Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2015 YTD

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
March traditionally begins the eight-month-long auto buying season in Canada, ending the winter doldrums with a look forward to summer. The numbers are typically far higher than what we see in the first two months of the year - March sales in 2014 were 64% higher than January's total.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD


March 2015 sales were in fact 62% higher than January's output; 47% better than February's. Winter continued in full force through much of March in parts of the country, dragging down auto sales in Atlantic Canada as cars were buried and driveways weren't visible through the snow and ice. Nevertheless, year-over-year sales jumped 2% to more than 160,000 units as passenger car sales dipped 3% and the all but all-encompassing "light truck" category grew by more than 5%. 

Canada auto sales market share chart March 2015
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was Canada's top-selling manufacturer in March and the first-quarter of 2015. Sales increased for the 64th consecutive month. Ford Motor Company's namesake Ford brand led all auto brands, not just current brands but the old Dodge/Ram tandem, too.

Canada's fastest-growing auto brand in the first-quarter was Mini, which hit a wall at this time last year. Volkswagen sales shot up 73% in March and are up 38% year-to-date to lead all volume brands. Porsche, GMC, Lincoln, Lexus, Ram, Nissan, Subaru, Chrysler, and Mercedes-Benz have all grown by at least 10% in the early part of 2015.

New York's auto show is stealing some attention away from the reveal of first-quarter Canadian auto sales figures, thanks to cars like the one pictured above, a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu is currently a lackluster performer in the dwindling Canadian midsize market, but this new car looks miles better than the one we reviewed last week. Malibu sales in Canada jumped 73% to more than 1000 units in March as GM Canada severely discounts the car to clear out models in advance of the new car's arrival. We'll see a similar clear-out of Honda Civics later this year now that Honda's shown an all-new tenth-gen model.

Don't like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by March sales, year-over-year change, year-to-date totals, or any other order. Best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added in the next couple of weeks. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of March and year-to-date sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see the February version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

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March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014 • Updated at 8:23 AM AT on 04.06.2015
Rank
Automaker
March
2015
%
Change
2015
YTD
%
Change
March
2015
Market
Share
YTD 
Market
Share
#21
1643
-10.6%
3757
2.5%
1.0%
1.0%
#35
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10
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0.0%
0.1%
#17
1963
-4.3%
4668
5.1%
1.2%
1.3%
#16
2660
-1.1%
6821
5.3%
1.7%
1.9%
#22
1282
-11.0%
2726
-17.5%
0.8%
0.7%
#24
933
10.2%
1968
4.2%
0.6%
0.5%
#5
11,498
-16.2%
25,601
-7.1%
7.2%
6.9%
#19
1761
-20.5%
5253
12.2%
1.1%
1.4%
#9
7057
-15.2%
18,611
-14.1%
4.4%
5.0%
#27
499
-47.6%
1112
-42.9%
0.3%
0.3%
#1
Ford
20,731
-5.3%
49,549
-4.7%
12.9%
13.4%
#8
7314
26.4%
16,115
24.0%
4.6%
4.4%
#3
13,106
-2.6%
26,860
-4.4%
8.2%
7.3%
#4
12,734
0.2%
27,924
1.5%
7.9%
7.6%
#23
1025
-3.8%
2388
-8.0%
0.6%
0.6%
#32
194
-7.2%
343
-10.2%
0.1%
0.1%
#13
5735
12.9%
14,020
9.5%
3.6%
3.8%
#12
6655
13.2%
14,559
2.9%
4.2%
4.0%
#25
726
-1.1%
1657
-5.2%
0.5%
0.4%
#18
1802
13.0%
4213
20.8%
1.1%
1.1%
#26
636
28.5%
1421
23.4%
0.4%
0.4%
#34
31
-26.8%
57
-43.0%
0.1%
0.1%
#10
7030
7.6%
14,048
-3.5%
4.4%
3.8%
#14
4092
10.1%
9155
11.9%
2.6%
2.5%
#29
465
26.4%
1073
39.4%
0.3%
0.3%
#20
1715
-3.4%
4011
-16.1%
1.1%
1.1%
#6
10,156
8.0%
23,834
13.3%
6.3%
6.5%
#28
485
45.6%
947
27.6%
0.3%
0.3%
#7
10,008
23.9%
22,819
15.4%
6.2%
6.2%
#30
378
28.6%
733
6.2%
0.2%
0.2%
#33
52
-83.8%
125
-72.7%
0.1%
0.1%
#15
4036
16.1%
9256
13.1%
2.5%
2.5%
#2
14,625
-5.7%
36,383
5.2%
9.1%
9.9%
#11
6950
72.6%
15,795
38.0%
4.3%
4.3%
#31
328
-21.7%
818
-18.2%
0.2%
0.2%
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---
---
---
---
---
 ---
---

25,060
1.7%
61,825
1.6%
15.6%
16.8%

21,367
-4.6%
50,970
-4.1%
13.3%
13.8%

21,027
-3.5%
46,410
1.4%
13.1%
12.6%

19,389
4.3%
42,483
2.0%
12.1%
11.5%

16,805
-3.4%
41,329
6.6%
10.5%
11.2%

14,749
-3.5%
30,617
-3.6%
9.2%
8.3%

11,181
6.8%
26,222
11.0%
7.0%
7.1%

9398
46.0%
21,410
28.4%
5.9%
5.8%

4144
2.7%
9280
7.4%
2.6%
2.5%
3125
2.2%
7894
9.0%
1.9%
2.1%

920
-2.4%
2000
-6.1%
0.6%
0.5%
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Total
160,416
1.9%
368,926
2.7%
---
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Source: Automakers, Desrosiers, Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
* Does not include Lamborghini or Bentley
^ Excluding Sprinter: up 9.9% to 3702 in March; up 11.4% to 8151 in Q1.

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6 comments:

  1. Good list, I wouldn't change a thing! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Honda should be ranked number 12 according to my math

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  3. Perfectly acceptable math, Jim!

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  4. Impressive for the Rogue selling less than 1000 from the best seller for a couple of months now.. can it top them though?

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  5. Is the rogue select part of rogue sales?

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  6. Nissan's reported Rogue sales takes the whole nameplate into account. In a sense, it's not completely different from Honda reporting Civic sales at the end of this year when they'll be reporting figures for two different generations, but Nissan USA does so over the longer-term.

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