Small Car Sales In Canada – November 2015 YTD


2016 Toyota Yaris sedan

Canadian sales of compact cars were flat in November 2015, welcome respite for a category that’s fallen by more than 5% over the first 11 months of the year.

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

Strengthened in November by booming Honda Civic volume and more modest increases from the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, and Subaru Impreza, compact cars secured 49% of all passenger car sales in Canada in November 2015, up from 46% in November 2014.

The Civic and its two top challengers, Hyundai’s Elantra and the Toyota Corolla, generated 45% of the country’s compact car volume through the first 11 months of 2015. In order for the Civic to end the year ahead of last year’s pace – a possibility now that Honda is clearing out ninth-gen models and welcoming tenth-gen cars – Honda Canada needs to sell 5094 Civics in December. In December 2014, Honda Canada sold 4031. In December 2011 and December 2012, Honda Canada sold 5525 and 6666 Civics, respectively. Civic volume in Canada last year rose to a six-year high.

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Canada small car sales chart November 2015
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Elsewhere in the small car arena, subcompacts tumbled 30% in November 2015, a year-over-year loss of 1965 units. No wonder Mazda Canada has decided, like Mazda USA, to ignore the next-generation Mazda 2 that’s already on sale in other parts of the world. Will Mazda be the only automaker to skip out on Canada’s subcompact car category?

The next-gen 2 is already on sale in Canada, but it’s a sedan – not a hatchback – and it’s called the Toyota Yaris. 97 Mazda 2-based Yaris sedans were sold in November along with 551 Yaris hatchbacks. 

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 • November 2016 • December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Compact
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
216
177 22.0% 2284 2589 -11.8%
449
467 -3.9% 5936 6814 -12.9%
3113
2806 10.9% 30,252 31,827 -4.9%
159
231 -31.2% 2917 7298 -60.0%
1644
1386 18.6% 20,068 20,966 -4.3%
5082
4173 21.8% 60,963 62,026 -1.7%
3711
3812 -2.6% 45,668 47,779 -4.4%
662
880 -24.8% 10,987 11,279 -2.6%
2319
2632 -11.9% 32,733 38,818 -15.7%
417
446 -6.5% 5564 6262 -11.1%
1021
1104 -7.5% 14,053 14,072 -0.1%
235
764
759
685 10.8% 10,721 9443 13.5%
2710
3370 -19.6% 44,918 46,472 -3.3%
351 -100% 295 6915 -95.7%
1571
1334 17.8% 18,900 10,938 72.8%
1657
1874 -11.6% 26,308 29,325 -10.3%
Total
25,725
25,728 -0.01% 333,331 352,823 -5.5%
Subcompact
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
424
470 -9.8% 5462 7381 -26.0%
405
628 -35.5% 5151 8682 -40.7%
525
1755 -70.1% 8633 10,834 -20.3%
1326
1214 9.2% 18,665 21,774 -14.3%
594
726 -18.2% 9353 13,952 -33.0%
12
172 -93.0% 758 2302 -67.1%
566
802 -29.4% 8677 12,703 -31.7%
125
259 -51.7% 2951 2616 12.8%
648
564 14.9% 7768 8169 -4.9%
Total
4625
6590 -29.8% 67,418 88,413 -23.7%
City Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
71
83 -14.5% 1508 1550 -2.7%
187
216 -13.4% 3202 3777 -15.2%
877
924 -5.1% 11,162 6987 59.8%
18
10 80.0% 253 306 -17.3%
59
403 -85.4% 680 2345 -71.0%
Total
1212
1636 -25.9% 16,805 14,965 12.3%
Warm Hatches
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
64
187 -65.8% 2124 3829 -44.5%
199
196 1.5% 2875 3335 -13.8%
604
484 24.8% 5197 3237 60.5%
79
74 6.8% 1081 1131 -4.4%
101
159 -36.5% 2271 1891 20.1%
Total
1047
1100 -4.8% 13,548 13,423 0.9%
Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
513
271 89.3% 4630 5036 -8.1%
817
611 33.7% 7566 8063 -6.2%
21
69 -69.6% 1879 2258 -16.8%
48
553
1007
8180
808
622 29.9% 12,523 9330 34.2%
801
6174
223
168 32.7% 2187 2514 -13.0%
128
124 3.2% 1328 1691 -21.5%
446
472 -5.5% 5422 6165 -12.1%
2 15 -86.7%
307
231 32.9% 4202 3463 21.3%
38
35 8.6% 921 616 49.5%
12 -100% 27 253 -89.3%
715
553 29.3% 7823 6573 19.0%
Total
5872
3168 85.4% 63,417 45,977 37.9%

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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