Sporty Car Sales In Canada – March 2016 YTD


2016 Audi TT Coupe red

Ford Canada ended the first-quarter of 2016 with 1172 Mustang sales, a 10% year-over-year increase which suggests Ford could see Canadian Mustang sales rise to a nine-year high in 2016. In March as in Q1, Ford’s Mustang tally was greater than the combined effort of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger combined.

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

With 136 sales through the first three months of 2016, Audi Canada is on track for its TT to rise to the highest output since 2008. In March, the TT’s 71-unit sales total was greater than the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW Z4, and Mercedes-Benz SLK combined

After sales of the Chevrolet Corvette shot up to 1715 units in 2015, GM Canada’s first-quarter performance in 2016 puts the Corvette on pace for more than 2500 sales in 2016. Matching the growth rate from the first-quarter in higher-volume portions of the year will be a challenge, however. 

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Canada sports car sales chart March 2016
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It appears highly likely that Mazda Canada will sell more than 1000 MX-5 Miatas in 2016, a figure the MX-5 hasn’t broached since 2008. Nissan is on track for its best-ever year of GT-R sales, while 370Z volume could rise to the highest level since the Z’s return early last decade.

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 sports cars, coupes, GTs, roadsters, and convertibles 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

American Muscle
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
223
212 5.2% 425 328 29.6%
282
301 -6.3% 525 545 -3.7%
651
732 -11.1% 1172 1068 9.7%
Total
1156
1245 -7.1% 2122 1941 9.3%

Euro Sports Cars
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
8
20 10 100%
71
6 1083% 136 9 1411%
11
10 10.0% 17 17 0.0%
83
59 40.7% 148 99 49.5%
48
37 29.7% 85 61 39.3%
26
21 23.8% 45 47 -4.3%
34
23 47.8% 60 44 36.4%
Total
281
156 80.1% 511 287 78.0%

Misc. Sporty Cars
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
185
133 39.1% 315 270 16.7%
188
109 72.5% 415 181 129%
415
286 45.1% 1133 925 22.5%
151
102 48.0% 206 137 50.4%
3
13 -76.9% 8 19 -57.9%
89
227 -60.8% 162 336 -51.8%
9
40 -77.5% 21 72 -70.8%
40
59 -32.2% 82 119 -31.1%
102
46 122% 196 67 193%
142
42 238% 201 80 151%
149
121 23.1% 235 225 4.4%
62
86 -27.9% 114 138 -17.4%
329
237 38.8% 786 548 43.4%
14
38 -63.2% 38 75 -49.3%
258
 309 -16.5% 536 680 -21.2%
Total
2136
1541 38.6% 4448 3874 14.8%

Premium Sporty Cars
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6 -100% 1 22 -95.5%
1
9 -88.9% 5 15 -66.7%
4
3 33.3% 9 15 -40.0%
6 -100% 8 -100%
18
39
21
24 -12.5% 37 53 -30.2%
18
15 20.0% 39 24 62.5%
46
95 -51.6% 113 180 -37.2%
1
1 0.0% 1 4 -75.0%
Total
109
159 -31.4% 244 321 -24.0%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
^ Mini sales include everything except the Countryman.
* also included 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 Audi A5 here and 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. Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.

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