Minivan Sales In Canada – December 2015 And 2015 Year End


2015 Dodge Grand Caravan red

After a year of turmoil created by the loss of one mini-MPV nameplate, crumbling sales of two others, and a shutdown at the Ontario plant which builds Canada’s dominant people carrier, “full-size” minivan volume was very healthy at the end of 2015, rising in four consecutive months. In both November and December, sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan-led minivan
segment jumped 20% in Canada.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End

The Grand Caravan’s 9% year-over-year decline played a large role in the Canadian minivan market’s decline in 2015, nevertheless. But the FCA twins, Dodge’s Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country, combined to control 62% of the overall MPV sector in 2015, down slightly from 64% in 2014. 

Chrysler will display an all-new Town & Country at this month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, across the river from the Windsor plant where FCA will build that new Town & Country and the current generation, value-priced Grand Caravan. 

Canada minivan sales chart 2015 calendar year
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The Grand Caravan’s lingering presence serves to make life even more difficult for the languishing Kia Rondo and Mazda 5. GM Canada already gave up on the segment – the Chevrolet Orlando is dead. The Mazda 5 is discontinued in America; the Kia Rondo is long gone from our neighbours’ market. 

Kia Canada sold only 86 Rondos in December 2015, the lowest monthly Rondo sales total since the transition period of March 2013. 2015 is by far the worst sales year for the Rondo in its nine-year history. Mazda’s 2523 5 sales in 2015 is barely more than one-fifth the total achieved by the 5 in 2008 and lower even than the total achieved by the 5 in its abbreviated sales year of 2005.

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. This table is now sortable, so you can rank minivans 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 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

Minivan
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
1
24 -95.8% 31 1339 -97.7%
646
498 29.7% 9001 8944 0.6%
4162
3140 32.5% 46,927 51,759 -9.3%
611
744 -17.9% 11,272 11,480 -1.8%
86
190 -54.7% 3543 5432 -34.8%
149
91 63.7% 2597 708 267%
120
120 0.0% 2523 3678 -31.4%
2 63 -96.8%
889
912 -2.5% 13,981 11,596 20.6%
Orlando/Rondo/5
207
334 -38.0% 6097 10,449 -41.6%
T&C/DGC/Odyssey/
Sedona/Quest/Sienna
6457
5385 19.9% 83,780 84,550 -0.9%
Total
6664
5719 16.5% 89,877 94,999 -5.4%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada

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