Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - May 2016 YTD

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A booming start to the year produced Canadian auto sales in excess of 600,000 units in the first four months of 2016. More than 200,000 new vehicles were sold in April alone.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - May 2016 YTD


Canada auto brand market share chart May 2016
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May, typically a higher-volume month than April, was therefore laden with high expectations.  But with fewer selling days on the calendar – "May" in auto sales parlance didn't begin until May 3, 2016 – than there were a year ago, the math didn't add up. May 2016 auto sales fell to a three-year May low, sliding 2%, year-over-year. 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Canadian outpost posted the company's best-ever monthly sales results, however. Ford Motor Company, meanwhile, the second-largest automaker in Canada, likewise posted modest gains. 

Indeed, many auto brands were on the upswing in May 2016, but the industry as a whole was largely let down by General Motors, Volkswagen, Subaru, and Acura. Excluding General Motors, Canadian auto sales actually increased 1%, but so severe was GM Canada's 4523-unit loss that the industry as a whole appeared unwell at first glance in May.

That wasn't the case at all in most corners of the market, a market which was impacted to some degree by the fire in northern Alberta. Scion, Volvo, Audi, Dodge, and Jaguar all posted double-digit sales gains. Jeep's 9881 sales represented the brand's best-ever monthly performance. Honda's 17,189 sales was the best-ever month for the Honda brand, as well, as 48% of Honda's volume was generated by the new Civic, Canada's best-selling car.

Canada's top luxury brand in May 2016 was Mercedes-Benz. Ford topped all brands. Fiat and Smart were the most rapidly declining brands; Scion was the fastest-growing. 


Don't like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by May sales, year-over-year change, year-to-date totals, or any other order. Best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added in the next couple of weeks. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of year-to-date sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see the 2015 year end version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

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June 2016 • April 2016May 2015 • Updated at 4:30 PM AT on 06.08.2016
Rank
Automaker
May
2016
%
Change
2016
YTD
%
Change
May
2016
Market
Share
YTD 
Market
Share
#22
1564
-25.4%
7574
-6.3%
0.8%
0.9%
#35
7
250%
36
112%
0.0%
0.0%
#17
3305
14.8%
12,512
16.2%
1.7%
1.6%
#16
3761
3.5%
15,114
8.2%
1.9%
1.9%
#21
1606
2.3%
7138
14.9%
0.8%
0.9%
#24
909
-24.7%
4332
-7.3%
0.5%
0.5%
#5
13,028
-20.9%
59,328
0.7%
6.7%
7.4%
#18
2562
1.8%
8159
-23.2%
1.3%
1.0%
#9
9371
12.7%
35,163
0.1%
4.8%
4.4%
#31
347
-71.5%
1015
-65.5%
0.2%
0.1%
#1
Ford
28,640
1.1%
117,900
12.7%
14.7%
14.8%
#10
7396
-9.9%
33,359
0.5%
3.8%
4.2%
#3
17,189
8.4%
65,052
13.8%
8.8%
8.2%
#4
15,010
5.6%
57,424
1.3%
7.7%
7.2%
#23
1036
3.2%
4718
9.3%
0.5%
0.6%
#32
142
10.1%
657
16.9%
0.1%
0.1%
#7
9881
3.7%
37,804
21.8%
5.1%
4.7%
#11
7106
-4.7%
28,778
-1.4%
3.6%
3.6%
#29
663
6.9%
3977
45.4%
0.3%
0.5%
#20
2039
0.6%
8687
3.6%
1.0%
1.1%
#27
734
4.1%
3243
18.0%
0.4%
0.4%
#33
67
26.4%
205
37.6%
0.0%
0.0%
#12
6721
0.2%
27,563
-1.8%
3.4%
3.5%
#15
4519
2.4%
19,045
7.5%
2.3%
2.4%
#25
774
-4.9%
2618
2.7%
0.4%
0.3%
#19
2125
6.5%
9635
21.3%
1.1%
1.2%
#6
12,169
1.6%
50,651
9.5%
6.2%
6.3%
#28
726
4.5%
2573
10.3%
0.4%
0.3%
#8
9556
-4.8%
42,486
3.2%
4.9%
5.3%
#26
759
61.5%
3154
94.7%
0.4%
0.4%
#34
34
-70.7%
569
85.3%
0.0%
0.1%
#14
4590
-7.9%
19,120
-0.1%
2.4%
2.4
#2
19,360
-2.3%
79,565
3.1%
9.9%
10.0%
#13
6596
-10.5%
26,637
-12.7%
3.4%
3.3%
#30
641
18.9%
2503
39.4%
0.3%
0.3%
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31,724
0.3%
124,663
3.1%
16.3%
15.6%

29,374
1.1%
121,143
12.9%
15.1%
15.2%

22,939
-16.5%
104,157
1.1%
11.8%
13.1%

22,158
-0.7%
91,406
8.4%
11.4%
11.5%

22,116
2.1%
86,202
0.4%
11.3%
10.8%

18,753
4.5%
72,626
11.3%
9.6%
9.1%

13,205
1.7%
55,369
9.5%
6.8%
6.9%

10,627
-2.9%
41,722
-4.3%
5.5%
5.2%

4553
0.5%
19,614
8.8%
2.3%
2.5%
4535
2.0%
17,732
7.4%
2.3%
2.2%

805
6.1%
4634
40.6%
0.4%
0.6%
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---
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Total
195,164
-1.5%
799,410
5.6%
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Source: Automakers, Desrosiers, Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
* Does not include Lamborghini or Bentley
^ Excluding Sprinter: down 1% to 3904 in May; up 6% to 16,768 YTD.

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Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2016
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