Small Car Sales In Canada – June 2014 YTD


2015 Mazda 2 red

Car sales in Canada increased by more than 3% in June 2014 despite major losses in the large and midsize volume-brand segments. 

• Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – June 2014 YTD
• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD

Canada small car sales chart June 2014

Sales of compact cars, however, jumped 5%, and subcompact cars rose 23% with big increases from the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. Canadians also registered 1399 Nissan Micras and Mitsubishi Mirages, two nameplates which weren’t available at this time a year ago. 

But it’s among the more conventional compacts where big numbers reside. The class-leading Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling car in each of the last 16 years and the best-selling car through the first half of 2014, outsold the Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, and Ford Focus combined last month. 

Cruze sales slid 7%; Focus volume was down 4%. 

June 2014 was the Dart’s first four-digit sales month since November of last year and its fourth-highest-volume month since the car arrived two years ago. 17,692 Darts have been sold in Canada over the last 24 months.

Meanwhile, the second, third, and fourth-best-selling cars in the country – Elantra, Corolla, Mazda 3 – all posted year-over-year sales increases in June. For the Elantra, this was its first since last August. Corolla volume has improved in five consecutive months. After a difficult first quarter in which sales of the new Mazda 3 slid 6%, second quarter sales were up 20%.

One would imagine that Mazda has the capacity to take on the subcompact class as successfully as it has the compact class in Canada. The 3 is a real success, if not quite as popular now as it was as recently as 2010. But the 2 hasn’t sold well since the first quarter of last year and hasn’t recorded a 1000+-unit sales month since February 2012. 

Could the new 2, pictured above, be the car that more capably takes the fight to the Hyundai Accent and Nissan Versa? It looks the part.

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 small cars of all kinds 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 • June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

Compact
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
300
461 -34.9% 1449 1900 -23.7%
587
736 -20.2% 3266 3116 4.8%
2759
2971 -7.1% 17,335 16,411 5.6%
1064
900 18.2% 4362 5113 -14.7%
2577
2671 -3.5% 11,789 13,426 -12.2%
6461
5750 12.4% 30,696 28,558 7.5%
6254
5723 9.3% 26,936 28,863 -6.7%
1374
1454 -5.5% 6028 6184 -2.5%
3703
3213 15.3% 20,831 19,347 7.7%
486
679 -28.4% 3123 4420 -29.3%
1975
1721 14.8% 7626 8032 -5.1%
871
912 -4.5% 5060 4856 4.2%
170 -100% 920 -100%
4656
3937 18.3% 25,545 21,969 16.3%
829
1121 -26.0% 3889 6256 -37.8%
1069
1236 -13.5% 2603 6255 -58.4%
3087
2541 21.5% 16,439 15,237 7.9%
Total
38,052
36,196 5.1% 186,977 190,863 -2.0%

Subcompact
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
872
1019 -14.4% 4671 5240 -10.9%
1037
916 13.2% 4933 4440 11.1%
1517
682 122% 6380 3599 77.3%
2473
2120 16.7% 11,445 10,249 11.7%
1416
1324 6.9% 7682 8458 -9.2%
143
180 -20.6% 1184 2399 -50.6%
1659
915 81.3% 7977 4585 74.0%
274
324 -15.4% 1417 1452 -2.4%
859
842 2.0% 4304 3859 11.5%
Total
10,250
8322 23.2% 49,993 44,281 12.9%

City Car
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
82
348 -76.4% 947 1453 -34.8%
470
2132
929
2007
19
43 -55.8% 221 278 -20.5%
198
145 36.6% 904 603 49.9%
Total
1698
536 217% 6211 2334 166%

Sporty Hatchbacks
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
570
728 -21.7% 3433 3948 -13.0%
272
587 -53.7% 1786 2332 -23.4%
354
493 -28.2% 1272 1983 -35.9%
127
93 36.6% 619 608 1.8%
142
259 -45.2% 1151 1463 -21.3%
Total
1465
2160 -32.2% 8261 10,334 -20.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
425
237 79.3% 2628 1344 95.5%
638
982 -35.0% 3781 3711 1.9%
7 -100%
284
32 788% 1644 32 5038%
731
853 -14.3% 4339 3635 19.4%
285
348 -18.1% 1399 1603 -12.7%
179
214 -16.4% 911 828 10.0%
538
694 -22.5% 2981 4204 -29.1%
1
20 -95.0% 14 107 -86.9%
271
406 -33.3% 1979 2020 -2.0%
69
56 23.2% 347 391 -11.3%
23
19 21.1% 167 187 -10.7%
657
485 35.5% 3486 2767 26.0%
Total
4101
4346 -5.6% 23,676 20,836 13.6%

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.

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