Sporty Car Sales In Canada – April 2015 YTD


2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Canadians registered 56% more Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, and Dodge Challengers in April 2015 than they did at this time a year ago. 

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

As the buying season begins for “fun cars”, the totals for vehicles like the Mustang, all new for 2015, are expected to rise in comparison with the late winter months of February and March. But a 68% increase for the Ford and a 185% improvement for the Challenger, refreshed for 2015, are impressive year-over-year gains.

Canada sports car sales chart April 2015
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Meanwhile, more costly European sports cars like the Porsche Boxster and its German compatriots tumbled in April 2015. Jaguar’s F-Type, with a four-unit gain, was an exception. The Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, and 911 all posted declines at Porsche, but the brand still managed to report best-ever monthly sales in April. Fortunately for Porsche, they’re more of an SUV builder now than they are a sports car maker.

Along with the big gains reported by Detroit’s muscle cars, the real sports car from Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Chevrolet Corvette, recorded a 94% improvement to 307 Canadian sales in April 2015. That was up 119% from the Corvette’s monthly average from its five-month season of success between March and July of last year, when Corvette sales were thought to be very high.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015April 2014

American Muscle
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
528
514 2.7% 856 908 -5.7%
488
171 185% 1033 558 85.1%
825
492 67.7% 1893 1237 53.0%
Total
1841
1177 56.4% 3782 2703 39.9%

Euro Sports Cars
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5
15
7
39 -82.1% 16 98 83.7%
22
25 -12.0% 39 62 -37.1%
30
26 15.4% 129 121 6.6%
35
39 -10.3% 96 120 -20.0%
45
58 -22.4% 92 106 -13.2%
29
31 -6.5% 92 115 -20.0%
Total
173
218 -20.6% 479 622 -23.0%

Misc. Sporty Cars
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
244
316 -22.8% 514 772 -33.4%
1
3 2 50.0%
180
68 165% 361 115 214%
512
279 83.5% 1437 667 115%
307
158 94.3% 444 451 -1.6%
1 -100% 13 -100%
6
7 -14.3% 25 21 19.0%
109
302 -63.9% 445 561 -20.7%
49
55 -10.9% 121 144 -16.0%
18
29 -37.9% 32 61 -47.5%
5 -100% 10 -100%
31
50
87
59 47.5% 154 188 -18.1%
75
66 13.6% 155 128 21.1%
124
223 -44.4% 349 435 -19.8%
118
112 5.4% 256 305 -16.1%
61
78 -21.8% 136 145 -6.2%
Total
1922
1758 9.3% 4482 4018 11.5%

Warm Hatches
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
345
808 -57.3% 864 2187 -60.5%
308
508 -39.4% 1075 1127 -4.6%
551
287 92.0% 1438 691 108%
114
134 -14.9% 336 316 6.3%
398
288 38.2% 851 644 32.1%
Total
1716
2025 -15.3% 4564 4965 -8.1%

Premium Sporty Cars
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
27
17 58.8% 49 45 8.9%
1
4 -75.0% 16 7 129%
18
15 20.0% 33 34 -2.9%
7
7 0.0% 15 20 -25.0%
35
30 16.7% 88 104 -15.4%
10 17
14
15 -6.7% 38 46 -17.4%
90
118 -23.7% 270 238 13.4%
3
7
Total
195
216 -9.7% 516 511 0.98%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
^ 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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