Sporty Car Sales In Canada – July 2016 YTD


2017 Fiat 124 Spider roof up

After sales of the all-new sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro tumbled 17% in Canada in the first-half of 2016, praises be, Camaro volume jumped 27% to 307 units in July 2016.

Granted, the Ford Mustang is way more popular for any number of reasons. But we didn’t expect the Camaro to outsell the Mustang in Canada anytime soon, if ever.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – July 2016 YTD

The Dodge Challenger, on the other hand? Even in a much-improved month for the Camaro, the Chevrolet still came up one sale shy of the Challenger, sales of which rose 67% in July. Incidentally, through the first seven months of 2016, Dodge Challenger sales are up precisely 11.3%, year-over-year.

Canadian sales of the Chevrolet Camaro are down precisely 11.3%.

Total Ford Mustang sales are 1479-units stronger than the Chevrolet and Dodge combined. After rising to an eight-year Canadian sales high in 2015, Ford is on track for an improved finish of 7800 Canadian Mustang sales in 2016. 

Canada sports car sales chart July 2016
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July was also worthy of note because of the Canadian arrival of the Fiat 124 Spider, a fraternal twin of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. In its first abbreviated month on the market, Fiat sold 72 copies of the 124 Spider. Sales of the MX-5, which we reviewed last month, jumped 35% to 105 units.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

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

American Muscle
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
307
242 26.9% 1780 2006 -11.3%
308
184 67.4% 2346 2107 11.3%
773
708 9.2% 5605 4974 12.7%
Total
1388
1134 22.4% 9731 9087 7.1%

Euro Sports Cars
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7
22 -68.2% 44 47 -6.4%
51
69 -26.1% 422 93 354%
11
15 -26.7% 71 84 -15.5%
50
60 -16.7% 368 322 14.3%
23
34 -32.4% 191 198 -3.5%
72
45 60.0% 218 235 -7.2%
57
32 78.1% 249 159 56.6%
Total
272
277 -2.2% 1563 1138 37.4%

Misc. Sporty Cars
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
137
132 3.8% 977 1079 -9.5%
3 -100%
151
130 16.2% 1344 923 45.6%
148
159 -6.9% 1085 1304 -16.8%
72
72
3
4 -25.0% 23 45 -48.9%
89
87 2.3% 621 722 -14.0%
41 -100% 22 270 -91.9%
52
114 -54.4% 298 494 -39.7%
105
78 34.6% 734 347 112%
112
98 14.3% 669 407 64.4%
100
164 -39.0% 743 860 -13.6%
69
90 -23.3% 489 600 -18.5%
404
309 30.7% 2390 1835 30.2%
59 -100% 50 331 -84.9%
251
222 13.1% 1622 1712 -5.3%
Total
1693
1687 0.4% 11,139 10,932 1.2%

Premium Sporty Cars
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
1
29
3 867% 88 82 7.3%
2 -100% 8 23 -65.2%
3
10 -70.0% 39 101 -61.4%
24 -100%
Maserati GranTurismo
6
8
20 -60.0% 101 78 29.5%
35
30 16.7% 118 205 -42.4%
27
19 42.1% 80 86 -7.0%
164
100 64.0% 687 576 19.3%
4 -100% 1 18 -94.4%
Total
273
188 45.2% 1123 1193 -5.9%

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. We do not yet have year-to-date sales info for the Maserati GranTurismo.

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