Sporty Car Sales In Canada - November 2013 YTD

In a down year for Canadian sales of American muscle cars, November's results seem at first glance to be a bright spot. On the other hand, sales of the Chevrolet Camaro continued their plunge and the Dodge Challenger was down 9%. 


The Ford Mustang's 25-unit increase pushed sales of the muscle car trio forward, but to what extent? November's 266 sales accounted for just 3% of the trio's year-to-date sales.
Canada sports car sales chart November 2013
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European roadsters and coupes - the Boxster, TT, Z4 class - have enjoyed a resurgence in 2013 thanks to the Jaguar F-Type and growth at Porsche. November sales jumped 39%, and even without the F-Type, sales would have been up 16%.

However, none of the cars in that category sell as often as the more costly Porsche 911, nor do they sell in the kind of numbers supported by more mainstream luxury coupes like the Audi A5 or BMW 4-Series. In the 4er's second month, BMW Canada sold 243 copies of the 3-Series-based two-door. 

That's just one fewer sale than Ford collected with the Taurus; it's two more than Infiniti managed with the new Q50 sedan. In fact, the 4-Series outsold two-thirds of the passenger car nameplates available in Canada last month.

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 sports cars, roadsters, coupes, and hot hatches 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 2014 • December 2013 • October 2013November 2012
Sporty Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
65
76-14.5%2107 2481-15.1%
51
56-8.9%1482 14442.6%
150
12520.0%49494989-0.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
266
2573.5%8538 8914 -4.2%

Sporty Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
25
1931.6%361437-17.4%
7
17-58.8%234314-25.5%
18
------218 ------
26
2030.0%360 490-26.5%
20
23-13.0%377 26343.3%
15
11400%229 92149%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
111
8038.8%1779 1596 11.5%

Other Sporty Cars
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
175
12737.8%2217191116.0%
24
65-63.1%6191034-40.1%
243
------434------
54
13315%278235 18.3%
6
14-57.1%612 699-12.4%
10
666.7%67 231 -71.0%
78
88-11.4%176917173.0%
27
30-10.0%488669-27.1%
11
13-15.4%204284-28.2%
2
6-66.7%36 54-33.3%
8
14-42.9%531 701-24.3%
---
--------- 43-100%
---
6-100%3 234 -98.7%
13
785.7%440 482-8.7%
86
116-25.9%1773 1293 37.1%
62
611.6%1061 468127%
17
37-54.1%489633-22.7%
2
3-33.3%121134-9.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
818
60635.0%11,142 10,822 3.0%

Sporty Hatchbacks
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
370
422-12.3%65548025 -18.3%
305
342-10.8%48105903 -18.5%
65
80-18.8%17442122 -17.8%
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%

Premium Sporty Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
5
425.0%107109-1.8%
39
44-11.4%409437-6.4%
9
------457543%
1
9-88.9%89 114-21.9%
---
------1 4-75.0%
20
21-4.8%39132121.8%
1
5-80.0%62 94-34.0%
4
5-20.0%1201145.3%
30
31-3.2%597 5596.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
109
119-8.4%1821 1759 3.5%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
^ 500 breakdown by variant. Mini sales include everything except the Countryman.
* also included 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 6-Series listed here and with large luxury sedans and the Audi A5 here and 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.
Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the two tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don't know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.

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