August 2012 Small, Midsize, And Large Car Sales In Canada


2012 Scion iQ white
Canada August 2012 small car sales chart
Small Car Sales Chart
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Aside from the wildly successful FR-S, small car brand Scion struggled mightily in Canada in August 2012. Mercedes-Benz sold 3.4 smart fortwos for every single iQ sold by Scion. Sales of the Scion xB slid 34%; xD sales fell 68%. (tC sales also slid 37%.) It’s not as though Scion was selling a large number of cars a year ago; before sales fell; before smart’s growth surprisingly outpaced the industry by eight percentage points.

So Toyota can’t sell small cars in Canada? Er… no. Toyota can’t sell small cars named Scion in Canada, that’s all.

Canada August 2012 midsize car sales chart
Midsize Car Sales Chart

August was Dodge’s first meaningful Dart sales month. We can expect Dart sales to rise dramatically from current levels. Until then, car sales at Chrysler Canada are dominated by the 200/Avenger tandem, sales of which totalled 1428 in August. That’s not as many buyers as Toyota found with the Camry, but it’s more than any other single midsize car in Canada. Alone, the Chrysler 200 sold 1075 times. Does its $16,395 base price help produce such output? Yup, it do. Honda’s outgoing 2012 Accord sedan has a base price of $24,890, for example.

Chrysler Canada also sold 508 copies of the company’s full-size sedan twins, the Charger and 300. That’s next to nothing in comparison to Canada’s volume leaders. Honda sold 5785 Civics in August, for example. Meanwhile Canadians only registered 1850 new large cars in total last month, the large car segment being defined as the eight cars shown in the accompanying chart and the table below.

Canada August 2012 large car sales chart
Large Car Sales Chart

Want to go back in time? As always, historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently marketed in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. But we’ve added links in the tables below which will take you directly to each vehicle’s sales page. Just click the model name. That’ll save you a couple steps.

After the jump you’ll find detailed sales info on a barrel full of small cars, nearly two dozen midsize cars, and the eight aforementioned large cars. The iQ, Dart, 200, and Civic form only a small part.

Small Car
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
477
—– 3486 —–
2864
– 14.9% 22,319 – 10.9%
11
– 88.9% 160 – 83.3%
747
– 16.7% 6581 + 31.5%
98
—– 110 —–
3
– 96.9% 279 – 93.5%
423
—– 473 —–
750
+ 21.8% 6436 + 66.9%
702
– 41.9% 9172 – 4.9%
2275
– 29.5% 19,301 + 3.6%
5785
+ 88.3% 42,412 + 28.3%
407
+ 17.3% 3198 + 39.0%
2172
+ 0.9% 17,780 + 12.6%
4260
+ 9.6% 34,164 + 3.7%
1303
+ 13.9% 11,003 + 5.2%
1733
+ 319% 9771 + 106%
698
– 48.2% 5582 – 31.9%
460
– 48.7% 3752 – 44.7%
4213
+ 16.8% 28,102 + 9.5%
337
+ 14.2% 3205 + 32.2%
23
—– 150 —–
543
– 18.8% 5000 + 8.3%
15
– 68.8% 241 – 18.9%
1134
+ 66.3% 7794 – 21.1%
856
+ 23.2% 8772 – 15.6%
85
—– 663 —–
93
– 33.6% 771 – 21.9%
43
– 67.7% 458 – 46.6%
286
+ 120% 1482 + 14.6%
826
+ 91.6% 7715 + 41.4%
201
—– 201 —–
275
– 4.2% 1948 – 1.0%
3721
+ 19.7% 28,770 + 16.6%
1254
– 2.2% 9530 + 0.8%
188
—– 1936 —–
872
– 9.1% 7695 + 53.5%
161
+ 16,000% 1545 + 684%
1422
+ 7.1% 9396 – 2.5%
2531
+ 16.3% 17,013 – 8.4%

Midsize Car
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
78
– 77.6% 1334 – 29.7%
605
– 70.2% 3661 – 58.4%
113
—– 713 —–
1075
+ 111% 10,811 + 116%
353
+ 137% 3619 – 1.6%
1211
– 15.0% 12,115 – 13.7%
829
– 13.2% 5060 – 12.2%
105
+ 5.0% 650 – 10.5%
13
+ 44.4% 88 – 60.0%
1139
– 19.9% 10,830 – 8.6%
942
+ 524% 8998 + 934%
365
– 4.7% 2920 + 15.3%
963
+ 68.1% 9713 + 1.9%
20
+ 122% 180 + 620%
219
– 9.9% 1719 – 20.2%
637
+ 38.8% 4591 – 2.1%
71
+ 77.5% 453 – 14.2%
1461
– 10.5% 13,169 + 73.3%
355
+ 438% 2287 + 96.8%
288
—– 2906 —–
985
– 16.2% 7763 – 3.3%
789
+ 267% 5350 + 331%

Large Car
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
308
+ 2.0% 1838 – 14.4%
9
– 94.7% 547 – 68.5%
702
– 58.2% 6235 – 20.1%
289
+ 133% 4595 + 174%
219
+ 73.8% 3102 – 2.3%
207
– 20.1% 4068 + 59.0%
81
– 75.2% 1696 + 14.0%
35
– 31.4% 250 – 16.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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