Sporty Car Sales In Canada – May 2015 YTD


2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT yellow

Canadian sales of the Ford Mustang shot up to 1401 units in May 2015, enough to make the Mustang Canada’s 15th-best-selling car last month. 

The Mustang’s rivals from Chevrolet and Dodge both posted improvements, as well. And despite losing out to the Chevy in May, the refreshed Challenger has outsold the aged Camaro by 147 units so far this year. The Mustang outsells them both combined.

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

Yet while spring is kind to Detroit muscle, it wasn’t quite so kind to many European sports cars, or at least not as kind as May 2014 was. The list of nameplates in decline is lengthy: TT, Z4, SLK, Cayman, R8, XK, SL-Class. 

On the flip side, Porsche Canada sold 114 911s in May, just the third time in the last 36 months that the 911 has crested the 100-unit mark.

Canada sports car sales chart May 2015
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May also welcomed the new SLS AMG-replacing Mercedes-Benz to Canada. The AMG GT generated 34 sales in its first month on the market. 

The best month in the SLS AMG’s history, April 2011, resulted in only 28 sales.

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 • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

American Muscle
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
596
547 9.0% 1452 1455 -0.2%
566
204 178% 1599 762 110%
1401
1256 11.5% 3294 2493 32.1%
Total
2563
2007 27.7% 6345 4710 34.7%

Euro Sports Cars
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2
17
4
50 -92.0% 20 148 86.5%
14
39 -64.1% 53 101 -47.5%
60
57 5.3% 189 178 6.2%
42
45 -6.7% 138 165 -16.4%
52
51 2.0% 144 157 -8.3%
29
33 -12.1% 94 108 -13.0%
Total
203
275 -26.2% 655 857 -23.6%

Misc. Sporty Cars
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
227
247 -8.1% 741 1019 -27.3%
3 2 50.0%
239
83 188% 600 198 203%
638
306 109% 2075 973 113%
450
146 208% 894 597 49.7%
13 -100%
8
12 -33.3% 33 33 0.0%
112
209 -46.4% 557 770 -27.7%
63
26 142% 184 170 8.2%
85
324
55
76 -27.6% 209 264 -20.8%
83
54 53.7% 238 182 30.8%
185
194 -4.6% 534 629 -15.1%
134
144 -6.9% 390 449 -13.1%
399
415 -3.9% 1289 1113 15.8%
60
61 -1.6% 196 206 -4.9%
290
244 18.9% 1234 333 271%
Total
3028
2217 36.6% 9501 6951 36.7%

Warm Hatches
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
503
676 -25.6% 1367 2863 -52.3%
419
387 8.3% 1494 1514 -1.3%
685
308 122% 2123 999 113%
127
176 -27.8% 463 492 -5.9%
327
365 -10.4% 1178 1009 16.7%
Total
2061
1912 7.8% 6625 6877 -3.7%

Premium Sporty Cars
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
11
17 -35.3% 60 62 -3.2%
2
3 -33.3% 18 10 80.0%
45
15 200% 78 49 59.2%
4
13 -69.2% 19 33 -42.4%
1 -100% 1 -100%
34
34
40
48 -16.7% 128 152 -15.8%
10 -100% 27 -100%
18
14 28.6% 56 60 -6.7%
114
93 22.6% 384 331 16.0%
4
11
Total
272
214 27.1% 788 725 8.7%

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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