Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – May 2012


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2011’s second-best-selling midsize car in Canada, the Hyundai Sonata, was not one of Canada’s 20 best-selling cars in May 2012. Sonata sales plunged 31% in May, and a surging Ford Taurus joined this best sellers list in the Sonata’s place. Year-to-date, Hyundai Canada has sold 6999 Sonatas, a higher January-through-May total than that which was achieved by nine of the cars on this 20 best-selling cars list.

May 2012 was yet another very high-volume Canadian sales month for the Honda Civic. Year-over-year sales jumped 41%. Compared with April, sales rose 6%. Canada’s best-selling car beat its nearest rival, the Hyundai Elantra, by 1736 units. Elantra sales slid 4%. Sales would have needed to rise about 33% in order to overcome the rising Civic. Sales of the Elantra sedan are up 15% this year; Elantra Touring sales are down 12; and Hyundai Canada’s press release says they sold a single Elantra Coupe in May. That car isn’t yet featured on the company’s website.

Eight different brands featured in May’s top 10: three Japanese automakers, three Detroit brands, plus Hyundai and Volkswagen. The Chrysler 200 was the best-selling midsize car in Canada in May 2012, beating out the Toyota Camry by 65 units. The Camry’s lead over the Chrysler through five months remains secure at about 1400 sales. 

385 of the Camrys sold in Canada in May 2012 were hybrids. 274 of the Chrysler 200s sold in Canada in May 2012 were convertibles. Based on Hyundai’s cryptic statements regarding sales of their most fuel-efficient vehicles, it sounds as though 115 Sonata Hybrids were sold in May. Toyota sold 1212 copies of three different Prius variants, the best-selling of which was the Prius V.

You can access historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these models and every other automobile currently on sale in Canada through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home. A handful of pertinent links are clickable at the end of this post. The 20 best-selling cars in Canada from May 2012 have been posted in the table below.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Honda Civic
6343 + 40.7% 26,631 + 22.8%
#2
Hyundai Elantra
4607 – 3.6% 20,843 + 8.0%
#3
Toyota Corolla
4594 + 56.0% 17,824 + 8.5%
#4
Mazda 3
4240 + 19.7% 16,134 + 13.1%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
3572 + 5.3% 13,171 – 11.7%
#6
Hyundai Accent
3520 + 62.1% 10,818 + 20.8%
#7
Ford Focus
3469 + 31.3% 11,283 + 24.2%
#8
Volkswagen Jetta
2611 – 11.9% 10,004 – 12.9%
#9
Chrysler 200
2057 + 92.6% 7144 + 142%
#10
Toyota Camry
1992 + 127% 8543 + 127%
#11
Nissan Altima
1907 + 123% 6409 + 44.2%
#12
Ford Fusion
1841 + 18.2% 7071 + 2.5%
#13
Kia Forte
1839 + 5.0% 6400 + 5.6%
#14
Ford Fiesta
1752 + 17.5% 5154 – 5.9%
#15
Kia Rio
1696 + 107% 5571 + 78.5%
#16
Kia Optima
1459 + 753% 5618 + 1359%
#17
Toyota Matrix
1455 + 64.4% 5650 – 10.4%
#18
Nissan Versa
1432 – 3.2% 5606 + 7.2%
#19
Ford Taurus
1405 + 339% 2397 + 119%
#20
Volkswagen Golf
1395 – 12.7% 5418 – 4.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 

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