November 2012 Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada


2013 Honda Civic interior
The Updated Interior Of Honda’s 2013 Civic

Canada’s new vehicle market posted a 4% improvement in November 2012, gains which could have been much greater were it not for the losses posted by some of Canada’s best-selling models. Dodge’s Grand Caravan fell 3.2%, or 112 units. Dodge’s Ram P/U, Canada’s second-best-selling vehicle, fell 2.4%, or 129 units.

And Canada’s best-selling car from November 2011, still Canada’s best-selling car, fell by 1756 units year-over-year. Last year at this time, Civic sales had risen 62% compared with November 2012. In other words, Honda Canada could afford a 26% drop in Civic sales. Even as Hyundai Elantra sales rose 39.5% compared with November 2011, the compact Hyundai ended the month 954 sales behind the Honda. 

For the Hyundai to have overtaken the Civic, Elantra sales would have had to jump 72%. That didn’t happen. And despite its 26% drop, the Honda Civic easily ended November 2012 as Canada’s best-selling car while expanding its year-to-date lead to 10,528 units. Oh, and an updated 2012 model goes on sale soon.

The Kia Rondo and Chevrolet Orlando landed on Canada’s list of the 20 best-selling cars for the second consecutive month. Typically, minivans are only eligible for Canada’s best-selling vehicles list. But the Orlando and Rondo aren’t so easily classified. If you don’t want to consider the two Mazda 5 alternatives as passenger cars, the next-best-selling cars in November were the Subaru Impreza, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Dodge Dart. 

Much more could be said about November 2012 new vehicle sales volume in Canada, and much will be said. GoodCarBadCar will soon post a best-selling SUV list and added to that will be a best-selling truck list, and shortly, yet more for best-selling vehicles, best-selling luxury vehicles, worst-selling vehicles, and full vehicle rankings. 

Below, Canada’s 20 best-selling vehicles in Canada are listed by November 2012 volume. As, always, you can access historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles through GCBC’s Sales Stats home.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
November 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Honda Civic
5061 – 25.8% 58,296 + 17.6%
#2
Hyundai Elantra
4107 + 39.5% 47,768 + 11.1%
#3
Toyota Corolla
2976 + 4.1% 38,535 + 13.4%
#4
Mazda 3
2752 – 4.1% 37,460 + 9.2%
#5
Volkswagen Jetta
2420 + 30.5% 24,931 – 0.8%
#6
Ford Focus
2322 + 37.3% 26,501 + 9.4%
#7
Chevrolet Cruze
2272 + 0.7% 30,642 – 4.3%
#8
Honda Accord
1451 + 240% 8729 + 18.2%
#9
Toyota Camry
1208 – 11.7% 17,302 + 58.1%
#10
Kia Rio
1150 + 79.7% 13,060 + 103%
#11
Hyundai Accent
1125 – 14.7% 21,885 + 4.8%
#12
Nissan Sentra
988 + 47.9% 10,064 – 17.0%
#13
Ford Fusion
952 – 1.1% 15,540 – 11.4%
#14
Kia Rondo
942 + 198% 6058 + 1.8%
#15
BMW 3-Series
910 – 9.0% 10,294 – 1.8%
#16
Chevrolet Orlando
899 + 211% 6530 + 738%
#17
Hyundai Sonata
888 – 12.6% 13,720 – 12.2%
#18
Volkswagen Golf
878 – 8.6% 12,672 – 3.1%
#19
Toyota Venza
863 – 26.5% 10,505 – 12.9%
#20
Chrysler 200
846 + 23.5% 13,504 + 92.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Rondo and Orlando have been offered entry. The Grand Caravan (3350 sales) and other true minivans were not.

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