Small Car Sales In Canada - December 2014 And 2014 Year End

2014 Nissan Micra
In a stagnant passenger car market, subcompacts and even smaller cars represented a growth market in Canada in 2014.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2014 Year End
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End


Canada small car sales chart 2014
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Compact car sales, for example, declined 1% in 2014 despite increases from the category's best-selling car (Canada's best-selling car overall, the Honda Civic), and the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-best-selling cars in the country. So great were the declines reported by the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Mitsubishi Lancer, and Toyota Matrix - and the loss of the Suzuki SX4 - that the compact car category declined, as a whole.

But subcompact volume, powered by the perennially best-selling Hyundai Accent and its best sales in four years, jumped 4% to 93,780 units. In other words, subcompacts accounted for 12% of the new cars sold in Canada in 2014, up from 11.6% in 2013.

Moreover, subcompact cars may have been slowed by the arrival of a new high-volume city car, the Nissan Micra. The Micra swallowed up 7815 sales, many of which may have otherwise gone to the Nissan Versa Note, or its prime competitor, the Mitsubishi Mirage. The Micra and Mirage combined for 11,863 sales in 2014, more than the Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2 combined.

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013
Compact
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013

Change
163
202-19.3%27523192-13.8%
347
20866.8%7161557328.5%
2594
24834.5%34,42133,1843.7%
325
373-12.9%76239870-22.8%
1426
104336.7%22,39225,781-13.1%
4031
341218.1%66,057 64,0633.1%
2641
2789-5.3%50,42054,760-7.9%
588
52611.8%11,86711,4004.1%
2156
2763-22.0%40,974 40,4661.3%
361
31116.1%6623 7404-10.5%
949
86210.1%15,021 14,4074.3%
714
61316.5%10,15799112.5%
---
74-100%---1557-100%
2409
2442-1.4%48,88144,44910.0%
215
377-43.0%713010,689-33.3%
1246
79257.3%12,18411,8712.6%
1717
155810.2%31,04230,4132.1%
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Total
21,882
20,8285.1%374,705 378,990 -1.1%

Subcompact
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
655
38669.7%80369400-14.5%
630
37866.7%93129851-5.5%
898
1909-53.0%11,732951223.3%
1399
661112%23,17318,88422.7%
506
5060.0%14,45815,601-7.3%
147
246-40.2%2449 4072-39.9%
611
870-29.8%13,31412,2978.3%
160
10158.4%27762816-1.4%
361
31713.9%8530763211.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5367
5374-0.1%93,780 90,065 4.1%

City Car
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
27
162-83.3%15772550-38.2%
271
117132%4048614559%
828
---0.0%7815---0.0%
9
20-55.0%315493-36.1%
205
16425.0%2550223714.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1340
463189%16,305 5894 177%

Warm Hatches
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
228
257-11.3%55666811 -18.3%
109
285-61.8%34444704 -26.8%
360
375-4.0%33653946 -14.7%
48
79-39.2%1179 1485 -20.6%
153
200-23.5%20442399 -14.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
898
1196-24.9%15,598 19,345 -19.4%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
647
292122%5683355060.1%
470
4680.4%8533701321.7%
---
---0.0%--- 7-100%
203
56263%2461 899174%
614
291111%9944 761830.5%
181
200-9.5%2695 3207-16.0%
95
249-61.8%2018 2067-2.4%
429
4192.4%65947653-13.8%
---
6-100%15183-91.8%
178
269-33.8%36414077-10.7%
35
3112.9%651808-19.4%
5
17-70.6%258367-29.7%
349
462-24.5%6922611513.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3206
276016.2%49,415 43,564 13.4%
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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Small Car Sales In Canada - November 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada - December 2013 & Year End
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Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2014 & Year End
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - December & 2014 Year End

10 comments:

  1. Dodge Brand is missing from this chart

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  2. "Are potential FR-S buyers turned off by the low-torque four-cylinder engine?"



    Yes. If there's any reason I'd not consider the FR-S, that's it. A light and nimble vehicle is fun in Auto-X, but if it feels lifeless in day-to-day driving, which is what it's gonna be doing 98.7% of the time, it's not going to be much fun for me. Exacerbated in my case by Texas' straight roads that minimize the curves that could make it fun and maximize the straights where its weakness really shows.


    My motorcycle makes the same amount of horsepower as an FR-S... Which is mental in a bike that weighs 440lbs, but not so mental when you add 2,300lbs to the mix. My bike wouldn't be all that fast pulling a 1-ton trailer behind it.

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  3. Wonderful chart! Very helpful! Only thing I noticed, was that the Scion brand appears to be missing.

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  4. Scion is under Mitsubishi, above Volvo.

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  5. i would be curious to know if this is jsut for the FRS or also includes the BRZ. i know i don't see a ton of either on the road, but the BRZ's seem more prevalent and when i was purchasing, i didnt even consider the FRS...

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  6. "Would General Motors seriously consider building the Code 130R after seeing the rate at which FR-S volume dries up? Will Nissan bosses follow through on building the IDx in the long-term after taking a look at the FR-S’s consistent decline? Can Kia commit to an affordable GT4 Stinger with FR-S volume falling to new lows?

    The answer
    to all those questions could be, “Yes!”, if product planners determine
    that the FR-S’s steady decline relates to factors beyond the car’s core
    format."

    Not to be a downer... but how about you review the numbers you just listed for the FRS/BRZ sales and then split that between the Code 130R, IDx, and GT4.. Each one of those cars are going to steal sales from the FRZ/BRZ effectively killing off each other.

    Look at the sale numbers the camaro/mustang are churning out now then compare those numbers to right before the Camaro was discontinued back in 2002. They sell about half of what they do now compared to back what they sold then.

    End of the day, sport coupes have lost their popularity and there isn't much room for a niche sport coupe.

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  7. Daily driving and merging, the FRS twins are just too slow when the 4-door next to punches it at the same time.

    What scca class does this car compete in, c-stock?

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  8. Marcello Caetano4/07/2015 4:43 pm

    where's the Rolls Royce?

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  9. Marcello Caetano4/08/2015 9:13 am

    thank you very much!

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