Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2013 Year End

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While much of this data was already manifest in the December 2013 version of this post, Canada's year-to-date brand rankings as seen here include prior year figures for both total brand volume and brand market share.

2013 was a record year for Canadian auto sales. With 1.74 million new vehicle registrations, sales were up 4% compared with 2012, which wasn't an unhealthy year by any means.

Naturally, certain brands fared better than others. Ford sells the most vehicles in Canada, both as a Blue Oval brand and as Ford Motor Company. But growth was slow at Ford despite record-setting sales of the F-Series, Canada's best-selling vehicle line. Besides low-volume brands like Jaguar, Cadillac (up a meaningful 2964 sales), Maserati, Porsche, Land Rover, and Infiniti, the fastest-growing brands in Canada were Subaru, Ram, and Nissan. 

Canada auto brand market share chart 2013
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Besides the defunct Suzuki brand, Canada's worst negative growth was reported by Volvo, down 16%, Scion, down 14%, and Fiat, down 9%. Kia is the lone big brand to have reported fewer 2013 sales in Canada than they did a year earlier: 5351 fewer.

For the most part, the auto market in 2013 is rightly viewed through rose-tinted glasses. Big premium brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi sold a huge number of automobiles, nearly one out of every 20 new vehicle registrations. GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota - manufacturers with Canadian interests - all reported gains. 

Car sales were lackluster, however, rising less than 1% according to Desrosiers. And one wonders if the reliance on pickup trucks for growth is a strategy the industry can sustain in the long-term.


Don't like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by 2013 ranking, 2013 sales, year-over-year change, or any other order. Year end best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added in the coming days. GCBC will also publish a complete list of YTD/December sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see November's version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC's Sales Stats page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines.

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2012 Year End - 2011 Year End
Updated at 8:39 AM AT on 01.11.2014 with Bentley & VW Group figures
Rank
Automaker
2013
2012
%
Change
2013
Market
Share
2012
Market
Share
#20
19,005
17,154
10.8%
1.1%
1.0%
#19
20,506
20,000
2.5%
1.2%
1.2%
#36
147
126
16.7%
0.1%
0.1%
#16
31,710
31,402
1.0%
1.8%
1.9%
#22
14,310
13,068
9.5%
0.8%
0.8%
#23
9608
6644
44.6%
0.6%
0.4%
#4
139,245
138,990
0.2%
8.0%
8.3%
#17
25,466
23,876
6.7%
1.5%
1.4%
#6
100,184
97,079
3.2%
5.7%
5.8%
#25
7710
8474
-9.0%
0.4%
0.5%
#1
Ford
277,637
269,813
2.9%
15.9%
16.1%
#11
71,781
67,853
5.8%
4.1%
4.0%
#3
145,231
131,558
10.4%
8.3%
7.8%
#5
137,100
136,283
0.6%
7.9%
8.1%
#24
8947
7993
11.9%
0.5%
0.5%
#34
1263
644
96.1%
0.1%
0.1%
#13
44,684
42,957
4.0%
2.6%
2.6%
#9
72,449
77,800
-6.9%
4.2%
4.6%
#28
5136
4268
20.3%
0.3%
0.3%
#21
15,949
15,101
5.6%
0.9%
0.9%
#27
5814
6140
-5.3%
0.3%
0.4%
#35
214
162
32.1%
0.1%
0.1%
#10
71,859
71,638
0.3%
4.1%
4.3%
#15
34,781
33,116
5.0%
2.0%
2.0%
#26
6013
6305
-4.6%
0.3%
0.4%
#18
21,104
19,671
7.3%
1.2%
1.2%
#7
82,604
74,201
11.3%
4.7%
4.4%
#31
3680
3003
22.5%
0.2%
0.2%
#8
81,971
71,459
14.7%
4.7%
4.3%
#29
4978
5783
-13.9%
0.3%
0.3%
#33
2237
2387
-6.3%
0.1%
0.1%
#14
36,760
31,003
18.6%
2.1%
1.8%
#32
3071
5458
-43.7%
0.2%
0.3%
#2
174,433
171,174
1.9%
10.0%
10.2%
#12
62,668
59,132
6.0%
3.6%
3.5%
#30
4673
5578
-16.2%
0.3%
0.3%
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283,451
275,953
2.7%
16.2%
16.4%

260,015
243,845
6.6%
14.9%
14.5%

234,944
226,825
3.6%
13.5%
13.5%

209,549
214,083
-2.1%
12.0%
12.8%

195,360
192,058
1.7%
11.2%
11.4%

164,236
148,712
10.4%
9.4%
8.9%

91,551
82,194
11.4%
5.2%
4.9%

87,001
82,261
5.8%
5.0%
4.9%
37,723
37,707
0.1%
2.2%
2.2%

37,018
35,503
4.3%
2.1%
2.1%

6399
4912
30.3%
0.4%
0.3%
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Total
1,745,188
1,677,808
4.0%
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Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
* Does not include Lamborghini
^ Excluding Sprinter: 31,357 in 2013, up 4.2%.

RECOMMENDED READING
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2012 Year End
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2011 Year End
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2013 YTD
Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - 2013 Year End

3 comments:

  1. Why are Cadillac and Acura both listed as #20 when Cadillac outsold Acura by >10000 units?

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  2. For the sake of friendliness?

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  3. Ok, so just an honest mistake, fair enough.

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