Sporty Car Sales In Canada – December 2014 And 2014 Year End


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Canadian sales of the Chevrolet Camaro increased 33% to a three-year high in 2014. Sales of the Dodge Challenger grew 7%, also to a three-year high. And with an impressive 807 December sales – it’s not muscle car-buying season – the Ford Mustang posted an 11% year-over-year increase to 5605 sales in 2014, the Mustang’s highest Canadian sales total since 2008.

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

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There are other two-doors that sell well, or in some cases, even better. The Fiat 500, hardly a sports car but most certainly a more sporting choice than most subcompacts, slid 18% to 5566 units. Audi A5 volume was down 8% to 2165 sales. 

The BMW 4-Series and Chevrolet Corvette, on the flip side, reported massive increases, with the Corvette surpassing its totals from each of the previous eight years to come within four units of matching 2005’s 1185 sales.

And what about the best-looking sports car of all? You may argue with the holder of that crown, but you know what car we’re talking about: the Jaguar F-Type. The latest Jag convertible and coupe combined for 457 Canadian sales in 2014, more than the Audi TT and BMW Z4 combined, but not nearly as many as Porsche’s 911.

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

American Muscle
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
61
60 1.7% 2880 2167 32.9%
92
32 188% 1623 1514 7.2%
807
105 669% 5605 5054 10.9%
Total
960
197 387% 10,108 8735 15.7%

Euro Sports Cars
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
2
0.0% 2 0.0%
1
9 -88.9% 289 370 -21.9%
1
3 -66.7% 173 237 -27.0%
27
11 145% 457 229 99.6%
14
14 0.0% 369 374 -1.3%
12
24 -50.0% 360 401 -10.2%
8
11 -27.3% 259 240 7.9%
Total
65
72 -9.7% 1909 1851 3.1%

Other Sporty Cars
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
118
134 -11.9% 2165 2351 -7.9%
262 -100% 2 881 -99.8%
40
0.0% 883 0.0%
335
112 199% 3469 546 535%
39
46 -15.2% 1181 324 265%
0
4 -100% 14 616 -97.7%
6
5 20.0% 100 72 38.9%
48
44 9.1% 1514 1813 -16.5%
21
12 75.0% 424 500 -15.2%
2
10 -80.0% 134 214 -37.4%
0
2 -100% 18 38 -52.6%
22
0.0% 78 0.0%
7
23 -69.6% 511 554 -7.8%
0.0% 3 -100%
21
12 75.0% 411 452 -9.1%
41
52 -21.2% 1559 1825 -14.6%
33
58 -43.1% 922 1119 -17.6%
37
15 147% 459 504 -8.9%
4 -100% 125 -100%
Total
770
795 -3.1% 13,844 11,937 16.0%

Warm Hatches
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
228
257 -11.3% 5566 6811 -18.3%
109
285 -61.8% 3444 4704 -26.8%
360
375 -4.0% 3365 3946 -14.7%
48
79 -39.2% 1179 1485 -20.6%
153
200 -23.5% 2044 2399 -14.8%
Total
898
1196 -24.9% 15,598 19,345 -19.4%

Premium Sporty Cars
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
2
4 -50.0% 116 111 4.5%
3
0.0% 44 0.0%
6
7 -14.3% 107 52 106%
7
5 40.0% 85 94 -9.6%
0.0% 1 1 0.0%
11
7 57.1% 344 398 -13.6%
1
5 -80.0% 38 67 -43.3%
5
5 0.0% 125 125 0.0%
43
64 -32.8% 807 661 22.1%
0.0% 5 0.0%
Total
78
97 -19.6% 1672 1509 10.8%

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 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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