October 2012 Canada Auto Sales By Brand


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Ford had little difficulty selling Blue Oval machines in Canada in October 2012. Convincing customers to drive home in a Lincoln, however, was an altogether more challenging proposition. Lincoln sales dropped 46% in Canada in October and are down 21% this year. Ford’s gains this year are slight, but October was a bright month. F-Series sales shot up 15%.

FoMoCo’s growth didn’t measure up to the overall industry’s surprisingly strong 8% boost in October 2012.

Neither did Chrysler Canada’s 6% improvement. At the Chrysler Group, Jeep posted its second consecutive year-over-year decline. Fiat sold its first six 500 T models but overall Fiat sales were lower than they’d been since January.

Canada auto brand market share chart October 2012
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General Motors was certainly the largest conglomerate to underperform Canada’s overall auto industry, as sales at GM slid 4.6%. Toyota, Honda, Kia, Volkswagen, Subaru, BMW, Audi, and Acura all grew at an above-average pace, however. So did certain domestic brands: Dodge, Ford, Buick, and Cadillac.

Chevrolet sold just as many Orlandos, 1044, as Buick sold total vehicles, showing just how small a brand Buick continues to be. And just how strong a seller the Orlando’s become. Cadillac sold its first 56 ATS sedans in Canada in October. 

Historic brand and corporate totals (monthly and yearly going back to 2004) are now also available through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, along with results for more than 260 currently sold vehicles.

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Updated 12/17/2012 @ 8:28 AM AT

Rank
Automaker
October 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
20,205
+ 9.0%
234,311
+ 1.2%
#2
Toyota
15,061
+ 12.4%
147,785
+ 24.3%
#3
Chevrolet
11,880
+ 1.7%
120,267
– 7.3%
#4
Honda
11,590
+ 18.8%
109,276
+ 25.3%
#5
Hyundai
10,707
+ 4.5%
118,319
+ 3.5%
#6
Dodge
6808
+ 10.7%
84,503
– 5.9%
#7
Kia
6428
+ 24.1%
68,122
+ 19.8%
#8
Volkswagen
5777
+ 24.8%
50,696
+ 12.6%
#9
Ram
5751
+ 5.0%
60,912
+ 9.5%
#10
Nissan
5635
+ 7.0%
64,348
– 2.0%
#11
Mazda
5078
– 5.6%
62,857
+ 6.3%
#12
GMC
5055
– 22.3%
57,362
– 6.0%
#13
Jeep
3219
– 9.7%
37,566
+ 1.1%
#14
Subaru
3035
+ 31.2%
25,462
+ 13.3%
#15
BMW
2773
+ 14.0%
26,624
+ 8.4%
#16
Mercedes-Benz
2513
– 9.2%
27,106
+ 6.9%
#17
Audi
1946
+ 37.6%
16,943
+ 15.0%
#18
Acura
1887
+ 28.2%
13,793
+ 13.2%
#19
Lexus
1520
+ 23.7%
12,650
+ 13.9%
#20
Mitsubishi
1504
+ 2.7%
16,356
– 3.1%
#21
Chrysler
1252
– 14.1%
21,492
+ 66.4%
#22
Buick
1044
+ 27.2%
11,478
+ 15.4%
#23
Infiniti
729
+ 3.7%
6926
+ 17.4%
#24
Cadillac
672
+ 25.8%
5453
– 16.4%
#25
Suzuki
545
+ 25.3%
4679
+ 1.4%
#26
Mini
536
+ 24.4%
5380
+ 28.1%
#27
Scion
520
+ 46.5%
4907
+ 22.9%
#28
Fiat
474
+ 17.0%
7603
+ 59.4%
#29
Lincoln
356
– 45.5%
5352
– 21.3%
#30
Land Rover
350
– 5.7%
3462
+ 41.0%
#31
Volvo
332
– 32.2%
4994
– 15.1%
#32
Porsche
260
+ 117%
2528
+ 22.8%
#33
smart
167
+ 70.4%
2035
+ 31.9%
#34
Jaguar
38
– 28.3%
552
– 14.3%
#35
Maserati
10
– 47.4%
141
+ 7.6%
#36
Bentley
9
+ 28.6%
105
+ 23.5%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
20,561
+ 7.2%
239,663
+ 0.5%
18,651
– 4.6%
194,830
– 5.7%
17,504
+ 2.7%
212,076
+ 6.0%
17,135
+ 11.1%
186,441
+ 8.9%
17,101
+ 14.2%
165,342
+ 23.4%
13,477
+ 20.0%
123,069
+ 23.8%
7992
+ 29.6%
70,272
+ 13.5%
6364
+ 6.6%
71,274
– 0.4%
3309
+ 15.6%
32,004
+ 11.3%
2680
– 6.5%
29,141
+ 8.3%
388
– 8.5%
4014
+ 29.5%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Total
135,696
+ 7.8%
1,442,932
+ 6.8%

Source: Automakers, AIAMC, DesrosiersANDC 
* VW Group sales do not include Lamborghini

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  • Anonymous

    Dodge and ram must be included under same brand as trucks are manufactured under the name ram

  • F1orce

    Any particular reason for Mazdas fall last month?