Midsize Car Sales In Canada – March 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Malibu white

The Chevrolet Malibu was the best-selling midsize car in Canada in March 2016.

There. We said it. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD

Did you see it coming? Did you expect the all-new ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu would be so well-received that a car which ranked sixth in the category a year ago would soar to the top of the podium in March 2016?

The Malibu recorded a 73% year-over-year gain in March, presumably helped along by sweetheart deals on remaining eighth-gen Malibus. Toyota’s Camry, the best-selling midsize car in Canada in 2015 and during the first-quarter of 2016, finished only 13 sales back of the Malibu in March.

Canada midsize car sales chart March 2016
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You could almost call it a draw. Camry volume jumped 50%, year-over-year. 

Despite their gains and the 11% Honda Accord uptick and the Kia Optima’s 27% improvement, overall midsize car volume slid 6% in a booming new vehicle market. Canadian new vehicle volume rose 9% last month. March midsize car sales fell by 569 units.

Outside the midsize mainstream, GM Canada reported the Chevrolet Volt’s best month ever. Toyota Prius sales reached a 41-month high.

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 sortable, so you can rank midsize 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 • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Midsize Car
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
88
124 -29.0% 247 220 12.3%
1826
1058 72.6% 3275 1745 87.7%
404
1140 -64.6% 1028 2373 -56.7%
2 -100% 8 -100%
1026
1379 -25.6% 2392 2650 -9.7%
1277
1150 11.0% 2927 2333 25.5%
522
1233 -57.7% 1364 3366 -59.5%
677
535 26.5% 1429 1426 0.2%
189
266 -28.9% 418 501 -16.6%
752
834 -9.8% 2199 1927 14.1%
338
365 -7.4% 679 804 -15.5%
1813
1211 49.7% 3908 3635 7.5%
350
534 -34.5% 939 1328 -29.3%
Total
9262
9831 -5.8% 20,805 22,316 -6.8%

Hybrids & Electrics
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
246
68 262% 442 177 150%
64
43 48.8% 131 93 40.9%
1
7
8 -12.5% 22 11 100%
98
74 32.4% 221 148 49.3%
274
124 121% 356 369 -3.5%
170
173 -1.7% 413 577 -28.4%
Total
859
490 75.3% 1586 1375 15.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2
85 -97.6% 4 165 -97.6%
1056
946 11.6% 2086 2276 -8.3%
581
586 -0.9% 1407 1347 4.5%
Total
1639
1617 1.4% 3497 3788 -7.7%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Volkswagen Canada combines figures for the Passat and CC.
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 Outback and Venza listed with midsize SUVs, too… 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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