Small Car Sales In Canada – August 2015 YTD


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Honda Canada’s Civic continued in August 2015 its reign over Canada’s compact car segment and the passenger car category as a whole. The Civic produced one out of every ten Canadian car sales last month and one out of every five compact car sales.

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

A multitude of Civic competitors were therefore tasked with fighting over 80% of the segment’s sales, and most of those sales went the way of the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla,  Mazda 3, and Volkswagen Jetta. 

Canada small car sales chart August 2015
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Compact car sales are falling faster than the overall passenger car market but nowhere near as quickly as the decline reported by subcompact cars. 

Only the Honda Fit and Toyota Prius C interrupted a subcompact category which tumbled 26% last month, a loss of 2191 units for the segment during a year in which subcompact sales are down by more than 15,000 units. 

Small cars are, however, donating their platforms to urban crossovers that are picking up the slack. The next Mazda 2’s offspring, Mazda’s CX-3, produced 906 sales in August 2015. The Honda Fit-based HR-V led all subcompact SUVs with 1712 sales last month. 

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Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014

Compact
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
249
266 -6.4% 1633 2001 -18.4%
489
587 -16.7% 3988 4760 -16.2%
2771
2753 0.7% 21,527 22,949 -6.2%
199
660 -69.8% 2395 5958 -59.8%
1876
2063 -9.1% 14,272 15,948 -10.5%
6711
7305 -8.1% 42,667 45,050 -5.3%
4998
4152 20.4% 32,882 36,498 -9.9%
938
1185 -20.8% 8655 8328 3.9%
3102
4203 -26.2% 24,762 29,167 -15.1%
523
790 -33.8% 4108 4475 -8.2%
1242
1312 -5.3% 10,524 10,046 4.8%
261
254 2.8% 2096 1889 11.0%
4318
4680 -7.7% 34,601 34,626 -0.1%
711 -100% 295 5388 -94.5%
1833
1762 4.0% 14,263 5988 138%
2801
2757 1.6% 20,485 22,835 -10.3%
Total
32,311
35,440 -8.8% 239,153 255,906 -6.5%

Subcompact
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
336
495 -32.1% 4123 5791 -28.8%
629
762 -17.5% 3674 6670 -44.9%
566
333 70.0% 6914 7271 -4.9%
1922
2616 -26.5% 14,582 16,322 -10.7%
1054
1735 -39.3% 7102 10,812 -34.3%
29
208 -86.1% 714 1652 -56.8%
719
1102 -34.8% 6493 10,522 -38.3%
304
226 34.5% 2365 1900 24.5%
664
937 -29.1% 5488 6010 -8.7%
Total
6223
8414 -26.0% 51,455 66,950 -23.1%

City Car
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
128
163 -21.5% 1241 1206 2.9%
342
411 -16.8% 2479 3013 -17.7%
1116
870 28.3% 8267 4127 100%
35
17 106% 192 256 -25.0%
66
280 -76.4% 513 1478 -65.3%
Total
1687
1741 -3.1% 12,692 10,080 25.9%

Warm Hatches
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
296
489 -39.5% 2200 4472 -50.8%
214
384 -44.3% 2303 2541 -9.4%
404
200 102% 3516 1954 79.9%
95
121 -21.5% 808 854 -5.4%
183
126 45.2% 1814 1445 25.5%
Total
1192
1320 -9.7% 10,641 11,266 -5.5%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
406
629 -35.5% 3195 3752 -14.8%
861
990 -13.0% 4859 5547 -12.4%
33
130 -74.6% 1767 1920 -8.0%
89
363
1712
4351
1297
1434 -9.6% 9172 6908 32.8%
906
3437
212
272 -22.1% 1468 1899 -22.7%
155
206 -24.8% 809 1194 -32.2%
628
525 19.6% 3893 4049 -3.9%
2 15 -86.7%
367
342 7.3% 3069 2672 14.9%
96
60 60.0% 751 470 59.8%
29 -100% 27 212 -87.3%
771
586 31.6% 5538 4694 18.0%
Total
7533
5203
44.8%
42,701
33,332
28.2%

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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