Small Car Sales In Canada – September 2014 YTD


2015 Volkswagen Golf

Of the 16 compacts shown in GCBC’s first small car sales list below, 20% of of the compacts sold in Canada in September 2014 were Honda Civics. As compact sales grew 4%, and as the overall passenger car market grew by 2%, Civic sales jumped 10%. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
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Canada small car sales chart September 2014
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There were certainly Civic rivals that grew faster on a percentage year-over-year basis. Chevrolet Cruze sales were up 22%, Nissan Sentra sales jumped 57%, and Volkswagen Golf volume doubled.

The Civic’s little brother, Honda’s Fit, was just transitioning from second-gen to a third-generation model in September, and sales were cut in half compared with September 2013 as supply was constrained. The Fit accounted for just 5% of subcompact sales. 

Hyundai’s Accent, on the other hand, is the Civic of subcompacts in Canada. The Accent’s year-to-date market share stands at 25%, and together with its Kia sibling, the Rio, Hyundai-Kia market share  is up to 42% from 41% at the three-quarter mark in 2013.

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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Compact
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
219
169 29.6% 2220 2678 -17.1%
874
396 121% 5634 4498 25.3%
3229
2637 22.4% 26,178 25,363 3.2%
560
683 -18.0% 6518 7509 -13.2%
1934
2236 -13.5% 17,882 20,904 -14.5%
6886
6262 10.0% 51,936 48,098 8.0%
3562
5055 -29.5% 40,060 44,345 -9.7%
898
744 20.7% 9226 9161 0.7%
3849
3310 16.3% 33,016 30,203 9.3%
570
528 8.0% 5045 6049 -16.6%
1550
988 56.9% 11,596 11,495 0.9%
885
876 1.0% 7918 7635 3.7%
113 -100% 1391 -100%
4409
4459 -1.1% 39,035 34,118 14.4%
551
659 -16.4% 5939 9122 -34.9%
2073
1030 101% 8061 9507 -15.2%
2381
3006 -20.8% 25,216 23,298 8.2%
Total
34,430
33,151 3.9% 295,480 295,374 0.1%

Subcompact
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
554
808 -31.4% 6345 7573 -16.2%
701
1153 -39.2% 7371 7998 -7.8%
381
799 -52.3% 7652 5975 28.1%
2419
1837 31.7% 18,741 15,793 18.7%
1280
1363 -6.1% 12,092 13,006 -7.0%
184
266 -30.8% 1836 3257 -43.6%
772
1406 -45.1% 11,294 8760 28.9%
201
260 -22.7% 2101 2347 -10.5%
791
495 59.8% 6801 6042 12.6%
Total
7283
8387 -13.2% 74,233 70,751 4.9%

City Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
135
261 -48.3% 1341 2018 -33.5%
247
81 205% 3260 81 3925%
969
5096
24
32 -25.0% 280 387 -27.6%
247
435 -43.2% 1725 1676 2.9%
Total
1622
809 100% 11,702 4162 181%

Sporty Hatchbacks
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
307
455 -32.5% 4779 5803 -17.6%
262
361 -27.4% 2803 3894 -28.0%
104
280 -62.9% 1911 3012 -36.6%
118
159 -25.8% 972 1176 -17.3%
171
148 15.5% 1616 1953 -17.3%
Total
962
1403 -31.4% 12,081 15,838 -23.7%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
593
327 81.3% 4345 2503 73.6%
1054
548 92.3% 6601 5507 19.9%
7 -100%
133
134 -0.7% 2053 580 254%
1019
669 52.3% 7927 6053 31.0%
222
250 -11.2% 2121 2426 -12.6%
266
289 -8.0% 1607 1391 15.5%
911
681 33.8% 4960 5834 -15.0%
16 -100% 15 156 -90.4%
296
353 -16.1% 2968 3125 -5.0%
50
68 -26.5% 520 656 -20.7%
18
25 -28.0% 230 301 -23.6%
672
573 17.3% 5366 4405 21.8%
Total
5234
3933 33.1% 38,713 32,944 17.5%

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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