Sporty Car Sales In Canada – July 2015 YTD


2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata red

Mazda’s fourth-generation MX-5 Miata is now trickling into dealers. This presents Mazda Canada with the opportunity to greatly increase Miata sales in the summer of 2015. July 2015’s 20% increase, however, translates to only 13 extra MX-5 sales. 

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

August, we hope, will show greater supply and demand for the iconic sports car. In the United States, more than 1100 MX-5s were sold in July, the best month for U.S. MX-5 Miata sales since April 2009.

Canada sports car sales chart July 2015
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In the meantime, relatively uncommon Japanese coupes like like the Nissan 370Z, Subaru BRZ, and Lexus RC all sold more often than the little Mazda. 

As for truly popular two-doors, that’s an arena wholly dominated by the Ford Mustang in Canada. Year-over-year, Mustang sales jumped 31% to 708 units in July 2015, more than the Camaro, Challenger, Corvette, and 370Z combined.

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 • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014

American Muscle
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
242 449 -46.1% 2006 2286 -12.2%
184 184 0.0% 2109 1077 95.8%
708 539 31.4% 4974 3654 36.1%
Total
1134
1172 -3.2% 9089 7017 29.5%

Euro Sports Cars
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
22
47
69
35 97.1% 93 217 -57.1%
15
12 25.0% 84 128 -34.4%
60
35 71.4% 322 291 10.7%
34
44 -22.7% 198 251 -21.1%
45
34 32.4% 235 237 -0.8%
32
27 18.5% 159 172 -7.6%
Total
277
17 48.1% 1138 1296 -12.2%

Misc. Sporty Cars
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
132
174 -24.1% 1079 1397 -22.8%
3 2 50.0%
130
91 42.9% 923 377 145%
453
383 18.3% 3147 1751 79.7%
159
133 19.5% 1304 889 46.7%
14 -100%
4
8 -50.0% 45 56 -19.6%
87
150 -42.0% 722 1064 -32.1%
41
26 57.7% 270 265 1.9%
114
494
78
65 20.0% 347 414 -16.2%
98
40 145% 407 278 46.4%
164
166 -1.2% 860 1005 -14.4%
90
97 -7.2% 600 674 -11.0%
309
296 4.4% 1835 1635 12.2%
59
47 25.5% 331 311 6.4%
222
355 -37.5% 1712 1097 56.1%
Total
2140
2031 5.4% 14,079 11,229 25.4%

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%

Premium Sporty Cars
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3
11 -72.7% 82 85 -3.5%
2
5 -60.0% 23 18 27.8%
10
4 150% 101 74 36.5%
19 -100% 24 62 -61.3%
1 -100%
20
78
30
62 -51.6% 205 257 -20.2%
31 -100%
19
14 35.7% 86 90 -4.4%
100
88 13.6% 576 519 11.0%
4
18
Total
188
203 -7.4% 1193 1137 4.9%

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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