Small Car Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD


Canadian sales of compact cars fell 3.5% in April 2016, a year-over-year loss of more than 1300 units. 

Yet Canadian sales of the best-selling car, Honda’s new tenth-generation Civic, jumped 10% to 6202 units. The Civic’s market share jumped from 15.1% in April 2015 to 17.2% in April 2016 as many of its chief rivals – Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra – lost sales.

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

The story is not all that different among subcompacts. Canadian sales of subcompact cars tumbled 10% despite significant growth from the the segment leader, Hyundai’s Accent, sales of which grew 10%, year-over-year. 

Canada April 2016 small car sales chart
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For the Accent, April 2016 marked just the fifth month in the last four years in which Hyundai Canada sold more than 2500 Accents. 

Honda Canada has now sold more than 6000 Civics in 12 of the last 24 months.

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 small cars of all kinds 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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Compact
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
297
281 5.7% 785 683 14.9%
1125
780 44.2% 2397 1679 42.8%
2196
4175 -47.4% 7891 9210 -14.3%
123
231 -46.8% 568 1306 -56.5%
1542
2303 -33.0% 4591 5606 -18.1%
6202
5634 10.1% 18,721 16,092 16.3%
4607
4736 -2.7% 16,185 14,292 13.2%
1512
1169 29.3% 3980 2929 35.9%
3275
4233 -22.6% 8463 11,610 -27.1%
763
543 40.5% 2423 1643 47.5%
1159
1510 -23.2% 4691 4798 -2.2%
692
1671
1412
1293 9.2% 3574 3460 -11.9%
5641
5456 3.4% 13,992 14,483 -3.4%
—- 295 -100%
2542
1995 27.4% 6744 6546 3.0%
2912
2996 -2.8% 6823 9437 -27.7%
Total
36,000
37,335 -3.5% 103,499 104,069 -0.5%

Subcompact
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
694
948 -26.8% 1546 2027 -23.7%
431
439 -1.8% 1354 1308 3.5%
819
1181 -30.7% 2600 3682 -29.4%
2549
2310 10.3% 5376 5531 -2.8%
858
1055 -18.7% 2569 3417 -24.8%
141 -100% 27 427 -93.7%
649
913 -28.9% 2173 2954 -26.4%
217
220 -1.4% 725 1063 -31.8%
975
784 24.4% 2648 2340 13.2%
Total
7192
7991 -10.0% 19,018 22,749 -16.4%

City Car
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
289
45 542% 711 268 165%
352
488 -27.9% 1046 1281 -18.3%
930
1240 -25.0% 3466 3690 -6.1%
23 -100% 2 72 -97.2%
55
66 -16.7% 535 191 180%
Total
1626
1862 -12.7% 5760 5502 4.7%

Warm Hatches
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
75
345 -78.3% 302 864 -65.0%
208
308 -32.5% 473 1075 -56.0%
627
551 13.8% 1573 1438 9.4%
123
114 7.9% 315 336 -6.3%
452
398 13.6% 1024 851 20.3%
Total
1485
1716 -13.5% 3687 4564 -19.2%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
767
437 75.5% 1510 1291 17.0%
954
813 17.3% 2777 1797 54.5%
31
264 -88.3% 117 857 -86.3%
124
249
1135
3166
1369
1142 19.9% 3428 3612 -5.1%
1054
3071
239
233 2.6% 791 663 19.3%
118
111 6.3% 271 297 -8.8%
783
463 69.1% 2058 1522 35.2%
2 -100%
457
458 -0.2% 1454 1408 3.3%
156 -100% 47 366 -87.2%
27 -100%
895
797 12.3% 2724 2333 16.8%
Total
7926
4874 62.6% 21,663 14,175 52.8%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown 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 Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed 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.

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