December 2012 And 2012 Year End Small Car Sales In Canada


4085 Fewer Mazda 2 Hatchbacks Were Sold In Canada In 2012 Than In 2011
2012 Canada small car sales chart
2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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More than twice as many Civics were sold by Honda Canada in December 2012 than any other vehicle, including the second-ranked Hyundai Elantra. Honda Fit sales jumped 982%, but that year-over-year change is a relatively meaningless number. Fit sales plunged 98% at this time last year from 2010 levels, when 1655 were sold.

Compared with December 2011, numerous subcompacts reported serious declines in December in 2012. From the Chevrolet Sonic to the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris, sales dropped. On a twelve-month basis, 2012 was a good year for small cars, subcompacts included.

Canada’s overall new vehicle market rose 5.7% in 2012. Above-average gains were reported by the Sonic, Fiat 500, Fit, Kia Rio, growing Mini Cooper family, smart fortwo, and the Yaris, as well as bigger small cars like the Focus, Civic, Elantra, Forte, Lancer, Impreza, and Corolla. 

December 2012 Canada small car sales chart
December 2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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The most serious declines (by small cars which aren’t defunct) were reported by the Mazda 2 and Kia Soul. Scion’s xB and xD are forging on but don’t appear to have a future, and 2012’s declines explain why.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these small cars and any other vehicle by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or by clicking the model name in the table below. Fortunately, the table below is now sortable. Click the column headers in the table to sort by December 2012 volume or 2012 year end volume or re-sort alphabetically.

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Small Car
December 
2012
%
Change
2012
Year
End
YTD
% Change
280
+ 775% 5084 + 15,788%
1986
+ 6.0% 32,628 – 3.8%
—–
– 100% 173 – 85.7%
445
– 7.3% 9063 + 21.3%
56
—– 406 —–
2
– 98.2% 282 – 94.3%
849
—– 3460 —–
449
+ 58.1% 8474 + 57.2%
473
– 29.0% 11,817 – 9.5%
1435
– 4.7% 27,936 + 8.5%
6666
+ 20.7% 64,962 + 17.9%
357
+ 982% 4736 + 67.1%
696
– 49.9% 22,581 + 1.4%
3182
+ 61.1% 50,950 + 13.3%
353
– 13.1% 5741 + 202%
440
– 23.6% 14,856 + 6.2%
889
+ 116% 13,949 + 104%
371
– 22.7% 7560 – 35.1%
136
– 71.2% 4935 – 45.3%
1655
– 39.8% 39,295 + 5.6%
290
– 8.5% 4574 + 27.3%
13
– 18.8% 196 + 752%
744
– 5.6% 7519 + 13.4%
12
– 57.1% 318 – 30.7%
534
– 44.4% 12,793 + 2.0%
397
– 56.8% 12,476 – 13.9%
78
+ 875% 1045 + 12,963%
74
– 30.2% 1086 – 29.0%
49
– 24.6% 674 – 40.8%
200
+ 11.7% 2387 + 29.0%
877
– 24.5% 11,212 + 46.3%
386
—– 2005 —–
146
– 30.1% 2963 – 0.2%
2371
– 11.8% 40,906 + 11.6%
574
– 36.2% 12,982 – 12.8%
179
—–  2530 —–
570
– 28.3% 10,955 + 37.5%
92
– 6.1% 1984 + 422%
626
– 26.2% 13,298 – 4.5%
1973
+ 22.8% 26,904 + 0.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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