June 2012 Small Car Sales, Midsize Car Sales, Large Car Sales In Canada


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Canada June 2012 small car sales chart
June 2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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For the seventh time in the last eight months, Honda Canada has reported a year-over-year increase in Civic sales. We’ve already realized that the Civic’s half-year lead over the Hyundai Elantra is almost certainly solid enough to overcome Hyundai’s introduction of the Elantra GT and Coupe. 

The table visible after the jump (along with the accompanying charts which you can click for a larger view) show the Civic’s dominance against various small cars from different subsegments. For example, the Honda Civic outsold the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta, Canada’s fifth and ninth-best-selling cars, combined. The Civic sells 9.5 times for every sale of Honda’s subcompact, the Fit.

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

As for that subcompact category, Canadians made the segment (Sonic, Fiesta, Fit, Accent, Rio, 2, Versa, Prius C, Yaris) a 10,805-unit segment in June 2012. Four of those cars landed on Canada’s list of June’s 20 best-selling cars. Hyundai’s class-leading Accent stole precisely one-quarter of the market. These numbers could be adjusted depending on which cars you classify as subcompacts. Fiat 500? smart fortwo? Scion iQ? Mini Cooper? Nissan Cube? Kia Soul? Regardless, the Hyundai rests atop the leaderboard.

Canada’s midsize leader squeaked out a victory in June 2012. The Toyota Camry finished just 27 sales ahead of the Ford Fusion which itself finished just 22 sales ahead of the Nissan Altima. At this time last year, both the Fusion and Altima were taking advantage of poor Camry and Accord supply to post incredibly high midsize sales figures. When their replacements are fully stocked in Canadian showrooms, the Fusion and Altima should pose a more consistent challenge to the Camry. 312 of the Camrys sold in Canada in June were hybrids. Hyundai sold 109 Sonata Hybrids.

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

The Toyota Avalon was one of Canada’s 10 worst-selling cars in June as it finished 1092 sales behind the Ford Taurus. The Taurus, for the second consecutive month, finished as the best-selling big mainstream brand car in Canada. Singing a duet, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger outsold the Taurus by 29 units.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles can be accessed, free of charge, through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or near the top right of this page. After the jump you’ll find detailed June 2012 and year-to-date sales figures for small, midsize, and large cars competing in the Canadian market. Click any of the three charts you see here for a larger view.

Small Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
543
—– 2576 —–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
1146
+ 29.3% 4990 + 50.3%
Chevrolet Cruze
3349
– 13.0% 16,520 – 12.0%
Chevrolet HHR
14
– 90.8% 142 – 81.6%
Dodge Caliber
27
– 96.9% 273 – 92.2%
Fiat 500
839
+ 48.0% 4921 + 92.2%
Ford Fiesta
1931
+ 15.9% 7085 – 0.8%
Ford Focus
3523
– 1.4% 14,806 + 17.0%
Honda Civic
5526
+ 18.0% 32,157 + 21.9%
Honda Fit
584
+ 141% 2303 + 40.3%
Hyundai Accent
2702
+ 14.9% 13,520 + 19.6%
Hyundai Elantra
4742
– 4.7% 25,585 + 5.4%
Kia Forte
1794
+ 7.0% 8194 + 5.9%
Kia Rio
1199
+ 68.9% 6770 + 76.7%
Kia Soul
898
– 27.2% 4115 – 30.2%
Mazda 2
267
– 72.6% 2988 – 39.4%
Mazda 3
4089
– 2.3% 20,223 + 9.6%
Mini Cooper
634
+ 24.3% 2392 + 33.0%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
21
—– 115 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
712
– 11.1% 3922 + 17.8%
Nissan Cube
51
+ 37.8% 215 + 4.9%
Nissan Sentra
1305
– 27.6% 5523 – 29.4%
Nissan Versa
1408
– 50.7% 7014 – 13.2%
Scion iQ
86
—– 510 —–
Scion xB
107
– 21.3% 593 – 21.1%
Scion xD
44
– 75.7% 346 – 40.2%
smart fortwo
241
+ 12.1% 957 – 6.6%
Subaru Impreza
914
+ 15.4% 6139 + 35.3%
Suzuki SX4
295
+ 8.1% 1387 + 0.2%
Toyota Corolla
4177
+ 72.0% 22,001 + 16.7%
Toyota Matrix
1559
+ 83.2% 7209 + 0.8%
Toyota Prius C
272
—– 1521 —–
Toyota Yaris
1296
+ 215% 5790 + 72.0%
Volkswagen Beetle
200
+ 1150% 1225 + 541%
Volkswagen Golf
1355
– 1.1% 6773 – 3.4%
Volkswagen Jetta
2381
– 7.8% 12,385 – 12.0%

Midsize Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
134
– 44.6% 1176 – 8.0%
Chevrolet Malibu
423
– 65.4% 2643 – 55.4%
Chevrolet Volt
118
—– 539 —–
Chrysler 200
1247
+ 34.1% 8391 + 116%
Dodge Avenger
315
+ 4.3% 2979 – 7.2%
Ford Fusion
1868
– 42.7% 8939 – 12.0%
Honda Accord
633
– 46.8% 3444 – 7.4%
Honda Crosstour
90
+ 3.4% 451 – 16.5%
Honda Insight
12
– 7.7% 62 – 67.0%
Hyundai Sonata
1335
+ 32.8% 8334 – 10.1%
Kia Optima
1241
+ 540% 6859 + 1085%
Mazda 6
721
+ 166% 1889 – 1.4%
Nissan Altima
1846
– 45.6% 8255 + 5.3%
Nissan LEAF
20
—– 137 —–
Subaru Legacy
267
– 5.0% 1316 – 20.1%
Subaru Outback
582
– 13.8% 3367 – 8.9%
Suzuki Kizashi
65
– 8.5% 328 – 26.8%
Toyota Camry
1895
+ 74.7% 10,438 + 116%
Toyota Prius
339
+ 329% 1619 + 54.6%
Toyota Prius V
422
—– 2274 —–
Toyota Venza
1005
+ 27.7% 5785 – 2.8%
Volkswagen Passat
702
+ 394% 3929 + 351%

Large Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
186
– 32.6% 1378 – 8.0%
Buick Lucerne
24
– 88.9% 527 – 62.1%
Chevrolet Impala
1044
– 18.0% 5031 – 11.3%
Chrysler 300
803
+ 281% 3774 + 184%
Dodge Charger
337
+ 14.6% 2597 + 21.6%
Ford Taurus
1111
+ 69.4% 3508 + 101%
Nissan Maxima
271
+ 88.2% 1544 + 47.2%
Toyota Avalon
19
– 61.2% 200 – 9.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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