Small Car Sales, Midsize Car Sales, Large Car Sales In Canada – April 2012


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April 2012 Canada small car sales chart
April 2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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To assist in the gauging of popularity, GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats charts now show the top-selling cars at the top, the lowest-volume vehicles at the bottom. Inevitably, you’ll discover that not all cars in a single graph are direct competitors. The Scion iQ and Suzuki SX4 are hardly rivals. Click any of the charts for a larger view.

The Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze, and Ford Focus took their usual positions on top of the small car category in April 2012. These same six cars were, as we’ve come to expect, Canada’s six best-selling passenger cars overall.

Canada April 2012 midsize car sales chart
April 2012 Midsize Car Sales Chart

And while we’re not surprised to see the Hyundai Accent leading the subcompact category – 900 sales ahead of its partner, the Kia Rio – the Chrysler 200’s midsize victory is both surprising and upsetting. Markdowns at Chrysler dealers have reached gigantic proportions. A basic 4-cylinder 200 LX is presently enjoying a 17.5% discount straight from the factory. The base price falls to $16,495, but a Chrysler dealer near GCBC Towers lops another $1000 off before negotiations with fleet buyers even begin. Chrysler sold 187 200 Convertibles in April. Chrysler Canada’s dealers also sold 287 Fiat 500 Convertibles.

Year-to-date, the Toyota Camry’s lead over the Hyundai Sonata expanded to 942 units by the end of April. Last year, the Ford Fusion was the best-selling midsize car in Canada, beating the Hyundai Sonata by 2061 sales. In 2010, the Fusion beat the Honda Accord by 4705 sales. And in 2009, the Fusion beat the Accord by 509 sales. This year, while Ford dealers wait for a new Fusion, the Blue Oval midsizer has fallen 1321 sales behind the Camry.

Canada April 2012 large car sales chart
April 2012 Large Car Sales Chart

Of course, none of those midsize cars stand a chance at dominating the Canadian passenger car segment. Moreover, the large cars you’ll see at the bottom of this post are even less likely to make a stand in Canada. Ford Taurus sales more than doubled last month… to 483. The Buick Verano was more popular in April 2012. Chevrolet Impala sales jumped 24% in April, as well, but we already know the next Impala will likely not be the high-volume player the current car is. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these small, midsize, and large cars as well as every other vehicle currently on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. After the jump you can explore the facts and figures from April 2012’s results in Canada. Year-to-date figures equal one-third of the calendar year. 

Small Car
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
534
—– 1434 —–
798
+ 83.9% 2724 + 59.5%
Chevrolet Cruze
2852
– 29.0% 9599 – 16.7%
Chevrolet HHR
5
– 96.1% 109 – 76.7%
Dodge Caliber
16
– 97.7% 238 – 86.9%
Fiat 500
1211
+ 36.2% 3272 + 149%
Ford Fiesta
1179
– 23.8% 3402 – 14.7%
Ford Focus
2592
+ 38.4% 7814 + 21.3%
Honda Civic
6007
+ 15.0% 20,288 + 18.1%
Honda Fit
366
– 15.5% 1332 + 31.5%
Hyundai Accent
2432
+ 1.1% 7298 + 7.6%
Hyundai Elantra
5372
+ 18.0% 16,236 + 11.8%
Kia Forte
1581
– 9.4% 4561 + 5.8%
Kia Rio
1532
+ 101% 3875 + 68.4%
Kia Soul
752
– 33.3% 2324 – 27.8%
Mazda 2
510
– 53.5% 2454 – 19.7%
Mazda 3
3841
– 11.7% 11,894 + 11.0%
Mini Cooper
469
+ 31.4% 1232 + 34.9%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
22
—– 68 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
563
– 8.6% 2386 + 26.4%
Nissan Cube
26
+ 52.9% 112 – 24.3%
Nissan Sentra
629
– 60.9% 3237 – 33.7%
Nissan Versa
1374
+ 2.5% 4174 + 11.3%
Scion iQ
90
—– 353 —–
Scion xB
100
– 44.8% 379 – 17.2%
Scion xD
146
– 29.8% 341 + 4.9%
smart fortwo
154
– 40.8% 393 – 27.5%
Subaru Impreza
1102
+ 12.7% 4064 + 35.3%
Suzuki SX4
253
– 24.9% 858 – 5.4%
Toyota Corolla
4276
– 13.0% 13,230 – 1.9%
Toyota Matrix
1404
+ 7.5% 4195 – 22.6%
Toyota Prius C
556
—– 884 —–
Toyota Yaris
991
+ 20.3% 3229 + 35.1%
Volkswagen Beetle
432
+ 1390% 795 + 397%
Volkswagen Golf
1265
– 5.8% 4023 – 5.4%
Volkswagen Jetta
2397
– 21.6% 7393 – 13.2%

Midsize Car
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
152
– 40.9% 824 + 8.9%
Chevrolet Malibu
391
– 70.0% 1636 – 56.4%
Chevrolet Volt
76
—– 210 —–
Chrysler 200
2328
+ 97.8% 5087 + 171%
Dodge Avenger
708
– 18.2% 1678 – 22.2%
Ford Fusion
1934
+ 10.5% 5230 – 2.0%
Honda Accord
684
– 2.8% 2055 + 4.4%
Honda Crosstour
43
– 64.8% 276 – 22.0%
Honda Insight
8
– 83.3% 39 – 72.5%
Hyundai Sonata
2078
– 12.0% 5609 – 10.4%
Kia Optima
1663
+ 1286% 4159 + 1843%
Mazda 6
129
– 58.8% 855 – 28.3%
Nissan Altima
1257
+ 56.9% 4502 + 25.5%
Nissan LEAF
26
—– 94 —–
Subaru Legacy
263
– 26.7% 787 – 21.6%
Subaru Outback
647
– 18.9% 2203 – 4.5%
Suzuki Kizashi
40
– 46.7% 208 – 27.5%
Toyota Camry
2079
+ 79.5% 6551 + 128%
Toyota Prius
387
+ 55.4% 864 + 3.6%
Toyota Prius V
479
—– 1421 —–
Toyota Venza
1051
– 37.5% 3656 – 15.3%
Volkswagen Passat
739
+ 399% 2309 + 296%

Large Car
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
202
– 30.1% 968 + 0.6%
Buick Lucerne
62
– 78.0% 451 – 47.4%
Chevrolet Impala
1119
+ 23.6% 3267 + 5.0%
Chrysler 300
522
– 0.2% 1775 + 128%
Dodge Charger
309
– 53.9% 1831 + 41.5%
Ford Taurus
483
+ 106% 992 + 28.3%
Nissan Maxima
270
+ 33.0% 948 + 33.9%
Toyota Avalon
28
– 48.1% 142 + 2.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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