Small Car Sales In Canada – June 2015 YTD


2015 Hyundai Elantra sedan red

The Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling car in each of the last 17 years and in the first-half of 2015 and in the most recent month of June specifically, suffered a 7% sales decrease last month.

That 7% decline wasn’t as harsh as the decline endured by the Civic’s overall category. Compact car sales fell 11%, a loss of more than 4000 units compared with June 2014, as especially harsh decreases were reported by the Dodge Dart (down 79%), Ford Focus (down 14%), Hyundai Elantra (down 47%), Nissan Sentra (down 25%), and Volkswagen Jetta (down 17%).

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

Compact car sales are off last year’s pace by 5%, year-to-date.

Canada small car sales chart June 2015
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Their smaller siblings, the subcompacts led by the Hyundai Accent, plunged 36% in June 2015, losing nearly 3700 sales as every competitor save for the Toyota Prius C posted year-over-year declines. Non-Toyota subcompacts were down 38%, a 3510-unit loss.

Evidence of movement in the marketplace can easily be seen in the list at the bottom of this page, where urban crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and front-wheel-drive-only tall hatches like the Kia Soul produced a 63% improvement compared with June 2015, powered by new products and big improvements from established nameplates.

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 • June 2016 • July 2015 • May 2015June 2014

Compact
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
213
300 -29.0% 1153 1449 -20.4%
713
587 21.5% 2979 3266 -8.8%
2848
2759 3.2% 15,776 17,335 -9.0%
220
1064 -79.3% 1979 4362 -54.6%
2205
2577 -14.4% 10,429 11,789 -11.5%
6030
6461 -6.7% 29,589 30,696 -3.6%
3325
6254 -46.8% 22,350 26,936 -17.0%
1601
1374 16.5% 6756 6028 12.1%
3522
3703 -4.9% 18,513 20,831 -11.1%
697
486 43.4% 3051 3123 -2.3%
1491
1975 -24.5% 7885 7626 3.4%
1042
871 19.6% 5846 5060 15.5%
5377
4656 15.5% 25,798 25,545 1.0%
829 295 3889 -92.4%
1849
1069 73.0% 10,416 2603 300%
2573
3087 -16.7% 15,053 16,439 -8.4%
Total
33,706
38,052 -11.4% 177,868 186,977 -4.9%

Subcompact
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
577
872 -33.8% 3325 4671 -28.8%
528
1037 -49.1% 2432 4933 -50.7%
918
1517 -39.5% 5674 6380 -11.1%
1952
2473 -21.1% 10,287 11,445 -10.1%
779
1416 -45.0% 5239 7682 -31.8%
83
143 -42.0% 615 1184 -48.1%
770
1659 -53.6% 4755 7977 -40.4%
278
274 1.5% 1677 1417 18.3%
708
859 -17.6% 4117 4304 -4.3%
Total
6593
10,250 -35.7% 38,121 49,993 -23.7%

City Car
June
2015
June
2015
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
93
82 13.4% 726 947 -23.3%
228
470 -51.5% 1835 2132 -13.9%
1056
929 13.7% 6024 2007 200%
24
19 26.3% 125 221 -43.4%
63
198 -68.2% 370 904 -59.1%
Total
1464
1698 -13.8% 9080 6211 46.2%

Warm Hatches
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
243
570 -57.4% 1610 3433 -53.1%
272
272 0.0% 1766 1786 -1.1%
538
376 43.1% 2661 1375 93.5%
142
127 11.8% 605 619 -2.3%
243
142 71.1% 1421 1151 23.5%
Total
1438
1487 -3.3% 8063 8364 -3.6%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
534
425 25.6% 2275 2628 -13.4%
702
638 10.0% 3305 3781 -12.6%
134
284 -52.8% 1703 1644 3.6%
18
22
703
703
1652
731 126% 6338 4339 46.1%
804
1521
176
285 -38.2% 1089 1399 -22.2%
104
157 -33.8% 530 808 -34.4%
582
538 8.2% 2681 2981 -10.1%
1 2 14 -85.7%
414
271 52.8% 2308 1979 16.6%
83
69 20.3% 578 347 66.6%
23 27 167 -83.8%
752
657 14.5% 3978 3486 14.1%
Total
6658
4079 63.2% 27,060 23,573 14.8%

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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