Sporty Car Sales In Canada – October 2015 YTD


2015 Subaru WRX STI blue rear

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata volume more than doubled in Canada in October 2015, rising from a scant and barely measurable 18 units in October 2014 to 39 last month.

That’s still not very many cars.

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

The sports car is not dead, but it has taken on other forms. Rather than purchase or lease an impractical two-seater like the MX-5 or its upmarket indirect rivals – 4C, Z4, F-Type, SLK, Boxster, Cayman, 370Z – or hard-core sports cars like the Scion FR-S and its Subaru BRZ twin, many performance car buyers are turning to more reasonable daily drivers.


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Canada sports car sales chart October 2015
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Subaru Canada’s sales of the WRX and WRX STI jumped 49% to 301 units, more than the MX-5, FR-S, BRZ, 370Z, and Hyundai Genesis Coupe combined

The WRX/STI accomplished this feat during a month in which Canadian sales of the MX-5 and 370Z excelled. 

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 sports cars, coupes, GTs, roadsters, and convertibles 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 • September 2015October 2014

American Muscle
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
98
112 -12.5% 2445 2742 -10.8%
223
90 148% 2602 1421 83.1%
250
172 45.3% 6166 4563 35.1%
Total
571
374 52.7% 11,213 8726 28.5%

Euro Sports Cars
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
12
105
53
9 489% 213 275 -22.5%
6
27 -77.8% 98 168 -41.7%
20
18 11.1% 402 384 4.7%
11
46 -76.1% 248 350 -29.1%
13
15 -13.3% 312 326 -4.3%
31
24 29.2% 257 240 7.1%
Total
146
139 5.0% 1635 1743 -6.2%

Misc. Sporty Cars
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
147
127 15.7% 1494 1932 -22.7%
3 2 50.0%
167
223 -25.1% 1353 790 71.3%
359
328 9.5% 4236 2827 49.8%
73
50 46.0% 1628 1079 50.9%
4 -100%
3
6 -50.0% 51 89 -42.7%
59
141 -58.2% 941 1432 -34.3%
22
25 -12.0% 386 381 1.3%
45
739
39
18 117% 570 498 14.5%
66
28 136% 622 371 67.7%
88
121 -27.3% 1209 1455 -16.9%
40
43 -7.0% 744 852 -12.7%
301
202 49.0% 2702 2323 16.3%
19
21 -9.5% 417 405 3.0%
252
320 -21.3% 2296 2026 13.3%
Total
1680
1653 1.6% 19,391 16,466 17.8%

Premium Sporty Cars
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2
6 -66.7% 88 106 -17.0%
5 25 36 -30.6%
1
10 -90.0% 107 97 10.3%
1
3 -66.7% 25 76 -67.1%
—- 1
17
118
11
16 -31.3% 255 314 -18.8%
1 37
9
6 50.0% 118 115 2.6%
48
70 -31.4% 753 718 4.9%
18 5 260%
Total
89
117 -23.9% 1507 1505 0.1%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
^ Mini sales include everything except the Countryman.
* also included 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 Audi A5 here and 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. Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.

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