Small Car Sales Figures In Canada – October 2013 YTD


2013 Acura ILX
Acura ILX Sales Fell 61% In October But
Are Up 27% Over The Last Six Months

In October 2013, during a year of decline, Canadian sales of subcompact cars once again grew. September subcompact sales rose 15.5% as the Mitsubishi Mirage tagged along and the six top sellers all reported year-over-year increases. 

In October, Honda Fit sales nearly doubled, Kia Rio sales shot up 47%, and the category rose 6.2% despite the Nissan Versa’s 4% decline. 

The Versa was Canada’s top-selling subcompact car in October 2013. Year-to-date, the Hyundai Accent leads the Kia Rio by 3006 sales; the Rio leads the Versa by 3996 units. Combined, the Accent, Rio, and Versa own 2.8% of the Canadian automobile market.

Canada small car sales chart October 2013
Click Chart To Expand

Canada’s best-selling small car, the Honda Civic, owns 3.7% of Canada’s new vehicle market. The Civic is Canada’s best-selling car overall, as well, selling three times as often as Canada’s top-selling midsize car, the Ford Fusion. 

October was the fourth consecutive month, and the sixth month this year, that Honda Canada sold more than 6000 Civics. Honda had done so only seven times in the previous three years.

Among small cars, none produced a greater year-over-year Canadian increase in October than the Chevrolet Spark. Its 189% jump equalled 142 extra sales in GM Canada showrooms. Among continuing cars, no decline was worse than the Acura ILX’s 61% drop. GCBC also shows the ILX with small luxury brand cars, where its decline wasn’t the worst. Acura TSX sales, for example, slid 76%.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto 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 subcompacts, compacts, city cars and all types of small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. You’ll notice that the + icon has been removed from year-over-year increases, but you can still identify year-over-year declines with the – symbol and red font.

Click Column Headers To Sort – October 2014 – November 2013 – September 2013October 2012

Compact
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD

Change
156
400 – 61.0% 2834 1487 90.6%
522
498 4.8% 5020 4379 14.6%
3127
3069 1.9% 28,490 28,371 0.4%
641
708 – 9.5% 8150 1787 356%
1872
2409 – 22.3% 22,776 24,179 – 5.8%
6852
5041 35.9% 54,950 53,235 3.2%
4021
4276 – 6.0% 48,366 43,661 10.8%
814
1195 – 31.9% 9975 13,647 – 26.9%
3821
2508 52.4% 34,024 34,888 – 2.5%
577
600 – 3.8% 6626 6200 6.9%
1178
540 118% 12,673 9076 39.6%
899
914 – 1.6% 8534 9491 – 10.1%
40
308 – 87.0% 1431 2575 – 44.4%
4312
3518 22.6% 38,430 35,559 8.1%
668
1006 – 33.6% 9790 11,659 – 16.0%
858
1298 – 33.9% 10,365 11,794 – 12.1%
3267
2821 15.8% 26,565 22,511 18.0%
Total
33,625
31,109 8.1% 328,999 314,499 4.6%

Subcompact
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
Chevrolet Aveo
95 – 100%
729
747 – 2.4% 8302 7916 4.9%
794
746 6.4% 8792 10,621 – 17.2%
891
461 93.3% 6866 4004 71.5%
1393
1303 6.9% 17,186 20,760 – 17.2%
1174
801 46.6% 14,180 11,910 19.1%
266
341 – 22.0% 3523 4528 – 22.2%
209
290
1424
1480 – 3.8% 10,184 11,368 – 10.4%
143
316 – 54.7% 2582 2193 17.7%
699
1076 – 35.0% 6741 9669 – 30.3%
Total
7722
7271 6.2% 78,646 83,064 – 5.3%

City Car
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
217
75 189% 2235 280 698%
15
10 50.0% 155 175 – 11.4%
48
121 – 60.3% 435 889 – 51.1%
232
167 38.9% 1908 2035 – 6.2%
Total
512
373 37.3% 4733 3379 40.1%

Sporty Hatchbacks
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
381
474 – 19.6% 6184 7603 – 18.7%
325
394 – 17.5% 4219 5025 – 16.0%
286
368 – 22.3% 3298 4011 – 17.8%
122
124 – 1.6% 1298 1339 – 3.1%
130
135 – 3.7% 2083 1796 16.0%
Total
1244
1495 – 16.8% 17,082 19,774 – 13.6%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
445
2948
4 – 100% 6 170 – 96.5%
627
6134
7 280 – 97.5%
134
714
648
536 20.9% 6701 6751 – 0.7%
291
2717 2 135,750%
231
168 37.5% 1622 1369 18.5%
585
392 49.2% 6419 5451 17.8%
15
23 – 34.8% 171 286 – 40.2%
382
345 10.7% 3507 3293 6.5%
67
90 – 25.6% 723 955 – 24.3%
25
60 – 58.3% 326 547 – 40.4%
662
529 25.1% 5067 1149 341%
Total
4112
2147 91.5% 37,062 20,253 83.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. 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 – October 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada – November 2013 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada – September 2013 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada – October 2012 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – October 2013
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – October 2013 YTD
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – October 2013 YTD