Canada Auto Sales By Brand – May 2012


2012 Ford F-150 Green

One year ago, the Canadian automobile industry collectively reported a 3.7% year-over-year decline compared with May 2010. The market had barely improved through the first five months, up just 1.8%. 

Other than Hyundai, Kia, and Dodge (Ram-included), every other automobile brand ranked in the top ten for volume was down. The following month, June of 2011, was a month of recovery. Year-over-year sales rose 6.7%, and compared with May, volume was up 10.6%.

But May 2011 wasn’t a good month. And that fact must be kept front of mind when delving into the figures in the May 2012 brand-by-brand rankings you see below.

A preliminary look at Ford reveals healthy sales in all corners. Lincoln’s had a rough go of it through the first one-third of 2012, but there was a bit of a turnaround in May, at least in comparison to the same period a year earlier. 35% of the Blue Oval products sold in Canada in May 2012 were F-Series pickups. The Escape accounted for another 12%. 55% of the Lincolns sold were Edge-based MKX crossovers. 

Chrysler Canada’s numbers were also reported early, revealing a 5009-unit deficit compared to the top-ranked manufacturer in Canada, Ford. Hyundai sales climbed a very slight 2%, an increase of which included one Elantra Coupe sale. Volkswagen’s gains were small – the Jetta accounted for 43% of all VW Canada volume in May. Overall, General Motors was down 6.5%, although gains were seen at Buick and GMC. No mainstream automaker posted an increase as great as Toyota’s 72% jump. Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, recorded a 77% improvement. Cadillac’s 22.5% drop was most notable, aside from defunct Saab’s 90% decline.

The majority of brands also have their specific model sales data updated in GoodCarBadCar’s database of historic monthly and yearly sales sales figures, accessible through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Others – like Honda, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW – will be posted a little later in the month. The U.S. version of these May 2012 brand-by-brand rankings is well underway.

Canada’s new vehicle market grew 18% to nearly 176,000 vehicles in May 2012. Year-to-date, through five months, new vehicle sales in Canada are up 8% to 695,000.

Updated 06.06.2012 @ 11:18 PM AT

Rank
Automaker
May 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
31,474
+ 27.5%
108,941
+ 5.1%
#2
Toyota
18,042
+ 72.3%
71,361
+ 18.4%
#3
Hyundai
14,429
+ 2.0%
57,881
+ 4.7%
#4
Chevrolet
14,270
– 0.2%
57,887
– 5.4%
#5
Honda
12,017
+ 37.5%
52,497
+ 19.8%
#6
Dodge
9816
– 13.3%
41,301
– 14.4%
#7
Kia
8460
+ 22.1%
31,516
+ 21.1%
#8
Nissan
8373
+ 33.9%
33,984
+ 14.6%
#9
Mazda
7067
+ 7.3%
30,357
+ 9.2%
#10
GMC
7005
+ 4.6%
27,796
+ 0.6%
#11
Ram
6982
+ 21.7%
30,176
+ 21.3%
#12
Volkswagen
6030
+ 4.4%
23,362
+ 6.5%
#13
Jeep
4474
– 5.0%
18,539
+ 9.1%
#14
Chrysler
4136
+ 111%
12,483
+ 110%
#15
BMW
3203
+ 13.9%
12,051
+ 10.1%
#16
Mercedes-Benz
3082
– 6.2%
13,971
+ 10.3%
#17
Subaru
2802
+ 8.8%
12,124
+ 3.7%
#18
Mitsubishi
1865
+ 7.8%
8221
– 2.4%
#19
Acura
1666
+ 52.6%
5780
+ 8.6%
#20
Audi
1650
+ 16.9%
8499
+ 15.9%
#21
Buick
1422
+ 14.2%
5880
+ 22.8%
#22
Lexus
1399
+ 41.5%
5696
+ 1.9%
#23
Lincoln
854
+ 12.5%
2649
– 17.1%
#24
Infiniti
831
+ 76.8%
3249
+ 23.2%
#25
Fiat
810
+ 19.5%
4082
+ 105%
#26
Volvo
751
– 2.5%
2813
– 1.5%
#27
Mini
708
+ 28.0%
2321
+ 29.8%
#28
Cadillac
590
– 22.5%
2715
– 18.9%
#29
Suzuki
405
– 4.5%
2053
– 14.1%
#30
Scion
369
– 35.4%
1871
+ 11.0%
#31
Land Rover
352
+ 43.7%
1832
+ 55.9%
#32
smart
323
+ 20.5%
716
– 11.6%
#33
Porsche
311
+ 0.6%
1179
+ 2.2%
#34
Jaguar
70
0.0%
289
– 8.5%
#35
Maserati
19
+ 5.6%
66
+ 10.0%
#36
Bentley
14
– 55.6%
43
+ 16.2%
#37
Saab
2
– 90.0%
21
– 65.6%
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Ford
Motor Company
32,328
+ 27.1%
111,590
+ 4.4%
Chrysler Canada
26,218
+ 7.4%
106,581
+ 8.7%
General Motors
23,287
+ 1.3%
94,278
– 2.7%
Hyundai-Kia
22,709
+ 8.7%
89,397
+ 10.0%
Toyota Canada
19,810
+ 64.7%
78,928
+ 16.8%
Honda Canada
13,683
+ 39.2%
58,277
+ 18.6%
Nissan Canada
9204
+ 36.9%
37,233
+ 15.3%
Volkswagen
Group & Porsche
8005
+ 6.7%
33,083
+ 8.6%
BMW-Mini
3911
+ 16.2%
14,372
+ 12.9%
Daimler AG
3405
– 4.2%
14,687
+ 9.0%
Jaguar-Land Rover
422
+ 34.0%
2121
+ 42.3%

Source: Automakers, AIAMC, DesrosiersANDC

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