Small Car Sales In Canada – July 2015 YTD


2014 Toyota Corolla beige

The Honda Civic cemented its position atop 2015’s best-selling car leaderboard in July 2015 despite a 10% year-over-year decline. In July alone, the Civic outsold its nearest rival, the Toyota Corolla, by nearly 1900 units. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Brand Rankings – July 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2015 YTD

With a big July from the Hyundai Elantra, however, that next-best-selling Civic rival, the Toyota Corolla, appears less indelibly linked with the second-highest position. The Elantra outsold the Corolla by 1049 units in July, cutting the Toyota’s lead over the Hyundai to 2399 units. In other words, for the Elantra to earn back its regular number two post, it would need to outsell the Corolla by only 480 sales in each of the next five months. 

Canada small car sales chart July 2015
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Likely? Perhaps not. Completely unlikely? Probably not. 

Together, the Civic, Elantra, and Corolla controlled 48% of the compact car market in July 2015.

Year-to-date, Canada’s five best-selling cars – Civic, Corolla, Elantra, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze – produce three out of every ten passenger car sales in the country. Their category owns 47% of the Canadian car market, down from 48% at this stage a year ago.

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 • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014

Compact
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
231
286 -19.2% 1384 1735 -20.2%
520
907 -42.7% 3499 4173 -16.2%
2980
2861 4.2% 18,756 20,196 -7.1%
217
936 -76.8% 2196 5298 -58.6%
1967
2096 -6.2% 12,396 13,885 -10.7%
6367
7049 -9.7% 35,956 37,745 -4.7%
5534
5410 2.3% 27,884 32,346 -13.8%
961
1115 -13.8% 7717 7143 8.0%
3147
4133 -23.9% 21,660 24,964 -13.2%
534
562 -5.0% 3585 3685 -2.7%
1397
1108 26.1% 9282 8734 6.3%
1049
992 5.7% 6895 6052 13.9%
4485
4401 1.9% 30,283 29,946 1.1%
788 -100% 295 4677 -93.7%
2014
1623 24.1% 12,430 4226 194%
2631
3639 -27.7% 17,684 20,078 -11.9%
Total
34,034
37,906 -10.2% 211,902 224,883 -5.8%

Subcompact
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
462
625 -26.1% 3787 5296 -28.5%
613
975 -37.1% 3045 5908 -48.5%
674
558 20.8% 6348 6938 -8.5%
2373
2261 5.0% 12,660 13,706 -7.6%
809
1395 -42.0% 6048 9077 -33.4%
70
260 -73.1% 685 1444 -52.6%
1019
1443 -29.4% 5774 9420 -38.7%
384
257 49.4% 2061 1674 23.1%
707
769 -8.1% 4824 5073 -4.9%
Total
7111
8543 -16.8% 45,232 58,536 -22.7%

City Car
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
387
96 303% 1113 1043 6.7%
302
470 -35.7% 2137 2602 -17.9%
1127
1250 -9.8% 7151 3257 120%
32
18 77.8% 157 239 -34.3%
77
294 -73.8% 447 1198 62.7%
Total
1925
2128 -9.5% 11,005 8339 32.0%

Warm Hatches
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
294
550 -46.5% 1904 3983 -52.2%
323
371 -12.9% 2089 2157 -3.2%
451
379 19.0% 3112 1754 77.4%
108
114 -5.3% 713 733 -2.7%
210
168 25.0% 1631 1319 23.7%
Total
1386
1582 -12.4% 9449 9946 -5.0%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
514
495 3.8% 2789 3123 -10.7%
693
776 -10.7% 3998 4557 -12.3%
31
146 -78.8% 1734 1790 -3.1%
252
274
1936
2639
1537
1135 35.4% 7875 5474 43.9%
1010
2531
167
228 -26.8% 1256 1627 -22.8%
124
180 -31.1% 654 988 -33.8%
584
543 7.6% 3265 3524 -7.3%
1 -100% 2 15 -86.7%
394
351 12.3% 2702 2330 16.0%
77
63 22.2% 655 410 59.8%
16 -100% 27 183 -85.2%
789
622 26.8% 4767 4108 16.0%
Total
8108
4556 78.0% 35,168 28,129 25.0%

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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