Small Car Sales In Canada – September 2015 YTD


Canada’s top-selling car, the Honda Civic, posted a modest 1% increase in September 2015, enough to generate 1900 more sales than the next-best-selling Hyundai Elantra.

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

The Civic will end 2015 as Canada’s most popular car for the 18th consecutive year. As Honda Canada launches the tenth-generation model for model year 2016, sales of the current model are likely to spike in clear-out mode just as the new model arrives to entice more buyers with a big marketing campaign. 


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Canada small car sales chart September 2015
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During the first three quarters of 2015, however, the Civic and most of its rivals sold less often than they did during the same period last year. Granted, most are fading faster than the Civic, which isn’t losing market share. 

Exceptions are obviously rare: sales of the Kia Forte and Nissan Sentra are up 2%, total Subaru Impreza volume is up 12%, and the Volkswagen Golf posted a 95% increase.

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 • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Compact
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
250
219 14.2% 1883 2220 -15.2%
950
874 8.7% 4938 5634 -12.4%
2872
3229 -11.1% 24,399 26,178 -6.8%
180
560 -67.9% 2575 6518 -60.5%
2163
1934 11.8% 16,435 17,882 -8.1%
6942
6886 0.8% 49,609 51,936 -4.5%
5040
3562 41.5% 37,922 40,060 -5.3%
795
898 -11.5% 9450 9226 2.4%
2864
3849 -25.6% 27,626 33,016 -16.3%
516
570 -11.2% 4624 5045 -8.3%
1328
1550 -14.3% 11,852 11,596 2.2%
254
254
1062
885 20.0% 8882 7918 12.2%
4371
4409 -0.9% 38,972 39,035 -0.2%
551 -100% 295 5939 -95.0%
1436
2073 -30.7% 15,699 8061 94.8%
2088
2381 -12.3% 22,573 25,216 -10.5%
Total
33,111
34,430 -3.8% 277,988 295,480 -5.9%

Subcompact
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
485
554 -12.5% 4608 6345 -27.4%
622
701 -11.3% 4296 7371 -41.7%
581
381 52.5% 7495 7652 -2.1%
1287
2419 -46.8% 15,869 18,741 -15.3%
839
1280 -34.5% 7941 12,092 -34.3%
22
184 -88.0% 736 1836 -59.9%
990
772 28.2% 7483 11,294 -33.7%
191
201 -5.0% 2556 2101 21.7%
711
791 -10.1% 6199 6801 -8.9%
Total
5728
7283 -21.4% 57,183 74,233 -23.0%

City Car
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
128
135 -5.2% 1369 1341 2.1%
287
247 16.2% 2766 3260 -15.2%
1138
969 17.4% 9405 5096 84.6%
18
24 -25.0% 210 280 -25.0%
39
247 -84.2% 552 1725 -68.0%
Total
1610
1622 -0.7% 14,302 11,702 22.2%

Warm Hatches
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
386
307 25.7% 2586 4779 -45.9%
203
262 -22.5% 2506 2803 -10.6%
467
149 213% 3983 2103 89.4%
103
118 -12.7% 911 972 -6.3%
143
171 -16.4% 1957 1616 21.1%
Total
1302
1007 29.3% 11,943 12,273 -2.7%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
447
593 -24.6% 3642 4345 -16.2%
986
1054 -6.5% 5845 6601 -11.5%
26
133 -80.5% 1793 2053 -12.7%
78
441
1076
5427
1307
1019 28.3% 10,479 7927 32.2%
916
4353
332
222 49.6% 1800 2121 -15.1%
191
221 -13.6% 1000 1415 -29.3%
505
911 -44.6% 4398 4960 -11.3%
2 15 -86.7%
443
296 49.7% 3512 2968 18.3%
70
50 40.0% 821 520 57.9%
18 -100% 27 230 -88.3%
758
672 12.8% 6296 5366 17.3%
Total
7135
5189 37.5% 49,836 38,521 29.4%

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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