Small Car Sales In Canada – June 2016 YTD


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Canadian compact car sales fell 4% in June 2016, the final month in a first-half which saw Canadian compact car sales fall 4%. 

The losses put up by the massive segment – 17% of all new vehicle sales so far this year – have occurred despite significant gains from the two most popular cars in the country. 

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

The top-selling Honda Civic and second-ranked Hyundai Elantra, both of which are all-new this year, earned 34% of their category in June 2016, up from 28% at this point one year ago.

Aside from the discontinued Buick Verano’s jump, the low-volume Mitsubishi Lancer’s improvement, the Nissan Sentra’s 8% uptick, and the Volkswagen Golf’s unexpected 4% rise, most competitors are falling hard and fast. 
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Canada small car sales chart June 2016
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The Detroit trio – Cruze, Dart, Focus – combined for a 30% loss in the first-half of 2016. The Mazda 3, once the prime candidate to become the Honda Civic’s successor as Canada’s best-selling car, is down 24%. The aging Volkswagen Jetta tumbled 29% in 2016’s first six months and is on track to end 2016 as the second-best-selling Volkswagen in Canada for the first time since 2010.

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 • July 2016 • May 2016June 2015

Compact
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
160
213 -24.9% 1104 1153 -4.2%
729
713 2.2% 3963 2979 33.0%
1903
2848 -33.2% 11,368 15,776 -27.9%
87
220 -60.5% 829 1979 -58.1%
1522
2205 -31.0% 7620 10,429 -26.9%
6232
6030 3.3% 33,193 29,589 12.2%
4816
3325 44.8% 25,511 22,350 14.1%
1356
1601 -15.3% 6455 6756 -4.5%
2832
3522 -19.6% 14,156 18,513 -23.5%
601
697 -13.8% 3758 3051 23.2%
2159
1491 44.8% 8495 7885 7.7%
221
2385
1133
1042 8.7% 5834 5846 -0.2%
4993
5377 -7.1% 24,370 25,798 -5.5%
295 -100%
1790
1849 -3.0% 10,793 10,416 3.6%
1693
2573 -34.2% 10,749 15,053 -28.6%
Total
32,227
33,706 -4.4% 170,583 177,868 -4.1%

Subcompact
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
384
577 -33.4% 2842 3325 -14.5%
236
528 -55.3% 1912 2432 -21.4%
681
918 -25.8% 4076 5674 -28.2%
2026
1952 3.8% 10,168 10,287 -1.2%
1149
779 47.5% 4416 5239 -15.7%
83 -100% 27 615 -95.6%
882
770 14.5% 4036 4755 -15.1%
598
278 115% 1628 1677 -2.9%
736
708 4.0% 4274 4117 3.8%
Total
6692
6593 1.5% 33,379 38,121 -12.4%

City Car
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
336
93 261% 1447 726 99.3%
256
228 12.3% 1737 1835 -5.3%
974
1056 -7.8% 5374 6024 -10.8%
24 -100% 2 125 -98.4%
31
63 -50.8% 600 370 62.2%
Total
1597
1464 9.1% 9160 9080 0.9%

Warm Hatches
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
69
243 -71.6% 511 1610 -68.3%
252
272 -7.4% 1033 1766 -41.5%
517
538 -6.9% 2803 2661 7.5%
104
142 -26.8% 540 605 -10.7%
177
243 -27.2% 1559 1421 9.7%
Total
1119
1438 -22.2% 6446 8063 -20.0%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
639
534 19.7% 2639 2275 16.0%
899
702 28.1% 4497 3305 36.1%
22
134 -83.6% 181 1703 -89.4%
86
18 378% 500 22 2173%
1285
703 82.8% 5516 703 685%
1355
1652 -18.0% 5921 6338 -6.6%
783
804 -2.6% 4702 1521 209%
252
176 43.2% 1262 1089 15.9%
56
104 -46.2% 388 530 -26.8%
455
582 -21.8% 3010 2681 12.3%
2 -100%
410
414 -1.0% 2258 2308 -2.2%
83 -100% 47 578 -91.9%
27 -100%
885
752 17.8% 4467 3978 12.3%
Total
7127
6658 7.0% 35,388 27,060 30.8%

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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