Large Car Sales In Canada - August 2016 YTD

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Canadian sales of full-size volume brand cars continued to dry up in August 2016, falling 7% to barely more than 1000 units.

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

Even with a 39% year-over-year increase, the segment-leading Chevrolet Impala produced fewer than 300 sales. Year-to-date, segment-wide sales total barely more than 14,000 units. At the current rate, only 21,000 of these cars will be sold in 2016. 

Chevrolet sold 21,486 Impalas in 2006. 

Yes, that was a different car in a different corner of the large car market in a different era for GM. 

Canada large car sales chart August 2016
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But more than anything, focus in on that word "era." Times have changed, and this group of nine cars now accounts for only 3% of the overall Canadian passenger car market; only 1% of the new vehicle market overall. 

Eight different individual car nameplates, from the Honda Civic to the Volkswagen Golf, have outsold this entire segment so far this year.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large cars 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 table for full-width access.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015
Large Car
152-84.2%542 681 -20.4%
21338.5%2048 1740 17.7%
45216%30753417 -10.0%
139-5.0%2873 3656 -21.4%
237-51.9%2338 2744 -14.8%
7345.2%900 986 -8.7%
15-20.0%131 114 14.9%
189-5.3%1756 960 82.9%
64-21.9%428 563 -24.0%
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1127-6.5%14,091 14,861 -5.2%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* Genesis refers only to the sedan, not the coupe. For Canadian purposes - Hyundai USA doesn't yet breakdown sales figures for the sedan and much less costly coupe - the Genesis will now be shown with both these volume brands, with which Hyundai is a direct competitor, and midsize luxury cars, with which the Genesis competes.
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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

Large Car Sales In Canada - September 2016
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Midsize Car Sales In Canada - August 2016

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