Small Car Sales In Canada - January 2014

2014 Ford fiesta hatchback blue
Although Canadian passenger car sales dipped in the always low month of January, many of the cars that were capable of selling better in January 2014 than January 2013 were small.

Canada's best-selling car, the Honda Civic, led all compacts with 3315 January sales, a 32% year-over-year increase. Compacts were down 2.4% in January 2014, but if we exclude the inordinately dreadful declines from Chevrolet (Cruze sales down 42%) and Ford (Focus sales down 18%), compacts were up 4.2%. Overall, GM car sales were down 35% last month; Ford Canada car sales slid 23%.


Canada small car sales chart January 2014
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With a little help from the Mitsubishi Mirage, subcompact sales grew 3.1% in January 2014. The class-leading Hyundai Accent recorded just its third year-over-year increase in the last 13 months. 

The Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta owned 30.4% of the subcompact segment in their home market in January; just 16.8% in Canada.

The Chevrolet Spark, Smart Fortwo, Scion iQ, and Mitsubishi's all-electric i MiEV combined for a narrow 12% January increase. The Fiat 500 and four of its little warm hatch rivals were up 8%. The smallest, most car-like crossovers and their front-wheel-drive-only alternatives were up 5%. 

Conversely, midsize cars were down 27% in January. Large cars from these same brands plunged 37%.

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 midsize 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 - January 2015February 2014December 2013 - January 2013
Compact
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
107
190-43.7%107190-43.7%
222
226-1.8%222226-1.8%
1247
2136-41.6%12472136-41.6%
919
447106%919447106%
1110
1358-18.3%11101358-18.3%
3315
250332.4%3315 250332.4%
2685
2956-9.2%26852956-9.2%
548
549-0.2%548549-0.2%
2287
165837.9%2287 165837.9%
378
456-17.1%378 456-17.1%
807
7596.3%807 7596.3%
615
47828.7%61547828.7%
---
161-100%---161-100%
2210
2465-10.3%22102465-10.3%
315
673-53.2%315673-53.2%
373
673-44.6%373673-44.6%
1891
18054.8%189118054.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
19,029
19,493-2.4%19,029 19,493 -2.4%

Subcompact
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
345
601-42.6%345601-42.6%
381
482-21.0%381482-21.0%
277
336-17.6%277336-17.6%
970
75528.5%97075528.5%
774
800-3.3%774800-3.3%
137
285-51.9%137 285-51.9%
234
------234------
719
52138.0%71952138.0%
116
1069.4%1161069.4%
375
31021.0%37531021.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
4328
41963.1%4328 4196 3.1%

City Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
105
8720.7%1058720.7%
8
4100%8 4100%
35
46-23.9%3546-23.9%
43
3426.5%433426.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
191
17111.7%191 171 11.7%

Sporty Hatchbacks
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
483
32847.3%483328 47.3%
139
219-36.5%139219 -36.5%
62
113-45.1%62113 -45.1%
45
53-15.1%45 53 -15.1%
130
8651.2%13086 51.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
859
7997.5%859 799 7.5%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
% Change
232
123,100%232123,100%
345
26032.7%34526032.7%
---
1-100%--- 1-100%
113
------113 ------
346
3237.1%346 3237.1%
191
201-5.0%191 201-5.0%
150
9754.6%150 9754.6%
297
579-48.7%297579-48.7%
4
13-69.2%413-69.2%
196
1799.5%1961799.5%
36
44-18.2%3644-18.2%
24
240.0%24240.0%
292
404-27.7%292404-27.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
2226
21264.7%2226 2126 4.7%
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. 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 - January 2015
Small Car Sales In Canada - February 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada - December 2013 & Year End
Small Car Sales In Canada - January 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - January 2014
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - January 2014

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