Small Car Sales In Canada - October 2015 YTD

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Canadian sales of subcompact cars continued to plunge in October 2015, diving 26% to only 5610 units, just 3.4% of the Canadian auto industry's total volume. Subcompacts, perpetually led by the Hyundai Accent, accounted for 4.9% of the industry's sales in October 2014.


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


The Accent's 19% year-over-year decline equalled a loss of 349 sales for Hyundai's dealers, but the percentage losses accrued by many of the Accent's rivals were far worse. The Chevrolet Sonic slid 24%, Ford Fiesta sales fell 34%, the Honda Fit's volume was more than chopped in half, and the Kia Rio tumbled 28%.

Mazda 2 sales also plunged, falling 97% to only 10 units. We've been waiting for Mazda to replace the departing 2, a car that arrived in 2010, but we learned this week that Mazda won't be replacing the 2 after all. This is the end of Mazda's subcompact battle. The already-revealed next-gen 2, on sale through much of the world, is dead on arrival.

Canada small car sales chart October 2015
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The 2 does live on in two other forms. The CX-3 is a subcompact crossover based on the 2, and at the current pace, Mazda Canada would sell 9000 CX-3s per year. (The 2 only accomplished that feat once, before sales plunged in 2012.) Mazda makes far more money selling a CX-3 than a 2. But you can still have a next-gen 2, only it won't wear a Mazda badge. The Toyota Yaris sedan is a four-door be-trunked version of the 2 you can't have. In the United States it's a Scion iA, and it's already become Scion's top-selling model

Scion has another new model, one that is being sold in Canada as a Scion: the iM. GoodCarBadCar is testing the iM this week and will publish a review next week. In the meantime, Scion grabbed 0.9% of the compact car market with the iM in Canada in October 2015. One-fifth of the compact cars sold in Canada in October were Honda Civics, thanks to a 6% year-over-year increase during a month in which Canadian compact car sales dipped 6%. 

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014
Compact
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
185
192-3.6%20682412-14.3%
549
713-23.0%54876347-13.5%
2740
2843-3.6%27,13929,021-6.5%
183
549-66.7%27587067-61.0%
1989
169817.1%18,42419,580-5.9%
6272
59176.0%55,881 57,853-3.4%
4035
39073.3%41,95743,967-4.6%
875
1173-25.4%10,32510,399-0.7%
2788
3170-12.1%30,414 36,186-16.0%
523
771-32.2%5147 5816-11.5%
1180
1372-14.0%13,032 12,9680.5%
275
------529 ------
1080
84028.6%9962875813.7%
3236
4067-20.4%42,20843,102-2.1%
---
625-100%2956564-95.5%
1630
15435.6%17,329960480.4%
2078
2235-7.0%24,65127,451-10.2%
---
---
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Total
29,618
31,615-6.3%307,606 327,095 -6.0%

Subcompact
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
430
566-24.0%50386911-27.1%
450
683-34.1%47468054-41.1%
613
1427-57.0%81089079-10.7%
1470
1819-19.2%17,33920,560-15.7%
818
1134-27.9%875913,226-33.8%
10
294-96.6%746 2130-65.0%
628
6073.5%811111,901-31.8%
270
2565.5%2826235719.9%
921
80414.6%71207605-6.4%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5610
7590-26.1%62,793 81,823 -23.3%

City Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
68
126-46.0%14371467-2.0%
249
301-17.3%30153561-15.3%
880
967-9.0%10,285606369.6%
25
1656.3%235296-20.6%
69
217-68.2%6211942-68.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1291
1627-20.6%15,593 13,325 17.0%

Warm Hatches
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
147
337-56.4%27335116 -46.6%
170
336-49.4%26763139 -14.7%
610
650-6.2%45932753 66.8%
91
857.1%1002 1057 -5.2%
213
11683.6%21701732 25.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1231
1524-19.2%13,174 13,797 -4.5%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
475
42013.1%41174765-13.6%
904
8516.2%67497452-9.4%
65
136-52.2%1858 2189-15.1%
64
------505------
1746
------7173------
1239
78158.6%11,715 870834.5%
1020
------5373------
231
2252.7%1964 2346-16.3%
200
15231.6%1200 1567-23.4%
578
733-21.1%49765693-12.6%
---
------215-86.7%
383
26445.1%3895323220.5%
62
611.6%88358152.0%
---
11-100%27241-88.8%
812
65424.2%7108602018.1%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
7779
428881.4%57,545 42,809 34.4%
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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