Midsize Car Sales In Canada - October 2015 YTD

Kia Canada produced a 51% year-over-year October sales increase with its Optima midsize sedan. With 605 October sales, the Optima generated more Canadian sales activity last month than in either of the two previous Octobers, but sales were down by a third compared with October 2012.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD


The Optima is a major midsize force in the United States, where the overall midsize car category is a far more consequential segment. The Optima is Kia's best seller in the United States, accounting for one-quarter of the brand's year-to-date volume. 

Ranked eighth in the category, the Optima's midsize market share in America stands at 6.5%; 7.3% in October 2015.

In Canada, even in a stronger month for the Optima – which suffered sharply declining Canadian sales in 2013 and 2014 – the car's share of the Kia lineup is just 10%; just 8.9% year-to-date. The Optima was Canada's sixth-ranked midsize car last month and owned 7.1% of the midsize market.

Canada midsize car sales chart October 2015
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But again, that market is just so small. The core midsize car category produced only 5.8% of the industry's volume in the first ten months of 2015, a figure which slid to 5.2% in October, but 14.0% in the United States.

In both countries, the most popular car is the Toyota Camry. In Canada, the Camry ranks tenth overall. In the U.S., the Camry is the best-selling car full stop.

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014
Midsize Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
68
82-17.1%85868924.5%
563
1144-50.8%8266648927.4%
740
1800-58.9%9714 96640.5%
---
3-100%8488-98.4%
1158
11272.8%13,734 15,635-12.2%
1353
1379-1.9%12,12414,862-18.4%
1078
10235.4%12,265 11,6345.4%
605
40051.3%53076824-22.2%
179
275-34.9%23592703-12.7%
470
657-28.5%6101 8376-27.2%
283
411-31.1%2780 226023.0%
1489
123121.0%15,17913,23914.7%
478
497-3.8%51926554-20.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
8464
10,029-15.6%93,887 99,417 -5.6%

Hybrids & Electrics
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
203
10789.7%10711401-23.6%
57
72-20.8%5991240-51.7%
9
12-25.0%102 984.1%
113
1130.0%9639184.9%
122
174-29.9%1400 1662-15.8%
213
2044.4%213520723.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
717
6825.1%6270 7391 -15.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2
114-98.2%291794-63.4%
958
1049-8.7%8357686121.8%
452
594-23.9%53946796-20.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1412
1757-19.6%14,042 14,451 -2.8%
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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