Sporty Car Sales In Canada – August 2016 YTD


2016 Acura NSX white

Canadian sales of all three Detroit muscle coupes posted meaningful Canadian sales increases in August 2016, with the best-selling Ford Mustang’s 33% uptick the most significant.

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

Ford Canada added 172 Mustang sales in August, driving the total to 692 sales; 233 sales more than the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger combined, and that was in an improving month for the Camaro and Challenger.

Although the Canadian auto industry and the Canadian passenger car market more specifically declined in August, Canadians are buying more small European sports cars this year, as well. 

Canada sports car sales chart August 2016
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Aside from Alfa Romeo 4C declines and an 11-unit year-over-year drop in BMW Z4 sales, the surging Audi TT, steadily improving Jaguar F-Type, and rising sales from the Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche’s mid-engined duo stand in stark contrast to the car market’s slide. 

August was also a big month for the Subaru Impreza WRX/STI. Volkswagen Golf GTI sales jumped 35%. 

After reporting the first NSX sale in July, Honda Canada reported four Acura NSX sales in August 2016. Nissan reported 29 GT-R sales in August, just the sixth 20+ GT-R sales month in Canada in the last five years. 

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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

American Muscle
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
234
215 8.8% 2014 2221 -9.3%
225
188 19.7% 2566 2297 11.7%
692
520 33.1% 6297 5494 14.6%
Total
1151
923 24.7% 10,877 10,012 8.6%

Euro Sports Cars
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
9
27 -66.7% 53 74 -28.4%
59
39 51.3% 481 132 264%
8
6 33.3% 79 90 -12.2%
56
31 80.6% 424 353 20.1%
29
21 38.1% 220 219 0.5%
69
51 35.3% 287 286 0.3%
36
34 5.9% 285 193 47.7%
Total
266
209 27.3% 1829 1347 35.8%

Misc. Sporty Cars
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
129
116 11.2% 1106 1195 -7.4%
3 -100%
152
120 26.7% 1496 1043 43.4%
158
155 1.9% 1243 1459 -14.8%
34
106
4
1 300% 27 46 -41.3%
120
95 26.3% 741 817 -9.3%
8
40 -80.0% 30 310 -90.3%
64
128 -50.0% 362 622 -41.8%
74
76 -2.6% 808 423 91.0%
81
74 9.5% 750 481 55.9%
80
143 -44.1% 823 1003 -17.9%
53
64 -17.2% 542 664 -18.4%
477
261 82.8% 2867 2096 36.8%
37 -100% 50 368 -86.4%
216
160 35.0% 1838 1872 -1.8%
Total
1650
1470 12.2% 12,789 12,402 3.1%

Premium Sporty Cars
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4
5
23
3 667% 111 85 30.6%
1 -100% 8 24 -66.7%
1
4 -75.0% 40 105 -61.9%
24 -100%
4
8 -50.0% 56 57 -1.8%
30
13 131% 131 91 44.0%
23
27 -14.8% 141 232 -39.2%
29
8 262% 109 94 16.0%
97
64 51.6% 784 640 22.5%
1 18 -94.4%
Total
211
128 64.8% 1386 1370 1.2%

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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