Small Car Sales In Canada – July 2016 YTD


2017 Hyundai Elantra red

In a rare Civic-besting performance, the Hyundai Elantra was Canada’s best-selling compact car and thus the best-selling car overall in July 2016.

Elantra volume increased by a modest 1.5% as the new Honda Civic faced a sharp 16% decline. The margin of victory? A modest 150 units. 

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

Together, the Civic and Elantra owned 34% of Canada’s compact car market in the first seven months of 2016. The majority of their rivals have reported fewer sales this year than last, but Civic volume is up by 2602 units and Elantra sales have increased by 3242 units.

Canadian sales of subcompact cars plunged 24% to 5422 units in July. The Elantra and Civic both outsold the entire subcompact category. 

Canada small car sales chart July 2016
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Every member of the group, from the top-selling Hyundai Accent to the increasingly rare Chevrolet Sonic, posted declining year-over-year volume. 

Canadian passenger car volume tumbled 11% in July 2016. These core groups of compact and subcompact cars accounted for 62% of the sector’s 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 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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Compact
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
176
231 -23.8% 1280 1384 -7.5%
541
520 4.0% 4504 3499 28.7%
2437
2980 -18.2% 13,805 18,756 -26.4%
109
217 -49.8% 938 2193 -57.2%
2757
1967 40.2% 10,377 12,396 -16.3%
5465
6367 -15.7% 38,558 35,956 7.2%
5615
5534 1.5% 31,126 27,884 11.6%
964
961 0.3% 7419 7717 -3.9%
2356
3147 -25.1% 16,512 21,660 -23.8%
463
534 -13.3% 4221 3585 17.7%
1494
1397 6.9% 9989 9282 7.6%
76
2461
1027
1049 -2.1% 6861 6895 -0.5%
3846
4485 -14.2% 28,216 30,283 -6.8%
295 -100%
1944
2014 -3.5% 12,737 12,430 2.5%
2287
2631 -13.1% 13,036 17,684 -26.3%
Total
31,557
34,034 -7.3% 202,040 211,899 -4.6%

Subcompact
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
201
462 -56.5% 3043 3787 -19.6%
252
613 -58.9% 2164 3045 -28.9%
673
674 -0.1% 4749 6348 -25.2%
2142
2373 -9.7% 12,310 12,660 -2.8%
747
809 -7.7% 5163 6048 -14.6%
70 -100% 27 685 -96.1%
570
1019 -44.1% 4606 5774 -20.2%
216
384 -43.8% 1844 2061 -10.5%
621
707 -12.2% 4895 4824 1.5%
Total
5422
7111 -23.7% 38,801 45,232 -14.2%

City Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
411
387 6.2% 1858 1113 66.9%
184
302 -39.1% 1921 2137 -10.1%
803
1127 -28.7% 6177 7151 -13.6%
32 -100% 2 157 -98.7%
53
77 -31.2% 653 447 46.1%
Total
1451
1925 -24.6% 10,611 11,005 -3.6%

Warm Hatches
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
88
294 -70.1% 608 1896 -67.9%
171
323 -47.1% 1204 2089 -42.4%
566
451 25.5% 3369 3112 8.3%
98
108 -9.3% 638 713 -10.5%
105
210 -50.0% 1664 1631 2.0%
Total
1028
1386 -25.8% 7483 9441 -20.7%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
388
514 -24.5% 3027 2789 8.5%
713
693 2.9% 5210 3998 30.3%
29
30 -3.3% 210 1734 -87.9%
61
251 -75.7% 561 274 105%
993
1936 -48.7% 6509 2639 147%
1077
1537 -29.9% 6998 7875 -11.1%
855
1010 -15.3% 5557 2531 120%
321
167 92.2% 1583 1256 26.0%
74
124 -40.3% 462 654 -29.4%
457
584 -21.7% 3467 3265 6.2%
2 -100%
399
394 1.3% 2657 2702 -1.7%
77 -100% 47 655 -92.8%
27 -100%
840
789 6.5% 5307 4767 11.3%
Total
6207
8106 -23.4% 41,595 35,168 18.3%

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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