Sporty Car Sales In Canada – May 2016 YTD


2016 Dodge Challenger SRT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Canadian outpost reported more Dodge Challenger sales in May 2016 than at any point in the model’s history. An 18% year-over-year increase to 665 units enabled the Challenger to outsell the Chevrolet Camaro by 261 units in May.

The Ford Mustang, down 3% in an abbreviated month on the auto sales calendar, finished May with 1359 sales. The math is simple: Ford sold more Mustangs in May than GM sold Chevrolet Camaros in the first five months of 2016. Mustang volume is up 19% this year, with Ford Canada on track to sell more than 8000 for the first time since 2006.

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

The numbers outside of this Detroit muscle car arena, however, are really rather small. Audi had an excellent month with their latest TT – Audi Canada has already sold more TTs this year than in all of 2014 or 2015. 94 TTs were sold in May.

May 2016 Canada sports car sales chart
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BMW 2-Series sales jumped 10% to 262 units. More 2ers have been sold in Canada in the first five months of 2016 than in the final 10 months of 2014, when the 2-Series was launched to replace the 1-Series.

Mazda MX-5 Miata volume nearly tripled to 156 units, more than the plunging Scion FR-S. And Porsche set an all-time Canadian monthly sales record with 181 sales.

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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015

American Muscle
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
404
596 -32.2% 1177 1452 -18.9%
665
566 17.5% 1659 1599 3.8%
1359
1401 -3.0% 3911 3294 18.7%
Total
2428
2563 -5.6% 6747 6345 6.0%

Euro Sports Cars
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7
2 250% 36 17 112%
94
4 2250% 317 20 1485%
9
14 -35.7% 43 53 -18.9%
60
60 0.0% 270 189 42.9%
27
42 -35.7% 147 138 6.5%
30
52 -42.3% 118 144 -18.1%
43
29 48.3% 150 94 59.6%
Total
270
203 24.8% 1081 655 39.4%

Misc. Sporty Cars
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
195
227 -13.7% 713 741 -3.8%
3 -100%
262
239 9.6% 997 600 66.2%
219
450 -51.3% 700 894 -21.7%
3
8 -62.5% 17 33 -48.5%
144
112 28.6% 430 557 -22.8%
63 -100% 22 184 -88.0%
66
85 -22.4% 199 324 -38.6%
156
55 184% 525 209 151%
106
83 27.7% 412 238 73.1%
145
185 -21.6% 505 534 -5.4%
95
134 -29.1% 313 390 -19.7%
309
399 -22.6% 1620 1289 25.7%
3
60 -95.0% 50 196 -74.5%
256
290 -11.7% 1084 1234 -12.2%
Total
1959
2390 -22.0% 7587 7426 2.1%

Premium Sporty Cars
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
22
11 100% 41 60 -31.7%
1
2 -50.0% 6 18 -66.7%
6
45 -86.7% 31 78 -60.3%
4 -100% 19 -100%
19
34 -44.1% 84 34 147%
16
40 -60.0% 71 128 -44.5%
2
18 -88.9% 45 56 -19.6%
181
114 58.8% 424 384 10.4%
4 -100% 1 11 -90.9%
Total
247
272 -10.1% 703 788 -12.1%

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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