
65,123
53,882
+ 20.9%
#11
Volkswagen
52,604
45,388
+ 15.9%
#12
Jeep
42,909
37,323
+ 15.0%
#13
Mercedes-Benz
31,063
29,629
+ 4.8%
#14
BMW
29,773
27,202
+ 9.5%
#15
Subaru
26,984
27,805
– 3.0%
#16
Mitsubishi
20,511
19,504
+ 5.2%
#17
Audi
16,867
14,333
+ 17.7%
#18
Acura
15,272
17,340
– 11.9%
#19
Chrysler
15,055
12,731
+ 18.3%
#20
Lexus
13,364
14,249
– 6.2%
#21
Buick
11,652
11,269
+ 3.4%
#22
Lincoln
8162
8630
– 5.4%
#23
Cadillac
7577
7398
+ 2.4%
#24
Infiniti
6936
8233
– 15.8%
#25
Volvo
6815
6550
+ 4.0%
#26
Suzuki
5625
9128
– 38.4%
#27
Fiat
5392
—–
—–
#28
Mini
5155
4501
+ 14.5%
#29
Scion
4720
679
+ 595%
#30
Land Rover
3228
2547
+ 26.7%
#31
Porsche
2214
2036
+ 8.7%
#32
smart
1851
2019
– 8.3%
#33
Jaguar
776
755
+ 2.8%
#34
Saab
167
2
+ 8250%

Source: Automakers, AIAMC, DesrosiersAutomotive News Data Center

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