Midsize Car Sales In Canada – August 2015 YTD


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Canadian midsize car sales continued their decline in August 2015, but the category continues to fade less quickly than the overall passenger car market. 

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

Both in August and through the first eight months of 2015, overall passenger car volume in Canada – down 9% in August and by more than 4%, year-to-date – is worse off than the decrease faced by the Toyota Camry-led intermediate category.

Canada midsize car sales chart August 2015
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The refreshed Camry continues to defy the trend of the segment. Camry volume is up 14% this year and jumped 17% in August 2015. 

In August, however, for the second consecutive month, the Camry surrendered its monthly victory to last year’s midsize leader, the Ford Fusion. The Fusion outsold the Camry by 991 units over the course of July and August. 

Six different midsize nameplates produced four-digit sales figures in August 2015. The leading trio – Fusion, Camry, Hyundai Sonata – generated 46% of the category’s sales.

The worst declines among midsize contenders in August were reported by the Nissan Altima and Subaru Legacy. On an annual basis, Altima volume has declined in seven consecutive years. The Legacy, after steadily improving over the course of 18 months, came back to Earth with a 15% drop over the last two months.

On GCBC’s Reviews page, you’ll find reviews of the current Regal, Malibu, 200, Fusion, Accord, Sonata, 6, Altima, Legacy, Camry, Passat, Volt, C-Max, and Outback.

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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 midsize cars 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 • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014

Midsize Car
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
34
64 -46.9% 640 473 35.3%
1021
761 34.2% 6856 4177 64.1%
1138
1100 3.5% 8348 6928 20.5%
10 -100% 8 479 -98.3%
1757
1663 5.7% 11,460 13,053 -12.2%
1203
1513 -20.5% 9621 12,018 -19.9%
1441
1682 -14.3% 9885 9076 8.9%
681
502 35.7% 4110 5999 -31.5%
218
338 -35.5% 1817 2203 -17.5%
484
1148 -57.8% 5098 6989 -27.1%
124
241 -48.5% 2218 1539 44.1%
1450
1244 16.6% 12,195 10,711 13.9%
622
544 14.3% 4330 5419 -20.1%
Total
10,173
10,810 -5.9% 76,586 79,064 -3.1%

Hybrids & Electrics
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
167
186 -10.2% 742 1149 -35.4%
90
143 -37.1% 452 1027 -56.0%
7
10 -30.0% 87 79 10.1%
124
113 9.7% 706 692 2.0%
133
163 -18.4% 1111 1326 -16.2%
248
248 0.0% 1690 1635 3.4%
Total
769
863 -10.9% 4788 5908 -19.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4
87 -95.4% 282 564 -50.0%
494
883 -44.1% 6321 4876 29.6%
581
693 -16.2% 4453 5552 -19.8%
Total
1079
1663 -35.1% 11,056 10,992 0.6%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Prius breakdown by variant
^ Volkswagen Canada combines figures for the Passat and CC.
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 Outback and Venza listed with midsize SUVs, too… 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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