Minivan Sales In Canada – March 2016 YTD


2017 Chrysler Pacifica red

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada reported the company’s first five Pacifica sales in March 2016.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD

Check that. The first Pacifica sales occurred more than a decade ago, and the last first-generation Pacificas were sold in 2009. But that Pacifica wasn’t a conventional sliding-doors MPV, but rather an early challenger to the modern midsize crossover class. This Pacifica is a successor to the soon-departing Chrysler Town & Country minivan, itself a twin of the Dodge Grand Caravan, Canada’s best-selling minivan and best-selling three-row vehicle overall.

After a rough first-quarter, 2016 shows signs of improvement for the minivan class in Canada. Setting aside the mostly ignored mini-MPV class, “full-size” minivans jumped 15% in March after an 14% drop in January and February, the two lowest-volume auto sales months on the calendar. 

Canada minivan sales chart March 2016
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It is worth noting, however, that sales in March 2016 did not at all recover to March 2014 levels. Instead, the year-over-year comparisons we’re seeing in the early part of 2016 look back to a low period for Canada’s minivan sector, when a plant shutdown at FCA’s Windsor, Ontario, plant (for impending Pacifica production) brought sales low.

Regardless, the Fiat Chrysler trio owned 63% of their segment in March 2016; 62% in 2016’s first-quarter. 

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 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 • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Minivan
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
3 -66.7% 1 23 -95.7%
5
5
720
187 285% 1989 1956 1.7%
3665
3342 9.7% 8836 10,257 -13.9%
1240
1264 -1.9% 2488 2488 0.0%
135
333 -59.5% 345 908 -62.0%
193
165 17.0% 864 617 40.0%
147
703 -79.1% 347 1157 -70.0%
1 -100% 2 -100%
1141
1099 3.8% 3251 2911 11.7%
Orlando/Rondo/5
283
1039 -72.8% 693 2088 -66.8%
PacificaT&C/DGC/Odyssey/
Sedona/Quest/Sienna
6964
6058 15.0% 17,433 18,231 -4.4%
Total
7247
7097 2.1% 18,126 20,319 -10.8%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada

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