Small Car Sales In Canada - March 2013

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Canadian sales of Hyundai's Elantra fell 5% in March 2013. That wasn't enough for the Honda Civic, despite an 1163-unit victory over the Elantra in March, to take the year-to-date lead. The Elantra remains ahead in the small car sales race, and consequently the overall passenger car sales race, by 50 units.

Canada's six best-selling cars are present in this post. Another five of Canada's 20 top-selling cars are labelled as small cars, as well. Together, those eleven cars were responsible for 21% of the new vehicles sold in Canada in March 2013. The next nine best-selling small cars - Dart, Matrix, Sonic, 500, Impreza, Lancer, Versa, Mazda 2, Fit - accounted for another 5% of new vehicle sales.


Canada small car sales chart March 2013
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This a post which includes the most car-like small crossovers. Nissan's consumer website lists the Juke with SUVs and crossovers, for example. But in Nissan's monthly sales release, the Juke is listed with the company's cars. The XV Crosstrek is very clearly a jacked-up Impreza, and given its tweener status, we list it with both small SUVs and the small cars seen here.

Defining cars as the Automotive News Data Center does, new car sales in Canada fell 4.5% in March. Light trucks, which includes the Mitsubishi RVR, Chevrolet Trax, Subaru XV Crosstrek, Nissan Juke, Buick Encore, and Mini Countryman, posted 2.7% gains. Thank the Ford F-Series' for 1568 extra units: light truck sales increased by just 2210.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank Canadian small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort - March 2014April 2013February 2013 - March 2012
Compact
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
284
-----653-----
437
- 28.6%948+ 5.3%
2571
- 22.2%6579- 2.5%
1041
-----1998-----
1946
- 22.6%4734- 9.3%
6007
- 0.5%11,287- 21.2%
4844
- 5.2%11,337+ 4.4%
545
- 61.3%1605- 46.1%
4848
+ 24.8%8851+ 9.9%
363
-----742+ 74,100%
787
- 9.4%1725- 5.4%
1485
+ 48.9%3162+ 21.2%
844
- 29.8%1854- 37.4%
116
- 49.8%414- 31.6%
3158
- 21.5%7881- 12.0%
948
- 18.7%2242- 19.7%
1190
- 6.8%2497- 9.5%
3001
+ 54.7%7024+ 40.6%

Subcompact
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
886
+ 5.5%2146+ 16.9%
537
- 52.5%1618- 27.2%
631
+ 33.4%1357+ 40.5%
1835
- 5.7%3764- 22.6%
1820
+ 71.5%3565+ 52.2%
687
+ 48.4%1655- 14.9%
742
- 45.2%1924- 31.3%
233
- 29.0%477+ 45.4%
591
- 35.5%1197- 46.5%

Small Car
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
155
-----782-----
26
+ 85.7%35- 23.9%
61
- 46.5%152- 42.2%
111
+ 42.3%205- 14.2%

Sporty Hatches
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
855
- 29.2%1594- 22.7%
403
+ 21.4%941- 16.9%
374
- 0.5%669- 12.3%
102
- 37.8%211- 42.2%
234
+ 3.5%449+ 23.7%

Tall Boxes 
& Crossovers
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
195
-----219-----
-----
- 100%1- 99.0%
643
-----1231-----
-----
- 100%3- 98.6%
596
- 14.9%1331- 15.3%
115
+ 10.6%366+ 44.1%
732
+ 5.8%1889+ 7.6%
19
- 50.0%50- 41.9%
360
- 18.2%785- 10.6%
62
- 44.6%148- 47.0%
32
- 53.6%78- 60.0%
473
-----1247-----
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
Mini volume apparently takes into account all variants except the Countryman .
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small Car Sales In Canada - March 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada - April 2013
Small Car Sales In Canada - February 2013
Small Car Sales In Canada - March 2012
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - March 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2013
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - March 2013

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