Small Car Sales In Canada - August 2016 YTD

2017 Mazda 3 sedan
Canadian sales of compact cars tumbled 10% in August 2016 as segment leaders from Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Mazda, Chevrolet, and Volkswagen all lost volume compared with August 2015.

Year-to-date, the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra, Canada's two best-selling cars that were both launched as all-new models for 2016, own 35% of the Canadian compact car market, up from 31% a year ago. 


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


A former top Honda Civic rival, the Mazda 3, has seen its share of the segment fall from 11% two years ago to 8% this year.

Subcompact cars took a slightly harder hit in August. Sales of the Hyundai Accent-led category fell 12%, or 746 units, despite a huge uptick in sales of the category leader. Year-to-date, the Accent and its Kia Rio partner own 46% of the subcompact category.

Canada August 2016 small car sales chart
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Among niche small cars, Mini Cooper sales are on the rise but retro hatches from Fiat and Volkswagen, the 500 and Beetle, are in decline. Fiat 500 volume is down by seven-tenths. 

Among city cars, Chevrolet Spark sales are surging along with sales of the Smart Fortwo, but Nissan Micra and Mitsubishi Mirage volume is in decline.

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 • July 2016August 2015
Compact
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
273
2499.6%15531633-4.9%
707
48944.6%5211398830.7%
2440
2771-11.9%16,24521,527-24.5%
81
199-59.3%10192395-57.5%
1439
1876-23.3%11,81614,272-17.2%
5737
6711-14.5%44,295 42,6673.8%
4843
4998-3.1%35,96932,8829.4%
1223
93830.4%86428655-0.2%
2492
3102-19.7%19,004 24,762-23.3%
507
523-3.1%4728 410817.5%
1182
1242-4.8%11,171 10,5246.1%
50
------2511 ------
1163
92525.7%802478202.6%
3772
4318-12.6%31,98834,601-7.6%
---
---------295-100%
1567
1833-14.5%14,30414,2630.3%
2185
2801-22.0%15,22120,485-25.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
29,661
32,975-10.0%231,701 244,877 -5.4%

Subcompact
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
220
336-34.5%32634123-20.9%
211
629-66.5%23753674-35.4%
597
5665.5%53466914-22.7%
2373
192223.5%14,68314,5820.7%
609
1054-42.2%57727102-18.7%
---
29-100%27 714-96.2%
605
719-15.9%52116493-19.7%
228
304-25.0%20722365-12.4%
634
664-4.5%552954880.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5477
6223-12.0%44,278 51,455 -14.0%

City Car
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
380
128197%2238124180.3%
245
342-28.4%21662479-12.6%
980
1116-12.2%71578267-13.4%
---
35-100%2192-99.0%
282
66327%93551382.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1887
168711.9%12,498 12,692 -1.5%

Warm Hatches
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
88
296-70.3%6872200 -68.8%
209
214-2.3%14132303 -38.6%
556
40437.6%39253516 11.6%
98
953.2%736 808 -8.9%
142
183-22.4%18061814 -0.4%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1093
1192-8.3%8567 10,641 -19.5%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
496
40622.2%3523319510.3%
790
861-8.2%6000485923.5%
12
33-63.6%222 1767-87.4%
37
89-58.4%59836364.7%
916
1712-46.5%7425435170.7%
1414
12979.0%8412 9172-8.3%
887
906-2.1%6444343787.5%
182
212-14.2%1765 146820.2%
69
155-55.5%531 809-34.4%
672
6287.0%413938936.3%
---
---------2-100%
434
36718.3%309130690.7%
---
96-100%47751-93.7%
---
---------27-100%
953
77123.6%6260553813.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
6862
7533-8.9%48,457 42,701 13.5%
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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