Sporty Car Sales In Canada – January 2015


2014 BMW 4-Series Coupe blue

Not surprisingly, the Dodge Challenger (recently refreshed) and Ford Mustang (all-new for 2015) reported big year-over-year Canadian sales improvements in January 2015. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

Canada sports car sales chart January 2015
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Also not surprising, those big YOY improvements didn’t translate to lofty numbers, as Canadians typically steer away from rear-wheel-drive, sporting car purchases in the middle of winter.

But BMW managed to sell 222 copies of their 4-Series last month, double the figure they put up one year earlier. The difference? BMW sells a four-door version of the 4-Series now (no, not the 3-Series, but the 4-Series Gran Coupe) and offers all-wheel-drive across much of the range.

As for the Mustang, a V6-engined version of which GCBC is testing this week, expect to see a massive increase in April, May, and June. That second-quarter accounted for 42% of all Canadian Mustang volume in 2014.

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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

American Muscle
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
58
66 -12.1% 58 66 -12.1%
121
53 128% 121 53 128%
146
105 39.0% 146 105 39.0%
Total
325
224 45.1% 325 224 45.1%

Euro Sports Cars
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
6
6
3
8 -62.5% 3 8 -62.5%
4
7 -42.9% 4 7 -42.9%
12
21 -42.9% 12 21 -42.9%
14
11 27.3% 14 11 27.3%
10
8 25.0% 10 8 25.0%
8
5 60.0% 8 5 60.0%
Total
57
60 -5.0% 57 60 -5.0%

Other Sporty Cars
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
79
108 -26.9% 79 108 -26.9%
1 -100% 1 -100%
32
32
222
111 100% 222 111 100%
21
94 -77.7% 21 94 -77.7%
10 -100% 10 -100%
4
2 100% 4 2 100%
47
47 0.0% 47 47 0.0%
12
18 -33.3% 12 18 -33.3%
24
24
6
48 -87.5% 6 48 -87.5%
17
12 41.7% 17 12 41.7%
52
57 -8.8% 52 57 -8.8%
32
42 -23.8% 32 42 -23.8%
19
9 111% 19 9 111%
25
33 -24.2% 25 33 -24.2%
Total
592
592 0.0% 592 592 0.0%

Warm Hatches
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
148
483 -69.4% 148 483 -69.4%
294
139 112% 294 139 112%
183
67 173% 183 67 173%
51
45 13.3% 51 45 13.3%
76
130 -41.5% 76 130 -41.5%
Total
752
864 -13.0% 752 864 -13.0%

Premium Sporty Cars
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
7
3 133% 7 3 133%
4
4
4
4 0.0% 4 4 0.0%
2
5 -60.0% 2 5 -60.0%
10
4 150% 10 4 150%
3 -100% 3 -100%
3
2 50.0% 3 2 50.0%
29
17 70.6% 29 17 70.6%
Total
59
38 55.3% 59 38 55.3%

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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