Small Car Sales In Canada - November 2013 YTD

2012 Scion iQ
In 24 Months, Toyota Canada Has Sold 1526 Copies Of The Scion iQ.
Over The Last 11 Months, It's Been Outsold By The Porsche 911,
Mazda MX-5, Volkswagen Eos, Jaguar XF, And The Lexus GS.
The Dodge Dart was Canada's eighth-best-selling compact car in November 2013. That sounds both terribly unimpressive and really quite impressive at the same time.

In routine fashion, Canada's seven best-selling cars are - in one order or another - the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, and Ford Focus. More often than not, the eighth-best-selling car in Canada is the best-selling midsize car that month. 


Canada small car sales chart November 2013
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In November, that car was the Toyota Camry, and it was followed by the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion. The eleventh-ranked car, however, was the Dodge Dart, which posted a 63% year-over-year increase to record its best Canadian sales month so far, 19% better than what Chrysler Canada managed in the Dart's previous best month.

Is eighth place sufficient? A year ago, the Dart ranked eleventh in the category. A month ago, the Dart ranked 13th. It's worth noting that a sea change would be required for the Dart to routinely crack the top seven, so established is the leading pack. But regularly outselling the Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, Volkswagen Golf, and Mitsubishi Lancer - and doing so with relative ease - would be an attainable goal for the Dart. 

If Chrysler could repeat that in the U.S., the Dart would be showing that Chrysler, by which we kind of mean Fiat, can build a small car. The Dart ranked ninth in the U.S. last month, but the seventh-ranked Sentra sold 80% better than the Dart. In Canada, the seventh-ranked Focus sold just 46% more often than the Dart.

Perhaps we're reading too much into a one-month performance. In 2013, Honda Canada has sold an average of 5514 Civics per month. Monthly Dart sales average just 863 units, six times less than what Honda manages. (In the U.S., the Civic-to-Dart ratio is 4-to-1.) Dealing with the Civic's Canadian powers isn't just an unfortunate mission that's been bestowed upon the Dart. All compacts competing in Canada are second-tier cars. 

Hyundai's Elantra was the leader at the halfway point this year, but the Civic has outsold the Elantra by nearly 9000 units over the last five months, an astonishing performance in a market as small as Canada's.

In other small car news: Smart sold four times as many Fortwos as Scion sold iQs. Subcompact sales jumped 12% thanks to the Sonic, Fit, and Versa. Impreza sales are down 10% this year yet sales of all Impreza-based cars are up 25% in 2013.

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 small crossovers 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 - November 2014December 2013October 2013 - November 2012
Compact
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD

Change
156
363-57.0%2990185061.6%
345
425-18.8%5365480411.7%
2211
2272-2.7%30,70130,6430.2%
1347
82463.5%94972611264%
1962
2322-15.5%24,73826,501-6.7%
5701
506112.6%60,651 58,2964.0%
3605
4107-12.2%51,97147,7688.8%
899
76916.9%10,87414,416-24.6%
3679
275233.7%37,703 37,6400.2%
467
575-18.8%7093 67754.7%
872
988-11.7%13,545 10,06434.6%
764
844-9.5%929810,335-10.0%
52
242-78.5%14832817-47.4%
3577
297620.2%42,00738,5359.0%
522
749-30.3%10,31212,408-16.9%
714
878-18.7%11,07912,672-12.6%
2290
2420-5.4%28,85524,93115.7%
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Total
29,163
28,5672.1%358,162 343,066 4.4%

Subcompact
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
---
---------95-100%
712
60717.3%901485235.8%
681
723-5.8%947311,344-16.5%
737
37596.5%7603437973.6%
1037
1125-7.8%18,22321,885-16.7%
915
1150-20.4%15,09513,06015.6%
303
27111.8%3826 4799-20.3%
207
------497------
1243
71174.8%11,42712,079-5.4%
133
158-15.8%2715235115.5%
575
716-19.7%731610,385-29.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
6543
583612.1%85,189 88,900 -4.2%

City Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
153
70119%2388350582%
11
837.5%166 183-9.3%
38
78-51.3%473967-51.1%
165
1528.6%20732187-5.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
367
30819.2%5100 3687 38.3%

Sporty Hatchbacks
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
370
422-12.3%65548025 -18.3%
200
363-44.9%44195388 -18.0%
273
2730.0%35714284 -16.6%
108
8625.6%1406 1425 -1.3%
116
9620.8%21991892 16.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1067
1240-14.0%18,149 21,014 -13.6%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
YTD
% Change
310
------3258------
---
3-100%6173-96.5%
411
------6545------
---
------7 280-97.5%
129
------843 ------
626
43842.9%7327 71891.9%
290
127128%3007 1292231%
196
1855.9%1818 155417.0%
815
48568.0%7234593621.9%
6
20-20.0%1201145.3%
301
25617.6%380835497.3%
54
57-5.3%7771012-23.2%
24
78-69.2%350625-44.0%
586
47024.7%56531619249%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3748
211976.9%40,753 22,180 83.7%
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 - November 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada - December 2013 & Year End
Small Car Sales In Canada - October 2013 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada - November 2012 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - November 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - November 2013 YTD
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - November 2013 YTD

3 comments:

  1. Cristian Quimbayo12/20/2013 3:42 pm

    vende tu carro en:

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    ReplyDelete
  2. Civic is invincible.

    ReplyDelete
  3. markpetersonii12/22/2013 6:29 pm

    The "1" in October belongs to Jeff Gordon, does it not?

    ReplyDelete

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