Sporty Car Sales In Canada – May 2014 YTD


Ford Canada and their buyers believe the time to buy a Mustang is in May. Of thw 12,728 new Mustangs registered in Canada since the beginning of 2012, 29% were sold during the three May periods, equal to just 10% of the time.

Canada sports car sales chart May 2014
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The Mustang owned 62.6% of its three-car muscle car class in May 2014, 52.9% year-to-date. The fact that a new Mustang is on its way did not deter buyers from selecting the current car.

Now with two distinct bodystyles, the Jaguar F-Type shot up to its highest Canadian sales level yet and outsold the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK, and both small Porsches (though the Boxster and Cayman easily combined to outsell the F-Type.) 

Scion FR-S sales have now decreased on a year-over-year basis in seven consecutive months. Subaru BRZ volume has increased in nine of the last twelve months.

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, coupes, GTs, 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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

Sporty Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
547
502 9.0% 1455 1124 29.4%
204
230 -11.3% 762 818 -6.8%
1256
1246 0.8% 2493 2559 -2.6%
Total
2007
1978 1.5% 4710 4501 4.6%

Sporty Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
50
45 11.1% 148 166 -10.8%
39
29 34.5% 101 76 32.9%
57
18 217% 178 18 889%
45
49 -8.2% 165 177 -6.8%
51
49 4.1% 157 198 -20.7%
33
37 -10.8% 108 74 45.9%
Total
275
227 21.1% 857 709 20.9%

Sporty Hatchbacks
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
676
801 -15.6% 2683 3220 -11.1%
387
370 4.6% 1514 1745 -13.2%
288
432 -33.3% 918 1490 -38.4%
176
162 8.6% 492 515 -4.5%
365
362 0.8% 1009 1204 -16.2%
Total
1892
2127 -11.0% 6616 8174 -19.1%

Other Sporty Cars
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
247
276 -10.5% 1019 1079 -5.6%
51 -100% 2 443 -99.5%
83
198
306
973
146
21 595% 597 71 741%
143 -100% 13 510 -97.5%
12
7 71.4% 33 24 37.5%
209
201 4.0% 770 672 14.6%
26
79 -67.1% 170 280 -39.3%
28
46 -39.1% 89 108 -17.6%
2
10 -80.0% 12 25 -52.0%
76
116 -34.5% 263 303 -13.2%
3 -100%
54
87 -37.9% 182 215 -15.3%
194
245 -20.8% 629 863 -27.1%
144
126 14.3% 449 460 -2.4%
61
91 -33.0% 206 321 -35.8%
35 -100% 57 -100%
Total
1588
1534 3.5% 5605 5434 3.1%

Premium Sporty Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
17
10 70.0% 62 34 82.4%
3
10
15
5 200% 49 6 717%
13
7 85.7% 33 35 -5.7%
1
1 1 0.0%
48
61 -21.3% 152 233 -34.8%
10
3 233% 27 26 3.8%
14
20 -30.0% 60 56 7.1%
93
68 36.8% 331 329 0.6%
Total
214
174 23.0% 725 720 0.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
^ 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 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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