Sporty Car Sales In Canada – October 2014 YTD


In BMW Canada’s best ever Mini brand sales month, the Countryman was not responsible for massive volume generation. All the other Minis, the core Hardtop model most of all, combined for 627 sales in October 2014.

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

Canada sports car sales chart October 2014
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So, is the Mini fast enough to be part of a post which also showcases the Porsche 918 Spyder, Chevrolet Corvette, and Lexus ISF? Well, it’s not slow. And even in new three-cylinder turbo form, it’s fun. And on this continent, it’s not the conventional small car purchase. Typically, it competes in  a niche category where “fun” and “style” are key, where practicality is set aside and paying slightly more isn’t the worst thing in the world. 

Yet in October the numbers weren’t tiny, the Mini Cooper range wasn’t just a bit player in a niche market. The Mini was Canada’s 33rd-best-selling car lineup in October 2014, up from 46th in October 2013. 

The Mini outsold conventional subcompacts like the Nissan Versa and conventional sporting cars like the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang combined

Will Mini sales remain at this level? No. But is the new, roomier, more efficient car more enticing to value-minded Canadian consumers despite the fact that it’s lost its element of surprise? Yes.

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, roadsters, and convertibles 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

American Muscle
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
112
78 43.6% 2742 2042 34.3%
90
36 150% 1421 1431 -0.7%
172
228 -24.6% 4563 4799 -4.9%
Total
374
342 9.4% 8726 8272 5.5%

Euro Sports Cars
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
9
29 -69.0% 275 336 -18.2%
27
10 170% 168 227 -26.0%
18
14 28.6% 384 200 92.0%
46
22 109% 350 334 4.8%
15
16 -6.3% 326 357 -8.7%
24
23 4.3% 240 214 12.1%
Total
139
114 21.9% 1743 1668 4.5%

Other Sporty Cars
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
127
211 -39.8% 1932 2042 -5.4%
23 -100% 2 595 -99.7%
223
790
328
191 71.7% 2827 191 1380%
50
76 -34.2% 1079 224 382%
4 -100% 14 606 -97.7%
6
1 500% 89 57 56.1%
141
121 16.5% 1432 1691 -15.3%
25
25 0.0% 381 461 -17.4%
12
8 50.0% 127 193 -34.2%
1
5 -8.0% 18 34 -47.1%
18
20 -10.0% 498 523 -4.8%
3
28
29 -3.4% 371 427 -13.1%
121
130 -6.9% 1455 1687 -13.8%
43
88 -51.1% 852 999 -14.7%
21
22 -4.5% 405 472 -14.2%
2 -100% 119 -100%
Total
1144
956 19.7% 12,272 10,324 18.9%

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%

Premium Sporty Cars
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
6
6 0.0% 106 102 3.9%
5
36
10
1 900% 97 36 169%
3
9 -66.7% 76 88 -13.6%
1 1 0.0%
16
11 45.5% 314 371 -15.4%
1
11 -90.9% 37 61 -39.3%
6
6 0.0% 115 116 -0.9%
70
30 133% 718 567 26.6%
5
Total
117
74 58.1% 1505 1342 12.1%

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. 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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