Canada Auto Sales By Brand – February 2012


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Canadians acquired nearly 107,000 new vehicles in February 2012, up 11% from 2011 levels. Through two months, the Canadian new vehicle market is up 13% compared with the first two months of 2011. According to Desrosiers, passenger cars made up 43% of the market, the other 57% of the market was made up of pickup trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans.

Ford was Canada’s best-selling automaker last month. Pair Dodge and Ram together, as they once were and should be, and the duo’s total is strong enough to surpass Toyota, but not enough to overtake the Blue Oval. As a corporation, however, Chrysler Canada out-sold Ford Motor Company by 943 units in February. Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors finished rather closely in terms of overall volume. Together, they accounted for 43% of all sales.

Apart from the now defunct Saab, no brand fell harder in February than Lincoln. No other declining brand even came close to Lincoln’s 30% drop, although Ford’s numerical losses weren’t pleasant. 

Hyundai beat Honda. Mazda beat Kia. GMC beat Jeep. Mercedes-Benz beat BMW to be Canada’s favourite luxury brand in February. Audi ranked third among premium brands. Fiat beat Scion; Scion beat Mini. Among the 18 best-selling brands in Canada, no automaker reported greater year-over-year gains than Toyota. 23% of all Toyotas sold in Canada last month were Corollas. Camry sales jumped 250%. 

February 2012’s Canadian automobile market is broken down and ranked by individual brands in the table below. The U.S. version of this table can be viewed here. Check back as the month rolls by for Canadian best seller lists and segment breakdowns. The dropdown menu at the top right of this page is the best way to access detailed sales info for any specific model currently on sale.

Rank
Automaker
February 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
15,077
– 2.9%
29,698
+ 0.5%
#2
Toyota
11,165
+ 31.6%
20,730
+ 24.5%
#3
Hyundai
9266
+ 6.5%
16,726
+ 8.7%
#4
Chevrolet
8741
+ 12.0%
16,733
+ 0.2%
#5
Honda
7885
+ 14.2%
16,336
+ 57.5%
#6
Dodge
7043
– 12.6%
14,159
– 6.1%
#7
Nissan
5783
+ 16.6%
10,769
+ 20.1%
#8
Ram
5028
+ 12.1%
9966
+ 18.8%
#9
Mazda
4735
+ 13.5%
8462
+ 7.7%
#10
Kia
4644
+ 20.0%
8418
+ 21.7%
#11
GMC
4179
+ 20.5%
8001
+ 1.4%
#12
Volkswagen
3539
+ 9.3%
6648
+ 9.0%
#13
Jeep
2774
+ 24.5%
5717
+ 27.7%
#14
Mercedes-Benz
2319
+ 17.4%
4289
+ 24.1%
#15
Subaru
1902
+ 7.8%
3778
+ 7.4%
#16
BMW
1845
+ 2.3%
3489
+ 15.6%
#17
Mitsubishi
1581
+ 1.4%
3004
+ 1.1%
#18
Audi
1409
+ 16.9%
2910
+ 24.1%
#19
Chrysler
1158
+ 155%
2424
+ 178%
#20
Acura
998
+ 10.0%
1715
+ 15.8%
#21
Buick
883
+ 63.8%
1643
+ 29.1%
#22
Lexus
861
+ 2.9%
1671
+ 6.8%
#23
Infiniti
559
+ 24.2%
924
+ 18.5%
#24
Fiat
533
—–
854
—–
#25
Suzuki
457
+ 32.1%
760
+ 0.1%
#26
Cadillac
455
– 4.2%
840
– 13.0%
#27
Lincoln
377
– 30.4%
729
– 15.5%
#28
Scion
358
+ 128%
643
+ 102%
#29
Volvo
349
– 17.3%
689
– 15.9%
#30
Mini
336
+ 44.8%
537
+ 37.7%
#31
Land Rover
328
+ 52.6%
638
+ 64.4%
#32
Porsche
168
+ 5.0%
313
+ 3.3%
#33
smart
74
0%
161
+ 3.2%
#34
Jaguar
41
– 18.0%
74
– 9.8%
#35
Maserati
9
+ 50.0%
16
+ 23.1%
T36
Bentley
1
– 80.0%
5
– 37.5%
T36
Saab
1
– 50.0%
6
– 53.8%

Source: Automakers, AIAMCDesrosiers & ANDC

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