Small Car Sales In Canada – October 2014 YTD


2014 Dodge Dart grey

During a month in which the Chrysler 200 led all midsize cars in terms of Canadian sales volume, Dodge Dart sales slid 14% to just 549 units. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

Canada small car sales chart October 2014

The core compact sector accounted for 48% of Canadian new car sales in October 2014. Midsize cars attracted just 15% of car buyers. Yet in Chrysler Canada’s stores, midsize cars generated 53% of car sales in October, while the Dart produced just 16% of the automaker’s October car volume.

This tells two stories. The first? Chrysler 200 sales are strong because it’s a nice new car, but also because it’s priced ridiculously low. Really, truly, very low. Second? The 200 clearly eats into the Dart’s territory, not that the Dart has ever been capable of broadly expanding its borders. 

In a category where the class-leading Honda Civic averages more than 5700 monthly sales in Canada, Dodge has only sold more than 1000 Darts on six occasions in the 29 months in which its been on the market, and only once this year. 

Yet the Chrysler Group was Canada’s largest seller of automobiles in October 2014, ahead of the Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Toyota, and Hyundai-Kia. Pickup trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans accounted for 84% of the company’s sales last month. Cars, including the Civic and surging Fit – Canada’s second-best-selling subcompact in October – bring in two-thirds of the Honda brand’s volume.

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 • October 2015 • November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

Compact
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
192
156 23.1% 2412 2834 -14.9%
713
522 36.6% 6347 5020 26.4%
2843
3127 -9.1% 29,021 28,490 1.9%
549
641 -14.4% 7067 8150 -13.3%
1698
1872 -9.3% 19,580 22,776 -14.0%
5917
6852 -13.6% 57,853 54,950 5.3%
3907
4021 -2.8% 43,967 48,366 -9.1%
1173
814 44.1% 10,399 9975 4.3%
3169
3821 -17.1% 36,185 34,024 6.4%
771
577 33.6% 5816 6626 -12.2%
1372
1178 16.5% 12,968 12,673 2.3%
840
899 -6.6% 8758 8534 2.6%
40 -100% 1431 -100%
4067
4312 -5.7% 43,102 38,430 12.2%
625
668 -6.4% 6564 9790 -33.0%
1543
858 79.8% 9604 10,365 -7.3%
2235
3267 -31.6% 27,451 26,565 3.3%
Total
31,614
33,625 -6.0% 327,094 328,999 -0.6%

Subcompact
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
566
729 -22.4% 6911 8302 -16.8%
683
794 -14.0% 8054 8792 -8.4%
1427
891 60.2% 9079 6866 32.2%
1819
1393 30.6% 20,560 17,186 19.6%
1134
1174 -3.4% 13,226 14,180 -6.7%
294
266 10.5% 2130 3523 -39.5%
607
1424 -57.4% 11,901 10,184 16.9%
256
235 8.9% 2357 2582 -8.7%
804
699 15.0% 7605 6741 12.8%
Total
7590
7605 -0.2% 81,823 78,356 4.4%

City Car
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
126
217 -41.9% 1467 2235 -34.4%
301
209 44.0% 3561 290 1128%
967
6063
16
48 -66.7% 296 435 -32.0%
217
232 -6.5% 1942 1908 1.8%
Total
1627
706 130% 13,329 4868 174%

Warm Hatches
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
337
381 -11.5% 5116 6184 -17.3%
336
325 3.4% 3139 4219 -25.6%
627
286 119% 2538 3298 -23.0%
85
122 -30.3% 1057 1298 -18.6%
116
130 -10.8% 1732 2083 -16.9%
Total
1501
1244 20.7% 13,582 17,082 -20.5%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
420
445 -5.6% 4765 2948 61.6%
6 -100%
851
627 35.7% 7452 6134 21.5%
7 -100%
136
134 1.5% 2189 714 207%
781
648 20.5% 8708 6701 30.0%
225
291 -22.7% 2346 2717 -13.7%
175
231 -24.2% 1782 1622 9.9%
733
585 25.3% 5693 6419 -11.3%
15 -100% 15 171 -91.2%
264
382 -30.9% 3232 3507 -7.8%
61
67 -9.0% 581 723 -19.6%
11
25 -56.0% 241 326 -26.1%
654
662 -1.2% 6020 5067 -18.8%
Total
4311
4112 4.8% 43,024 37,062 16.1%

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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