January 2013 Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings


2013 Dodge Dart red rear
The Dart Was Dodge’s Best-Selling Car In
January And Chrysler Canada’s 2nd-Best-Selling
Passenger Car Overall, Behind The 200

Despite relatively weak Grand Caravan volume and only slight (7 unit) gains at Fiat, Chrysler Canada posted a collective 2.6% year-over-year improvement in January 2013. 

That was enough for the group’s five brands to jointly outsell the Ford Motor Company and all other manufacturers in the month of January. Ford Motor Company sales jumped 8% with strong F-Series and Fusion increases, even as Lincoln sales plunged 23%.

The January 2013 U.S. edition was published earlier today. In it, Cadillac made great gains (as it did in Canada), and the Smart Fortwo took a hit (as it did in Canada.) But unlike the U.S. market, the oft-fluctuating Canadian market collectively fell 2.3% despite the significant improvements generated by the Detroit Three. Standing out from the pack most especially was Infiniti, Acura, Jaguar, Porsche, Land Rover, and Volkswagen. But Honda sales plunged 27%, Audi fell 26%, Nissan dropped 18%, and Toyota posted a 13% decline. Mercedes-Benz and BMW led the luxury race, but sales at each brand were lower than at this time last year.

Gasp… even Hyundai and Kia didn’t sell as many cars in January 2013 as in the same period a year earlier. Your hand covers the mouth in horror, doesn’t it? 

Canada auto brand market share chart January 2013
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Not that January results mean nothing, but automakers will point to the fact that this is always a low-volume month for Canadian auto sales. In many parts of Canada, this past month felt especially bitter, and heading to a dealer to buy a new Mustang just didn’t seem appropriate. I, for one, spent a week in a Volkswagen Golf R, and the car’s thermometer never showed the outside temperature above -8°C. 

Will things perk up in February? Perhaps. And if not, they likely will by March or April. For Chrysler, FoMoCo, and GM, January wasn’t so bad to begin with.

As always, you can use GCBC’s Sales Stats page to locate historic and current monthly and yearly sales figures for individual models and manufacturers.

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Updated @ 5:23 AM AT, February 8, 2013

Rank
Automaker
January 2013

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
15,921
+ 8.9%
15,921
+ 8.9%
#2
Chevrolet
8741
+ 9.4%
8741
+ 9.4%
#3
Toyota
8333
– 12.9%
8333
– 12.9%
#4
Hyundai
7349
– 1.5%
7349
– 1.5%
#5
Dodge
6255
– 12.1%
6255
– 12.1%
#6
Honda
6211
– 26.5%
6211
– 26.5%
#7
Ram
5540
+ 12.2%
5540
+ 12.2%
#8
Nissan
4101
– 17.7%
4101
– 17.7%
#9
GMC
3987
+ 4.3%
3987
+ 4.3%
#10
Mazda
3752
+ 0.7%
3752
+ 0.7%
#11
Kia
3673
– 2.7%
3673
– 2.7%
#12
Jeep
3382
+ 14.9%
3382
+ 14.9%
#13
Volkswagen
3373
+ 8.5%
3373
+ 8.5%
#14
Subaru
1813
– 3.4%
1813
– 3.4%
#15
Mercedes-Benz
1745
– 11.4%
1745
– 11.4%
#16
BMW
1601
– 2.6%
1601
– 2.6%
#17
Chrysler
1508
+ 19.1%
1508
+ 19.1%
#18
Mitsubishi
1383
– 2.8%
1383
– 2.8%
#19
Audi
1107
– 26.2%
1107
– 26.2%
#20
Acura
1009
+ 40.7%
1009
+ 40.7%
#21
Lexus
815
+ 0.6%
815
+ 0.6%
#22
Buick
572
– 24.7%
572
– 24.7%
#23
Infiniti
521
+ 42.7%
521
+ 42.7%
#24
Cadillac
461
+ 19.7%
461
+ 19.7%
#25
Land Rover
339
+ 9.4%
339
+ 9.4%
#26
Fiat
328
+ 2.2%
328
+ 2.2%
#27
Scion
290
+ 1.8%
290
+ 1.8%
#28
Volvo
280
– 17.6%
280
– 17.6%
#29
Suzuki
278
– 8.3%
278
– 8.3%
#30
Lincoln
272
– 22.7%
272
– 22.7%
#31
Mini
210
+ 4.5%
210
+ 4.5%
#32
Porsche
161
+ 11.0
161
+ 11.0%
#33
Jaguar
46
+ 39.4%
46
+ 39.4%
#34
Smart
34
– 60.9%
34
– 60.9%
#35
Bentley
15
+ 275%
15
+ 275%
#36
Maserati
8
+ 14.3%
8
+ 14.3%
—-
—-
—-
—-
—-
17,013
+ 2.6%
17,013
+ 2.6%
16,193
+ 8.1%
16,193
+ 8.1%
13,761
+ 6.2%
13,761
+ 6.2%
11,022
– 1.9%
11,022
– 1.9%
9438
– 11.5%
9438
– 11.5%
7220
– 21.2%
7220
– 21.2%
4652
– 2.3%
4641
– 2.3%
4622
– 13.6%
4622
– 13.6%
1811
– 1.8%
1811
– 1.8%
1779
– 13.5%
1779
– 13.5%
385
+ 12.2%
385
+ 12.2%
—–
—-
—-
—-
—-
95,445
– 2.2%
95,445
– 2.2%

Source: Manufacturers, AIAMC, Desrosiers & ANDC 
* Does not include Lamborghini

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