Large Car Sales In Canada – January 2016


2016 Ford Taurus silver

As befits the lowest-volume month on the Canadian auto industry’s calendar, Canadian sales of large volume brand cars in January 2016 were at their lowest level in a full year. Sales in this category were more than three times stronger last May than they were last month.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

But year-over-year volume did improve, rising 11% to 890 units thanks largely to big gains from the Nissan Maxima and Ford Taurus – which both generated 154 sales – and more modest improvements from the Chevrolet Impala and Chrysler 300.

Canada large car sales chart January 2016
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January marked the third consecutive month of improvement for the large car category. Sales rose 1% in 2015 as a whole after tumbling 14% the year before.

2016 begins with the Dodge Charger at the front of the pack. In calendar year 2015, Charger sales rose 22% to 4518 units, but that was down from 4588 units in 2013 and 7858 units at the reincarnated Charger’s peak in 2007.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large 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 • January 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

Large Car
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
36
85 -57.6% 36 85 -57.6%
106
92 15.2% 106 92 15.2%
133
116 14.7% 133 116 14.7%
205
213 -3.8% 205 213 -3.8%
154
76 103% 154 76 103%
53
63 -15.9% 53 63 -15.9%
8
24 -66.7% 8 24 -66.7%
154
85 81.2% 154 85 81.2%
41
48 -14.6% 41 48 -14.6%
Total
890
802 11.0% 890 802 11.0%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* Genesis refers only to the sedan, not the coupe. For Canadian purposes – Hyundai USA doesn’t yet breakdown sales figures for the sedan and much less costly coupe – the Genesis will now be shown with both these volume brands, with which Hyundai is a direct competitor, and midsize luxury cars, with which the Genesis competes.
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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

RECOMMENDED READING
Large Car Sales In Canada – January 2017
Large Car Sales In Canada – February 2016 YTD
Large Car Sales In Canada – December 2015/Year End
Large Car Sales In Canada – January 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – January 2016
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2016

Midsize Car Sales In Canada – January 2016