Small Car Sales In Canada – January 2015


2014 Hyundai Elantra sedan red

The Hyundai Elantra was Canada’s best-selling compact car in January 2015 and thus the country’s best-selling car overall. 

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

Canada small car sales chart January 2015
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Hyundai reported best-ever January Elantra sales last month. Year-over-year volume jumped 15% in a segment that tumbled 8%.

Which cars were to blame for the losses? Aside from the Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Golf, well, every other competitor. Dodge Dart volume was chopped in half. The Ford Focus, typically best-selling Honda Civic, and Mazda 3 all slid at least 25%. 

Fortunately, January is the weakest month of the year for Canadian auto sales. There’s plenty of time for the category to recover. Unfortunately, passenger cars are increasingly not sought after in Canada. And as the small crossover market gains more entries – Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade – it’ll be even tougher for cars to maintain their already low market share.

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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014 • January 2014

Compact
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
60
107 -43.9% 60 107 -43.9%
221
222 -0.5% 221 222 -0.5%
1373
1247 10.1% 1373 1247 10.1%
458
919 -50.2% 458 919 -50.2%
774
1110 -30.3% 774 1110 -30.3%
2289
3315 -31.0% 2289 3315 -31.0%
3083
2685 14.8% 3083 2685 14.8%
463
548 -15.5% 463 548 -15.5%
1688
2287 -26.2% 1688 2287 -26.2%
308
378 -18.5% 308 378 -18.5%
786
807 -2.6% 786 719 -20.4%
603
615 -2.0% 603 615 -2.0%
2427
2210 9.8% 2427 2210 9.7%
138
315 -56.2% 138 315 -56.2%
1198
373 221% 1198 373 221%
1662
1891 -12.1% 1662 1891 -12.1%
Total
17,531
19,029 -7.9% 17,531 19,029 -7.9%

Subcompact
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
205
345 -40.6% 205 345 -40.6%
310
381 -18.6% 310 381 -18.6%
826
277 198% 826 277 198%
669
970 -31.0% 669 970 -31.0%
511
774 -34.0% 511 774 -34.0%
95
137 -30.7% 95 137 -30.7%
572
719 -20.4% 572 719 -20.4%
146
116 25.9% 146 116 25.9%
398
375 6.1% 398 375 6.1%
Total
3732
4094 -8.8% 3732 4094 -8.8%

City Car
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
80
105 -23.8% 80 105 -23.8%
233
234 -0.4% 233 234 -0.4%
679
679
12
35 -65.7% 12 35 -65.7%
30
43 -30.2% 30 43 -30.2%
Total
1034
417 148% 1034 417 148%

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%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
227
232 -2.2% 227 232 -2.2%
267
345 -22.6% 267 345 -22.6%
100
113 -11.5% 100 113 -11.5%
375
346 8.4% 375 346 8.4%
145
191 -24.1% 145 191 -24.1%
51
145 -64.8% 51 145 -64.8%
315
297 6.1% 315 297 6.1%
1
4 -75.0% 1 4 -75.0%
211
196 7.7% 211 196 7.7%
51
36 41.7% 51 36 41.7%
6
24 -75.0% 6 24 -75.0%
486
292 66.4% 486 292 66.4%
Total
2235
2221 0.6% 2235 2221 0.6%

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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small Car Sales In Canada – January 2016
Small Car Sales In Canada – February 2015 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada – December & 2014 Year End
Small Car Sales In Canada – January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – January 2015
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2015
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – January 2015