Small Car Sales In Canada – March 2015 YTD


Canadian sales of compact cars are down 7% this year but didn’t slow quite as noticeably in March as in the prior two months.

March volume of compacts, led by the Honda Civic’s 8% decline to 5554 units, slid 3%, a loss of around 1000 units. Honda previewed an all-new 2016 Civic with a thinly-veiled concept at the New York Auto Show earlier this month.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD

Subcompact sales, meanwhile, fell 15% thanks to declines from nearly every nameplate.

Canada small car sales chart March 2015
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Only the Honda Fit, up 20% year-over-year, and Kia Rio, up 24% YOY, posted subcompact improvements in March 2015. 

For the first time since its arrival in Canada one year ago, the Nissan Micra topped the 1000-unit mark. In so doing, the Micra outsold the Mitsubishi Mirage by 633 units and Nissan’s own declining Versa by 166 units.

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 • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014

Compact
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
206
256 -19.5% 402 471 -14.7%
435
615 -29.3% 899 1137 -20.9%
2099
3846 -45.4% 5035 6916 -27.2%
480
406 18.2% 1075 1740 -38.2%
1616
1722 -6.2% 3303 3900 -15.3%
5554
6016 -7.7% 10,458 12,407 -15.7%
4293
4361 -1.6% 9556 10,373 -7.9%
863
1006 -14.2% 1760 2280 -22.8%
3700
3663 1.0% 7377 8286 -11.0%
446
604 -26.2% 1100 1398 -21.3%
1431
1421 0.7% 3288 3148 4.4%
981
785 25.0% 2167 1942 11.6%
3967
4321 -8.2% 9027 9162 -1.5%
631 -100% 295 1359 -78.3%
1970
188 948% 4551 719 533%
3012
2207 36.5% 6441 6179 4.2%
Total
31,053
32,048 -3.1% 66,734 71,417 -6.6%

Subcompact
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
528
808 -34.7% 1079 1576 -31.5%
289
469 -38.4% 869 1564 -44.4%
947
787 20.3% 2501 1455 71.9%
1618
1906 -15.1% 3221 3885 -17.1%
1277
1032 23.7% 2362 2657 -11.1%
140
222 -36.9% 286 506 -43.5%
847
1546 -45.2% 2041 2991 -31.8%
158
161 -1.9% 843 401 110%
686
716 -4.2% 1556 1484 4.9%
Total
6490
7647 -15.1% 14,758 16,519 -10.7%

City Car
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
75
172 -56.4% 223 629 -64.5%
380
233 63.1% 793 799 -0.8%
1013
2450
30
28 7.1% 49 93 -47.3%
52
320 -83.8% 125 458 -72.7%
Total
1550
753 106% 3640 1979 83.9%

Warm Hatches
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
225
577 -61.0% 519 1379 -62.4%
385
292 31.8% 767 619 23.9%
390
229 70.3% 887 404 120%
115
87 32.2% 222 182 22.0%
241
144 67.4% 453 356 27.2%
Total
1356
1329 2.0% 2848 2940 -3.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
371
390 -4.9% 854 1264 -32.4%
448
729 -38.5% 984 1448 -32.0%
274
376 -27.1% 593 568 4.4%
1129
776 45.5% 2470 1819 35.8%
176
301 -41.5% 430 693 -38.0%
75
139 -46.0% 186 366 -49.2%
427
434 -1.6% 1059 1224 -13.5%
1
3 -66.7% 2 11 -81.8%
464
382 21.5% 950 811 17.1%
98
50 96.0% 210 131 60.3%
14
24 -41.7% 27 72 -62.5%
688
611 12.6% 1536 1349 13.9%
Total
4165
4215 -1.2% 9301 9756 -4.7%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* 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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